Fashion flashback to the 2011 American Music Awards | Gallery
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The American Music Awards will air for the 49th time on Sunday, November 21, 2021. To celebrate the night the top musical artists and their songs are celebrated, wonderwall.com Look back to 2011 to see which stars attended the 39th annual AMAs and — most important of all — what they wore, starting with this star: favorite rap/hip-hop artist and winner from favorite rap/hip-hop album Nicki Minaj opted for an Oscar de la Renta look for the 2011 AMAs. The performer made a statement in an emerald silk and taffeta dress in a mullet style with a fitted bodice in black lace on the top.
Keep reading to see the fashion from the 2011 AMAs…
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Katy Perry was honored at the 2011 AMAs with a special achievement award recognizing that she is the first singer to have five No. 1 singles from an album. She walked the red carpet on her big night in a Vivienne Westwood corset dress and completed the look with pink hair, a geometric headpiece and electric blue snakeskin peep-toe heels.
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Taylor Swift was one of the big winners at the 2011 AMAs, held on November 20, 2011. The singer took home three awards (including Entertainer of the Year) in a shimmering gold Reem Acra dress with her hair in a straight ponytail who showed off her emerald earrings.
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Jennifer Lopez, who won an AMA for Favorite Latin Artist and performed at the show in 2011, went all out in a long sheer black dress (with a little train!) that gave the illusion of flowers climbing over his body. The dress was asymmetrical, covering one arm and one leg and leaving the other side bare.
Presenter Selena Gomez looked ultra-glamorous in a pewter satin Giorgio Armani dress in 2011. The Old Hollywood dress featured a plunging neckline, a low-cut open back and a thigh-high slit, which she perfectly styled with loose curls and dazzling cross earrings. .
Legs for days! Jennifer Hudson showed off her legs in a draped Jenny Packham mini dress and black studded Christian Louboutin heels.
Lady A’s Hillary Scott stunned in a classic black strapless belted dress covered in silver sequins. Since her band won Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group, it was only fitting that this look would also be a fashion win!
Heidi Klum was giving off cool girl vibes in a silver laser-cut Giles Deacon dress paired with navy blue underwear. She completed the look with tousled hair, dark eye makeup and python pumps.
Ellie Goulding chose a Christopher Kane LBD with a sheer neckline and a cut-out waist that showed off her abs in 2011.
Katherine Heigl turned heads in a plunging black dress with embellished straps cinched at the waist. The actress, who presented at the show, kept her jewelry minimal except for the tassel earrings.
Presenter Julie Bowen personified winter chic in a sparkly long-sleeved mini dress with white, silver, black and gold stripes.
Mary J. Blige posed for photos before taking the stage to sing “Mr. Wrong” in a bizarre leopard-print dress that looked like she was melting along the bottom of the skirt and sleeve.
Jenny McCarthy looked flawless in a purple Victoria Beckham bell dress. She weighed down the elegance of the look a bit by teaming it with black ankle boots, but it certainly matches her style.
Vanessa Lachey gave off Vegas bridal vibes in a white one-shoulder mini dress with embellishments on the collar and hip.
No one does the ethereal better than Alanis Morissette. For the 2011 AMAs, Alanis chose a flowing, fitted black chiffon dress with a thin belt. Perhaps the best part of her look was her hair, which she wore in a loose fishtail braid.
Old Hollywood upstairs, new Hollywood downstairs! Audrina Patridge mixed retro and modern with her hair in dramatic vintage-inspired waves and her body in a brown suede mini dress with a belly cutout.
Cheryl Hines gave off ice skater vibes in this super feminine pink dress with a floral bodice and asymmetrical hem.
Sarah Hyland presented at the 2011 AMAs with “Modern Family” TV mom Julie Bowen an ornate Amen dress with a pewter clutch and peep toe heels.
Phoebe Price walked to the beat of her own drummer in a white trumpet-style dress covered in black and silver jewels and sequins. She completed the dress with a white fur stole and matching fascinator.
Country music star Kimberly Perry walked the red carpet in a black and yellow Bottega Veneta dress paired with conservative gold and silver sandals. She accessorized the look with dangling earrings and a chunky bracelet.
Sara Ramirez looked pretty in pink at the Nokia Theater LA Live in Los Angeles in 2011 in a long-sleeved maxi dress with a plunging neckline with pleats and gathers.
The late singer Christina Grimmie kept her look simple with a short red strapless dress ruched to one side, paired with simple silver hoop earrings and black pumps.
Christa B. Allen posed for photos in a short purple dress that featured lots of tiny pleats throughout. She interestingly added blue and purple snakeskin heels and a cream snakeskin cuff.
Presenter Vanessa Marano leaned into a slightly gothic look with this lingerie-inspired black and blue lace dress.