The Best and Worst Dressed at This Year's AMAs

by Christopher Ehlers

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Tuesday November 22, 2022

Machine Gun Kelly
Machine Gun Kelly  (Source:AP)

While the American Music Awards isn't quite music's biggest night — that distinction goes to the Grammys — it's still the largest fan-voted award in the music industry. This year, the ceremony was markedly duller than other years, despite great efforts made by Wayne Brady, this year's host.

Notable nominees didn't attend, most performers were B-List, and even Taylor Swift — who swept with six awards and became the most honored artist in AMA history — didn't bother performing. Despite a few highlights like Pink, Anitta, and the audience booing Chris Brown, it was a relatively forgettable evening.

But the red carpet was on fire, for better or for worse.

Here are EDGE's best and worst dressed:

Best Dressed

Pink




Wearing a Bob Mackie dress that she borrowed from Cher, Pink slayed not only the red carpet but with her two performances, including one honoring the late Olivia Newton-John.

Anitta




The Brazilian superstar — and newly minted Grammy nominee — looked incredible in this custom Mugler gown, not to mention wristfuls of jewelry from Tiffany.

Kelly Rowland




Despite an awkward moment where she stood up for professional piece of shit Chris Brown, Rowland looked divine in this Nicolas Jebran gown.

Jimmie Allen




Jimmie Allen, left, understood the assignment, and knocked it out of the park.

Lionel Richie




The winner of this year's Icon Award, Lionel Richie scored in this Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo.

Dan + Shay




Winner of this year's Favorite Country Duo award, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney look all sorts of handsome in their black and brown suits.

Liza Koshy




Actress, influencer, and media personality Liza Koshy hit all the right marks in this zebra statement piece.

Carrie Underwood




Never one to leave her thighs out of the mix, Underwood looked feminine and elegant in this Tony Ward gown.

Flo Milli




Yes, yes, and more yes.

Worst Dressed

Ellie Goulding




In what was her first award show appearance in quite some time, Goulding was underwhelming in this Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini dress that looked like something left over from an elementary school dance recital.

Bebe Rexha




Our eyes are still burning from this one.

Gayle




A recent Grammy nominee for Song of the Year for "abcdefu," this dress looked like the ghost of Hot Topics' past and didn't do Gayle any favors, right.

Tinashe




The '90s were not a high point of fashion, and neither is his Marc Jacobs disaster.

Meghan Trainor




To quote one of her biggest hits, "No."

Kim Petras




If this was partly an homage to Britney Spears, we can appreciate that. But on so many other levels, this is a big no.

Machine Gun Kelly




The more we look at this, the further back in our heads we roll our eyes.