The 2012 American Music Awards

The red carpet for the 2012 American Music Awards, held at Nokia Theatre in California, on Sunday night, was colorful, bold, sparkly and above all, beautiful. The stars shined in the most gorgeous designs, some accepting new fashion challenges, while others sticking to their signature looks. The renown awards, celebrating the most popular artists and albums of 2012, offered the perfect excuse for the Hollywood elite to enjoy a fashionable night out.

We spotted some breathtaking looks walking the red carpet for the 2012 American Music Awards, and just like we always do on such occasions, we selected only the most inspiring ones, to further discuss all of the pretty details. Here are the best dressed stars of the night.


Kesha was one of the artists who performed on stage during the 2012 American Music Awards. The “Dye Young” singer took on the red carpet looking the best she ever did, in a feminine pale peach mini-dress. Her lace attire featured a flared skirt and a plunging neckline, and was styled with a pair of chunky black Christian Louboutin X Mugler Fall 2012 donue 160 booties. A gold wrap earring, dark nails and subtle waves, complemented her pretty appearance. We really hope Kesha is over her punk aesthetic for good, because she never looked more beautiful than this.

Pink struck her signature pose as she walked down the red carpet for the 2012 American Music Awards. The singer, who also performed during the show, donned a glamorous floor-length Catherine Dean bronze gown that featured a laser cut bodice and a flowy skirt. Pink styled her ladylike gown with a pair of precious earrings, flawless make-up and an edgy retro up-do.

The lovely Carly Rae Jepsen made for a sparkly appearance on the red carpet for the 2012 American Music Awards. The young star opted to wear a soft pink Gomez Garcia halter-neck gown with a deep V neckline, all covered in sequins. She accessorized her look with Brian Atwood pumps, an Eddie Parker nude Lara clutch and a loose ponytail. Pink lips added the final touch.


Carrie Underwood looked flawless as she walked the red carpet set for the 2012 American Music Awards. The country singer sported a bright purple Abed Mahfouz Fall 2012 high neck gown, featuring cap-sleeves and an intricate beaded design. Carrie styled her gorgeous appearance with a Jill Milan Fall 2012 450 sutter clutch, and a pair of Jacob and Co Lace Chandelier pave diamond rose gold earrings. A nude lip color and wavy locks finished off the look.


Kelly Rowland made for a memorable appearance during the 2012 American Music Awards, as she stepped on the red carpet in a stunning Naeem Khan Fall 2012 mirrored embroidered dress. Her body conscious frock also featured cap sleeves, and was teamed with a pair of complementary Gucci sandals, an Eddie Borgo bangle and soft curls.

Kerry Washington attended the 2012 American Awards in order to present the award for “Favorite Alternative Artist” to Linkin Park. The beautiful actress chose a bright yellow Stella McCartney Resort 2013 dress for the occasion. Her mid-length, long-sleeved lace dress was perfectly complemented by a pair of Christian Louboutin coral pumps, and a matching yellow Kotur clutch. Flawless make-up and a faux bob finished off the look.

Jennifer Morrison joined Carrie Underwood and also opted for an Abed Mahfouz Fall 2012 gown for the 2012 American Music Awards. The “Once Upon a Time” actress looked beautiful in her capped-back, floor-length black gown, with a silver embellished plunging neckline and a high side slit. Jennifer accessorized her appearance with a pair of Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Toe pumps, and a black matching clutch. A braided up-do and delicate jewelry complemented the look.


Taylor Swift ditched the floor-length dresses for the 2012 American Music Awards, as the young star stepped on the red carpet looking radiant in a Zuhair Murad Pre-Fall 2012 mini-dress. Her sparkly long sleeved dress featured an open back and beautiful gold beading, and was styled with a pair of gold Jimmy Choo Loila sandals and pair of diamond encrusted Neil Lane flower stud earrings. A soft retro up-do, smokey eyes and a nude lipgloss added the final touches.


Hayden Panettiere presented the “Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist” award alongside 50 Cent, during the 2012 American Music Awards. The “Nashville” star walked the red carpet in a pretty spaghetti-strap beaded mini dress that perfectly complemented her skin complexion. The shiny frock was accessorized with a matching Giorgio Armani satin envelope clutch, and a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti hidden platform slingbacks. A Jacqueline Nerguizian Fine Jewelry diamond ring and bracelet, and a bright pink lipstick completed the feminine appearance.

It seems that gold was a recurring red carpet theme during the 2012 American Music Awards. Heidi Klum also opted to wear the luxurious hue, as she picked out an Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2012 Couture gold lace embroidered micro-mini dress that featured a side slit and a high neckline. The supermodel styled her frock with matching Christian Louboutin pumps, a sleek bun and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Ginnifer Goodwin looked delightful in pink on the red carpet for the 2012 American Music Awards. The “Once Upon A Time” star that presented the award for “Favorite R&B/Soul Male Artist” alongside her co-star Jennifer Morrison, opted to wear an Oscar De La Renta Resort 2013 sequin embroidered dress, with short sleeves and a high neckline. Ginnifer styled her look with the Jimmy Choo Lance sandlas and a Judith Leiber mirrored clutch.