2013 AMAs Red Carpet Dresses: Black And White

  • Pin it

Do you take inspiration from the Red Carpet events for your day-to-day outfits? Or are you simply entertained by the myriad of stars putting their best glitz-and-glam interpretation on Red Carpet display?

The 2013 American Music Awards ceremonies were held last night at the oh-so-famous Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Music stars and movie stars, everyone was there, trying to outshine and outperform the next entertainer. As always, I’m trying to enjoy the show in full, stepping back a little and looking for the wider perspective. And the Red Carpet take on the evening dresses focused on black and white.

Black and white is the new black, if you will! I’ve rarely seen such a monochromatic sartorial display when preparing my Red Carpet reports! So let’s get to it, hit the jump!

Black Dresses

alphabetically: Alicia Silverstone who was dressed in Nicole Miller black dress with golden details, Ciara in black J Mendel dress, Heidi Klum in black Marchesa fringed dress, heavily accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Alicia Silverstone Nicole Miller black gold dress

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Ciara J Mendel black dress

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Heidi Klum black Marchesa dress

Jamie Alexander was head-to-toes gorgeous in vintage Armani, Joan Jett was absolutely rocking her leather-y black outfit while Jordin Sparks will definitely get some cool mentions about her 2013 AMAs black Jovani Couture dress!

2013 AMAs Red carpet Jamie Alexander Armani black outfit

2013 AMAs Red carpet Joan Jett black outfit

2013 AMAs Red carpet Jordin Sparks Jovani black dress

Kesha’s Michael Costello dress was pretty pompous for her usual ‘uncivilized’ style, Naya Rivera’s Michael Kors dress raised some serious pulses, let alone fashion applause while Paulina Gretsky correlated her black dress to the evening’s code.

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Kesha black dress Michael Costello

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Naya Rivera black dress Michael Kors

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Paulina Gretsky black dress

Rihanna had an interesting Jean Paul Gaultier Couture gown, just as unconventional as her own persona (and hairdo).

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Rihanna black dress JPGaultier couture

Black and White Dresses

as worn by Daisy Fuentes, Katy Perry in an Oscar de la Renta bouquet gown and Zoe Saldana in a fabulous Roland Mouret lace dress. (is it just me, or she’s wearing some kind of wedding ring on her ring finger?)

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Daisy Fuentes black white dress

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Katy Perry flowers dress Oscar de la Renta

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Zoe Saldana black white Roland Mouret dress

White Dresses

as worn by Christina Aguilera’s white Maria Lucia Hohan is emphasizing her weight loss from last year’s AMAs Red Carpet when she was repeatedly pointed at for her unhappy choice of outfit (to fit in the night’s theme, Christina was wearing a black dress for her stage performance). Kendall Jenner looked like her necklace was dragging her down which made her look awkward in her Keepsake white ensemble. Kristen Bell was really pretty as a presenter in her white Michael Kors dress.

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Christina Aguilera white dress Maria Lucia Hohan

2013 AMAs dresses Christina Aguilera

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Kendall Jenner white outfit

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Kristen bell white dress Michael Kors

Miley Cyrus kept it serious with a white Versus Versace suit while Nicole Richie’s Emilio Pucci white dress had a very surprising halter back… The beautiful Zendaya opted for a shapeless Donna Karan dress which she paired with sky high silver Louboutin platform shoes.

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Miley Cyrus white suit Versus

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Nicole Richie white dress

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Zendaya white outfit Donna Karan

Let’s not forget about Lady Gaga’s white horse….

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Lady Gaga white horse

Before I get on talking about the handful of brightly colored dresses, I have to mention the

Metallic Dresses

as Ariana Grande was retro perfect in her sequined red Dolce & Gabbana dress Emma Roberts was lovely in silver Lanvin, Kelly Osbourne’s silver grey Rami Al Ali dress was even less impressing than Kelly’s intricate braided updo while Taylor Swift was model material in a gold Julian Macdonald sequined mini dress.

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Emma Roberts metallic dresses Taylor Swift Ariana Grande

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Emma Roberts metallic dress Lanvin

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Kelly Osbourne grey metallic dress

Colorful Dresses

from Jennifer Hudson’s orange Dior, just two more ladies wore bright gowns at the 2013 AMA Awards: Jenna Ushkowitz in a tangerine Raoul dress while Sarah Silverman was wearing yellow Lela Rose. Oh, and Lady Gaga had a lavender Versace up on her white horse there…
(all the images come from gettydotcom and styledotcom)

2013 AMAs Red Carpet colorful dresses Jenna Ushkowitz Jennifer Hudson Sarah Silverman

2013 AMAs Red Carpet Lady Gaga lavender Versace dress

1 comment so far

#1 Appollonia on 11.27.13 at 4:48 am

Besides Zoe Saldana and Katy Perry it’s just another “dead-walk-repeat-and-tell-red-carpet-freak-show” not an inspiration at all. I love Rihanna the most and it would have been a pleasant surprise for once if she has wore the lovely JGP dress a bit more like the model wears it. Well, it’s Rihanna right? I adore her hair. Have to give it to her she can wear her hair in many ways. It’s beautiful.

Oh my…..Joan Jett what have you done to your face girl? Where have you gone? It’s hard to see a rock she-hero live up to today expectations for women…it’s f***** Joan Jett!!! A pioneer! Let´s get over it then.

Lolz, I listen most part of the day to the radio but lots of music goes one ear in the other ear out….I really have no clue who Jenna Ushkowitz, Ariana Grande, Zendaya, Maria Lucia Hohan, Jamie Alexander, Paulina Gretsky, Jordin Sparks and Naya Rivera are? Googled Zenday, the sort of-ear-in-ear-out-singer I already expected.
Scrolling up-and-down for these names I stick to my choices. Rihanna is the number one then Zoe and Katy is definitely number three.

Pffffff…..all that glitz….up to the next red carpet…..anyone else feels there are too many red carpets? I include the movie premieres.

Leave a Comment