The 31 Most Ridiculous Outfits At Last Night’s American Music Awards [PHOTOS]

Miley Cyrus AMA
Miley Cyrus performed ‘Wrecking Ball’ in front of an animated cat crying diamond tears. Kevin Winter/Getty

We initially set out to show you the best and worst fashions from Sunday’s American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, but the truth of the matter is there really were no good or bad looks — the outfits were just simply bizarre and there for the shock value.

From Miley Cyrus’ cat-kini to Katy Perry’s Geisha costume, see what musicians wore on the red carpet and during their eye-popping performances.

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title=”She stripped down to this silver bodysuit to perform ‘Do What U Want’ with R.Kelly in the ‘Oval Office.'”
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title=”Taylor Swift, who won Artist of the Year, looked like an award herself in this shimmering gold sequined mini dress by Julien MacDonald.”
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title=”Country singer Luke Bryan, who performed during the show and won Best Country Male Artist, wasn’t afraid of a few sequins on his jacket.”
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title=”Presenter Nicole Richie worked it in this white Emilio Pucci dress and her own House of Harlow 1960 clutch.”
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title=”Christina Aguilera wore a similar long, white cut-out dress by Maria Lucia Hohan.”
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title=”Jennifer Lopez started her Celia Cruz tribute performance in this sequined caftan.”
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title=”Nelly won Single of the Year and performed ‘Cruise’ while paying tribute to the Rolling Stones.”
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title=”‘Thor’ actress Jaimie Alexander kept it serious.”
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title=”Heidi Klum could have used some ‘Project Runway’ help on this Marchesa dress.”
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title=”‘Fashion Police’ co-host Kelly Osbourne later said her dress ‘didn’t photograph well’ on the red carpet.”
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title=”Ciara bared almost all in this super sheer J. Mendel gown.”
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title=”See what else you missed at the American Music Awards …”
content=”Watch Miley’s tearful performance in front of an animated cat >

R. Kelly plays the president in his Oval Office performance with Lady Gaga >

Rihanna’s mum gave a moving speech as she presented her with the Icon Award >

A complete list of winners >
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