If we had to guess which trends would come out on top going into one of music’s biggest nights—American Music Awards—we would have said: off-the-shoulder silhouettes and some type of a lingerie-reveal, easily. Call us fashion prophets, because we were right. But even though the trends were to be expected, there were still a few that were rather unpredictable in their delivery (see: Chrissy Teigen’s naked look and Taraji P. Henson’s Risky Business moment). We digress. Here are the biggest trends from this year’s AMAs.
1. Off-the-Shoulder Silhouettes
The shoulder-exposing style left over from this summer (OK, from last fall, if you want to be completely accurate) is further proof that it’s still the hottest trend around. See: Gigi Hadid’s look. She kicked off her fashion streak with an off-shoulder Victorian-inspired Roberto Cavalli Couture tiered design made of lace inserts and panels. Zoe Saldana took a more modern approach with a sequined striped Monse dress, left open to reveal a pair of black tailored pants underneath.
And finally, both Teyana Taylor and Tinashe had the same thought, each going for racy sheer black-off-the-shoulder gowns (Steven Khalil for Taylor, Michael Costello for Tinashe) for their red carpet stroll.
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2. Sharp Suiting
Menswear, not a new concept. But with Lady Gaga’s impeccably tailored Brandon Maxwell suit (worn with nothing except for a matching wide-brim “Joanne” hat), Nina Dobrev’s heavily embellished Zuhair Murad shorts suit, or Bella Thorne’s version of a three-piece suit (a bra, an Anthony Franco tux jacket, and embroidered Josie Natori pants), it certainly felt new. And speaking of bras…
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3. Bra Out
There were instances of briefs (Milla Jovovich, Idina Menzel, Kat Graham, and Noah Cyrus) and other revealing gowns (again, see Chrissy Teigen’s waist-high slit), but the bra was trending hot at the AMAs. Taraji P. Henson complemented her Risky Business look, courtesy of Celine, with a lacy balconette style, Ariana Grande treated her longline version as a crop top, Hannah Davis exposed skin with her see-through Zuhair Murad gown but covered up with black separates, and similarly, Rebecca Romijn layered a strapless bra underneath her navy lace Rita Vinieris number.