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The Best, Boldest, and Bleachiest Looks From the American Music Awards

*Immediately books salon appointment*

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19:  Selena Gomez attends the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Emma McIntyre/AMA2017/Getty Images for dcp

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The American Music Awards (or AMAs, as the kids call ‘em) may not be the biggest music awards show of the year, but it still draws a starry — not to mention stylish — crowd.

With Tracee Ellis Ross hosting this year’s festivities and Selena Gomez, Pink, Demi Lovato, and Lady Gaga among the night’s performers, you can count on lots of great fashion moments in the hours ahead. Below, however, are a few of the red carpet looks that jumped out early — either for their shirtlessness, their savvy integration of knee socks (!), or the fact that they were worn by a literal infant.


Selena Gomez attends the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Best Bleach: Selena Gomez (in Coach)

OR: Most Likely to Inspire You to Impulsively Dye Your Hair Blonde Too and Then Regret It, Probably


Pink attends the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Best Pink: Pink (in Monique Lhuillier), duh

Was this one even a contest?


Gaten Matarazzo attends the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19:  Caleb McLaughlin attends the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Best Prints: Gaten Matarazzo (in ASOS) and Caleb McLaughlin (in 3.1 Phillip Lim)

Millie Bobby Brown, watch your back: I know you’re supposed to be the most stylish Stranger Things star, but these two are closing in quick.


LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19:  Hailee Steinfeld attends the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Best Lack of Shirt: Hailee Steinfeld (in Mugler)

Listen, it’s been really hot in LA lately. I get it.


LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: VA state delegate Danica Roem (L) and Demi Lovato attend the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Best +1: Danica Roem

Kudos to Demi Lovato for bringing along a date who knows how to make a real difference in the world — like our nation’s first openly transgender state legislator.


LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19:  (L-R) DJ Khaled,  Asahd Tuck Khaled and Nicole Tuck attend the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Best Baby: Asadh Khaled

At the tender age of 1, DJ Khaled’s son has already amassed a bigger collection of bespoke Gucci than any of us could hope to own. But you really can’t hate him for it because wook at that wittle faaaace...


LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19:  Ciara attends the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Best “That Wet Look”: Ciara (in Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture)

Between the hair and the super-shiny python dress and matching boots, that’s one slick look. Literally.


LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19:  Yara Shahidi attends the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Best Knee Socks Only Person Who Should Ever Be Allowed to Wear Knee Socks Besides Cher Horowitz and Your Five-Year-Old Niece: Yara Shahidi (in Prada)

High socks are flattering on approximately 0.0001 percent of the human population. Apparently, that includes Yara Shahidi, because girlfriend looks like — to quote a certain Clueless heroine — a “total Betty” in this gray pair.


LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19:  Jenna Dewan attends the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Most Likely to Make You Forget She’s Married to Channing Tatum: Jenna Dewan Tatum (in Julien Macdonald)

I mean, damn.


LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19:  Kelly Clarkson attends the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Most Likely to Inspire Your Next Lipstick Purchase: Kelly Clarkson

Kelly’s makeup artist, Ashley Donovan, used Pat McGrath Labs Matte Trance Lipstick in McMenamy, plus a little lip balm, to get the look.


LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19:  Tracee Ellis Ross attends the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Best Human Embodiment of the Fire Emoji: Tracee Ellis Ross (in Stella McCartney)

Seriously, it’s like she’s an alien sent from another dimension to force us all to step up our style game.