As 2017 (thankfully) nears an end, the year’s awards shows are also beginning to wind down. Last night’s American Music Awards, one of the last major ceremonies we’ll be seeing before 2018, proved that the year is going out with a bang, as it featured one of the best dressed red carpets we’ve seen all year. (Rihanna’s iconic Commes Des Garcons moment at the Met Gala was, of course, one of—if not the—best looks of the year, but that's a different story.)
What made this particular carpet so unforgettable? Well, first, there was a boudoir-inspired moment happening all across the boards; it ranged on the spectrum of soft and feminine lingerie all the way to BDSM-inspired leather looks. Additionally, we saw variations on fall’s hottest color—red—in everything from deep brick to coral tulle, as well as a ton of (tasteful) sequins.
Those who chose not to follow any trends still served some standout looks, with sculptural tulle to some straight-from-the-runway Prada magic.
Below, check out 18 of the night’s standout looks.
Madelaine Petsch rocked this gorgeous lace and feathered number by Fabianna Milazzo.
We’re here for Kehlani’s stunning peekaboo lace dress by AMEN.
Hailee Steinfeld absolutely slayed in this Mugler pantsuit/leather bustier combo.
Kelly Rowland’s nightgown-esque Galia Lahav dress it totally dreamy.
Selena Gomez gave off some major tough girl vibes in this leather moto jacket-dress by Coach and bleached blonde 'do.
Ciara turned heads when she stepped out onto the carpet in this high-shine Alexandre Vaulthier mini dress and matching knee-high boots.
Nicole Kidman can do no wrong on the red carpet, but we’re especially fond of this simple slip dress and lace-up boot look by Olivier Theyskens.
Demi Lovato gave us total boudoir vibes in this ruched Ester Abner gown.
Rachel Platten shimmered all night in this sheer, beaded Thai Nguyen Atelier jumpsuit.
Sibley Scholes bared it all in this red Alexandre Vaulthier getup.
Pink was an ethereal fairy in this stunning Monique Lhuillier gown.
Julia Michaels also gave us fairy vibes in this Phuong My tiered gown.
Sometimes simple is the way to go—just ask Laura Murano and her red sequin Stella McCartney slip.
Ashlee Simpson, is that you? Simpson was a glamazon princess in this all-over sequined look by Christian Siriano.
Tracee Ellis Ross stunned in this sequined Stella McCartney gown.
Yara Shahidi went the casual route in full-on Prada (and we couldn’t be more obsessed).
All hail disco queen Diana Ross in this incredible Vivienne Westwood look.
Sabrina Carpenter also went for a casual look, rocking a plaid coat dress by Missoni.