Best dressed stars at the 2019 American Music Awards

The 2019 American Music Awards took place on Nov. 24, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Calif. — and all of music's biggest stars were there to celebrate and use the red carpet as their personal catwalk. This year's American Music Awards ceremony was perhaps the most highly-anticipated awards show of 2019, due in no small part to Taylor Swift's ongoing beef with Scooter Braun, who's been accused of doing some pretty shady things. Their feud over masters ownership threatened to compromise Swift's buzzed-about AMAs performance, which featured a medley of some of the singer's greatest career hits. Fortunately, however, Swift was ultimately able to play a number of fan-favorite songs before accepting the coveted Artist of the Decade award.

In addition to Swift's headline-making medley, the 2019 AMAs featured a number of memorable performances. Lizzo brought the house down with her powerful ballad "Jerome," and Christina Aguilera delivered a heartfelt performance of "Fall On Me," an emotional duet with A Great Big World. Of course, the only thing more memorable than your favorite artists' stellar performances were the outfits they rocked on and off of the stage. Here's a list of the best dressed stars at the 2019 American Music Awards. 

Lizzo brightened up the red carpet at the 2019 American Music Awards

Despite receiving a whopping total of eight Grammy nominations in the week leading up to the 2019 American Music Awards, Lizzo didn't win any of the three AMA trophies for which she was a nominee. Still, the breakout star managed to steal the show with her heartfelt performance of "Jerome," which brought the house — and Lizzo herself — to her knees. 

Ahead of her performance, the "Juice" songstress walked the red carpet in a bright orange, custom Valentino one-shouldered mini dress with ruffle detailing. However, as vibrant as her outfit was, the real star of Lizzo's red carpet ensemble was the itty-bitty, white Valentino purse she carried with her. According to People, Lizzo declared, "There's only three in the world!" She continued, joking, "I got tampons in here, a flask of tequila..."

In fact, Lizzo's miniature purse made such an impact at the 2019 American Music Awards that it already has its own Twitter profile. Please direct any and all tiny purse related questions to @Lizzo'sTinyBag.

Camila Cabello made us blush at the 2019 American Music Awards

Camila Cabello took full advantage of her appearance at the 2019 American Music Awards to remind viewers that she's a bona fide superstar for a reason — you know, in case you had forgotten. The songstress delivered not one, but two stellar performances — a sultry rendition of "Señorita" (alongside rumored beau Shawn Mendes) and a vibrant, colorful performance of her new hit song "Living Proof." Cabello also accepted the AMA for Collaboration of the Year with Mendes, which — considering the number of times their song has been stuck in our heads — didn't exactly come as a surprise. 

Ahead of taking to the AMAs stage, Cabello stunned on the red carpet in a strapless, blush pink Oscar de la Renta evening gown (via Entertainment Tonight), which featured intricate floral detailing and a long, tulle train. Adding to her ethereal, fairy tale-inspired vibes, Cabello wore her long, dark tresses in a loose, messy braid, and sported a barely-there, dewy makeup look.

Carrie Underwood's 2019 American Music Awards look was fit for a queen

Purple is the color of royalty — and, honestly, we can't think of a person more fitting for the regal hue than country superstar Carrie Underwood. The "Cry Pretty" songstress, who's debuted some stunning looks over the years, arrived to the 2019 American Music Awards wearing a shimmery, slinky gown that seemed to drip with sparkling purple sequins. Underwood's regal evening gown featured a plunging V-neck, a dramatic, one-shouldered cape, and a thigh-high leg slit that would likely make even Angelina Jolie blush. To pull her royal look together, Underwood accessorized with a gold choker necklace, statement rings, and strappy gold heels. 

Like a true queen, the former American Idol winner won both awards for which she was nominated — Favorite Female Country Artist and Favorite Country Album. "Tonight was a dream," the star posted on Instagram, following the awards ceremony. She continued, "Thank you, fans, for voting... and for the love and support that you CONSTANTLY give!"

Jenna Dewan was pretty in pink at the 2019 American Music Awards

Jenna Dewan — formerly known as Jenna Dewan Tatum — has had quite the exciting year. In October 2019, the Step Up star and professional dancer released her first book, Gracefully You: Finding Beauty and Balance in the Everyday, which she wrote to help readers connect with their deeper selves and "live with grace." However, perhaps the most thrilling news of Dewan's year was revealed in September 2019, when the star announced that she was expecting her second child — her first with boyfriend Steve Kazee. "We are beyond overjoyed and couldn't be happier to be expanding our family," Dewan and Kazee told People.

At the 2019 American Music Awards, Dewan was absolutely glowing. Wearing a long, pink Emporio Armani gown (via People), which featured an open back and halter neckline, the expectant mother's baby bump was on full-display as she posed for photographers on the red carpet. 

Christina Aguilera looked heaven-sent at the 2019 American Music Awards

Christina Aguilera proved that she's still the resident pop diva with her look at the 2019 American Music Awards. The "Accelerate" songstress arrived to the red carpet wearing a high-fashion ensemble one might expect to see at the Met Gala. With its angled, statement shoulder pieces, attached hood, belted waist, and intricate, feathery embellishments, Aguilera's white Jean Paul Gaultier gown totally stole the show — and completely melted the Twitterverse. 

"[Christina Aguilera] is taking us to church with this [AMAs] look," the official Entertainment Tonight Twitter account posted. A fan of the singer tweeted, "When we say God is a woman, we are talking about Christina Aguilera." 

After slaying with her red carpet look, Aguilera, who's been known for transforming her style time and time again, changed into another heavenly, cloud-like gown to perform "Fall On Me," a heartfelt collaboration with A Great Big World. Aguilera told Billboard, "When you get absorbed in the business, which I've been in this for a long time, I think you stray away from who you really are." She continued, "So this song tonight, 'Fall on Me,' is such a beautiful song."

Kelsea Ballerini gave us Christmas candy vibes with her 2019 American Music Awards look

The 2019 American Music Awards took place on Nov. 24, 2019 — which, if you're a holiday fanatic, means the awards ceremony basically happened on Christmas. While the majority of stars in attendance at the AMAs left their holiday cheer at home, country superstar Kelsea Ballerini wore hers on her sleeve. The "Miss Me More" songstress arrived to the AMAs red carpet wearing a sparkling pantsuit that seemingly took inspiration from a Christmas candy cane. With is red and silver stripes, Ballerini's Gucci ensemble made us even more excited for the holiday season — and left us craving the minty fresh taste of our favorite holiday treat.

The country star, who opted not to wear a blouse underneath her blazer, left fans in awe of her shimmery look. "You are goals," one fan commented on an Instagram post from Ballerini, along with three skull emojis. "This is BY FAR your best look," wrote another. 

Misty Copeland's 2019 American Music Awards look was simply angelic

If you weren't aware of Misty Copeland's enormous talent before the 2019 American Music Awards, it's safe to say you definitely are now. The first African American woman to become a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, Copeland joined Artist of the Decade Taylor Swift on the AMAs stage for the singer's romantic piano rendition of "Lover," the titular song from Swift's secrets-filled seventh studio album. Along with Craig Hall, Copeland delivered an elegant ballet performance to the ballad, leaving viewers totally mesmerized. "Is it wrong of me to say that the highlight of the whole Taylor Swift decade thing was The Misty Copeland," one fan tweeted. Another viewer posted to Twitter, "I've gotta say the highlight of the [AMAs] for me was Misty Copeland dancing while Taylor Swift performed 'Lover.'" 

Ahead of her headline-making performance, Copeland posed for photographers on the red carpet donning a menswear-inspired gown. With its button-down blazer bodice, gold detailing, and long, cascading train, the ballerina's dress seemed like a slight nod to Swift's medley-opening song "The Man." 

Selena Gomez looked lovely in a lime green dress at the 2019 American Music Awards

Let the record show that Selena Gomez knows how to make a comeback.

In her first live televised performance in two years, the "Hands to Myself" songstress, who's come a long way since her Disney days, opened the 2019 American Music Awards with a stellar performance in which she showcased her two newest hits — "Lose You to Love Me" and "Look at Her Now." With her BFF Taylor Swift cheering her on from the audience, Gomez delivered an emotional, noir-lighted performance of "Lose You to Love Me," before busting out into what is sure to be the most requested song at every dance club, "Look at Her Now." 

Before officially making her much-anticipated comeback by opening the 2019 American Music Awards, Gomez added a bright pop of color to the red carpet in a lime green Versace mini dress (via Cosmopolitan). "Feels good to be back," Gomez posted to Instagram, alongside a photo of her red carpet look. The star continued, "Thank you to my entire team and to my fans that stand by me. All of this is for you and because of you. Excited for this chapter." 

Taylor Swift made a statement at the 2019 American Music Awards

While the 2019 American Music Awards ceremony was jam-packed with all of your favorite stars, there's no question that the evening belonged to Taylor Swift. 

Along with being crowned Artist of the Decade, the "You Need to Calm Down" songstress also won every AMA for which she was nominated — Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Album, Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist, Favorite Music Video, and Artist of the Year. Added to the AMAs won in previous years, Swift's five wins at the 2019 awards ceremony brought her total AMAs tally to 28 — officially surpassing Michael Jackson's, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter

Ahead of taking to the AMAs stage to deliver a knockout medley of some of her biggest hits, Swift walked the red carpet (and danced in the crowd) wearing a slinky, sparkly, dark green dress. The singer's glittery gown was unmistakably the color of money, which — considering the money and masters-fueled feud between Swift and Scooter Braun — was likely no coincidence.