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The Best, Worst, and Tiniest AMAs Looks

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The AMAs red carpet was way more fun than we expected. Lizzo carried a doll-size Valentino bag so small that it would fit into the infamously tiny Jacquemus one. (What was in it???) Billie Eilish also wore a statement accessory: a vaguely Handmaid’s Tale–esque bedazzled Burberry hood. Lil Nas X, meanwhile, was impossible to miss in a slime-green Christopher John Rogers suit. If there was one trend from the night, that seemed to be it — Selena Gomez wore a similar hue. Check out the best looks below, from Post Malone and Diplo looking totally kind of hot in cowboy hats to Billy Porter working yet another cape.

Least Number of Worries Carried: Lizzo

Lizzo wearing Valentino and carrying a tiny Valentino bag. Photo: (C)Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for dcp

If you thought tiny bags couldn’t get any tinier, think again. Lizzo carried the world’s smallest Valentino bag on the red carpet — even smaller than the smallest Jacquemus accessory. The good news is that she can fit every resulting headline, viral tweet, and Instagram post in there. It even has its own Twitter account now.

Flashiest Handmaid: Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish wearing Burberry and Bulgari jewelry. Photo: (C)Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for dcp

Billie Eilish likes to cover up on the red carpet, and this chain-mail Burberry veil from designer Riccardo Tisci’s spring 2020 runway show certainly helps.

Best Slime Dress: Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez in Stuart Weitzman shoes. Photo: (C)Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for dcp

Slime has made it out of Instagram and onto the red carpet. Selena Gomez’s liquid dress is just as mesmerizing, mostly because we haven’t seen her in a while.

Best Slime Suit: Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X wearing a Christopher John Rogers suit. Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for dcp

Unlike Selena Gomez, Lil Nas X has never been subtle a day in his 20 years of life. His blinding suit and zebra turtleneck (complete with opera gloves — classy!) was designed by fellow 20-something Christopher John Rogers, who just won the Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund award for Best Emerging Designer. Before that, Rogers was designing equally eye-catching looks for Michelle Obama.

Most Recently Showered: Kesha

Kesha wearing a Versace robe. Photo: (C)Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for dcp

The bath-leisure trend lives on! Not mad about it.

Best Boob Suit: Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks wearing a suit with just a bra underneath. Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for dcp

The “boob suit” trend is also alive and well, it seems.

Most Ready for a Holiday Party: Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift wearing Julien Macdonald and Casadei jewelry. Photo: (C)Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for dcp

Taylor Swift seems like the kind of person who really loves a holiday party. Who can blame her?

Totally Kind-of Hottest Cowboys: Post Malone and Diplo

Post Malone wearing a plaid suit. Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for dcp
Diplo wearing MCM. Photo: (C)Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for dcp

A controversial opinion, but it’s hard to argue with these heeled boots.

Biggest Pete and Ariana Energy: Anwar Hadid and Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa wearing Bulgari jewelry. Photo: (C)Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for dcp

It’s actually a little freaky: The high ponytail, the dark circles, the bleached blonde hair. They’ve even got similar sleaze-meets-Barbie style. These are all compliments, by the way.

Biggest Freedia: Big Freedia

Big Freedia wearing Nikes. Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for dcp

Big Freedia’s Nike sneakers are cut off in this image, and they’re pretty great, but also unnecessary to illustrate just how big this fit is.

Best Use of Cape: Billy Porter

Billy Porter wearing Thom Browne. Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for dcp

After his gigantic cape moment at the Golden Globes last year, Billy Porter is now a cape professional. As he would say, capes pretty much always “fuck everybody up.”

Hottest Overall: Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion wearing a red dress. Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for dcp

Hotness is literally her trademark. What would her close personal friend Anna Wintour say about this look?

AMAs 2019: The Best, Worst, and Tiniest Red-Carpet Looks