2011 American Music Awards Selena, Gomez Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson shine glimmering metallics gowns at AMA's

Shining stars Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson step out in glimmering metallic gowns at AMA's
By Sarah Fitzmaurice

It’s one of the biggest events of the year in the music industry and provides the perfect opportunity for famous faces to make an impression on the red carpet.

And tonight there was a fashion face off as attendees of the 2011 American Music Awards put their best style foot forward.

But it appeared that many stars had the same idea as they stepped out in shimmering metallic dresses at the Nokia Theatre this evening.

Shimmering star: Selena Gomez led the shinning stars in her dramatic pale gold dress which oozed old Hollywood glamour


Cute couple: Selena was accompanied by her boyfriend Justin Bieber who was sporting a slicked back hairstyle

Selena Gomez ensured she courted attention for all the right reasons in her plunging satin gown by Giorgio Armani, which boasted a tie detail around the dropped waist and a split up to her thigh.

To add to her old school Hollwyood glamour style the singer and actress wore her dark hair in set curls.

She was accompanied by her boyfriend Justin Bieber who had slicked his hair back for the occasion and proved attentive to Selena's every need.

Kiss for my lady! Justin ensured he put on a show of affection for his girlfriend in front of the cameras and gave her a kiss as they posed for pictures

I'll help you dear: Justin was on hand to help out his lady with her dress as they posed for more photos

The Baby star, who has been embroiled in a paternity scandal of late was seen helping his girl with her dress as they made their way up the red carpet.

The 19-year-old wasn't the only one who had opted for a shimmering metallic gown and country star Taylor Swift stepped out glittering in gold.

Taylor had opted for a strapless floorlength golden gown by Reem Acra, which was covered in sequins and boasted an elegant train at the back.


Golden Girl: Taylor Swift donned a floor-length golden gown covered in sequins

Puckering up: The singer flirting with photographers and was seen blowing them a kiss


Showing her metal: Jennifer Hudson showed off her trim shape in a stunning silver dress with draped detail

Meanwhile Jennifer Hudson also dressed in metallic and showed off her trim shape in a tiny shiny silver dress by Jenny Packham.

The singer and actress was seen flirting with the photographers and blew them a kiss as she bent over to reveal more of the plunging grecian-inspired neckline of her dress.

Katy Perry was as kooky as ever with her style choice and opted for a chinese-print dress by Vivienne Westwood which showed off her curvy frame.

Quriky style: Katy Perry donned an unusual ensemble consisting of a chinese printed dress with purple heels and pink hair

Working the camera! Katy, who was without her husband Russell Brand worked the red carpet

As well as boasting a bustiere the frock was covered in sequins and she added a flash of colour with purple heels and her pink hair.

Her husband Russell Brand did not strut his stuff beside her on the red carpet.

Among the first stars to arrive at the event was reality TV star Audrina Partridge whoe showed off her her fabulous figure in a simple cutaway little black dress.


We can see your underwear! Heidi Klum showed off her supermodel shape in a silver dress with cut out detail while Julie Bowen was a little more covered up


Cutaway creations: Reality star Audrina Patridge stepped out in a tiny LBD with towering heels while Vanessa Vanessa Minnillo who recently changed her last name to Lachey, also opted for a super short frock

The former Hills starlet teamed the dress with big loose curls and bright red lipstick.

Vanessa Minnillo who recently changed her last name to Lachey also opted for a super short frock and wore a white dress with silver embellishment, which complimented her deep tan.

Rocking their own style: Alanis Morissette, Jenny McCarthy and Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry

Alanis Morisette went against the grain with a waterfall hemline chiffon black dress which she teamed with a fishtail plait in her hair.

TV personality Jenny McCarthy appeared to invoke her inner Cullen and her face was considerably paler than the rest of her body.

Party people: Hillary Scott, from the musical group Lady Antebellum, Chaka Khan, Mary J Blige and pregnant Sarah Drew arrive on the red carpet

Country rocker Kimberley Perry of The Band Perry donned a gold dress with a black lace overlayer with tassel detail.

Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland also arrived earlier for the awards and wore a sequinned silver dress with stud detail around the waist band and bust area.

Best fashion foot forward: Sarah Jane Hyland, Phoebe Price and Russian model Anne Vyalitsyna


Simple style: British singer Ellie Goulding and Jane Levy opted for simple ensembles

While there were plenty of famous faces who braved the bad weather to step out onto the red carpet it appeared that many stars were put off by the rain.

Internet stars Sophia Grace Brownlee and Rosie Grace McClelland showed off their dance moves as they walked the red carpet.

The two British girls found fame singing Nicki Minaj's Superbass in a video that went viral.

Going global: Internet stars Sophia Grace Brownlee and Rosie Grace McClelland showed off their dance moves

Different designs: Vanessa Marano, Estelle, Keltie Colleen and Christina Grimmie showed off different styles