Fashion at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards

Sunday night brought musicians, celebrities, wannabes and groupies to Las Vegas for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards… and at times, it didn’t disappoint.

Adele won big with 12 awards including Top Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album, but was that really a surprise?  LMFAO, Coldplay and Lil Wayne also won multiple awards, but the award of the night, the Millennium Award, was given posthumously to Whitney Houston and accepted tearfully by her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown.

The performances took center stage with Natasha Bedingfield singing Donna Summer’s classic disco single, Last Dance, and The Voice’s Cee Lo Green performing the Beastie Boys’ Fight for Your Right in honor of MC Adam Yauch.

But what did disappoint?  Some of the fashion statements and “wow” looks that we expect on the Red Carpet weren’t there last night.  Overall grade: “C”

Who wore what… and a few comments:

Carrie Underwood


wore a busy, tulle gown from Oscar de la Renta’s 2012 Fall Collection (think: cotton candy) and accessorized it beautifully with a fun, pearl-covered clutch and peep-toe shoes.  Her jewelry was minimal:  earrings, a bracelet and her own wedding rings, but with her dress and clutch that was the perfect compliment.

Taylor Swift


wore a flowing, red lace gown from Elie Saab’s 2012 Fall Collection.  Smokey eyes and straight hair, but very little visible jewelry.  We would have liked to see something… one of the season’s cuffs, stackable rings… something to add depth and interest.



wore a fun, bright-blue, fitted suit, and if truth be told, he could have worn a bag and we would have liked it. His jewels: the watch, rings and bracelets were statements but not over-the-top.  The shirt wash blah, and would do better at a school play, and not making a run on the red carpet!

Miley Cyrus


wore the most talked about outfit of the night, a Jean Paul Gaultier ivory, double-breasted tuxedo jacket.  And what was repeated over and over?

Where’s her pants?  

Honestly, we’re still trying to figure out the Jacquie Aiche necklaces… there seem to be chains leading to nowhere… just like an Alaskan bridge.

Kudos for her hair and shoes… loved them!

What did you think?  Let us know.


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