2014 Billboard Red Carpet Looks: The Good, The Bad, And The Absolutely Insane

The Billboard Music Awards are not a place for serious couture. Cutouts run rampant, jumpsuits steal the spotlight, and sequins? There's no such thing as too many. Before all the amazing musical performances began (Michael Jackson? What?), these stars strutted down the carpet in looks that begged for the cameras' attentions — see them all here.

Carrie Underwood & Miranda Lambert

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Country’s blondest darlings both rocked bright and bold gowns on the carpet.

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Jordin Sparks

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Hosting the carpet alongside the always amazing Lance Bass, Jordin sparkled in a black, sequin halter gown.

Cher Lloyd

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A vision in violet, Cher Lloyd performed her new single, “Sirens” as part of the red carpet pre-show.

Lucy Hale

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The Pretty Little Liars star brightened up her look for the springtime red carpet with a strappy, colorblocked number.

Kesha

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Wow! Kesha stunned in a mermaid-fit, lace gown.

Sarah Hyland

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Sarah Hyland made a suit look glam with a black and blue Emilio Pucci ensemble.

Chrissy Teigen

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Okay, Chrissy Teigen. I see you rocking a butterfly-slash-Rorschach-inspired dress. Into it.

Jennifer Lopez

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The perpetually sexy JLo didn’t disappoint in a crimson dress on the red carpet.

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Kendall & Kylie Jenner

Kendall continued with her side-boob adventures in a cutout jumper, while Kylie has a major ’90s rockstar’s girlfriend moment with a slip dress.

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Lorde

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Lorde stepped out looking like the most majestically goth-chic eagle of all time.

Amber Rose

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Honestly, it doesn’t even matter what else Amber Rose was wearing. These sunglasses are everything.

Shakira

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In the world of metallic, mermaid-chic gowns, Shakira clearly reigns supreme.

Natasha Bedingfield & Lance Bass

Aw, man. I wish Lance Bass had been there to help Natasha Bedingfield pick out her outfit. He looks so dapper, and she just missed the mark with a sheer (yay!), shapeless (boo…) top and slouchy white pants.

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Iggy Azalea

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Iggy Azalea killed the red carpet in a floor-length, scarlet gown, then tore up the stage during her performance with Ariana Grande.

Nicki Minaj

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Holy cutouts! But, obviously, Minaj looks completely fabulous in the revealing gown.

Shania Twain

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This simple LBD is honestly one of my favorite looks of the night.

Danica McKellar

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Perpetually adorable Danica McKellar showed off her killer abs in a coral, cutout, frock.

Ariana Grande

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She might have skipped the carpet, but I’ll forgive Grande for her awesome performance of her new single, “Problems.”