Music stars energized the 2018 American Music Awards red carpet with lively outfits fit to match the powerful performances that lit up the night (ICYMI: Taylor Swift’s opening act and Cardi Bi’s stimulating show). Basically, a high-powered dress code was definitely enforced this year and the celebrities took note.

For the ladies, futuristic-inspired textures, statement two-piece sets and a wide range of pattern styles were just a few of the trends that ruled the red carpet.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 09: Cardi B attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Cardi B wore a floral gown with a matching head wrap. This look reminds me of my favorite salsa dancer emoji. 💃

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 09: Taylor Swift attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 09, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift in a sparkly metallic, textured mini dress with matching knee boots. Take note if you’re already planning your Mars vacation wardrobe.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 09: Ashlee Simpson attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 09, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Ashlee Simpson in a shiny, deep sapphire wrap dress.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 09: Ella Mai attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Ella Mai broadcasted super-duper comfy chic in an oversized mint blue suit.

 

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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 09: Poppy attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Poppy definitely caught America’s attention with her fuzzy dress and muzzle? The buzz-worthy winner, for sure.

 

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 09: Jennifer Lopez attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 09, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 09: Vanessa Hudgens attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 09, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Jennifer Lopez and Vanessa Hudgens rocked the pretty in pink vibe in two different styles. Hudgens’ slinky blush gown wins my pink vote!

 

For the most part, the men’s attire included a mix of reserved and wild.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 09: Evan Ross attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 09: Evan Ross attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 09: Rami Malek attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

In the reserved arena, Evan Ross and Rami Malek nailed the statement suit look with checkered prints.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 09: Zedd attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 09, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Zedd dazzled a fully covered crystal suit top.

And walking on the wild side…

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 09: Bad Bunny attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 09, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Bad bunny in a skull graphic button down and a third eye? Cue more of the ????’s.

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