american music awards worst American Music Awards Worst Dressed: Taylor Swift bores and Justin Bieber sags while Nicki Minaj wears a marshmallowHere at Zap2it we try to focus on the positive, but there were too many bad fashion decisions made at Sunday’s 40th American Music Awards to ignore. From ill-fitting pants to wigs that could house a flock of birds, snooze-worthy dresses and tacky fur, the AMAs were basically a three-hour unforgiving assault on our eyeballs. Let’s discuss.

nicki minaj amas 2012 worst American Music Awards Worst Dressed: Taylor Swift bores and Justin Bieber sags while Nicki Minaj wears a marshmallowHer red carpet look made our best dressed list, but Nicki Minaj murdered the Stay Puft Marshmallow man and/or the Abominable Snowman for this performance outfit. RIP.

kimberly cole american music awards 2012 American Music Awards Worst Dressed: Taylor Swift bores and Justin Bieber sags while Nicki Minaj wears a marshmallowKimberly Cole (who is apparently a pop singer) dressed up as J.Lo for Halloween this year, and re-used the outfit (and the spray tan) for her gig as an online red-carpet host.

tyler glenn amas worstjpg American Music Awards Worst Dressed: Taylor Swift bores and Justin Bieber sags while Nicki Minaj wears a marshmallowThis is Tyler Glenn from Neon Trees. We really like his music. We don’t really like the forty-seven trends he is trying to pack into one outfit.

will i am amas 20102 teeth American Music Awards Worst Dressed: Taylor Swift bores and Justin Bieber sags while Nicki Minaj wears a marshmallowIt’s bad enough that Will.I.Am‘s hat has teeth. Adding audience directives to his rings and gold fettucini bling doesn’t help matters.

taylor swift amas 2012 worst American Music Awards Worst Dressed: Taylor Swift bores and Justin Bieber sags while Nicki Minaj wears a marshmallowWe almost put Taylor Swift on our Best Dressed list, but we fell asleep. Another dainty sparkly dress? Be more daring, Taylor! (No, no, no. Not that daring.)

chris brown american music awards worst American Music Awards Worst Dressed: Taylor Swift bores and Justin Bieber sags while Nicki Minaj wears a marshmallow
Angry-young-man-chic is not a thing, Chris Brown.

justin bieber american music awards American Music Awards Worst Dressed: Taylor Swift bores and Justin Bieber sags while Nicki Minaj wears a marshmallowEver since Justin Bieber ditched his purple hoodie, he usually nails it in the fashion department, but these ill-fitting red leather pants (complete with knee pads and built-in swag sag) missed the mark. Leather pants aren’t supposed to give your business any breathing room, Justin. Haven’t you watched “Friends”?

christina aguilera amas 2012 worst American Music Awards Worst Dressed: Taylor Swift bores and Justin Bieber sags while Nicki Minaj wears a marshmallowWe want to give Christina Aguilera props for embracing her curves in this dress, but the lavender ombre does nothing for her — particularly with the matchy-matchy eyeshadow and the “oops, I over-medicated” look on her face.