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My 5 Modest Fashion Favorites at this Year’s American Music Awards!

This year’s American Music Awards didn’t offer much in the way of great and modest fashion. There were, however, five dresses that are worth mentioning!

Taylor Swift wore her usual floor-length gold sequined gown, and although it’s not a unique ensemble for her, I think it looks great. The long, shimmery look fits the body in an elegant way without being too tight. I also like how she goes strapless without showing any cleavage. I was a little concerned with how high her slit went, but for the most part, I love this dress on her.

I love sequins, so Katie Leclerc’s dress was a hit for me. The color might not suit her well since it seems to blend in with her skin, but I like the style and length, and thought that the fit was just right.

Jenny McCarthy’s violet dress with a bubble skirt was fun, yet elegant. I wasn’t as enthusiastic about her shoes, though. I think they look too clunky matched with the delicate style of the dress.

Jennifer Morrison wore a white flowing, angelic dress. I liked that it had some shape without being too tight, but I wish the neckline didn’t plunge so much. I also liked the modest opening at the leg. Her hair looked lovely, too.

Sarah Hyland’s metallic dress was cute, although I think it needed a couple more inches added to its length. I liked the shape and fabric.

Those were my five favorites, but before I end this post, I want to mention Selena Gomez‘s dress.

This gown was the winner for the fashion gurus. Had it not been for three features, it would have been my favorite, too. What were the problems? The neckline was too deep, the back plunged way too far, and the slit was too high. The gown showed too much skin and left little to the imagination. Had these features been less revealing, I think that this dress would have been a hit.

Take a look.

Which dress do you like the best and why? And what do you think of Selena Gomez’s gown?

[Images: Getty]

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  1. Smylinggirl

    Posted by Smylinggirl on November 24, 2014 at 17:26

    Selena makes me so sad. She is gorgeous and she has a great voice but she uses her beauty and voice in such sad ways. I would listen to her and Demi Lovato except they have totally lost their Disney Channel innocence.

  2. JoyJoyGirl

    Posted by JoyJoyGirl on December 14, 2012 at 09:59

    And that silky fabric makes it look even more “sexy.”

  3. thespiritualwarrior7

    Posted by thespiritualwarrior7 on June 15, 2012 at 13:08

    Except for the low neckline, I liked Jennifer Morrison’s dress. Maybe a tanktop under it, and it would be perfect. 🙂

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by prolife4life on May 18, 2012 at 23:39

    i honestly love selenas dress and i love the back of the dress i would wear something like that……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… on my wedding night in my hotel room with my hubby not in public its super low i love the from jus the back is to revealing!

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by Bmac on May 17, 2012 at 09:11

    i really really loved taylor’s dress and Jennifer Morrison’s dress! Selena’s dress Oh MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!! i thought she was
    a good star but noo the back was shocking the slit was way to high, the neckline was SO low!!!!!!!!

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by sammi129 on December 20, 2011 at 01:26

    I love Taylor’s dress (as I usually do; she has a pretty sense of style that’s conservative). I think Selena’s was a bit revealing. Think about it: Selena’s younger than Taylor, but she’s the one wearing a more revealing dress.

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by ilovegodgirl on December 19, 2011 at 10:21

    selena’s id my favorite i think she wears it well 🙂 and taylor swift second favorite

  8. grace_smith15

    Posted by grace_smith15 on December 18, 2011 at 08:51

    I like Taylor Swift’s and Sarah Hyland’s dresses the best I think they were both cute and perfectly acceptable- I would totally wear either. As for Selena’s, the two things I hate most are the plunge in the front and the fabric. I think it could’ve been worse though… I could’ve been Jennifer Lopez’s dress

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by Gods Little Ewe on December 12, 2011 at 18:40

    I actually don’t like Selena Gomez’s dress. When I saw the back of it… I liked the way it trailed, but it look unattractive without any back. The dip was too low, not only was in inmodest, it looked cheep. The rip wasn’t too bad, but It doesn’t really fit the dress. To me what the dress says about her is, I’m cheep, look at me, I am willing to give all of my secrets away, you don’t even have to try to earn my respect.
    To me the dress looked sleek, but loose, which I don’t think is a good fit.

    My fave was Talor Swift. I love strapless dresses, but sadly many of them are too unmodest, and wiggle down. I don’t wear them at all though, because my dad thinks they are unmodest,and if he has those “things” going though his mind, I don’t want to know what would go though other men’s minds!

  10. Project Inspired

    Posted by iamagirl on December 10, 2011 at 16:59

    I don’t think Selena’s was overly offensive. The back is not a sexual body part, and I don’t feel as if it’s sexual to show it.

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by 101magster on December 9, 2011 at 13:41

    im not into dresses that much. if i had to wear one, i would splatter paint it and wear converse with it and have my hair in a ponytail.

  12. Project Inspired

    Posted by AbbeyCat on December 9, 2011 at 12:52

    In our current system, the concept of modest dress has ceased almost ceased to exist! It’s very difficult to find photos of celebs who aren’t half naked. I consider low backs and well-above-the-knee hems immodest, but you did find a few of the less offensive images floating around. What’s tragic is that the younger the celeb, the more whorish her outfit. They take no cues whatsoever from the older and more successful women around them. All we can do is teach our own girls what’s right and pray they won’t give in to what they see around them. It’s a challenge, but the young women in my congregation dress beautifully without ever exposing much skin.

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by Talia Bias on December 5, 2011 at 23:54

    Selena… her dress was low, i could’ve seen her behind if the back was any lower… thats disappointing.i like jenny’s dress…. super cute! and i really like this topic!

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by gabbagail1 on December 5, 2011 at 12:51

    I like Jenny McCarthy’s dress the best <3 , and I do like Selena's, but I don't think that how, like, not-modest it is (idk what word I'm going for, lol).

  15. Project Inspired

    Posted by Kate on December 5, 2011 at 08:14

    I love Taylor’s-it’s elegant but age-appropriate- though it is kinda typical for her now. Selena’s dosn’t even surprise me anymore. The back is waaaaaay too bare!

  16. pinkpenguin318

    Posted by pinkpenguin318 on December 4, 2011 at 13:09

    I loved Jenny’s purple dress as #1 Best Dress and Sarah Hyland’s metallic frock for #2 favorite. I’m glad there are people who still think modest is hottest!

  17. Paris

    Posted by Paris on December 3, 2011 at 19:38

    I love Selena’s dress because of the cloth and color.

  18. Project Inspired

    Posted by elparker on December 3, 2011 at 18:27

    im not much of a girly girl but i would prob wear jenny mccarthy’s over everone elses

  19. Project Inspired

    Posted by mocat62 on December 3, 2011 at 14:58

    I loved Jenny McCarthy’s dress! Definitely something I would wear. (:

  20. Project Inspired

    Posted by mcsnowball on December 3, 2011 at 04:58

    I loved Taylor Swifts!

  21. Project Inspired

    Posted by DarbySha on December 3, 2011 at 00:45

    I don’t really know who Jenny McCarthy is, but I love the dress!!!(and her hair)!!!!! And Taylor Swift’s dress is so elegantly beautiful!!! Honestly, Jenny McCarthy’s dress is more MY style, but I absolutely LOVE Taylor Swift, and her dress just so suits her!!!! But both dresses are just gorgeous! And as for Selena Gomez’s dress, wow.…!!! I was only slightly shocked, because I know how Hollywood is…it’s like, you have to dress half naked or don’t be accepted…I don’t understand it. I mean, look at the five dresses here, they’re all very pretty and attractive…so I don’t understand why stars pick the ones that show the most skin. But anyways, Selena definitely could have worn a better dress…the back was just WAY too low.…and the neckline wasn’t as bad as some, but it’s still horible…and if you’re gonna have a split that high, why not just wear a pair of short shorts, at least they’d cover more………

  22. Project Inspired

    Posted by Jazmyn1601 on December 2, 2011 at 19:42

    I liked Taylor Swift’s dress the best because it looked very elegant and it fitted her so perfectly.
    However,I think that if Selena’s dress was fixed so that it wouldn’t show off too much skin I would have loved it!! I especially love the color of her dress and she ruined it by cutting off the precious fabric (a lot of it I have to say…).

  23. Project Inspired

    Posted by Allison on December 2, 2011 at 19:27

    Yuck!! Selena’s is not very modest! And it doesn’t look to pretty anyways..

  24. kayla.hb13

    Posted by kayla.hb13 on December 2, 2011 at 19:04

    Selena’s dress would be so much more beautiful if she had left something for the imagination!

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by rebeckahtiffany on December 4, 2011 at 19:48

      Selena didn’t reveal that much. I mean, yes the back is lower than what it should be, but it’s not like she’s wearing a see-through dress!

  25. Project Inspired

    Posted by aliceinapark on December 2, 2011 at 18:18

    I like Taylor Swift’s dress because it’s really gorgeous and stylish but still modest!

  26. Stephanie

    Posted by Stephanie on December 2, 2011 at 18:08

    Taylor Swift was certainly my favorite! She has this amazing sense of fashion that truly matches her classy personality. Selena Gomez is trying to hard. It just doesn’t look right.

  27. Project Inspired

    Posted by AbbyLovesToDance on December 2, 2011 at 17:58

    Jenny McCarthy’s was my favorite! I love purple, and bubble dresses 🙂

  28. Project Inspired

    Posted by CelesteOppito on December 2, 2011 at 17:24

    At first when I saw Selena’s dress from the front I was not too excited by it, but it was somewhat acceptable. When I scrolled down further and saw the back, or lack thereof, I was appalled. I almost laughed because of how ridiculously immoddest it was!

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by rebeckahtiffany on December 4, 2011 at 19:52

      “Ridiculously immodest” ?? Selena is showing a little too much skin, but it’s not THAT immodest.

      • tmgaouette

        Posted by tmgaouette on December 9, 2011 at 15:13

        It’s a very sexy dress that is obviously designed to reveal a lot of skin and her sensual body parts: back, thigh, chest. No-one wears a dress like this for themselves. They wear it for attention, shock value, and to appeal to the opposite sex.

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by 101magster on December 9, 2011 at 13:40

        from the back, she looks like shes not wearing a shirt! thats immodest.

  29. GoatyGirl

    Posted by GoatyGirl on December 2, 2011 at 17:24

    I really like Taylor’s gown, and Selena’s is TOTALLY cut to low in the back!!! Even a couple of straps across the back would’ve been better, and it wouldn’t have taken away from the rest of the dress. The slit could’ve been a little lower, but the neckline was a lot better than some of the stuff in Hollywood.

  30. Project Inspired

    Posted by lia_14 on December 2, 2011 at 17:23

    I like the gown but its too open!

  31. Project Inspired

    Posted by JennaBel on December 2, 2011 at 17:21

    I really liked Taylor’s dress and Sarah’s dress. 🙂

    As for Selena, I agree with you. The back was WAY too low, the neckline went past the limit, and the slit was a little high… I’m glad she didn’t really “show” too much though. But the dress was really nice, despite those things.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Pure4him on December 18, 2011 at 17:03

      I think that Selena’s dress was beautiful just WAY to low.