As someone who stans just as hard for Kelly Clarkson as I do mermaids, the 2017 American Music Awards were basically heaven.
On Sunday night, Clarkson wore an unforgettable custom Christian Siriano gown with SO many magical elements.
Clarkson had the most astonishing gown of the night. We're talking a mermaid silhouette with goth mermaid sequins.
Clarkson might've looked like a glittery siren, but she was actually paying homage to musical icons of the past.
"Basically with this whole album cycle she had a black and gold theme. It's very soulful, '90s, kind of mixed in urban with rock and pop," Clarkson's stylist Candice Lambert said to Billboard. "She's pulled a lot from like, En Vogue [and] Mariah Carey "Emotions"... She's kind of giving love back to that moment."
Clarkson also broke outdated styling rules by covering her curves in shimmer.
Who says curvy girls need to hide? These sequins highlighted and celebrated celebrated Clarkson's body rather than hiding it. Which is no wonder — body positive designer Christian Siriano custom made the gown for her.
Both Clarkson and Siriano are known for their body-positivity, so this was definitely a fearless styling choice.