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Who wore it better: Nicki Minaj or Julie Bowen?

Modern Family actress Julie Bowen was added to numerous best dressed lists after she walked the red carpet in yellow, helping Monique Lhuillier prove that the color doesn’t have to be a fashion fail. Did Nicki Minaj help bring that point home at the 40th Annual American Music Awards?

The funny and blunt Julie Bowen is up against the always-in-character Nicki Minaj for what Joan Rivers would call B**** Stole My Look on E!‘s Fashion Police. Technically, Nicki stole it from Julie, but who wore it better?

It’s no doubt that yellow is making its own statement within the already bold statement of brights and neons in the world of fashion. We love that Julie Bowen took a chance by wearing such a color on the Emmy red carpet. On the contrary, we love that Nicki Minaj toned down her risky fashion choices for a gown that still screams “look at me!” without going 10 steps too far down the crazy hill.

Nicki Minaj at the American Music Awards and Julie Bowen at the Emmy Awards wearing Monique Lhuillier

Pros to Nicki’s American Music Awards look…

She brings a sass and spunk to this red carpet look that a yellow gown of this kind deserves. Her hair still steers towards the funky side in order to represent classic Nicki, where her clunky jewelry also seems spot on — her ring and necklace bring some pink-ish, green-ish and blue-ish hues to the yellow-dominated look.

Pros to Julie Bowen’s Emmy look…

She was the original star to bring this look to the red carpet and she definitely let the dress do most of the talking. Given it is such a strong color, she played it smart. All she needed was a simple clutch and a little bling. Another smart decision? Her pulled back hairstyle that allows her to show off her fair skin and those too-cute earrings.

Now it’s your turn to decide. Who wore it better?

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