Epic Fashion Faceoff: Nicki Minaj vs. Julie Bowen vs. Paula Patton

11/19/2012 at 01:00 PM ET

Nicki Minaj, Julie Bowen, Paula PattonBroadImage; Getty; WireImage

What do Nicki Minaj, Julie Bowen and Paula Patton have in common? Before Sunday night, it probably wasn’t much. But now all three are bound by one very chic name: Monique Lhuillier.

Minaj wore Lhuillier’s silk faille strapless trumpet gown to the American Music Awards on Sunday, opting for the lime-green hue. We were actually surprised to see the star wearing something so … conventional, but she kept her styling expectedly over-the-top, adding a candy-pink lip, unruly platinum blonde waves and a multicolored Charles Albert statement necklace.

Conversely, Bowen stepped out of her comfort zone when she wore the gown to the 2012 Emmy Awards, telling PEOPLE, “I go very dark in colors, olive green being my most exciting shade. So I wanted color. And I think I delivered.” She accessorized the strapless creation with a metallic clutch, sparkly danglers and a half-up, half-down ‘do.

But the first star to get her hands on the dress — in lemon yellow — was Patton, for the 2012 Golden Globes. The star paired the frock with an understated hairstyle, along with a nude lip and starburst studs. Three very different women, one very classic gown. Tell us: Who do you think wore their Monique Lhuillier dress best? Minaj, Bowen or Patton? Vote below!

–Jennifer Cress


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Tracy on

They all look good in it to me

Ally on

Paula Patton nailed it! Julie bowen looks cute, but the neon shade isn’t my thing. And I don’t really have much to say about Nicki O_o

Nota on

Nicki Minaj looks like Betty Boop on acid.

Sama on

At least I can look at Minaj w/o getting dizzy or sick to my stomach this time. Much more toned down, thank goodness.

Julie Killz it in that Dress!! Rawwwr!!

Koldplae' on

Look at the stars, Look how they shine for you, And everything you do, Yeah, they were all yellow & blue and YELLOW TOO!

nonye on

Nicki looks great ! I think she actually looks the best out of the three. Love the hair and necklace. Way to go Nicki for actually looking decent for a change!

Delia on


Vanessa on

In all honesty, this is only between two because everyone looks better than Nicki Minaj.

Mya on

I think nicki looked so pretty in that dress she wore it the best ! TeamMinaj

Esta Fiesta on

Paula Patton WORKED it. Her dress doesn’t look too neon and she’s got the best hair!

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