Nicki Minaj, Julie Bowen

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Nicki Minaj is known for her outrageously original sense of style—think clashing colors and multihued hair—so we were surprised to see the fearless fashionista step out in a gown we've already seen on another star at last night's American Music Awards.

Sure, the bold neon yellow color of Minaj's Monique Lhuillier dress fits the singer's over-the-top style perfectly, but the fact that we saw the exact same frock on Modern Family's Julie Bowen just a few short months ago at the 2012 Emmys certainly does not.

To her credit, despite the disastrous déjà vu moment, Minaj still managed to make the look her own with a few eye-catching accessories, like a striking statement necklace and larger-than-life cocktail ring. Her pretty platinum locks and popping pink pout also added some of her trademark sassy style to her outfit.   

Bowen took a much more understated approach to the mermaid gown, pairing it with Bochic chandelier earrings and a gold Swarovski clutch. Her half-up, half-down look with relaxed waves completed her simple chic style.

It seems the dress proved a good luck charm to both women; Minaj walked away with two awards and Bowen took home the Emmy for best supporting actress.

Do their respective takes on the colorful gown make them winners in your eyes or did one lady wear it better? Sound off in the comments!

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