Edge is the name of the game when dressing for the MTV Video Music Awards. The range of outfits can stretch from a pair of denim jeans and a tank (i.e. Rihanna at last year’s show) to denim gowns and loads of bling (e.g. Katy Perry and Riff Raff’s ode to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake). Seeing that the show is known for the outrageous fashion that hits its red carpet, it becomes quite easy for a celeb to go from fab to drab. Here, we round up some of the looks from the red carpet and pick out the sauciest and the most bland of the bunch.
MILEY CYRUS: BEST BREAK FROM IT ALL
Miley’s leather parachute pants and cropped bandeau combo rocks for two very simple reasons: first, the outfit doesn’t try too hard and second it’s no nonsense. It doesn’t scream, “Look at me!” Instead, it says “Let me collect my trophy, then we’re out.” Proving it doesn’t take much to look stellar, she finishes off her look with minimal makeup and an easy hairdo.
RITA ORA: SHE SIZZLED, SHE SCORCHED
It’s hard to look completely normal in a long satin gown in a sea of leather cropped tops, overworked denims, and bedazzled floor-sweepers. But unlike others who went all out in evening frocks as they hit the red carpet, Rita curbs her enthusiasm by pairing her fiery dress with just a diamond choker, giving off just the right amount of sex appeal and drama needed for a show like the VMAs.
BEYONCÉ: HAVEN’T WE SEEN THIS BEFORE?
Don’t get us wrong, we love Queen Bey. But why does she finish behind lil sis Solange along with J.Lo and Iggy Azalea? As fabulous as her black Nicolas Jerban might have been, it just seems like we’ve seen this look too many times on her.
ARIANNA GRANDE: HOOCH ALERT
We get the memo; Arianna is a child no more. However, there are other ways for her to inform the public of this fact, one that doesn’t include looking like Julia Roberts in the first half of Pretty Woman. The over assortment of zippers and flaps is distracting and looks completely not functional.
AMBER ROSE: THE WORST THROWBACK
In the 1998, Rose McGowan wore a similar dress to the VMAs which landed her a spot on the Worst Dressed List of All Time. This year, Amber aims to follow in her footsteps by donning something that leaves very little to the imagination.
Which of these looks did you love and loathe? Leave your comments below!