If you’re someone who religiously follows award show red carpets like we do, you’ll know that the VMAs bring us some of the most exciting fashion of the entire awards ceremony circuit. Tonight’s show was certainly no exception to this rule.
Stars ditch gorgeous, formal attire you’d normally see at the Oscars and the Golden Globes for looks that are a little more fun, a little more creative, and, most of the time, a lot more daring. While this year’s red carpet definitely had a couple head-turning moments, it was definitely the year to show off what you got. From the naked jumpsuits worn by the likes of Halsey, Hailey Baldwin, and even Baddie Winkie (okay, hers wasn’t actually sheer) to Laura Perlongo’s naked baby bump and many other open-shirted/open-blazered attendees, showing a little skin was quite the trend this time around.
We rounded up our absolute favorite looks from the evening, showing love to all the ladies that slayed tonight. Click through the gallery below to check out our picks.
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Beyoncé in Francesco Scognamiglio couture. There are no words—keep reigning, Bey.
Holland Roden looks angelic in an all-white look by KAYAT. That cape, though.
Hailey Baldwin stunned in this see-through beaded jumpsuit by Georges Chakra Couture.
We’re pretty obsessed with Zara Larsson’s futuristic minidress by Armani.
Tove Lo proves metallic sneakers are the perfect red carpet shoe by pairing her Adidas ones with a one-shouldered dress by Dion Lee.
Joan Smalls served us some ‘90s Sporty Spice realness with flared, zip-up track pants and the coolest leather crop top, ever, by Off-White.
Winnie Harlow shows a little leg in Nicolas Jebran.
Hailee Steinfeld proves the more colors and patterns, the better, in this Balmain number.
Rita Ora’s look by Marc Jacobs has a little bit of leather, a little bit of fur, a lot of feathers, and definitely all of our attention.
Taylor Hill sparkled all the way down the carpet in this glitzy, asymmetrical number by Moschino.
Nicki Minaj stunned in this gorgeous, flowing sheer gown by Bao Tranchi.
Halsey also chose to rock a sheer, beaded jumpsuit—but this one in white by Yousef Al-Jasmi.
Yes, Britney! She was all aglow in her one-armed dress by Julien MacDonald with quite the daring plunge. LBD perfection.
Tinashe wore red on the red carpet—and killed it—in this gorgeously flowy jumpsuit by Juan Carlos Obando.
Ashley Graham shows off her curves in this beautifully embellished sheer gown by Naeem Khan.
JoJo teaches us a lesson in pattern play, pairing a sheer lace Thomas Wylde blouse with golden paisley brocade trousers by Erika Cavallini.
Chloe and Halle Bailey treated the red carpet like the runway in some of the coolest looks from Rodarte’s fall collection.