MTV Style Best Of 2010: Katy Perry’s Top Looks

Katy Perry rarely plays it safe. Whether it’s a flirty tutu skirt or a dramatic couture gown, the pop star’s sartorial choices are anything but boring. She even made latex a popular “fabric” this year! Here, we rounded up KP’s most impressive style moments of 2010.

IN LATEX DRESSES: If not for Katy Perry, we might have never associated latex with fashion. This year, she flaunted several latex minis (custom versions of the Syren latex halter dress by Abigail Greydanus) with delicious prints like cupcakes and cotton candy to various events.

Katy Perry on June 22, 2010, in Toronto, on Sept. 5, 2010, in in Berlin, on Nov. 8, 2010, in New York City, and Nov. 14, 2010, in London.
Photo: Getty Images


IN SHORT SHORTS: Given the fact that she’s a true California “Gurl” (born in Santa Barbara, Calif.), it should come as no surprise that Katy Perry loves her short shorts! She rocked bedazzled blue ones for some of her biggest performances in 2010, and of course, there’s the low-rise denim pair from her popular “California Gurls” music video.

Katy Perry in her ’California Gurls’ music video look, at VH1 Divas on Dec. 3, 2010, at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards on June 6, 2010, and at the MuchMusic Video Awards on June 20, 2010.
Photo: Diesel, WireImage, Getty Images


AT THE JINGLE BALL: Rocking a sexy santa ensemble, Katy Perry got into the Christmas spirit during her performance at the Jingle Ball on Dec. 11 in New York City. Katy also dressed as a snowman and a nutcracker during other December performances.

Katy Perry performs at the Jingle Ball on Dec. 11, 2010, in Sunrise, Florida, on Dec. 5, 2010, in Los Angeles, and on Dec. 10, 2010, in New York City.
Photo: WireImage, Getty Images


IN STREET STYLE: Even during her downtime, Katy kept it cool with one-shoulder sweaters, knee-high socks, graphic tees, and pumps in poppy shades (purple!).

Katy Perry June 24, 2010, and Sept. 2, 2010, in London, and on Aug. 15, 2010, in Narita, Japan.
Photo: FilmMagic, WireImage


IN TUTUS: Katy started an unexpected trend in 2010. The singer wore a number of ballerina skirts for performances this year, which she paired with embellished/studded tutu tops. And then, we all wanted to rock a tutu!

Singer Katy Perry poses for a photo during a taping of NBC’s ’Today’ in Rockefeller Center on Aug. 27, 2010, in New York City. Katy Perry performs on stage at MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2010 on July 31, 2010, at the Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images, Kristian Dowling/PictureGroup


ON MAGAZINE COVERS: While she opts for color and pizazz on stage, Katy stripped down for some magazine cover appearances. She wore a rosy pink bra and panty set on the cover of Rolling Stone and a black latex (of course!) bottom with Charlotte Olympia ankle boots for the U.K. cover of Esquire.

Katy Perry on the cover of ’Rolling Stone’ and ’Esquire’ magazines.
Photo: ’Rolling Stone,’ ’Esquire’


ON SESAME STREET: This green Giles Deacon shift started quite the stir when Katy wore it to the taping of a Sesame Street special. The show decided not to air the program because of Katy’s cleavage.

Katy Perry sings a version of her hit song ’Hot N Cold’ with Sesame Street’s Elmo.
Photo: Katy Perry/YouTube


AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS: Katy looked regal in red at the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, where she wore a floor-length gown from Zuhair Murad’s Spring 2010 Couture collection. The column shift had a festive zigzag pattern and hugged Katy’s curves perfectly.

Katy Perry and Russell Brand attend the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2010 held at the Sunset Towers Hotel on March 7, 2010, in West Hollywood, Calif.
Photo: Gregg DeGuire/PictureGroup


AT THE MTV MOVIE AWARDS: The singer sported a sheer, sparkly mini from Zuhair Murad’s Fall 2010 collection for the MTV Movie Awards. While the dress may have been a neutral color, Katy added big splashes of color with bright blue hair, yellow nails and gray and yellow Rock & Republic Lotus platform pumps.

Katy Perry attends the 2010 MTV Movie Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre on June 6, 2010, in Universal City, Calif.
Photo: Gregg DeGuire/MTV/PictureGroup


AT THE VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS: In addition to donning rainbow highlights and her then-fiance Russell Brand’s face on her nails at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, Katy Perry wore a black and white Marchesa mini dress with Jimmy Choo sandals and a chunky M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza ring. Some fashion critics thought she looked like a wannabe ice skater; little did they know that it was just the beginning, and that later in the year, the singer would also dress up as a snowman, Mrs. Claus and a tin soldier.

Katy Perry attends the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA.
Photo: Gregg DeGuire/MTV/PictureGroup


AT THE KIDS CHOICE AWARDS: The pop star picked a strapless, corset dress by The Blonds, which was embellished with rainbow sequins and rhinestones, for the 2010 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in March.

Katy Perry attends Nickelodeon’s 23rd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards held at Pauley Pavilion at UCLA on March 27, 2010, in Los Angeles.
Photo: Gregg DeGuire/PictureGroup

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