MTV Style Best Of 2010: Your Top 15 Stories

We’ve written over a thousand style stories (we know…A THOUSAND?!) since launching in June of this year, but there were 15 that REALLY struck a chord. Not only did these posts receive tons and tons of comments, but you guys tweeted (and retweeted), Facebooked, and emailed the heck out of each one. Some of your clicks were obvious (Lady Gaga’s meat dress!), but other hits were surprising (prom dresses made out of duct tape?). Here’s a look back at your favorite posts of 2010…


This eccentric pop singer/songwriter became a household name in 2010. Don’t believe us? Ask your 86-year-old grandmother who Gaga is. We bet she knows ALL about “the dress.”

Lady Gaga knew that she’d cause a scene by wearing the now-infamous Franc Fernandez-designed real beef dress on stage to accept her award for “Video of the Year” at the MTV Video Music Awards. Her fashion risk paid off–the dress stirred a juicy debate amongst fans.

Lady Gaga wears her meat dress in the VMA pressroom, the day-old meat dress, and a meaty Mark Ryden painting.
Photo: Getty Images/Sam Sparro’s Twitter/Mark Ryden

+ Everything You Wanted To Know About Lady Gaga’s VMA Meat Dress!

+ Lady Gaga’s VMA Meat Dress: The Morning-After Photo!

+ Does Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress Remind You Of Mark Ryden’s Paintings?

Meat dress aside, there was plenty more Gaga to gab about this year–from her Lollapalooza fishnet ensembles to her heel-less Noritaka Tatehana-designed shoes, Lady Gaga was one celeb we could count on to keep us on our toes.

Lady Gaga at Lollapalooza, performing at Carnegie Hall, and performing on ’American Idol.’
Photo: Getty Images/PictureGroup

+ Let’s Talk About … See All Of Lady Gaga’s Lollapalooza Outfits, Including Her Crowd-Surfing Fishnet-And-Nipple-Stickers Look

+ Meet Noritaka Tatehana, The Designer Who Creates Custom Nine-Inch Platform Shoes For Lady Gaga

+ What Should Lady Gaga Wear To The VMAs?



You can’t get enough. We can’t get enough. The more we published, the more you wanted. Here are the most popular Jersey Shore-meets-MTV Style stories of the year.

Snooki lost her pouf and The Situation wore a body suit for Dancing With the Stars. But that was just the beginning. Nearly every member from the cast of the reality hit series Jersey Shore went through a makeover, and you loved seeing the befores and afters.

Before and after pictures of Sammi, Pauly D, and JWOWW.
Photo: Getty Images/PictureGroup/WireImage

The Proof Is In The Pictures:
+ Sammi “Sweetheart”
+ Pauly D
+ Snooki
+ Mike “The Situation”
+ Ronnie
+ Vinny
+ Angelina

You LOVED the fashion match-ups pitting the Jersey Shore girls’ and guys’ style against other celebs’ wearing the same or similar ensembles. So did we!

Whitney Port of The City and Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola of Jersey Shore.
Photo: Getty Images

+ Whitney Port And Sammi ’Sweetheart’ Party Together, But Who Looked Better?

+ JWOWW And Stephanie Pratt: Who Wore Purple Better?

+ ’Dancing With The Stars': Which MTV Star Looked Best?

+ Snooki And Kat DeLuna: Who Wore It Best?

From the Late Show with David Letterman to the VMA red carpet, JWOWW, Vinny and the rest of the reality show cast of characters were spotted EVERYWHERE.

JWOWW’s at her Filthy Couture fashion show, Snooki leaving ’The Late Show With David Letterman,’ and Ronnie Vinny on the 2010 VMA red carpet.
Photo: Getty Images

+ Check Out 24 Lace, Spandex, And Bikini Outfits From JWOWW’s First Runway Show For Filthy Couture!

+ ’Jersey Shore’ Star Snooki Is Ready For Fall!

+ VMAs 2010: ’Jersey Shore’ Hits The VMA Red Carpet In Style!

+ Do You Like Pauly D’s ’GQ’ Hair Makeover?

+ Is Jersey Shore’s Angelina A Good Model?

+ What Are The ’Jersey Shore’ Cast’s Beach Essentials?



The show may not be returning, but your favorite L.A. ladies (and lads) are still finding their way in front of a camera, one way or another. Yay!

Lauren Conrad went from starring in The Hills to penning books and designing a clothing line. You loved the looks she’s come up with so far and now MTV is documenting the next steps in her career with a new reality show as she continues to develop her signature line.

Looks from LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s.
Photo: Courtesy of Kohl’s

+ First Look: Lauren Conrad’s Complete Fall Collection For Kohl’s

+ Lauren Conrad’s New MTV Fashion Reality Show Confirmed!

+ Lauren Conrad’s Clothing Collections: A Look At Her Design Career — So Far!

+ Lauren Conrad For Kohl’s: The 7 Latest Looks You’ll Love

The fashion match-ups involving The Hills girls were some of your favorites (and hardest to judge!).

Audrina Patridge on Nov. 9, Stephanie Pratt on Feb. 25, and Kristin Cavallari on Sept. 12.
Photo: WireImage/Getty Images

+ Audrina Patridge, Stephanie Pratt, Or Kristin Cavallari: Which Gray Dress Do You Like Best?

+ Kristin Cavallari And Kim Kardashian: Who Wore It Better?

+ Kristin Cavallari Or Christina Aguilera: Who Looked Better In Green At ’Burlesque’?

+ Who Wore It Better: MTV Stars Edition — Lo Bosworth And Amber Lancaster Chose The Same Beige Dress!

+ Let’s Talk About…. Audrina Patridge Or Kristin Cavallari: Which One Shoulder Black Dress Do You Like Better?

+ Which ’Hills’ Star Has The Best LBD?

+ Lo Bosworth And Giuliana Rancic In Tadashi Shoji, But Who Wore It Best?

+ Trend Alert: Whitney Port, Audrina Patridge And Lo Bosworth In White, But Who Wore It Best?

+ Jaime King Or Audrina Patridge: Who Wore A Rocker Tee Best?

This stylish set was just as popular offline as they were online. Audrina Patridge was featured in Heat magazine, while Lauren Conrad covered Women’s Health, Elle, and Cosmopolitan and Kristin Cavallari was featured in Maniac…to name a few.

Audrina in ’Heat,’ Lauren Conrad in ’Women’s Health,’ and Kristin Cavallari in ’Maniac Magazine.’
Photo: Courtesy of Heat/Women’s Health/Maniac

+ Audrina Patridge Of ’The Hills’ Looks Glamorous Modeling Swimsuits For ’Heat’ Magazine

+ Lauren Conrad Covers ’Women’s Health’ (And Reveals Her Top Style Tips!)

+ PHOTOS: Kristin Cavallari Is A Cover Model For ’Maniac’ Magazine!

+ Audrina Patridge Scores Another Modeling Gig And Goes Braless For Bongo

+ Lauren Conrad In ’Elle’ Magazine: Which Look Do You Like Better?

+ Lauren Conrad Covers ’Cosmopolitan’ Magazine!

+ PHOTOS: Check Out Audrina Patridge’s Fashion Spread In Britain’s ’Daily Mirror’

+ Lauren Conrad: Three Years Of ’Cosmopolitan’ Covers

The Hills cast was a busy bunch this year. We spotted them on Dancing With the Stars, at the Emmys, wearing designer duds, changing their hair color…and wherever they were and whatever they did, you wanted to know (and talk) about it.

Audrina Patridge on ’Dancing With The Stars,’ Stephanie Pratt on the Emmy red carpet, Marchesa’s Notte sketch, Brody’s new mohawk, Whitney Port in Hawaii and Lo on the Emmy red carpet.
Photo: PictureGroup/Getty Images/Marchesa/SplashNews

+ ’Dancing With The Stars': A Farewell To Audrina Patridge’s Style

+ Emmy Awards Red Carpet: Stephanie Pratt In A Lilac Dress And Big Hair

+ Lauren Conrad Wears Marchesa: Designer Sketch Revealed!

+ Brody Jenner Has A Mohawk Now!

+ Whitney Port’s Bikini Style: Get The Look

+ Emmy Awards Red Carpet: Lo Bosworth Glows In A Green Karen Caldwell Dress!

+ Kristin Cavallari Already Ditched Her Dark Hair!

+ Get The Look: Audrina Patridge’s Printed Tees

+ Let’s Talk About … Whitney Port Got A Tattoo!

+ Get The Look: Stephanie Pratt’s Blue-Streak Eye Makeup

+ Photos: Whitney Eve’s Complete Spring 2011 Collection

+ What Is Stephanie Pratt’s Must-Have Fall Item?

+ Get The Look: Whitney Port’s French Braids/Half Updo



If the MTV Style comments section told the story, the celebs who attended Fashion Week in New York City were just as important as the outfits walking down the runway.

The cast of ’The City’ at Fashion Week: Whitney Port, Roxy Olin, and Olivia Palermo.
Photo: Getty Images

+ Which MTV Star Had The Best Style At Fashion Week?



We love a good best dressed list and appears you guys do, too. Tons of you weighed in on your favorite looks from the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

Ciara, Florence Welsh, and Lady Gaga on the red carpet, and Rihanna performing onstage at the 2010 VMAs.
Photo: Getty Images/PictureGroup

+ VMAs 2010: The 10 Best Dressed At The Video Music Awards

+ VMAs 2010 Live Blog: The Red Carpet Fashion!



It’s no wonder our Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show post caught your eyes. This year’s set was splashier, the music louder (courtesy of Katy Perry), and the models’ angel wings bigger.

Emanuela De Paula at Victoria’s Secret.
Photo: PictureGroup

+ Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Every Look (Plus, Katy Perry!)



When Harry Potter actress Emma Watson did the big chop on her hair, there were those that loved it and those that hated it. Our two cents? SO. CUTE.

Emma Watson’s new ’do, before and after.
Photo: Getty Images; Facebook/EmmaWatson

+ Emma Watson Chopped Her Hair Off! Do You Like Her New Pixie Cut?



Her hair, her clothes, her makeup. Just by stepping out of her house, rapper Nicki Minaj became a most talked about topic.

Nicki Minaj in the pressroom and performing at the 2010 VMAs, and Nicki Minaj at the Hot 97 Thanksgiving Concert.
Photo: PictureGroup/WireImage

+ Halloween: Nicki Minaj Costume Ideas

+ Nicki Minaj Wears A Sheer-View Body Suit Like Lady Gaga

+ Look By Look: The Complete Fashion Breakdown Of Nicki Minaj’s New Video ’Your Love’

+ VMAs 2010 Interview: Nicki Minaj’s Stylist On Nicki’s Video Music Awards Outfits

+ Which Hair Color Should Nicki Minaj Wear To The VMAs?



Most of us watched Sesame Street growing up, so it was no surprise that when one of your favorite pop stars, Katy Perry, made a cameo appearance on the kids show you’d want to know what she’d be wearing. Sadly, because of her fitted, cleavage-showing Giles Deacon dress, the episode never aired.

Katy Perry in Giles Deacon; Giles Deacon spring 2010 runway.
Photo: Katy Perry/YouTube;

+ Katy Perry’s Hot ’Sesame Street’ Dress Found!

+ Katy Perry Has A Busy Fashion Weekend



How did we know you’d love seeing Cristiano Ronaldo, Megan Fox, and Kellan Lutz in their skivvies? Lucky guess, we guess.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Megan Fox for Emporio Armani; Kellan Lutz for Calvin Klein.
Photo: Emporio Armani/Calvin Klein

+ The Top 9 Celebrity Underwear Campaigns Of The Year, Including Zoe Saldana, Megan Fox, and Kellan Lutz



Ke$ha’s fashion choices eluded us, that was until she came to the MTV studios for an interview. That was when we (and YOU) finally got to hear her explain her whole garbage + glitter fashion mantra.

Ke$ha poses for MTV Style.
Photo: Circe Baumgartner/MTV

+ Exclusive Video: Ke$ha Explains Her Garbage And Glitter Style



Before Emma Watson caused a stir by snipping her strands, Kristen Stewart did the same thing over the summer, but with a bottle of red hair dye. Who knew so many of you would have such strong opinions on the Twilight star’s new ginger strands?!

Kristen Stewart’s new redhead and old brunette hairstyles.
Photo: Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic; Picture Group

+ Kristen Stewart Dyed Her Hair Red!



To say that we were impressed by the entries for the 10th annual Duct Tape Stuck at Prom Scholarship contest was an understatement. We were SHOCKED by what the couples came up with…and so were you!

Left: Second place winners. Center: 1st place winners. Right: Finalists.

+ Check Out 20 Creative Teens Who Went To Prom Wearing Clothes They Made From Duct Tape



You got used to seeing Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen with raccoon eyes and ripped tights. But, we could all agree that it was something totally different to hear the Pretty Reckless frontwoman talk about personal style in her own words. “I have a doll collection and I look at their outfits and kind of imitate them,” she said.

Taylor Momsen poses for MTV Style.
Photo: Gregg Delman/MTV

+ Exclusive Video: Taylor Momsen On Her Style, Beauty Routine, Firing Her Stylist, And Modeling



Gleeks waited with baited breath to see Britney Spears’ cameo on Glee, and they weren’t let down. Brit-Brit showcased a taste of her acting chops, while Heather Morris (who plays the cheerleader Brittany) did one of the best Britney Spears immitations we’ve ever seen by nailing the pop star’s moves and mannerisms to a T.

Brittany S. Pierce (Heather Morris) as Britney Spears on ’Glee’ and Britney Spears performing at the 2001 VMAs.
Photo: Fox/Getty Images

+ ’Glee’ Britney/Brittany Episode: The Fashion


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