From Beyonce To Demi Lovato: The 10 Best VMA Outfits Of The Night

Well folks, it’s been another year and yet another entertaining (and STYLE CRAZY!!!) VMAs. Seriously, what other awards show gives you a giant, yellow cube hat, a Ralph Macchio look-a-like, and a surgical mask as the accessory du jour? We don’t mean to breathe on our Minx Nails and shine them languidly on our hypothetical METALLIC LEOPARD SEQUIN blogging gown, but we’re pretty proud of all of the celebs who truly brought it this year. We don’t know about you, but it felt like a PARTY (a sparkly, cat-eyed, Minnie Mouse party) out on that red—er, black—carpet, and we had a hard time narrowing down our STYLE FAVES to just 10 SHOWSTOPPERS. You see, in our no-rulez book, EVERYONE’S a WINNER, buuuuut, we picked 10 anyway. Thus, without further ado, we present our OUTFITS OF THE NIGHT!


Beyoncé at the 2011 VMAs.
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Newly announced mommy-to-be Beyoncé glowed in a fiery one-shoulder Lanvin gown that showed off a more regal side to Bey. Her effortless side pony and simple accessories were absolute PERFECTION against her bold dress. But we’re sure Jay-Z already knew that.


Katy Perry at the 2011 VMAs.
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Katy Perry took a bit of Asian influence with her to the VMA red carpet! She wore a springy floral blue, pink, and yellow Atelier Versace frock, hot pink strappy Jimmy Choo sandals, and a matching parasol, which made her freshly dyed pink hair POP.


Kelly Rowland at the 2011 VMAs.
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If there’s one person that looked FLAWLESS, it was Ms. Kelly Rowland. She paired her black and gold sheer, feather, and leather Falguni and Shane Peacock mini dress with studded Christian Louboutin peep toes and minimal accessories. Who needs ’em when you’ve got a dress that uh-mazing on a BODY that CRAMAZING? #dead


Zoe Saldana at the 2011 VMAs.
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Zoe Saldana also opted for black and gold, but this time from Barbara Bui. Her embellished dress also dropped low in the front for a sexy look that certainly turned OUR heads…because of the DRESS, people. The dress. We also loved her sky-high patterned wedges that finished her ensemble.


Ashley Rickards at the 2011 VMAs.
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Awkward’s Ashley Rickards stunned in a gathered olive green midi-length BCBG dress with a large feather statement collar and beaded detail. She finished her look with a clean updo, no-nonsense patent nude pumps, and a to-die-for cat eye.


Nicki Minaj at the 2011 VMAs.
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Nicki Minaj makes our top 10 not because she falls under conventional standards of beauty, but because of her bravery, confidence, and the all-around epicness of her multifaceted (literally) ensemble. And the mega-angular getup is WAY Harajuku, from the Tsimori Chisato tights right down to the Shojono Tomo surgical mask!


Selena Gomez at the 2011 VMAs.
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What would this list be without the lovely Selena Gomez? The girl’s style meteor is steadily rising, and this black lacy hi-low hem Julien MacDonald gown paired with gold Brian Atwood heels is another gorgeous well-earned notch to add to her belt.


Jessie J at the 2011 VMAs.
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VMA House Artist Jessie J was a real trooper, performing all night (and we mean ALL night—girl clearly has some PIPES to sound that amazing for that long), embellished boot and crutches and all. We TOTALLY bow down to her commitment to panache, even despite injury, because we know the last thing we’d be able to will ourselves into whilst cast-ridden is a gem encrusted leotard and translucent tights.


Demi Lovato at the 2011 VMAs.
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MTV Style staple Demi Lovato did not disappoint at tonight’s awards in a silver bejeweled body-con by Mandalay cut to there and metal-toed Christian Louboutin heels. As always, her beauty game was flawless, with the perfect shade of nude swiped across her lips and just the right amount of smoky eye—excellent complements to her big-barrel ombré curls.


JoJo at the 2011 VMAs.
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JoJo stunned in a black Marco Marco strapless dress. The frock’s voluminous skirt contrasted with the sheer panels and structured seams of the bodice for a refreshing balance of girly and edgy. Also, are you seeing the platforms on these heels? We die.

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