One Direction Or The Wanted: Which Boy Band’s VMA Style Is Best?

One Direction performs at the 2012 Video Music Awards on Sept. 6 in L.A.
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Just putting it out there, we HATE playing favorites. But after seeing both One Direction and The Wanted make consecutive appearances on the VMA stage just mere minutes ago, we’re seriously torn between the two in a way that we can’t quite ignore. Sure, we have a special place in our hearts for Niall, Liam, Harry, Louis and Zayn’s earwormy songs and irresistible Brit charm (ahem, and covetable hair). But at the same time, there’s just something about The Wanted’s rebellious smirks that tugs at our bad boy weakness. Yeah, the same kind of weakness that always made us want to sneak out of the house late at night to meet up with friends back in the day…admit it, you feel it too! Which is why we’re dying to know: which boy band had better style at the Video Music Awards tonight?

The Wanted at the 2012 Video Music Awards on Sept. 6 in L.A.
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One Direction repped their complementary color scheme vibes with shades of deep blue and gray during their live performance of “One Thing,” making everyone in the audience swoon (Katy Perry, we’re looking at you!). We’re digging how their slim jeans and cool basics are each varied enough to remind us that as cute as these boys are as a package, they’re ALL individuals. Plus, nice hair game, guys! (Not that we expected anything else.)

But wait- the 1D dudes may have taken home not one, not two, but THREE Moon Men tonight, but The Wanted boys aren’t letting them off the hook that easily just yet. Maybe it’s their confident swagger or groomed good looks, but the British-Irish band was giving us major butterflies- we’re talking dormant high school crush, style- on the red carpet tonight in classy coordinating Tommy Hilfiger. These guys know how to dress. Period.

Now that we’ve had some time to let the guys’ appearances tonight sink in, we’re asking you: which boy band wins this VMA style battle? Let us know in the comments!


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