Katy Perry Works Long And Short Dresses At The VMAs

Katy Perry, Video Music Awards

Katy Perry at the 2012 Video Music Awards on Sept. 6 in L.A.
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Hellloo Katy Perry! The superstar had all sorts of surprises up her (cough-couture-cough) sleeves tonight at the VMAs, with kissing Harry and Niall from One Direction ON THE LIPS on live television and whatnot...you know how it goes. But when she wasn't causing commotion (and making us jealous) onstage, she was killing the fashion competition offstage with a pair of dresses and classic H-Wood glam. Remember last year's avant-garde Dior getup, complete with a yellow head cube and lavender hair? Well, let's just say she swung in a darker direction this time around in a gothy Elie Saab gown with a sheer bottom and leather detailing. Topped off with sleek black long hair and a defined lashes, she kind of reminds us of a modern day Wednesday Addams meets Megan Fox. In other words, it's more of a throwback look to old-school Katy than bubblegum pop queen.

Katy Perry, Video Music Awards

Katy Perry and Rihanna at the 2012 Video Music Awards on Sept. 6 in L.A.
Photo: John Shearer

OK, so we can all agree that she looked jaw-droppingly gorgeous on the red carpet prior to the show. BUT Katy's chameleon habit kicked in later on when she swapped the gown for a short embellished minidress, and we're definitely not complaining one bit. The long-sleeved beaded number is covered in a kaleidoscope of intricate designs, so awesome that we wish we'd gotten a chance to gawk at the dress even longer (sigh). On the plus side, though, we DID get to peep her sick nail art, which mesh perfectly with her patterned dress. Seriously, we couldn't have planned it better ourselves.

All in all, a solid 2-for-2 for Miss Perry for the night! So tell us: which of Katy's two VMA dresses did YOU like the best?



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