Sheer, Sleeves, And Black Ruled The 2012 VMA Red Carpet

Amber Rose, Ke$ha, and Miley Cyrus at the 2012 Video Music Awards on Sept. 6 in L.A.
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You never really know what to expect at an event like the VMAs, where candy colored hair and anime outfits DOMINATE the scene. Yes, we essentially live for this amazing creativity year after year, but we were also pleasantly surprised to see some seriously wearable trends from some of our music favorites last night on the carpet. Amber Rose, Ke$ha and Miley Cyrus , all worked it in sheer dresses with allover black detailing. Amber (who announced she was pregnant in the preshow!) looked radiant in a skintight gown that accentuated her baby bump. The long sleeves, high neck, and elegant detail meshed together for a new twist on classic glamour. Fact: it’s impossible to predict what Ke$ha is going to whip out on the red carpet, but last night she kept things toned-down in a Zaldy number, Prada shoes, and bleach blonde hair. We love how the short length on the lace minidress is offset by the train in the back, making it quite literally the middle ground between the two. Last but not least, there’s Miley, who rounds out three of the night’s biggest trends in one simple gown. She’s wearing a low-cut Pucci gown with long sleeves and sheer paneling. It’s a seriously grownup look for the star, who’s been channeling her punky side ever since her infamous chop. Does the fact that Miley opted out of tiny, punchy dresses for a more statuesque, sophisticated number mean her style is changing yet again? Guess we’ll have to wait and see…

P!nk, Zoe Saldana, and Crystal Reed at the 2012 Video Music Awards on Sept. 6 in L.A.
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While Amber, Ke$ha, and Miley kept things goth-glam with dark and sheer dresses, another crop of ladies flaunted a similar (but decidedly more colorful) trend. Pink repped the long-sleeved thing in a metallic crewneck maxidress by Stella McCartney. Offset by dangly earrings and a white-blonde ’do (yes, which bears a STRIKING resemblance to Miley’s), this is a look we can’t wait to copy for ourselves. Zoe Saldana has always had a strong fashion game–talking MVP status here, guys–so it’s not surprising the actress hit another home run last night in a pale pink Ferragamo frock. She showed off her covetable gams in strappy Ferragamo sandals, and completed the killer ensemble with amazing windswept hair. Then there’s Crystal Reed, who stood out from the rest of the sleeved style pack in a printed red and black Alexander McQueen dress. Paired with strappy heels, a high ponytail, and a genuine, sweet smile, this girl is definitely a style star to watch.

Who do you think repped the trends on the VMA red carpet best last night? Let us know!


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