Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez And More Are Best Dressed At 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

Listen, people. We know everyone can’t stop talking about Miley Cyrus’ twerk sesh “We Can’t Stop” performance, but we have some serious VMA style moments to discuss here. Before any of the onstage shenanigans went down, we were peeping what the celebs were wearing outside the Barclays Center–you know, on that thing called a red carpet. We saw our favorite gals sporting everything from jeans and a T-shirt to super glam statement gowns, and we loved it all. As you know, though, we MUST narrow it down to our top 10 favorites, so check out who we picked below (and be sure to comment on who you liked best!).

LADY GAGA IN PRABAL GURUNG

Lady Gaga at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
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Lady Gaga looked dashing in her all-black Prabal Gurung gown, and we know it’s hitting us in a special place because we never, ever say the word “dashing.” Honestly, we love seeing a sleek, goth-y Gaga wrapped up like a perfect little present, and for that, she makes it to the top of our list.

SELENA GOMEZ IN ATELIER VERSACE

Selena Gomez at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
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I mean, when does Selena Gomez ever not look amazing? Her perfectly-tailored dress (this time by Atelier Versace) and always well-tamed brunette ’do together are a constant recipe for red carpet greatness (and, no, we don’t mind that she shows a little more skin every year she gets older #WERK).

TAYLOR SWIFT IN HERVE LEGER BY MAX AZRIA

Taylor Swift at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
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Taylor Swift decided to ditch her typically-girly steez for a vampy, Old Hollywood look. She sported a skin-tight Herve Leger by Max Azria navy blue number with pinned-back waves. burgundy lips and a seriously smoky eye. T Swift has switched to the dark side, and we LIKE it.

ARIANA GRANDE IN KENLEY COLLINS

Ariana Grande at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
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On the opposite end of the spectrum, Ariana Grande decided to celebrate the last days of summer in a floral Kenley Collins skater dress with white pumps and matching nails. She pulled her light brown strands back into a super luxurious ponytail and finished off the look with some light pink eyeshadow and lip gloss that we love.

RITA ORA IN ALEXANDRE VAUTHIER COUTURE

Rita Ora at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
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We gotta give it up for Rita Ora because, well, look at her. Her crystal and feather Alexandre Vauthier Couture gown was so extravagant that she needed someone to man her train as she navigated through the red carpet. We love how she chose a blunt platinum bob with this ornate dress to give it some edge, and kept her makeup super light and fresh with such a statement-making ensemble.

HOLLAND RODEN IN NAEEM KHAN

Holland Roden at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
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Our resident Teen Wolf cutie Holland Roden stunned us (in a good way!) when she arrived in a decked out embellished Naeem Khan number complete with–yep–PANTS. She looked comfy yet chic, and we give her major props for taking on such a sartorial challenge while still managing to knock it out of the park.

CIARA IN GIVENCHY COUTURE

Ciara at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
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Ciara killed it in an embellished sheer and strategically-placed feather Givenchy Couture number that actually extended onto her fingers for a glove-meets-dress-hybrid situation that we just CANNOT stop staring at. When people say someone is “glowing,” this is truly what they mean.

ELLIE GOULDING IN AMATO COUTURE BY FURNE ONE

Ellie Goulding at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
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At a glance, you may think that Ellie Goulding went for a sleek and pretty embellished gown, but, you guys, those are silver things are STUDS–like, actual sharp metal pieces. The dress, by Amato Couture, not only fit her like a glove, but doubled as weaponry, and what’s more badass than that?

IGGY AZALEA IN EMILIO PUCCI

Iggy Azalea at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
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Iggy Azalea went for an elegant (and very sheer!) all gold Emilio Pucci dress that showed off her ridic bod in the most perfect way possible. She finished the overall look with her signature red lip and a slick-back bun, and you know what? We have to admit that we kinda like seeing our girl all glammed up!

CRYSTAL REED IN ZAC POSEN

Crystal Reed at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
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Crystal Reed was a VISION in her strapless red Zac Posen peplum number. The crimson color against her hair and skin looked amazing–and then she had to throw a leopard Valentino clutch in the mix to officially put us over the edge. Also, you guys, she is the QUEEN of the no-makeup-makeup look, and for that, we shall bow down.

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