From The Red Carpet To The Stage, Celebs Showed Serious Skin At The 2013 VMAs

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Ciara and Iggy Azalea on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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The stars were out last night at the 2013 VMAs—some in more clothing than others, but they were out! And if there was ever a time to go nearly nude on a red carpet, the VMAs are it. Over the years, celebs have not been shy about showing skin: from a singular purple pasty to butt-baring chain mail draping to big slits and high hems, we thought we’d seen it all. Well, we were wrong.

Ciara (in Givenchy Fall 2010 Couture) and Iggy Azalea (in Emilio Pucci) made heads turn and do a double take in second-skin sheer dresses with strategically-placed embellishments. So that’s what Ciara meant when she told us to expect a little “bling bling!” We love the subtle sexiness these gowns bring to the carpet—no nip slips here! Although, if you do think you’ve caught a glimpse of a naughty bit, it can always be chalked up to a stray sequin.

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Erin Wasson on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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Erin Wasson, on the other hand, left little—and we mean VERY little—to the imagination in a SUPER sheer-ious (heh) Alex Vauthier FW13 Couture dress. “It’s like a bathing suit with a stocking on over it,” Wasson told our red carpet correspondents. Yup! That about covers it. (Pun intended.) With so much to show though, you’d think some (*coughs*) maintenance/grooming, might be necessary, but not according to Wasson. She’s au naturel.

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Lil Kim, Naya Rivera and Ashanti on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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There once was a time when missing a slice of fabric from your dress meant that you’d been subject to a vicious cat fight (or shark attack). Nowadays, skin is in and cut-outs can provide some much-needed ventilation on hot August days. We've seen Lil Kim in WAY less before, so despite a clear view of her string-bikini, our jaws actually remained above desk-level when Kimmy Blanco rocked the carpet in a laser-cut leather jumpsuit (custom-made by her stylist, Anthony Latimore). Naya Rivera gave goth a good name in a wickedly sultry Sen Couture gown with a series of small cut-outs at the waist and shoulders. Ashanti, on the other hand, flashed a little leg, a little chest and a lot of her toned tummy in a figure-hugging sea foam Grecian wrap dress.

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Lady Gaga performs at the 2013 VMAs.
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Last but not least (unless we’re talking clothes), Lady Gaga let it all hang out in her itsy-bitsy-teensy-weensi-tiny-shell-covered bikini. Sure, she’s worn it before – but this is live t.v. and that string was livin’ on a prayer, as far as we can see. A prayer that worked wonders, apparently, because Gagaloo didn’t bother changing out of the thong-and-shell set to watch the rest of the show.


VMA 2013: Red Carpet Report

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