Anything goes at the MTV VMAs. The red carpet has showcased outrageous, outlandish, and out-of-the-box attire dating back to its first award show in 1984. You probably remember iconic style moments like Lady Gaga’s meat dress, Beyoncé’s pregnancy gown, and Lil’ Kim’s purple pasty… Well, after 35 years of envelope-pushing style, the outfits at the VMAs are still turning heads and making headlines. Flip through to see some standout looks!
Lizzo became of the most exciting attendees this year, because she’s not afraid go all out. Her fire-engine-red sequin Moschino gown (emblazoned with the word “siren”) and matching boa was one of the most memorable looks of the night, and her performance was on fire!
The singer and flautist even shared an inspiring message that thanked her team after the show, which said in part, “Not only were we taught to believe we didn’t belong in the spotlight, but when we finally get to a place to self-worth the world tries to knock us down. Not this time. The world smiled with us. The world sang us. The world saw our beauty last night. The world saw black women feeling Good As Hell and cheered us on.”
Lil Nas X gave a fashion nod to Prince with his lacy, sparkling ensemble.
Hailee Steinfeld was all about the bold red lip and a sheer dress that showed some leg.
It’s safe to say that Normani is having a moment. Not only did she dance her heart out during her “Motivation” performance but she also stunned in this ab-baring throwback look.
Megan Thee Stallion was working a high-cut belted Louis Vuitton bodysuit for her pre-show set!
Alyson Stoner — yes, that Alyson Stoner from Missy’s video! — wowed the crowd by doing a spot-on rendition of her famous “Work It” dance onstage. She shone on the red carpet, too!
What year is it even? Does Lenny Kravitz age?