Red Carpet Roundup: 10 Best Dressed at the VMAs

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Red Carpet Roundup: 10 Best Dressed at the VMAs
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From edgy ensembles to gorgeous gowns, the variety of red carpet looks at the 2012 Video Music Awards showcased celebrities’ creativity and talent for pushing the fashion envelope. Check out the greatest fashion hits of the night and why the looks work for them.

Greek Chic
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Greek Chic

Rihanna graced the red carpet in a backless Grecian gown complete with a waist-accentuating knot detail. Though the dress is stunning, she turned heads with the debut of a chic pixie cut reminiscent of Halle Berry’s cropped hairstyle. Shying away from accessories with the exception of simple earrings and a handful of rings, she finished the minimalistic look with a classic, bright red lip.

Menswear Maven
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Menswear Maven

Sporting sleek strands and her signature red pout, Taylor Swift looked chic in a crisp J. Mendel suit. A plunging neckline and impeccably tailored lines make this suit both sophisticated and sexy. She kept her accessories simple with just a pair of earrings, a matching ring and gold strappy sandals.

Fringe Benefits
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Fringe Benefits

Actress Zoe Saldana looked pretty in peach in a Salvatore Ferragamo frock. She paired the figure-hugging dress with Ferragamo deep purple suede sandals. Relaxed ringlets, a glossy pink lip and a seductive smoky eye completed her red carpet look.

Playful Pilotto
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Playful Pilotto

Emma Watson’s Peter Pilotto knit mini-dress was a nice change-up amid the formal floor length gowns that graced the red carpet at the 2012 VMAs. She paired the colorful dress with Tom Ford shoes, a simple updo and a playful pink pout. The overall look was youthful and charming.

Sheer Brilliance
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Sheer Brilliance

This subtle Elie Saab gown is a departure from Katy Perry’s usual over-the-top style, but the sheer fabric with sequin and leather details is far from dull. The train adds an element of drama and the leather bow on the bust is a fun accent to the overall look. Voluminous old Hollywood-esque curls complete this pared down Katy Perry ensemble.

Metallic McCartney
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Metallic McCartney

Showcasing her toned bod (you can see her abs through the gown!), Pink rocked this beaded gunmetal Stella McCartney number with a presence and attitude that only Pink can rock. She kept her accessories simple with just a pair of face-framing earrings and a few statement rings.

Gone Glam
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Gone Glam

Miley Cyrus’ blonde pixie cut was the hair crop heard ‘round the Internet. She amped up the bold look on the VMA red carpet and showed off her freshly, partially shaved head with a bold hairstyle that was part faux hawk, part bouffant. The ultra-sexy Emilio Pucci gown with a plunging neckline and panels of sheer fabric brought the wow-factor to her red-carpet look.

Baby Bump Beauty
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Baby Bump Beauty

Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa announced that they’re expecting, so it was only appropriate that Rose show off her baby bump in an elegant and sophisticated black embroidered gown on the red carpet. The conservative yet sexy dress accentuated her healthy figure while bringing the glam that Rose never fails to add to the red carpet.

Hitting High Style Notes
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Hitting High Style Notes

Alicia Keys looked glamorous in a one shoulder Alexandre Vauthier metallic dress complete with a thigh high slit a la Angelina Jolie at the 2012 Academy Awards. Though the slit drew most of the attention to her legs, ruching details showcased her toned arms. Simple accessories, namely a pair of geometric earrings and statement rings, completed the look.

All-Around Stylish
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All-Around Stylish

America’s favorite gold medal gymnasts ditched their leotards and flaunted their fashion sense. We give the team a perfect-10 for this event.

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