MTV’s Video Music Awards are always a little hard to pin down, especially on the red carpet. They’re not set up for Oscar level glam, and let’s be honest here, some musicians look as though they have trouble dressing themselves. This years winning looks are all about effortless beauty and style, not outlandish matching denim ensembles like we saw on Katy Perry and Riff Raff or the poorly fitting silky gown worn by Demi Lovato.
Big winners were of course queen Beyonce in a floor length Nicolas Jebran gown and Kim Kardashian who showed a lot of cleavage in an incredible beaded Balmain dress from the unreleased Resort 2015 collection (as did Chanel Iman and a few others). Kendall Jenner rocked an elegant pants suit by Alon Livne and LORDE owned a fuzzy Chanel jumpsuit, while Chloe Grace Moretz in a playful yet cute Louis Vuitton outfit, and Solange looked relaxed and chic in H&M’s Studio collection for the fall winter season.
Another trend we saw was the ultra-short, with Taylor Swift taking the cake on that one, wearing an interesting brocade Mary Katrantzou onesie accentuating her excellent figure, along with Ariana Grande in a full leather Moschino strapless tube dress looking a little uncomfortable, and Victoria Justice in a killer Alice + Olivia high low dress and a hashtag handbag.
Flip through all our favourite looks from the red carpet below.
Taylor Swift in Mary Katrantzou (left) and Kim Kardashian in Balmain Resort 2015 (right).
LORDE in Chanel (left) and Jeremy Scott in his own design (right).
Chloe Grace Moretz in Louis Vuitton (left) and Solange in H&M Studio Fall Winter 2014 (right).
Usher in Maison Martin Margiela Ankle Strap High Tops (left) and Beyonce in Nicolas Jebran (right).
Victoria Justice in Alice + Olivia (left) and Chanel Iman in Balmain Resort 2015.
Kendall Jenner in Alon Livne (left) and Common in Vivienne Westwood (right).
Ariana Grande in Moschino and Tom Ford (left) and Jennifer Lopez in Charbel Zoe (right).