At the Emmys, staid and stately rule the red carpet. But at the VMAs, anything — and we really mean anything — goes.
But that’s why this freaky deaky annual awards show, held Sunday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California, is so fun to cover from a fashion perspective.
We are only going to discuss the absolute worst, which means barely any mention of the women in the best dressed circle. We’re talking to you, Jennifer Lopez (in Versace) , Kelly Rowland (Kaufman Franco Maternity), Beyonce (Nicolas Jebran) and Ke$ha (Johanna Johnson).
The top five winners for the most outlandish costumes — um, outfits — are:
Digital Access For Only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
Taylor Swift: That Mary Katrantzou Resort ’15 playsuit was a rare misfire from the country queen turned pop tartlet. The romper was too short so it resembled baby’s first onesie. Granted, she has awesome gams.
Amber Rose in Laurel Dewitt: Rose McGowan called from the 1998 VMAs and wants her look back. No one wants to see that much of you except for maybe your GP during an annual physical.
Ariana Grande: We get it already. You’re of legal age. You’re a woman now. You can do whatever you want without your parents’ consent. But you deserve to be grounded for leaving the house in that Catwoman-ish leather dress by Moschino and those thigh high boots.
Charli XCX: Hold the applause. The yellow and black striped pantsuit didn’t make the Boom! Clap! singer any new fans at Vogue magazine. “I feel sexy in it,” said Charli. “I think my spirit animal is probably a tiger.”
Becky G: Love the music, hate the thigh slitted, metallic apron-skirt and bikini top. The 17-year-old Shower cutie told Latina before the ceremony: “I want to make sure I wear something that is high fashion … urban, but still really girly.” So what happened on the way to the stylist?