MTV Video Music Awards 2012: Best and Worst Fashion (GALLERY)

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One of the most exciting parts of the MTV Video Music Awards is always the red carpet, where you can catch Hollywood's most eclectic style parade there is.

Fashion week may be taking place in New York City right now, but across the coast, Hollywood's hottest performers were setting their own trends on the left coast at the VMAs

While outrageous fashion statements are pretty much expected at the annual event, which has been marked by everything from Lil' Kim's pasty disaster to Lady Gaga's wacky meat dress, this year, we were shocked for a whole different reason.

Instead of a laundry list of worst and wackiest get-ups, we were pleasantly surprised by all the fashion winners we saw tonight.

Taylor Swift and Rihanna looked sophisticated and chic in all-white ensembles, while Katy Perry and Pink exuded elegance in long gowns.

Rather than exposed nipples and thongs, music's A-listers seemed to have grown up, proving how chic it can be to cover up.

Still, it wouldn't be the VMAs without some truly bold -- and bad -- looks. While most celebs stayed away from DIY dresses made of garbage bags or meat, there were some notable fashion faux-pas committed as well.

Check out the best and worst fashion at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in our gallery, above.

We've compiled our favorite style winners and misses from tonight's VMA red carpet. Whether you agree with our style assessment or not, one thing is certain: This year's VMA stars were all about taking fashion risks.

 

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  • laadeedaaa
    laadeedaaa

    Miley Cyrus in 10 years.....

  • beep
    beep

    For a split second she kinda looked like Gwen Stefani

  • honeybadger dont care
    honeybadger dont care

    Thank god for Emma Watson! I can always count on her to look classy and beautiful!!!

  • frenchface
    frenchface

    Lol really, Ellen? you clearly didnt understand what they said. They never said she looked ugly, they just thought something was neededd to make it pop.. learn to babes, ffs.

  • frenchface
    frenchface

    LMAO Ellen, Stpeh & Seah are the person! lol if your gonna try and pretending to be others.. atleast don't make it look so darn obvious! mwax

  • missaly
    missaly

    For Ke$ha, this is actually one of her best looks. But still, I can't say I love her dress or whatever that thing is she's holding. But her hair and make-up is beautiful so it's a start!

  • missaly
    missaly

    This whole outfit is all wrong. She is gorgeous and still has an amazing body, she needs to dress to show it off!

  • missaly
    missaly

    Too many prints and colors going on in this dress, but I give her props for being brave and finding her own unique style!

  • missaly
    missaly

    I really wish Nicki would wear something less outrageous and more flattering! You can get just as much attention, for actually dressing well.

  • missaly
    missaly

    Gorgeous as always! She reminds me a bit of Halle Berry here with her new hair and I love it!

  • missaly
    missaly

    Simple and pretty, but I feel she's been dressing way to conservation and grown-up. She needs to dress more young and fresh!

  • lexi
    lexi

    i thought miley was best dressed, she looked good

  • Sam
    Sam

    Does anyone not see the sheer cutout above her crotch?

  • lovli
    lovli

    ewww looks like spiders crawling up on her

  • lovli
    lovli

    the dress is boring looks like a drape

  • hihu
    hihu

    WTF?

  • hihu
    hihu

    I thought she OD somewhere in asia....

  • wonderfulworld94
    wonderfulworld94

    i think she's copying jessie j a bit. love jessie <3

  • serah
    serah

    She's sooo glamorous on the suit!yes she nailed it perfect!HOT!!!

  • Steph
    Steph

    Shocking!!!

  • Steph
    Steph

    Love the messy hair look! =)

  • Steph
    Steph

    Her hair looks really weird!!

  • Steph
    Steph

    I personally think her shoes ruin the outfit!

  • Steph
    Steph

    That's not cute at all!!

  • Steph
    Steph

    I don't know what it is, but I just don't like it!

  • Steph
    Steph

    I think it would look cute, but there is just something missing with this look! =P

  • Steph
    Steph

    I agree, it doesn't suit her at all!

  • serah
    serah

    I find her glowing superbly on that cute outfit

  • Steph
    Steph

    She looks great! Wiz on the other hand looks so bad!

  • éllen
    éllen

    not everybody is a twilight freak like you...geez...

  • Steph
    Steph

    Her dress is different, I love it!! =)

  • éllen
    éllen

    i honestly liked the jumpsuit.

  • Steph
    Steph

    She's GORGEOUS!!

  • éllen
    éllen

    your*

  • éllen
    éllen

    stick to you miley...PINK WAS GORGEOUS!

  • Steph
    Steph

    She should have done something different with her hair, it just ruins the whole look for me!!

  • éllen
    éllen

    i have to agree with celebuzz there

  • éllen
    éllen

    i think it was nice.

  • éllen
    éllen

    not my style, but i love emma watson!

  • éllen
    éllen

    she looks nice :) too bad she won only one award

  • Steph
    Steph

    She looks so cute!!! <3

  • Steph
    Steph

    She doesn't look like herself anymore, but maybe that's what she wants. =P

  • éllen
    éllen

    like the dress :)

  • éllen
    éllen

    something doesn't fit there....

  • éllen
    éllen

    not a fan, but nice :)

  • Steph
    Steph

    I don't like it personally, but whatever! =P

  • éllen
    éllen

    LOL, not everybody is a twilight freak like you.

  • frenchface
    frenchface

    um 'Danielle' babes, if your just going ta come 'ere and slam the sh*t out of all the outfits, i suggest you buzz the hell off, kk? mwaa, ciao bonita! xxxx

  • frenchface
    frenchface

    LOLLLL, she is Edward Cullen's mum in Twilight. woah, where have you been.. living under a rock bebs??

  • mileyismylife
    mileyismylife

    I really liked this dress, especially on Jessica but i think i would love the whole look in general better if her hair was in a slick back pony tail and if she ditched the leopard headband.

  • mileyismylife
    mileyismylife

    Wow, i love this dress! She suits this so well :D

  • mileyismylife
    mileyismylife

    This is very bland, not very worthy of being one of the best dressed. If ONLY she added some colour or accessories and this dress was another shade, this would've been a cute look for her.

  • mileyismylife
    mileyismylife

    Rita is the biggest cutie!

  • mileyismylife
    mileyismylife

    I didn't like this, it kind of looks very baggy on her. Alicia is a babe but i wish she chose another dress to rock.

  • mileyismylife
    mileyismylife

    Emma looks incredible! such a super cute, high-fashion styled frock in which she rocked amazingly :)

  • mileyismylife
    mileyismylife

    I'm not the biggest fan of Katy, but i must admit she looks really adorable! her hair looks amazing and she fits this dress like a glove.

  • mileyismylife
    mileyismylife

    I honestly don't think anyone could of pulled this off other than Nicki Minaj. She really did rock the hell out of this, and i really love her shoes!

  • mileyismylife
    mileyismylife

    One of my favourite of the night! Rihanna oozed class and elegance in such a simple yet beautiful gown. Rihanna always looks effortlessly stunning.

  • courtneybaaaby
    courtneybaaaby

    and if this dress was on like miley cyrus's body, it would look amazing

  • courtneybaaaby
    courtneybaaaby

    i love her hair and makeup here!

  • mileyismylife
    mileyismylife

    I don't care what anyone says, Miley looks amazing! She looks edgy yet classy and beautiful and i'm loving her new hair :)

  • courtneybaaaby
    courtneybaaaby

    its doesnt suit her body

  • mileyismylife
    mileyismylife

    Such a cute look! Taylor looks beyond beautiful and rocked this with ease.

  • courtneybaaaby
    courtneybaaaby

    again, worst? i think what shes wearing its a SUPER SEXY dress, that doesnt show any skin, and makes her and her baby bump really cute

  • courtneybaaaby
    courtneybaaaby

    ive never seen her in something good.

  • courtneybaaaby
    courtneybaaaby

    wtf WORST?!!!! NOWAY, this dress i gorgeous, and it looks beautiful on miley, it is amazing, she always wears the most amazing things!

  • castaneda
    castaneda

    Gorgeous!

  • castaneda
    castaneda

    Blond trash!

  • Danielle
    Danielle

    Who is she?

  • Danielle
    Danielle

    So....shiny...poor photographers, they are now blind.

  • Danielle
    Danielle

    Is that my carpet??

  • Danielle
    Danielle

    Looks like a birthday cake.

  • Danielle
    Danielle

    Was she even on Best Dressed List?

  • Danielle
    Danielle

    I don't like her new haircut...why everybody cuts their hair?

  • Danielle
    Danielle

    The dress is ok...but not on her.

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    Abigail Field

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