Oddly, many of the attendees were showing off a lot of leg. It's as though they all got together and decided to wear the shortest skirts and shorts they could find. Weird.
Have a look for yourself after the jump.
|Katy Perry in Atelier Versace|
Outfit #1. Adorably cute and all grown up with the cutouts and thigh slit. did she dye her hair to match the pink in the dress?
|Katy Perry in Christian Dior (with Philip Treacy hat)|
Outfit #3: The hat makes the outfit, doesn't it? Many people think this outfit looks silly and crazy - and so they don't like it - but this is definitely Katy's style. Love the shoes.
|Katy Perry in dress designed by Johnny Wujek for Furne One|
Outfit #4: After the show. She's a broken record! LOL! How hilarious is that? Again, this outfit is all Katy. It's kind of perfect, don't you think?
Outfit #2: This kind of body-con outfit isn't for everyone but it suits her and the occasion. The belt looks silly, however.
|Britney Spears in Moschino|
When we saw her during the show, we were shocked at how grown-up and mature she looked. Maybe this is because she's mostly covered up?
|Amber Rose (with Wiz Khalifa)|
It seems Amber Rose can't have her picture taken on a red carpet unless she's hanging all over some guy. I think it's a different guy from year to year. Fortunately her outfit isn't as trashy as she is.
|Selena Gomez in Julien Macdonald|
She hosted the red carpet event before the show in this romantic goth mullet dress. If it weren't a mullet dress - if it were a gorgeous coat or long vest over a mini - it would be gorgeous. But it's a mullet dress.
|Victoria Justice in Theia|
Thank goodness this dress has straps and a bit of shaping because otherwise it would look like a sparkly towel. Being short, right, and sparkly, it's perfect for this event.
|Crystal Reed in AllSaints|
I'd expect to see her wearing something this casual when she was out shopping, not on a red carpet. A little bit of sparkle or something other than a thin white t-shirt would have worked better at this event.
|JoJo in Marco Marco|
I can only imagine that she was worried that the crowds would be so bad at this event that she'd need some way to keep them away from her. Hence the crazy pillow.
|Deena Nicole Cortese|
This rainbow towel monstrosity might just be the worst outfit at this event. Of course it's worn by one of those fake-tanned "Jersey Shore" personalities. Who else would wear something this tacky and ill-fitting?
|Zoe Saldana in Barbara Bui|
Although this dress is almost as short as many of the other outfits, it's tasteful and definitely fierce.
|Demi Lovato in Mandalay|
There's nothing wrong with wearing something shiny... unless it's too tight like it is here, which then makes the wearer look bigger than she is.
|Kelly Rowland in Falguni & Shane Peacock|
I'm not a huge fan of this particular dress and not just because it's got shoulder pads. Still, it looks great on her, it fits, she looks happy, and it's a good choice for the occasion.
|Shaun Robinson in Nicole Miller|
She's an entertainment television personality so it's no surprise that she knows how to dress to look fantastic. The print brings back some serious 80s memories, however... and I'm not sure how I feel about that.
|Maria Menounos in Amanda Wakely|
Is it just me or is there something a little strange about the draping from the center bust to the hips? The top has an odd shape, too, and her boobs are uneven. Maybe it's the way she's standing.
She's in some mockumentary series or something which might explain why she's wearing an ill-fitting, shiny toga that makes her look pregnant along with Doc Martens.
|Kreayshawn in Discount Universe|
She sort of looks like a young Lady Gaga, doesn't she? This sheath-style dress with shoes is a look that I used to wear back in the day so I think it's cute even if most people on the interwebs think it's ugly.
How did she get that dress to fit her boobs so well? The dress is definitely sexy and fits her well. Too bad about the stripper shoes.
|Kat DeLuna in Jose Duran|
This dress is ok although not as flattering as it could be. The blocking effect on the bodice just makes the skirt look that much bigger.
|Ashley Rickards in BCBG|
I love this dress! The feathers on the collar really make this dress interesting. Something about her hair, makeup, and stance make her look positively regal.
She usually doesn't look quite so out of it or so tamely dressed. I wonder if the two are connected?
|Katie Holmes in Azzedine Alaia|
Why did Katie Holmes attend the VMAs? Since when does she make music videos? She's dressed well enough, I guess., although I don't much like her shoes.
|Adele in Burberry|
Outfit #1: She wore this on the red carpet. I love the dress on her as it looks fantastic. Her hair is way too poufy, however.
|Louise Roe in Tibi|
The colour is great and the bodice is lovely but she looks pregnant in this dress. Who wants to look pregnant when they're not?
|Kim Kardashian in Kaufman Franco|
When you're as curvy as she is, wearing something tight across the hips isn't all that flattering. Combine that with her droopy boobs and we have one mess of a dress.
|Miley Cyrus in Roberto Cavalli|
A dress with a train looks really weird at the VMAs. The skirt looks like it's stretched more than the top is, making her bottom half look bigger than it is.
|Beyonce Knowles in Lanvin|
Outfit #1: Yes, she's pregnant. She announced it on this red carpet and we can see her framing her baby bump here. The colour of this dress is lovely and she looks positively radiant.
Jumpsuits are hard to wear, aren't they? Getting the top and bottom to fit properly is tricky and if things go wrong then the wearer can end up with cameltoe, like she has here.
|Destinee (L) and Paris Monroe, both in Brian Lichtenberg|
Apparently these two sisters are opening for Britney Spears on her current tour. These outfits are perfect for their style and the occasion.
This is so completely, totally her style. If she'd shown up in something else she wouldn't look right. That said, she could have maybe worn something a little less casual. You know, because she's on the red carpet and all.
|Lady Gaga as Jo Calderone|
And finally we have Lady Gaga. Or Jo. Or whatever. The posture and the sneer you see in this picture was what she (he?) delivered the entire night.
photo credits: zimbio.com