MTV Video Music Awards is the most unpredictable awards show on TV, this year’s award took place on the 24th of August 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. See which celebs rocked the red carpet and which had fashion fails.
Nicki Minaj seemed to be channeling the vibe of her new single Anaconda in this snake-print, sequin mini dress. We thought she looked sexy and loved her retro-inspired hairstyle.
Just in case there was any doubt, Beyoncè is still the queen of the red carpet. She arrived wearing a Nicolas Jebran dress, Christian Louboutin heels and Lorraine Schwartz earrings.
Singer Gwen Stefani rocked the carpet in bold pink and black L.A.M.B. couture top and trousers.
Miley Cyrus was more covered up than we’re used to seeing her in an Alexandre Vauthier black leather bandeau bralette and harem pant.
Chanel Iman looked perfectly edgy in a black Balmain dress paired with Casadei’s black leather “Cage” sandal.
Nina Dobrev looked stunning in one of our favorite gowns of the night—a black and red Zuhair Murad creation with a plunging neckline.
Actress Jamie Chung rocked the red carpet in this embellished Versace frock which she paired with simple Stuart Weitzman sandals.
Even though we miss her usual wild patterns, we loved Solange Knowles‘ chic, sparkling H&M Studio Collection suit. She accessorized with Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandals and a Stephen Webster bracelet and tooth ring along with various XIV Karat jewels.
The red carpet host, Lucy Hale, looked gorgeous and trendy in a leather crop top and studded skirt by Sachin + Babi. She accessorized with earrings by Graziela Gems and EF Collection.
Singer Demi Lovato wore a fiery red Lanvin gown with a plunging neckline.
Victoria Justice walked the red carpet in an Alice + Olivia top, a Lublu Kira Plastinina skirt and Jimmy Choo heels. She accessorized with an Edie Parkerclutch, Sorelli earrings and a Dionea Orcini ring.
Kendall Jenner touched upon two red carpet trends—black bra tops and sheer necklines—with this Alon Livne mesh top and trousers ensemble.
Rapper Iggy Azalea looked stunning and statuesque in this silver Versace gown.
Rita Ora looked sexy in this red silk charmeuse Donna Karan Atelier gown with a thigh-high slit.
Model Jourdan Dunn wore a black Balmain maxi skirt and bralette top.
We usually love Taylor Swift‘s red carpet looks but this one was more gymnast than top-selling artist. Taylor wore a Mary Katrantzou romper, Elie Saab shoes, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and Ofira gold pave bands.
Is it just us or is J. Lo pulling a Benjamin Button and aging backwards? Her sparkling Charbel Zoe dress wasn’t out favorite of the night—it’s a little Dancing with the Stars—but she looked stunning as usual. She also wore Jimmy Choo pumps, Norman Silverman jewels and a silver python Thalé Blanc ‘Talia Mini Fastueux’ clutch.
Singer Cher Lloyd looked red hot in an Ina Soltani leather shift dress featuring a mock turtleneck. Black pumps helped keep her from blending in with the crimson carpet.
It was a black out for Kylie Jenner, who paired her billowing silk slit dress with noir heels and a Giles & Brother lariat necklace.
Katie Stevens looked stunning in a floor-length white lace gown.
Kesha looked surprisingly demure and glamorous (though her rainbow colored hair was still present) in a floor-length white Johanna Johnson V-neck gown. We love it!
For her second outfit of the night, red carpet host Lucy Hale wore a pink and black patterned Oscar de la Renta mini dress with pink Brian Atwood heels. Hale accessorized with a Vita Fede Black Mini Titan Two Tone bracelet.
Singer Michelle Williams looked fierce in a Roberto Cavalli giraffe-print halter gown featuring a sexy key-hole neckline.
TV host Poppy Jamie looked ladylike in a purple and black, knee-length Burberry dress.
Popular YouTuber Ingrid Nilsen, who goes by the handle Miss Glamorazzi, had her online fans help her pick this playful Christian Siriano two-piece ensemble. Considering the awards show’s youthful tone, we think they made the right choice.
Singer and mom-to-be Kelly Rowland glowed in this shimmery Kaufman Franco halter gown, which complemented her skin tone perfectly.
Kim Kardashian wore a Balmain dress with a plunging V-neckline and black heels.
Dancing with the Stars judge Julianne Hough chose a silk georgette halter gown from Emilio Pucci that featured risqué cutouts and a sexy open back. The revealing details, however, were drowned out by the draped fabric (as was Hough’s toned body).
Singer Jessie J went for the goddess look in a pistachio green vintage Halston gown with a plunging neckline
Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland wore a blue Kaufmanfranco dress paired with Stuart Weitzman shoes. She carried a Jimmy Choo clutch and wore Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
Designer Rachel Antonoff stuck with her quirky signature style in a white, window-pane pattern dress.
Alexandra Shipp rocked an edgy floor-length black gown with a sheer skirt and neckline.
“Break Free” singer Ariana Grande went for an uncharacteristically edgy look wearing a short Moschino dress and Tom Ford shoes.
leather dress and over-the-knee boots. We’re usually fans of a little edge but this look didn’t do it for us.
Faking It star Bailey Buntain wore a strapless Gustavo Cadile dress with strappy sandals.
Singer Becky G wore a studded skirt with a black bra top.
Singer Jordin Sparks matched boyfriend Jason Derulo (who also wore white) in this low-cut, form-fitting frock that showed off her curves.
Arden Cho wore a sparkling minidress with ALDO Margetts sandals in silver.
Rita Volk wore a short, white dress with sheer panels and sleeves.
Liz Hernandez wore a sheer black lace dress and black sandals.
Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox glammed up the red carpet in a black Marc Bouwer sequin, one-shoulder mini dress and black heels.
Former Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky wore a black jumpsuit with major neck bling.
Bianca A. Santos wore a gold dress that looked a little too mature.
Cynthia Watros wore a zebra stripe dress and black booties.
Katy Perry gave a comic nod to Britney Spears’ denim dress from the 2001 Video Music Awards in this Versace gown. We give her points for her sense of humor but not so much for her style.
Australian celeb and TV host Renee Bargh wore a black dress with a sheer neckline and skirt in a trumpet silhouette.
Maddie Ziegler wore a white dress and flats.
Katherine McNamara wore a patterned mini dress with strappy heels.
Cassie Steele’s all-black look fell flat for us. It’s a tame look for such a fun night.
Keltie Knight wore a body conscious skirt and crop top combo.
Ashley Rickards wore Stella & Jamie’s Versailles Lace dress with with Tacori black onyx square studs and a black onyx silver cuff.
Mary Lambert went retro in a floral dress. While we love vintage styles we wish she’d gone more glam.
Teen Wolf actress Holland Roden wore a white dress with cut outs at the neck and midriff with pumps by Rupert Sanderson.
Chanel West Coast wore a graphic mini dress.
We had flashbacks to Rose McGowan’s 1998 chain-link dress when we saw Amber Rose hit the red carpet in this revealing Laura Dewitt number. It was shocking the first time around and we’re not sure it needed repeating.
Between the color blocked shoes, bright yellow clutch, fiery red strands and multicolored stripes, we didn’t know where to look first with Awkward actress Jillian Rose Reed’s busy ensemble.
Natalie Gal wore a vibrant, patterned gown.
English actress Kathryn Prescott, who stars in the MTV drama Finding Carter, looked demure—if a bit underdressed—in this cropped tank and printed skirt.
Greer Grammer wore a goddess like green dress with a sheer neckline. She accessorized with Erickson Beamon Rocks earrings.
Molly Tarlov kept it a little too tame in a navy dress and white heels.
Model Ireland Baldwin looked like a modern-day flapper with a rocker edge in this fringed Roberto Cavalli dress. She paired it with suede red heels, while girlfriend Angel Haze (who was nominated for Best Video with a Social Message) grounded her leather leggings and tunic with platform sneakers.
We were surprised to see Rocsi Diaz in such an average dress. While the gold frock flatters her skin tone, it looks more suited to the club than the red carpet.
Actress and comedian Syd Wilder went for a rock ’n’ roll vibe in this shiny strapless dress featuring a high side slit. The frock would have been statement enough alone without the drop earrings, chunky necklace and embellished Christian Louboutin heels.
The star of MTV’s Happyland offset her LBD featuring an asymmetric neckline with bright blue Manolo Blahnik heels.
Chloë Grace Moretz walked the red carpet in a pink ensemble by Louis Vuitton.
5 Seconds of Summer brought young fun fashions to the red carpet with trendy looks that include pieces from Alexander McQueen.
Gregg Sulkin stuns in a midnight blue satin suit.
Adam Levine decides on a casual look finished with a fitted leather jacket.
Nick Jonas looks sharp in a black and blue Vivienne Westwood suit.
‘Talk Dirty’ singer Jason Derulo goes for a white hot summer look.
Soulful crooner Sam Smith cleans up in a tailored three-piece suit from Gucci.
Attending with Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa makes a statement about suicide with a graphic white shirt.
I am firmly against wearing a blazer over a bare chest…well unless you’re Jeremy Scott. The designer channeled Fred Astaire meets Ringling Bros. in a yellow and black tuxedo. Only he could pull this off!