Whether you were embracing the strangeness or gagging from embarrassment, the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards was filled with moments that were undeniably entertaining and infinitely GIF-able. The surveillance footage was almost as entertaining as the show itself, with each element of the production on tape- from Taylor Swift reacting with candor to every moment to Lady Gaga’s bare derriere in everyone’s face. With all of the distractions, it wasn’t easy to spot the on-point style; and there was quite a bit of it!
Once you got past the dirty-nastiness of Miley Cyrus’s performance (did she ever not have that tongue out?!) and the anticipation of *NSYNC reuniting, some stellar high style was revealed by many of the attendees. So now that your brain is mush from all the GIFs of Miley girating on everything and images of Lady Gaga’s crazy eyes and nun gear, let’s cleanse the palette with a little style breakdown that, in comparison, seems modest.
Like her BFF, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez showed up in navy. Opting for a little more edgy look, Gomez came undone in an Atelier Versace dress and looked classy as hell despite all that sheer lace. And you’ve got to love those details; the emerald earrings, the eyelet closures and the pointed clear heels with metal accents. (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Looking elegant in this avant garde skirt-pants combo by Naeem Khan, Holland Roden is our pick for best dressed of the night in a get-up that is VMAs worthy but keeps it classy. (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
Who doesn’t love Ellie? She’s got a sweet voice to match a sweet personality and laid-back, unpretentious personal style. So when she decides to wear a high-collared nude dress doused in spikes- that may look trying-too-hard on another chick- it doesn’t overpower her; She’s still just as cool and angelic as ever. (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
There are those awkward moments on the red carpet when two of Hollywood’s finest ladies show up wearing the same dress, but what’s almost never heard of is a guy and a girl showing up in the same thing. Leave it up to the VMA’s to provide us with such an excellent “Bitch stole my look!”. Grimes and 2 Chainz showed up in the exact same Versace menswear pants. And we think Grimes wins the fashion face-off for sure. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV)
Adorable to the max, Ariana Grande went for a graphic floral Kenley Collins mini dress. (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Now, see! Not everything at this year’s VMA’s was barf-worthy.