As any good award show attendee knows, one skin-baring, blinged-out look is never enough for the MTV VMAs. Britney Spears has already racked up up three changes of the night; Rihanna has knocked out four major looks; and Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj pulled out all the stops for their color-coordinating joint performance. Catch the many, many quick-changes of the night, below.
Spears went from a sexy asymmetrical LBD that veered right to an LWD that veered left when she got inside the venue. What they both had in common: Daring cutouts that showed off her fit bod. She sported a daring cutout on the carpet and gave off the illusion of one inside with a nude side accent.
But her performance was the sexiest and sheerest of them all: A blingy yellow onesie with a daringly low-cut neckline and cutouts along the midriff. A bodysuit that risqué had to be accompanied with equally eye-catching accessories, including her sparkly yellow boots and embellished silver and yellow hoodie.
We knew from Beyoncé’s angelic sheer, beaded and feathered Francesco Scognamiglio Couture gown on the red carpet that her performance was going to be epic; clearly only someone who descended from above on a set of seafoam wings could ever deliver such flawlessness.
So for her number on stage, she first wore a flowing white Ralph & Russo gown with a cape before removing it to reveal a skin-tight black Francesco Scognamiglio Couture bodysuit and black knee-highs for optimal movement.
And she accepted each of her awards in a different dramatic look: a gold beaded Elie Saab Couture jumpsuit with matching cape for Best Female Video and an angelic white lace Yolan Cris gown for her Video of the Year win.
Next, Grande and Minaj both opted for super-sexy looks on the carpet. Grande was showing some major skin in an off-the-shoulder ruffled crop top teamed with a high-waist wide-leg pant, both Alexander Wang.
While Minaj accentuated her curves in a Bao Tranchi gown with cutout and sheer accents.
But on stage they pulled a sweet-meets-sexy transformation in coordinating pink outfits for their joint performance.
Grande teamed her plain white jumpsuit with a long fuchsia duster jacket with matching choker necklace, plus sporty lace-up booties and visor to round out the workout-theme choreography. (In case you missed it she was getting in some cardio on a spin bike to open the number.)
Minaj channeled a latex Barbie doll with a skin-tight, high-cut Sergio Hudson x Vex Clothing bodysuit that features a matching choker necklace (because of course) and accessorized it with thigh-high light pink lace-up boots.
Naomi Campbell ditched her pale green velvet strapless mini dress for an asymmetrical white tight-skin gown with thigh-high slit (both made for her by Brandon Maxwell) when she took the stage to introduce Rihanna’s second performance.
Which quick change is your favorite?