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VMA Star Style: All the Best Looks From Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and More

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Most people may watch the VMAs for the performances (you may have heard some rumors about ‘NSYNC) and craziest moments. Us? We watch for major red-carpet moments. We made predictions, but as years past have shown us, there’s really no way to predict what stars will be wearing. Check out our favorite stars’ style, below, and sound off in the comments about who you’re loving, who you’re loathing, and who is just leaving you scratching your head. Then be sure to click over to see all of our VMA coverage — the wildest moments, craziest quotes and much more — from start to finish here!

Selena Gomez VMAs 2013
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Selena Gomez in a navy long-sleeve gown with exposed lace bustier and silver cap-toe pumps (both Atelier Versace), plus Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

Taylor Swift VMAs 2013
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Taylor Swift working the camera in a second-skin, plunging navy gown with sequin embellishment, Lorraine Schwartz earrings and a mix of Lorraine Schwartz and Ofira jewels elsewhere, plus a retro do

Allison Williams VMAs 2013
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Girls‘ Allison Williams in a Marnie-appropriate high-necked ivory mini with lace embellishments, plus Christian Louboutin heels and Phyne by Paige Novick earrings.

Jennifer Hudson VMAs 2013
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Jennifer Hudson in a strapless leather dress with a houndstooth-print bustier and more than 400 carats of Lorraine Schwartz diamonds

Shailene Woodley VMAs 2013
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Shailene Woodley in a crop top and fringed skirt (both Emilio Pucci), Casadei heels and her new short haircut

Miley Cyrus VMAs
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Miley Cyrus in a bejeweled two-piece vintage Dolce & Gabbana ensemble, platform heels and pigtail buns, plus tons of Lorraine Schwartz jewels

Katy Perry VMAs
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Katy Perry in an Emanuel Ungaro leopard-print dress we’ve seen before, plus multiple Anita Ko earrings

Jordin Sparks VMAs 2013
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Jordin Sparks in a zippered, tracksuit-inspired two-piece outfit and black sandals

Lady Gaga VMAs
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Lady Gaga in an uncharacteristically demure leather fishtail dress by Prabal Gurung (don’t worry that she’s lost her touch — it has a majorly dramatic train) and granny sunglasses

Rita Ora VMAs
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Rita Ora in a plunging ice-blue Alexandre Vauthier gown with long feathered train, plus Cartier gems

Coco Rocha VMAs
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Supermodel Coco Rocha in a textured, embellished leather jacket and skintight jeans

Robin Thicke Paula Patton VMAs 2013
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“Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke with his wife, actress Paula Patton, who is wearing a pailette-embellished, high-slit gown

Ciara VMAs
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Ciara in a barely-there gown embellished with with crystals, sequins and feathers, plus massive Lorraine Schwartz diamond studs

Naya Rivera VMAs 2013
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Naya Rivera in a fitted black Sen Couture gown with back cutouts, plus smoky liner and Marina B jewels.

Ariana Grande VMAS 2013
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“The Way” singer Ariana Grande in a girlie floral mini and white pumps

Jemima Kirke VMAs
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Girls‘ Jemima Kirke does her typical gypsy thing in a scarlet-and-black dress emblazoned with traditional artwork (check out the explanation from commenter “Tibetha” below!)
–Alex Apatoff