All the Must-See Looks from the 2021 MTV VMAs

Stars always bring out the bold looks for the MTV VMAs and this year did not disappoint. Check out all the head-turning, skin-baring styles

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Camila Cabello

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wears a red and pink bustier gown with oversize bow at the waist.

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Megan Fox & Machine Gun Kelly

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have another stop-and-stare couples moment on the carpet. Fox wears a naked see-through custom Mugler dress with thong underneath, Jimmy Choo platforms and Lorraine Schwartz earrings, while Kelly shines in a bright red shimmery Dolce & Gabbana suit, Christian Louboutin shoes and Lorraine Schwartz bracelet.

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Normani

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takes the term "deconstructed" to the next level with her cropped jacket and cutout dress with ultra-tiny skirt.

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Lil Nas X

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goes for glamour in an off-the-shoulder lilac Atelier Versace blazer with floor-length train, paired with matching pants all covered in crystal embroidery, plus purple boots.

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Olivia Rodrigo

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looks pretty in pink for her big MTV VMAs debut in an archive 2001 Versace strapless gown with tulle overlay, plus butterfly earrings.

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Halle & Chloe Bailey

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in sleek (Halle) and shiny (Chloe) looks. Halle chose a Monot white curve-hugging gown with cutout bodice, while Chloe goes with a metallic gown with bubble skirt.

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Kacey Musgraves

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is all about the accessories with her VMAs look. The singer pairs her purple sleeveless Valentino Haute Couture mini dress with red gloves and a matching purple ostrich feather hat by Philip Treacy for Valentino, plus Schutz sandals.

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Jennifer Lopez

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makes an appearance during the show in a David Koma cropped long-sleeve sweater and mini skirt with lace-up cutout details.

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Ciara

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looks lovely in a lace, sheer Tom Ford gown with asymmetrical neckline cutout and velvet bows.

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Travis Barker & Kourtney Kardashian

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coordinate on the carpet! Barker goes for a suit (sans shirt underneath) with spike accents at the shoulders, while Kardashian wears an off-the-shoulder long-sleeve Olivier Theyskens dress with lace-up detailing.

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Billy Porter

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shines in a striking metallic strong-shoulder suit with matching platform boots.

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Shawn Mendes

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in a relaxed white suit, worn with a white ribbed Judy Turner tank and wide-leg pants, plus David Yurman necklaces.

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Madonna

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kicks off the broadcast by taking the stage in a leather look, with fishnet stockings, fingerless gloves and cap.

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Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz

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both top off their looks with puffed jackets. Keys pairs her black bodysuit with a Louis Vuitton draped black and white coat, while Beatz teams his quilted vest with green pants.

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Ashanti

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shows major skin in a bra top with straps across the bodice and leg, worn with a pleated skirt over one side.

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Simone Biles

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in an asymmetrical pink gown with side slit, hoop earrings and clear heels.

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Paris Hilton

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brings the bling in a bedazzled high-neck, long-sleeve mini dress, with matching metallic pumps.

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Hailey Baldwin

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in a sheer turtleneck Alaïa dress with thong underneath, plus purple pumps.

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Winnie Harlow

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shows leg in her slouchy wrap jacket paired with short shorts (both LaQuan Smith) plus Messika jewelry and Christian Louboutin heels.

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Saweetie

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is a silver siren in her pleated Valentino metallic gown with high slit.

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Doja Cat

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arrives to host the awards show in a black bustier dress with purple sash accent by Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood, plus thigh-high stockings, lace-up platforms and enhanced red carpet curls thanks to Joico hair products.

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Charli XCX

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in a see-through sheer dress with black bra and underwear, worn with Karma El Khalil earrings and black pumps.

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Tinashe

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in a bra top with tan leather pants with lace-up detailing.

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