MTV VMAs 2021 Red Carpet: Lil Nas X to Simone Biles, here are the best-dressed celebs
The artists stole the show with their high fashion quotient long before the awards were doled out for the best musical talents of the year
If MTV VMA Awards season arrives, can glitz and glamour be far behind? The first VMA awards with a live audience since the Covid pandemic, artists left no stone unturned in looking drop-dead gorgeous as they showed up one by one on the red carpet. Hailed as one of the biggest nights of the music industry, it would not be an exaggeration to assert that the MTV VMAs indeed go on to inspire the couture fashion scene on multiple levels.
The awards this year were hosted by the ever-stylish Doja Cat, who channeled her inner vixen in a bodysuit and thigh-hugging platform stilettos. From Lil Nas X's off-shoulder suit with a train to Saweetie's angelic silver gown, here is a list of the best looks from the pre-show red carpet. The artists stole the show with their high fashion quotient long before the awards were doled out for the best musical talents of the year.
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Saweetie is a goddess and no one can deny it, especially after she exuded heavenly vibes in this flawless silky silver gown with a deep neckline and thigh-high split. Her silver-blonde hair and angelic make-up added a whole new dimension to her ethereal look.
Lil Nas X
Could anyone else have looked better in this lavender suit-gown amalgamation? We think not. Lil Nas X has always been known for his bold choice of red carpet outfits but this ensemble deserves to be the talk of the town. He knocked it out of the park with a shoulder-length mullet wig and lavender nail paint.
Her decision to take a mental health break from the Tokyo Olympics 2020 might have earned her a ton of unsolicited criticism, but Simone Biles appeared to have taken it all in stride. The champion gymnast happened to be an unlikely showstopper at the VMAs red carpet as she turned heads in this stunning one-strap baby pink gown with a stylish slit.
There is an unofficial saying that Megan Fox never disappoints and it was proved yet again at the MTV VMAs 2021. The actress showed up hand-in-hand with her beau Machine Gun Kelly while donning a sheer strappy dress that left little to the imagination. She paired it with a glittery G-string underneath and let her long natural curls complete the look.
Camila Cabello is clearly not over her Cinderella days and neither do we want her to be. The 'Havana' hitmaker dazzled in this ruby red satin gown with a hot pink bodice and a dual-toned bow. Her boyfriend Shawn Mendes did not disappoint either in a low-key white suit.
Ciara pulled off a stunning show in this long lace naked dress by Tom Ford, with a diagonal cut out across the bust, adding more oomph to the glamour icon. She kept her hair and make-up low-key and let the dress be the highlight of her look.
Tinashe served peak 2000s vibes with her low-rise leather trousers and midriff-baring leather bralette top. She made her hair into the messy updo we Millenials loved once on our favorite yesteryear stars. Can it get any more Y2K? Ah, add glossy lips, smokey eyes and face-hugging locks into the mix. There are also talks on the Internet about how Tinashe and Doja Cat embraced their inner Millenials and these pictures prove the same.
Our favorite singer Billie Eilish took home the Video For Good award for her song 'Your Power', but it was her unusual red carpet look that dominated the headlines. The 'Bad Guy' hitmaker upheld the essence of comfort in this black sweatshirt dress with matching boots, and we cannot say we don't like it. The singer had previously faced flak for her seductive avatar in recent music videos and photoshoots, and we feel she managed to make a powerful statement with this dress.
A lot of Twitter users are all for handing Latto the award for Best Dressed at the MTV VMAs 2021 and we do not find any reason to counter the idea. She looked a million bucks in this embellished cut-out copper gown accessorized with a floor-length French braid.
Leslie grace looked incredible in this metallic fringe dress, earning the epithet 'glittering goddess' on social media.
MTV Video Music Awards 2021 was held on September 12, 2021, at Barclays Center, New York City in front of a live audience. The 40th edition of the awards ceremony began at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT and was aired live on CTV.