Arielle Tschinkel
August 29, 2016 11:11 am
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If there’s one thing that’s undeniably true, it’s that the stars bring out the big guns when it comes to award show fashion each year at the MTV Video Music Awards. It’s the same red carpet that has historically given us Lady Gaga in a meat dress, Lil Kim in a sparkly purple body suit with an (ahem…) strategically placed nipple cover, and Gwen Stefani in a fuzzy blue bikini top. The VMAs are so much fun each year because anything goes, and it’s truly a place for our favorite celebrities to let their creativity and fashion sense fly.

This year didn’t disappoint, and the looks were pretty eclectic all the way around. People seemed to be feeling a casual vibe, which set the tone for a fun, chill show. Of course, there were definitely a few scene stealers (Blue Ivy in the most gorgeous dress on the planet, anyone?) and overall a lot of unique, beautiful ensembles. Here are the best looks from the 2016 VMAs in no particular order and try not to swoon too hard.

Lizzo

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Carly Steel

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Naomi Campbell

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Amber Rose

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Hailee Steinfeld

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Justine Skye

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Beyoncé

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Britney Spears

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Kim Kardashian West

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Tinashe

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Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson

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Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian, Laurie Hernandez and Simone Biles

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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats

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Nicki Minaj

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Hailey Baldwin

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Ashley Graham

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Sasheer Zamata

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Franchesca Ramsey

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Blue Ivy Carter

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