11 Celeb Red Carpet Slays At This Year’s VMAs

Check out the hottest looks from the VMAs.

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Most awards shows’ red carpets showcase celebrities at their most glamorous and fashionable, which we love. But the VMAs carpet is a chance for our favorite music artists to go for fashion, fun, trendiness, sultriness, and shock value with just one look. And last night’s pink carpet was no exception. 

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The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, was awash in Black leather, bright color, and sheer gowns, the common threads of the night. Meanwhile, the beauty trends were glossy lips, slicked-back hair, and lengthy locks. These are the 11 top-tier celeb-style slays we spotted on the carpet.

Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion stunned in a sheer black dress with a bustier top and silver choker. She completed the look with a strong contour, highlighted cheeks, smokey eyes, and glossy deep wine-colored lips. 

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj gave a Bridal Barbie moment that was totally on brand for her. Her satin bustier-style bodysuit flowed into a sheer lacey skirt, and she topped it with an embroidered veil. A look behind the veil revealed bright Barbie pink eyeshadow and straight center-parted hair. 

Karol G

Karol G was pretty in pink—wavy blonde-to-pink ombre waves that is. Her beachy waves cascaded over her shoulder and onto her sheer, floor-length gown. She accessorized with a matching floor-length jacket, which she wore off her shoulders, and accessorized with stud earrings. She kept her beauty simple with pink rosy cheeks, lips, and natural brows and lashes. 


Anitta was aglow with neutral makeup in chocolate brown tones that matched her long auburn hair, which she wore down her back to showcase the keyhole cut out over the midsection of her black mermaid dress. 

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato’s peachy makeup tones and slightly orange lips were in perfect contrast to the severe slicked-back hair and dark brows that complemented her strong-shouldered, floor-length leather jacket and black dress. 

Cardi B

Hair accessories are not just for hair, as Cardi B showed in a strapless dress made entirely of beads and hair clips last night. Her statement look included matching arm cuffs, chrome nails, and jet-black waist-length locks. 


Kali with three i’s, walked the carpet in a warm orange dress with a deep V plunging to her navel, asymmetrical color block twists, and glossy neutral lips. 


Colombian Queen Shakira shone in a metallic gold backless gown and signature carefree curls. 

Coco Jones

Coco Jones showed off her toned arms and abs in a barely-there leather bandeaux top with a matching floor-length skirt. She accessorized with chunky, colorful gemstones and wore her hair in a flipped-up shoulder-length bob. 

Chloe Bailey

Chloe Bailey was a vision in navy. The singer-songwriter wore her twists pulled back into a big curly ponytail and dripped in diamond earrings and bracelets. Her glam squad gave her rosy highlighted cheeks, a bold cat eye, and liquid brown lipstick. 

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez was radiant in a body-hugging red gown with a plunging neckline and thigh-high split. With just a pinch of color on her eyes and cheeks and straight center-parted hair, she let all the attention be on the showstopping dress and diamond-encrusted flower earrings. 

Who rocked your favorite look of the night? Let us know in the comment section!