This Is What The VMA Red Carpet Looked Like In 2005

MIAMI - AUGUST 28: (L-R) Destiny's Child singers Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles arrives at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards at the American Airlines Arena August 28, 2005 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
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When we take a look at our old photos from 10 years ago, most of us end up cringing. I can imagine what all of these celebrities feel when they look back at what they were wearing on the VMA red carpet in 2005. Although they might find it embarrassing, it's giving me a whole bunch of fashion inspiration. Fergie was wearing the fringe trend long before it was a festival favorite while Jessica Simpson rocked a sexy boho top that could easily be a part of her clothing line today. Destiny's Child was looking super glam in their silky, sparkly gowns and who can forget Hilary Duff's timeless flapper-inspired look. This is definitely taking me all the way back, while simultaneously getting me pumped for this year's VMAs!

From Jay-Z's pinstriped suit to Ice-T's bright yellow get-up, it seriously looked as if all the men secretly planned to wear bold and bright suits for the 2005 VMAs. Every member from My Chemical Romance wore sharp black suits while the members of Green Day each wore a different colored ensemble. Even Kanye West, who is the 2015 VMA Vanguard Award Recipient, rocked the crowd with Jamie Foxx in matching grey suits as they performed "Gold Digger." But I think my favorite outfit was the white-trimmed suit worn by none other than Snoop D-O double G! (Ah, yes, the days before he was a lion.)

As for women's fashion, it seemed like all the ladies were either wearing gold or silver. While Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, and Rihanna were sporting shiny gold, Beyoncé and Eva Longoria looked fabulous in silver. 

Here we are, a decade later. So many artists have come and gone, but they definitely won't be forgotten. Let's take a little stroll down throwback lane and see all different looks from the 2005 VMAs.

1. Bow Wow & Ciara

Even after a whole decade, the both of them still look the same. What is their secret?!

2. Katie Cassidy & Jesse McCartney

Say it with me now: babyfaces!

3. Common

Common Sense looking so fresh.

4. John Legend

Clearly this was from 2005 B.C. (before Chrissy Teigen)

5. Ludacris

I can hear his signature "LUDA!" now! 

6. Jessica Alba

Love that she's still rocking those subtle highlights. 

7. Akon

"Konvict Muzik!"

8. Pharrell

This regular Adidas collaborator looked like a baby 10 years back! Loving his accessories though.

9. Alicia Keys

And she's still gorgeous as ever.

10. Destiny's Child

Who else misses this trio? Love their prom-worthy gowns.

11. Black Eyed Peas

So colorful. So fresh. 

12. Gwen Stefani

Ow, ow!

13. Eva Longoria

I can totally see this dress being worn at this year's red carpet, too!

14. Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay and Gwen were twinsies!

15. Paris Hilton

That dress is gorgeous.

16. Paulina Rubio

That lacy piece is so sexy on her.

17. Kanye West

I'm definitely wondering what Yeezy will wear for the VMAs this year, and also what he thinks about this old outfit...

18. Jessica & Ashlee Simpson

Simpson sisters rocking the ruffles.

19. Hilary Duff & Joel Madden

How adorable is Hilary's roaring '20s look?

20. Omarion

Sorry, O. I don't think the half-off outerwear look ever caught on.

21. Carmen Electra

Ms. Electra looked electric in her bright orange dress!

22. Green Day 

Fresh ta death. 

23. Rihanna

This is before Rihanna went all high-fashion on us. So presh! 

24. Pitbull

Still reppin' that Miami freshness. 

25. My Chemical Romance

All black never goes out of style. 

26. Snoop Dogg 

I mean, just look at that trim! 


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