The truth is that no matter your stance on fashion, the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet is really an event that shouldn't be missed. This isn't the Oscars we're talking about. It's not the Grammys. It's not the Emmys. There is absolutely no award show like the VMAs, and the world knows it. And that's why pretty much everyone watches from beginning to end, no matter what. Will Kanye show up? What will Taylor Swift be wearing? Will Sia be wearing a crazy wig? Will Lady Gaga wear a costume made of meat? There's no telling who will attend, who will wear what, and what drama will go down during this award show, and that's what makes it so great. It's not pretentious; it's just fun.
With 2016 being a year filled with Kanye and Kim versus Taylor drama and enough Justin Bieber stories to thoroughly confuse us all about his dating life for the next three years or so, this year's VMAs are sure to impress in terms of celebrity appearances and, inevitably, celebrity fashion. Between Rihanna being awarded the Vanguard Award and performances from celebs like Ariana Grande, this year's VMAs fashion is going to be one to remember.
So this no shirt + blazer thing seems to be a trend, yes?
Edward Scissorhands? Or something?
Gorgeous, as always.
Sean Diddy Combs
Accessories are important.
There is a lot going on here.
Simple & stunning.
Kim & Kanye
Are Kim and Kanye becoming... minimalists?
Crop tops FTW.
The jumpsuit is really having a moment.
Snooki & JWoww
Still BFFs after all this time!
The '70s are back.
This is the definition of a chic mini dress.
A statement jacket if I've ever seen one.
An all-white look is always in style, right?
But does she age? *Thinking emoji*
Love a polka dot blazer.
Such a gorgeous color on her.
Gorgeous, as always.
Who says grandmas can't wear flesh-colored bedazzled jumpsuits?
Jumpsuits are apparently the thing right now, am I right?
The Final Five
Although we all wish Gabby could be there, four out of the Final Five look completely gorgeous.
Such a gorgeous look.
Talk about a LOOK.
Well, then. OK.
Beyonce & Blue Ivy
Nev Schulman & Laura Perlongo
Well, this is a thing!
Forever In Your Mind
Boy bands are apparently still a thing, guys!
Troye Sivan is looking casual and cool.
The Cast Of RuPaul's Drag Race
Well this is just incredible.
"Love Trumps Hate" is pretty much the best jacket slogan ever.
On point facial hair is a major key, I guess.
That cape! The glitter roots! It's all fantastic.
Our girl Kim K is letting her fans choose her look for Sunday. *Crosses fingers for blonde.*
Fifth Harmony's stylist Michael Costello gave us all an exciting sneak peek at the accessories the group will be wearing to the VMAs.
Oooh... Is Ariana Grande looking a bit blonder for the ceremony?
Gotta love a metallic sneaker.