Miley Cyrus' 2017 VMA Outfit Is Retro, Country & Chic All At Once
Miley Cyrus’ fashion choices have long been a source of needed criticism. For several years, Cyrus was constantly called out for cultural appropriation due to her fashion decisions and behavior. And much of her offensive behavior stemmed from appearances at the VMAs. From donning locs and grills to twerking and appropriating hip-hop culture, Cyrus has had her fair share of well-deserved style-related controversy.
In recent years, Cyrus has adopted a new look that is nothing like the Miley of the past. Has she learned her lesson? That's up for debate. But has she changed her look drastically? Undoubtedly yes.
This transformation was on full display at the 2017 VMAs, where Cyrus relaxed in the audience in a '50s-inspired powder blue bedazzled suit, complete a diamond crop top and belt. It was a far cry from Cyrus' appropriative style when she took the VMA stage in 2013 with Robin Thicke for a cringeworthy and inexcusable performance.
At this year's VMAs, Cyrus wore a studded jacket embellished with the words "Younger Now" on the back. The phrase is a reference to the title of her upcoming album set to drop on Sept. 29. She accessorized the look with a bold red lip, diamond hoop earrings, and a '50s 'do.
It's a little bit country, a little bit retro, and an improved Miley.
Cyrus was nominated for Best Pop Video at the award show for “Malibu,” and took stage for a performance of the title song off her new album "Younger Now."
After all that excitement, she got to squeeze in some family time.
Good job, Miley. See? Steering clear of cultural appropriation isn't hard. Like, at all.