It may have been four years ago, but many people can still vividly remember when Miley Cyrus took to the VMAs stage and twerked on Robin Thicke, dressed in a scantily clad, nude-colored outfit with a now infamous foam finger. This time around, she's taming things down a bit. Miley Cyrus' 2017 VMAs performance outfit is retro and rockabilly-inspired, because she did promise her dad that she'd "be good tonight," via Twitter.
Cyrus wore a '60s-style ensemble for her performance, a far cry from her "Wrecking Ball" looks of 2013. The singer wore her hair in a pompadour ponytail, tied with an orange ribbon to match the scarf wrapped around her neck and her fluffy, orange poodle skirt. When Cyrus removed the skirt, she revealed an adorable pair of pink shorts with orange trim, to match her sparkly pink vintage sunglasses and pink polka-dotted Mary Jane pumps. The entire ensemble was what the kids call a "look" — one that we're not used to seeing on the 24-year-old star, but one that is totally welcome. (You can't deny how cute the entire get-up is!)
She was also accompanied on stage by her "Baddie Gang," as she calls it on Twitter, made up of a bunch of stylish, badass older women and men. They were also dressed in '60s-style outfits, from monogrammed sweaters to varsity jackets. The whole performance could have been straight out of a scene from Grease.
She kind of looks like a vintage Barbie doll, no?
Yes to the MC monogram.
Swing those hips, Baddie Gang.
Before her performance, Cyrus took to social media to share her love for the awards show, saying, "TONIGHT!!!!! My favorite night of the year 💖💖💖 #MileyVMAs" and "@vmas are kinda my THANG!" (Who could disagree with that statement?)
In addition to hitting the stage to perform "Younger Now," Cyrus also expressed excitement about the VMAs because she's attending the show with her little sister, Noah Cyrus, who is up for Best New Artist.
While it has been quite some time since her last appearance on the VMAs stage, fans can agree that she really made a comeback with this performance. Welcome back, Miley!