We have come to expect the unexpected when it comes to the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards, and this year was no exception. What proved to be really surprising, though, was how many stars opted for relatively safe looks by MTV standards. Sure, a few celebs took a chance by sporting some unconventional ensembles like over-the-top jumpsuits, but a lot of attendees went for a more glamorous vibe. Floor-length gowns and significant embellishments were favored, while bright colors took a backseat to black, white, and metallic hues. The one area of exaggeration came in the form of extreme hairstyles and statement jewelry. Here’s a rundown of some of the more memorable looks from last night’s awards.
Morgan C. Schimminger
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As passionate about feminism as she is about fashion, Morgan C. Schimminger spends much of her time writing and editing pieces on everything from celebrity style to the fight to keep funding for Planned Parenthood. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in publishing from Rosemont College. Morgan has contributed to a variety of publications, including StyleBakery, Uptown, metro.pop and Sister 2 Sister. Every week for theFashionSpot, she profiles the Top 10 Best Dressed Celebs and provides a daily dose of stylish stars via Look of the Day.