Sex Appeal, Sparkle and a Denim Red Carpet Throwback Dominate This Year’s MTV Video Music Awards

The VMAs certainly delivered when it came to shock factor, both onstage and on the red carpet. After a few years of relative sophistication regarding the outfits most attendees selected for the annual awards, eye-catching ensembles reemerged with a vengeance, frequently from unexpected sources. Think an extremely revealing, heavily embellished dress along with a “tribute” to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. Check out the night’s most noteworthy looks below.