Best and Boldest Style Moments at the 2023 MTV VMAs

The awards show is known for making history, and the looks are no exception.

Nicki Minaj attends the MTV VMAs 2023 pink carpet.

The VMAs have provided some of the most iconic red-carpet moments of all time. There’s something about the unseriousness of the award ceremony, which is hosted by MTV, that inspires celebrities to let down their guard and really have fun. It’s notably different from something like the Oscars or Cannes, where you probably wouldn’t see Saweetie dressed up in a just-walked-the-runway look from Area accented with giant, Flintstones-esque bones.

Long gone are the days of Madonna in a white lace bustier dress with a “Boy Toy” belt, Sofia Coppola in a translucent nightgown layered over tiny black underwear, and Rose McGowan in the nude dress that puts all previous naked costumes to shame. Despite all the hype about personal style, the VMAs red carpet fashions in 2023 seem a little more online and popular than ever before—but there were still some fantastic personalised runway designs from fashion ladies like Anitta and Cardi B.

Apart from stellar fashion, it was the star studded performance by Nicki Minaj, but also by Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Demi Lovato, Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat, Fall Out Boy, Karol G, Kelsea Ballerini, Maneskin, Renée Rapp, Shakira, Sabrina Carpenter, and Future. With their amazing dress choices, these six celebrities certainly stole the show, solidifying their standing as style icons. The VMAs lived up to its reputation as a venue for top-tier fashion, and everyone is looking forward to the next fashion spectacle.

However, it was the red carpet looks that stole the show and left everyone talking. The celebrities showcased their impeccable fashion sense, setting trends and inspiring countless fashion enthusiasts.

Below, check out the six best looks of the night, each one a masterpiece that left a lasting impression.


The pop sensation was a lady in red! She made a bold fashion statement in a fiery red design, which consisted of a cutout floral design and high-heeled sandals. Her vibrant ensemble showcased her fearless and unique sense of style.

Selena Gomez arrives at the MTV VMAs pink carpet.


Known for her eclectic style, Dove Cameron pushed boundaries on the red carpet. She flaunted a daring ensemble that flawlessly combined diverse elements, creating a truly avant-garde and captivating look. She opted for a backless, spaghetti-strap gown with a long train.

Dove Cameron arrives at the MTV VMAs pink carpet.


The singer exuded confidence and glamour in a show-stopping ensemble. She walked on the pink carpet wearing a two-tone, belly-baring Schiaparelli gown and vibrant earrings, which help showcase her fierce and empowering style.

Anitta arrives at the MTV VMAs pink carpet.


The rapper arrived at New Jersey’s Prudential Center wearing an Apocene dress that resembles ivory cobwebs. The sparse knit piece featured tendrils of white fabric draping across her body in spiral orb shapes, in a style not dissimilar to spiderwebs. Underneath the revealing look, she wore a pair of nude underwear.

To complete the ensemble, Doja added see-through pointed-toe pumps, diamond chandelier earrings, and glittering wraparound silver bracelets. As for her glam, she opted for bold white eye shadow, arched thin eyebrows, and a crimson manicure.

Doja Cat arrives at the MTV VMAs pink carpet.


Known for her daring fashion choices, Shakira, Shakira certainly did not disappoint. She graced the red carpet in a jaw-dropping outfit that featured a liquid gold dress ahead of her milestone night, making her the centre of attention.

Shakira arrives at the MTV VMAs pink carpet.


The singer was nominated for a whopping 11 awards. On the carpet, she turned heads in an asymmetrical gown, which oozed superstar vibes. The intricate details of the gown perfectly complemented her signature style, exuding elegance and confidence. She also wore gold grommets and sandals.

Taylor Swift arrives at the MTV VMAs pink carpet.