The best — and wildest — celebrity looks at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards

John Shearer/Getty ImagesNormani attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

Each year, the MTV Video Music Awards honours the best music videos of the moment. And while artists may be known to show off their taste in fashion in their videos, it’s not just on the screen where their style counts.

On the VMAs red carpet, the show’s chart-topping musicians and other celebrity attendees love to experiment with their fashion and showcase unique, bold, and sometimes over-the-top looks. This year’s awards – held Monday at the Prudential Centre in Newark, New Jersey – were no exception.

From Lizzo’s sparkling “siren” gown to Tana Mongeau’s real-life snake accessory, take a look at some of the best and wildest outfits celebrities wore to the 2019 VMAs.


Lizzo had one of the best and wildest looks of the night, making an entrance in a sparkling gown designed by Jeremy Scott and Moschino.

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesLizzo attends the 2019 MTV VMAs.

The strapless dress was floor-length and printed with the word “siren.” Lizzo completed the look with a feather boa around her arms.


Taylor Swift dazzled in a patterned suit jacket and pink leotard.

Bryan Bedder/WireImage via Getty ImagesTaylor Swift attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

She paired the sparkling ensemble with thigh-high boots to create one of the most colourful looks of the night.


Halsey donned one of the more outlandish outfits of the night.

Kevin Mazur/WireImage via Getty ImagesHalsey attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

She paired a black bra and high-waisted shorts with an orange overlay that was semi-sheer. She also coloured the roots of her hair with multiple colours to create a rainbow effect.


Normani stunned in a sparkling dress with a daring cutout and thigh-high slit.

John Shearer/Getty ImagesNormani attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

While her dress was technically black, it was also covered in multicoloured sparkles that added a rainbow element to her look.


Tana Mongeau shocked the red carpet when she arrived carrying a snake.

Kevin Mazur/WireImage via Getty ImagesTana Mongeau attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

She also wore a daring ensemble that included thigh-high boots and a sleeveless dress with a gold-swirl print.


Lil Nas X sparkled in a vintage-looking shirt and bedazzled suit.

Kevin Mazur/WireImage via Getty ImagesLil Nas X attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

The rapper’s ensemble was one of the best of the night, from his lace shirt to his silver boots.


Bebe Rexha also wore an eye-catching ensemble that looked as though it was made from foil.

John Shearer/Getty ImagesBebe Rexha attends the 2019 MTV VMAs.

Her dress featured a high neckline, short sleeves, and a slanted skirt.


J Balvin rocked one of the wildest hairstyles of the night.

Kevin Mazur/WireImage via Getty ImagesJ Balvin attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

His lime-green leopard-print hair contrasted greatly with his grey suit and sneakers.


Veronica Vega wore a skirt made of enlarged dollar bills as she walked the red carpet.

Kevin Mazur/WireImage via Getty ImagesVeronica Vega attends the 2019 MTV VMAs.

The “Love & Hip Hop: Miami” star paired the wild skirt with a silver chain link bra and patterned stiletto boots and wore her platinum blonde hair in a high ponytail.


Ava Max went for a superhero-inspired look on the red carpet.

Kevin Mazur/WireImage via Getty ImagesAva Max attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

Her outfit was made with metallic fabric in shades of red, black, and silver. Max then completed her look with a red cape and platform boots.

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Nikita Dragun shocked the crowd with her choice of accessories.

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic via Getty ImagesNikita Dragun attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

Of course, her sheer dress and feathered shawl turned heads.

But Dragun also walked alongside multiple shirtless men attached to sparkling leashes, which made for one of the wildest moments of the night.


Rapper Justina Valentine made a bold statement with her neon pantsuit.

Kevin Mazur/WireImage via Getty ImagesJustina Valentine attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

The black garment was covered in the phrase “Nasty Woman” written multiple times in neon letters. Her neon-red hair also stood out and matched the red carpet.


Jonathan Van Ness wore one of the best looks of the night.

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic via Getty ImagesJonathan Van Ness attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

He paired a simple tank top and pair of shorts with a black cape crocheted with floral details. Van Ness also wore flats with his look.


Mariahlynn sported a daring black dress covered in cut-outs on the red carpet.

Kevin Mazur/WireImage via Getty ImagesMariahlynn attends the 2019 MTV VMAs.

The “Love & Hip-Hop: New York” star confidently rocked the skin-baring dress, which had a fringe effect along the sleeves and the bottom of the skirt.


Bad Bunny was barely recognisable thanks to his face mask and yellow goggles.

Kevin Mazur/WireImage via Getty ImagesBad Bunny attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

The musician also carried a backpack on the red carpet, which ended up being one of the more unique accessories seen at this year’s Video Music Awards.


Hailee Steinfeld opted for glamour and stunned in a sheer red gown.

Kevin Mazur/WireImage via Getty ImagesHailee Steinfeld attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

Steinfeld paired her daring yet romantic gown, which was almost completely sheer, with matching metallic red heels and a bold red lip.


Heidi Klum donned one of the most unique minidresses seen at this year’s award show.

Kevin Mazur/WireImage via Getty ImagesHeidi Klum attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

The dress featured everything from padded sleeves to a heart-shaped cutout across her chest. A long piece of fabric also extended from the front of Klum’s skirt down to her ankles.


H.E.R. went with a nature-inspired outfit while on the red carpet.

Kevin Mazur/WireImage via Getty ImagesH.E.R. attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

Not only did she wear a green pantsuit with a floral print, but she also carried a snake across her shoulders.


Camila Cabello looked like a Greek goddess in her toga-inspired gown.

Kevin Mazur/WireImage via Getty ImagesCamila Cabello attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

Cabello may not have walked the red carpet with Shawn Mendes – as many hoped – but she still turned plenty heads in her angelic silk white gown with a dramatic train.


Gigi and Bella Hadid were twinning on the red carpet together.

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic via Getty ImagesGigi Hadid and Bella Hadid attend the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

The supermodel sisters sported matching golden locks and nude ensembles as they happily posed for photos together. Gigi, 24, sported a pair of Tom Ford slacks and a matching corset, while Bella, 22, opted for a matching co-ord set with suspenders.


Chanel West Coast rocked a tiger print on the red carpet.

Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for MTVChanel West Coast attends the 2019 MTV VMAs.

The rapper and “Ridiculousness” star accessorized her bold look with a bedazzled belt and a hairpiece that spelled out “Chanel” in cursive font.

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