The Best and Worst Dressed Celebrities at This Year's VMAs | 22 Words

As any celeb-lover knows, the MTV Video Music Awards are about far more than just the music. Along with the celebrity gossip and excellent live performances, there's another huge aspect to consider. We're talking about the fashion show put on by the biggest names in the music industry.

Every year, celebrities take the opportunity to try to grab as much attention as possible. While this sometimes results in pretty stunning outfits, it can equally mean some total misfires. We've got the rundown of the best and worst looks at this year's VMAs ready for your scrolling pleasure.

For the sake of positivity, let's start with the best.

20. Bebe Rexha

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This stunning metallic look is equal parts eye-catching and understated.

19. Jonathan Van Ness

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The Queer Eye host never lets us down on the red carpet, and this boudoir look is no exception.

18. Shawn Mendes

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Sometimes, the simple looks are the best, as this emerald green suit and white t-shirt combo proves.

17. Lil Nas X and Lizzo

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In both of their first of two appearances on our list, Lizzo goes for an '80s prom vibe, while Lil Nas X turns out a colorful military-esque suit.

16. Ilfenesh Hadera

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For such a revealing ensemble, this chainmail mini-dress has a surprisingly classy feel.

15. Earthgang

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Now, this is how to do ensemble dressing - these two outfits perfectly complement each other, but also stand alone as fabulous 'fits.

14. Zara Larsson

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It's part antique doll, part celebrity wedding, and we're totally here for it.

13. Normani

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Not only did she win the first Best R&B Video award since 2006, but she rocked the red carpet in a true '00s R&B ensemble.

12. Rick Ross

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He doesn't do things by halves, but this OTT outfit somehow still works.

11. Lil Nas X

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This new-romantic shirt with a metallic suit is just perfect in every way. Extra points for silver cowboy boots and that smile.

10. Diplo

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Because why wouldn't he go for a cactus and frog printed ivory suit? We stan.

9. Rosalia

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It's a little bit of an obvious choice in terms of red-carpet attire, but that doesn't mean she doesn't look damn good.

8. Megan Thee Stallion

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On paper, a leather and rhinestone blazer dress sounds pretty disastrous. But in reality: woah.

7. Halsey

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Another look that sounds bad but looks great - Halsey rocked a carnival costume and somehow made it look high fashion. Love the Pride-inspired hair part, too.

6. Monica Brown

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A blend of a Parisian and a comic-book, the singer looks both innovative and classy at the same time.

5. 2 Chainz

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You wouldn't expect 2 Chainz to show up in a grandpa ensemble - and you'd be even more surprised by how good he looks doing it.

4. Keke Palmer

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Who said that the red carpet isn't a place for clunky props? Not us, that's for sure.

3. Camila Cabello

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This bridal attire is a simple but effective look: a nice dress.

2. Lizzo

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Honestly, she can do no wrong - but this red gown, boob-grab, and feather boa combo deserve some serious props.

1. Taylor Swift

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Love her or hate her, it's hard to deny that this structured, embellished blazer-dress dominated the red carpet this year. And now for our countdown of the less pleasing looks we saw on the VMAs red carpet.

20. Nessa

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Of all the colors of the rainbow, why go with beige?

19. Keltie Knight

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This just gives us cheap Christmas candy vibes - and also appears not to fit her...

18. Mariahlynn

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We had to show you the back view of this incredibly revealing gown, but, best believe, the front followed suit. Nearly naked does not mean well-dressed, people!

17. Chanel West Coast

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We guess she got the VMAs confused with a Real Housewives themed fancy dress party?

16. Bad Bunny

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There's not even much of an outfit to comment on here. We get that he was going for something avant-garde, but this really misses the mark.

15. Veronica Vega

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Another celebrity who mistook nudity for style. This dollar-themed outfit has also been seen many times before.

14. J Balvin

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There's a lot to unpack here - but the overriding thing that this look elicits is a memory of Dr. Evil.

13. Ava Max

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This look isn't bad, per se - but it's a total Lady Gaga cosplay, which renders a creative look surprisingly boring.

12. Brandon Thomas Lee

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Dressing like a sleazy adult movie star does not make for a VMA hit.

11. H.E.R.

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While there's nothing super offensive here, there's just way too much going on. As Coco Chanel advised, take off an accessory or two before leaving the house!

10. Alison Brie

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We're just not fans.

9. Afrojack and Elettra Lamborghini

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For what's intended to be a couples' outfit, these two look remarkably poorly matched.

8. Lindsey Vonn

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We get what she was going for - but this voluminous and structured blazer just looks like it doesn't fit properly.

7. Lenny Kravitz

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They say stick to what you know - but this look is just too much of a Kravitz throwback.

6. Marc Jacobs

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You'd think that Marc Jacobs of all people could afford to buy a suit that fits.

5. Tana Mongeau

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We get what she was going for. We really do. But this Britney-tribute doesn't look cute, it just looks plain old lazy.

4. Todrick Hall

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Think outside the box, sure, but we're not sure that a kid's Halloween costume lends quite the right level of class for this event.

3. DJ Khaled

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Otherwise known as "drunk and sweaty uncle at a wedding."

2. Bella Hadid

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It takes a lot of money to look this cheap...

1. Heidi Klum.

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Trashbags do not make a classy outfit. Also, not to be mean, but why was Heidi Klum at the 2019 VMAs?