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Images: Best & Worst Dressed at VMAs

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  • Rita Ora goes for the glamour, but did she pull it off?

      Rita Ora goes for the glamour, but did she pull it off?
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  • BEST: While cutouts aren't usually a good thing, the beautiful fit and color make Iggy Azalea look amazing.

      BEST: While cutouts aren't usually a good thing, the beautiful fit and color make Iggy Azalea look amazing.
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  • BEST: Laverne Cox works it like a VMAs rock star.

      BEST: Laverne Cox works it like a VMAs rock star.
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  • WORST: The eyes - they burn! Just say no to the denim nostalgia of Riff Raff and Katy Perry.

      WORST: The eyes - they burn! Just say no to the denim nostalgia of Riff Raff and Katy Perry.
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  • WORST: Oh, TayTay. This romper doesn't even fit the usually stunning Taylor Swift.

      WORST: Oh, TayTay. This romper doesn't even fit the usually stunning Taylor Swift.
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  • BEST: Pay attention ladies, this is how you do sexy and sophisticated. Jennifer Lopez hits the right combination of edgey and glamourous.

      BEST: Pay attention ladies, this is how you do sexy and sophisticated. Jennifer Lopez hits the right combination of edgey and glamourous.
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  • BEST-ish: Jessie J's dress has a fluidity and hue that no other had on the VMA red carpet. But somehow, it's just a notch off perfect.

      BEST-ish: Jessie J's dress has a fluidity and hue that no other had on the VMA red carpet. But somehow, it's just a notch off perfect.
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  • WORST: Wait - are those wings or is that a straight jacket? Just make it stop, Kim Kardashian.

      WORST: Wait - are those wings or is that a straight jacket? Just make it stop, Kim Kardashian.
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  • WORST: Ariana Grande just disappears in this bad idea of an outfit. Next time follow Coco Chanel's advice and take off one thing (that horrible belt) before you leave the house.

      WORST: Ariana Grande just disappears in this bad idea of an outfit. Next time follow Coco Chanel's advice and take off one thing (that horrible belt) before you leave the house.
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  • BEST: Queen Beyonce manages to turn basic black on its head in this beautiful gown.

      BEST: Queen Beyonce manages to turn basic black on its head in this beautiful gown.
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  • WORST: This may be one of the more modest outfits that Nicki Minaj has sported, but it's just a little too short. It looks like it doesn't fit.

      WORST: This may be one of the more modest outfits that Nicki Minaj has sported, but it's just a little too short. It looks like it doesn't fit.
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  • WORST: While this outfit had some potential, that slit up the side on Rita Ora's dress takes it from sexy to tacky.

      WORST: While this outfit had some potential, that slit up the side on Rita Ora's dress takes it from sexy to tacky.
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  • BEST: Ke$ha, who has seen her fair share of worst dressed list appearances, pulls off edgey glamour in this gown.

      BEST: Ke$ha, who has seen her fair share of worst dressed list appearances, pulls off edgey glamour in this gown.
    Associated Press/Invision

  • BEST: This ain't Disney's Demi Lovato. The former "Camp Rock" star goes for siren red.

      BEST: This ain't Disney's Demi Lovato. The former "Camp Rock" star goes for siren red.
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  • WORST: Kelly Rowland's hair says "here comes Heidi" not high fashion.

      WORST: Kelly Rowland's hair says "here comes Heidi" not high fashion.
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  • BEST: Normally super matchy couples are a bad thing (see Katy Perry and Riff Raff), but Jordin Sparks, left, and Jason Derulo look smitten and smashing on the red carpet.

      BEST: Normally super matchy couples are a bad thing (see Katy Perry and Riff Raff), but Jordin Sparks, left, and Jason Derulo look smitten and smashing on the red carpet.
    Associated Press/Invision

  • MEH: "Orange is the New Black" actress Taylor Schilling doesn't make a misstep here, but she doesn't shine either. This one is just kind of middle of the road.

      MEH: "Orange is the New Black" actress Taylor Schilling doesn't make a misstep here, but she doesn't shine either. This one is just kind of middle of the road.
    Associated Press/Invision

  • BEST: From the hair to the shoes, "The Vampire Diaries" star Nina Dobrev nails it.

      BEST: From the hair to the shoes, "The Vampire Diaries" star Nina Dobrev nails it.
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  • WORST: Chloe Grace Moretz is way too young to wear this stodgy outfit.

      WORST: Chloe Grace Moretz is way too young to wear this stodgy outfit.
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  • WORST: Wow, Usher. You just didn't even care this year, did you?

      WORST: Wow, Usher. You just didn't even care this year, did you?
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  • MEH: This outfit is downright subued for Miley Cyrus. Translation: boring.

      MEH: This outfit is downright subued for Miley Cyrus. Translation: boring.
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  • WORST: Tacky doesn't even being to describe this number Amber Rose is wearing.

      WORST: Tacky doesn't even being to describe this number Amber Rose is wearing.
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  • BEST: Adam Levine, left, and Behati Prinsloo manage to look rocker chic without being sickeningly matchy-matchy.

      BEST: Adam Levine, left, and Behati Prinsloo manage to look rocker chic without being sickeningly matchy-matchy.
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  • TIE: Diggin' the hot pink, not diggin' the hair on Gwen Stefani.

      TIE: Diggin' the hot pink, not diggin' the hair on Gwen Stefani.
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  • MEH: Sam Smith, who's new to the whole VMAs thing, keeps it pretty tame. Not a misstep but not a magic moment either.

      MEH: Sam Smith, who's new to the whole VMAs thing, keeps it pretty tame. Not a misstep but not a magic moment either.
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  • WORST: Someone is trying too hard to look cool. Victoria Justice's weird skirt and almost-trendy-but-not handbag are definitely in the "fashion don't" category.

      WORST: Someone is trying too hard to look cool. Victoria Justice's weird skirt and almost-trendy-but-not handbag are definitely in the "fashion don't" category.
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  • SPLIT DECIDIONS: Olivia Culpo looks beautiful and put together, but Nick Jonas' jacket is all kinds of awful.

      SPLIT DECIDIONS: Olivia Culpo looks beautiful and put together, but Nick Jonas' jacket is all kinds of awful.
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  • WORST: The dark lip, and severe eyebrows do no favors here for Sarah Hyland. She looks pissed about her entire outfit.

      WORST: The dark lip, and severe eyebrows do no favors here for Sarah Hyland. She looks pissed about her entire outfit.
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  • BEST: Nicki Minaj manages to redeem herself in this little black dress that fits her to a T and even offers a bit of pop with her graphic print booties.

      BEST: Nicki Minaj manages to redeem herself in this little black dress that fits her to a T and even offers a bit of pop with her graphic print booties.
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