It’s not a secret that among the annual shows in the United States, MTV Video Music Awards does not require artists to go in formal suits or ball gowns. Instead, let them be liberated and creative with their red carpet fashion. Given the famous meat dress of Lady Gaga in 2010, she sported that iconic dress in VMAs.
This same went with the recent VMAs held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Every artist graced the carpet with their impressive outfits and dashing looks. But, catch these 15 celebrities who did not come to play, instead, slay the 2022 VMAs black carpet!
1. Sabrina Carpenter
Sabrina Carpenter had emails she can’t send, but she delivered! The Skin singer showed off some skin on the black carpet, wearing Moschino. Carpenter went for a retro look with her floral cutout beaded dress. Also, paired with a cute black headband. Blonde girl, you slay!
2. Dove Cameron
Dove Cameron may eat boys like you for breakfast, but she truly ate this one! She sported a bold choker and belt on her sweet floral gown. She styled the two contrasting fashion statements, but she rocked it! Cameron even went for details like her intense nail art and braided hair which she can join the Addams family!
3. Becky G
Uhm, mamiii? Becky G in Zuhair Murad’s gown was definitely giving! Looking stunning, the Mamiii singer has a tarot-inspired gown, matched with her red gemstone earrings. But what makes Becky G more daring? The dress has vertical cutouts on both sides! She really knew what she was doing.
4. Taylor Swift
Hail to the queen, she’s giving a Reputation vibe! The moment Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance at the 2022 VMAs, it’s over! All Too Well singer shined with a glam look wearing Oscar de la Renta. She went for a silver, naked cocktail dress, matched with the same color heels. Surely, Swift knew how to make an iconic entrance!
5. Lil Nas X
What do we more expect from Lil Nas X than to look amazing? This artist did not take his horse to the old town road, but rather, take a feathered ensemble to the black carpet. Indeed, Lil Nas X in Harris Reed created a drama! The Late to da Party rapper-singer brought back the cage dress and made it look edgier.
While most of the artists went for edgy outfits, there’s Khalid who brought a refreshing look! No numb feelings with the Numb singer as he went for a bright and fun fashion, giving a casual vibe. The Versace outfit perfectly suited Khalid, dressed in complementary colors. Definitely, he looked laid-back and very himself!
7. Bob the Drag Queen
The Drag Queen Season 8 winner had come to slay even in the last-minute fashion! Bob the Drag Queen did not know that she was coming to the 2022 VMAs until the day before. But, she expectedly pulled it off as she wore a Portabella suit vest and jacket. While she custom made the white shirt dress she wore. How fab!
Look what you made them do! BLACKPINK screamed elegance on the black carpet with their all-black outfits. The fashion royalties wore different brands— Lisa in Celine, Jisoo in Dior, Jennie in Chanel, and Rosé in Saint Laurent. Curiously, they still look so coordinated even with different styling!
9. Jack Harlow
Serving a first-class look with Jack Harlow! Definitely, the American rapper looked swag as he pulled up to the black carpet wearing Hermès. He went for a chocolate brown leather suit and pants— but still leveling it up with his sunglasses. Can he look anything but cool?
10. Dylan O’Brien
The Not Okay star surely served more than okay in 2022 VMAs! Dylan O’Brien showed up wearing Bode, a boho brand based in New York. Meanwhile, for his gold accessories, he went for David Yurman. The actor made the outfit look so fun and sexy. Dylan is totally the Internet’s Boyfriend!
11. Conan Gray
Conan Gray served ethereal vibes as always! He made the people watch him on the black carpet, wearing Harris Reed. With his white jacket with a laced long trail and laced hand gloves, he opted for soft looks. However, in that flared pants and killer platform heels, the overall look got even better, delivering a rock vibe!
Dramatic and unbothered, that is Lizzo for you! It’s about damn time that the American singer has appeared on this list. She wore a midnight blue, a puffy gown of Jean-Paul Gaultier Couture. Meanwhile, matching it with slicked hair and a blue shade of lippie. A head-turner in the 2022 VMAs and we’re here for it!
Anitta means sexy, that’s it! Brazilian singer who brought the sexiest performance at the 2022 VMAs, reflected her look on the black carpet. Anitta in a red gown of Schiaparelli intensified her sex appeal. She wore a corset and a fitted skirt, but, the main point of the look? Definitely, the 3D heart covering the left side of her chest!
14. Sofia Carson
Do you want a Glam-Goth look? Sofia Carson can give you that! The Purple Heart actress and singer got that black long gown, a Carolina Herrera brand. However, it was not as simple as you think for Carson took a unique look on the black carpet by wearing a black hood. She looked elegant and mysterious in this outfit!
15. Chlöe Bailey
Chlöe Bailey, shimmering on the black carpet! The singer-actress wore a high-slit, silver dress in Zigman. The outfit was really made for Bailey as it fitted like a glove that accentuated her body lines. Also, with the details on her sheer corset, she looked spectacular on it. Bailey did really shine effortlessly in her all-silver fashion!
Do you agree with these celebrities who rocked the 2022 VMAs black carpet? Let us know and share your top picks, too!