MTV VMAs 2014: Best & Worst Looks of the Night (PHOTOS)

Adriana Velez | Aug 25, 2014 Beauty & Style

beyonceLast night's MTV Video Music Awards show had a few surprises -- on the red carpet, at least. Demure, preppy Taylor Swift took a big risk with her look. Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus practically looked like a grown-up on the red carpet this year, though haven't we seen that black leather bandeau and pants outfit on her somewhere else recently? And one woman decided to dispense with wearing anything but a few strands of beads. We'll let you guess who ...

Here are 8 of the best and worst red carpet looks from the 2014 VMAs.

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  • Best: Beyoncé

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    Beyonce looked regal in her Nicolas Jebran gown. She wore just the right amount of peek-a-boo black lace to look sexy without giving it all away. And Queen Bey was all smiles in spite of the gossip about her pending divorce from Jay Z.

  • Worst: Katy Perry

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    Katy Perry's jokey homage to Britney Spears' 2001 denim look was hilarious! But still hideous. Rapper Riff Raff was a good sport for playing the role of Justin Timberlake.

  • Best: Jennifer Lopez

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    Jennifer Lopez's ... um, is that a dress? ... looked painted on her and had a lot, a LOT of cut-out action going on amid the silvery, glittery stuff. It was very Las Vegas showgirl, but she wore it so well, we just have to give it to her.

  • Worst: Kim Kardashian

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    No love for Kim Kardashian's weird, unflattering dress. Is it a poncho with a skirt? What is even happening here?!? Plus the loud colors and pattern hurt our eyes, and all that cleavage ... Just.Too.Much.

  • Best: Kylie Jenner

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    Kylie and Kendall Jenner both looked great at the VMAs last night, but Kylie in particular killed it. She was almost modest with her sleek, sophisticated wrap dress -- except for that one, high-cut slit on the side.

  • Worst: Iggy Azalea

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    Iggy Azalea's gown was glamorous if you stood far away from your TV screen and squinted. But faced with those unflattering hip panels and Wonder Woman boob epaulettes, not to mention that oily-looking slicked-back hair, and you have to admit: It was not a win.

  • Best: Taylor Swift

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    Whoa, Taylor Swift's lacy blue bodysuit was a surprise! No pants, don't care. It's a look that shouldn't have worked, but she pulled if off. Maybe because the colors, neckline, and sleeve length were all so conservative? Anyway, nice work, Taylor!

  • Worst: Amber Rose

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    I saved the worst for last! Amber Rose wore chainmail to the VMAs, because if you're going to be uncomfortable, you might as well go all the way and be painfully uncomfortable, plus show WAY too much of yourself. How do you sit in that thing? Oy.

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