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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