While we’re not exactly sure how much Paris Hilton’s 2000 VMAs outfit cost, we think she overpaid as she got only half a skirt and half a top! That said, most of us owned at least one of these uneven “shark-bite” hem skirts during this time.
With her matchy-matchy pastel pink outfit and tiny bag snug under her arm, Paris Hilton defined the fashion of the early 2000s. Wearing a tiny halter top and an impossibly low-rise skirt (why was everything low-rise?), this outfit is actually pretty tame compared to other looks she was photographed in.
We're not exactly sure, but somehow Eve managed to find a fur shawl that matched her hair color exactly. While most of her red-accented outfit blends into the red carpet, no one could miss her bright metallic gold dress.
The asymmetrical dress with the thick jeweled choker is surprisingly back in style today. With her signature short red hair and undeniable confidence, we’re sure no one was asking, “Who’s That Girl” when she stepped onto the red carpet!
Shakira has always been one to embrace her own unique style and sound, even if it includes leather…like lots of leather…and even feathers. The Colombian singer attended the 2001 VMAs wearing lace-up and low-rise leather pants paired with a halter top made out of bird feathers.
On anyone else, we might think this is a fashion faux pas, but somehow she rocks it! While we like the sleek and chic look she sports today, we actually miss her cowgirl and leather style from when she released “Whenever, Wherever.”
Christina Aguilera, 2003
Pink feathers may look great on flamingoes, but they certainly have no place on the red carpet! In 2003, Christina Aguilara walked the VMAs red carpet wearing this feathered frock. We’re so distracted by the fuchsia feathers that we didn’t even notice her early 2000s-era pencil-thin eyebrows and frosted eyeshadow.
All we can say is that we feel bad for whoever had to sit next to her during the event. They probably had feathers tickling them throughout the whole show!
Rita Ora, 2018
Keeping up with the sheer-dress trend, Rita Ora made us do a double-take when she walked the red carpet in a stunning Giuseppe Zanotti dress. Though Rita joked that she chose the revealing dress because of the weather, we can’t deny that this dress is simply a work of art.
Unique squiggly lines intricately embroidered onto the sheer fabric of the gown prevented the singer from having a wardrobe malfunction by discreetly covering certain areas. This dress is the best example of “if you’ve got it, flaunt it!”