Jennifer Lopez wore a strapless dress in different shades of brown to the 2004 VMAs. We don’t know if this was one of her best looks, but the outfit stood out, alright! How could it not with those draped panels, sequins, and bandage-style bodice?
As if the busy outfit wasn’t enough, the star chose to accessorize the outfit with feathered slingbacks, a wide-brimmed hat, chandelier earrings, a loud purse, and bracelets on both wrists!
Jay-Z and Beyoncé, 2004
The 2004 VMAs were memorable in more ways than just audacious fashion. The event marked Beyoncé and Jay Z's first appearance as a couple on the red carpet, wearing outfits that have since become VMA legends.
While Jay-Z created waves with his fedora and all-white suit, the spotlight was on queen Beyoncé, rocking her vintage blonde curls and gold co-ords. The singer won the award for Best Female Video for "Naughty Girl" that night. During her speech, she said, "What up, Jay?" finally confirming their romance.
Gwen Stefani, 2004
Gwen Stefani has a hella good style, and you can't deny it. Since her “No Doubt” days, Stefani has effortlessly combined punk with pretty, red lips with leotards, or platform sandals with bikini tops. The singer brought her A-game to the 2004 VMAs.
We can't think of anyone else who could look this stunning in a Louis Vuitton corset and pencil skirt. The punk rocker meets vintage glam aesthetic effectively stopped everyone in their tracks.
Lil Nas X, 2022
Did someone say drama? Because Lil Nas X brought all of it to the red carpet at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. Although dubbed the "industry baby," the rapper was anything but doe-eyed at the VMAs. He arrived in a pair of shiny black pants, a glittering feather-cage overskirt, and a matching headpiece, instantly making an unconventional statement.
The look came together with gorgeous diamonds from De Beers. He looks like he stepped straight out of the sets of “Black Panther.” Known for his boundary-breaking sense of style, the rapper, once again, did not disappoint!
Chloe Fineman, 2022
Chloe Fineman arrived at the MTV Video Music Awards wearing what we can only describe as a blanket. If only we looked half as good when rolling out of bed! The Saturday Night Live star walked the 2022 VMA black carpet in a silver and chrome padded dress by threeASFOUR. She elevated her look with holographic sandals and chrome nails.
Fineman's outfit is most likely an homage to the moon man — the award ceremony's trophy mascot. At least, we hope it is. The internet has compared her look to a sleeping bag, a duvet, or Lizzie McGuire's igloo dress.