Pants, who needs them? Apparently, pants were optional at the 2021 VMAs, according to singer Normani. The singer opted to go pants-less to the awards show by wearing just a cropped long-sleeve jacket and not much else.
Check out those giant oversized cuffs. How do you even find cufflinks for those? Looking beyond the cartoonishly oversized top, her bottom consisted of just a couple of pieces of fabric that extended just below her stomach.
Amy Lee, 2003
In the early 2000s, Amy Lee brought a darker sound to the music industry as the lead vocalist of the rock band Evanescence. Though there’s no denying that Amy has an incredible set of pipes on her, her sense of style often left a lot to be desired.
In 2003 she wore this strange mismatched outfit to the MTV VMAs that left us all scratching our heads. Combining a gothic leather corset with a frilly skirt and those curls we all tried to make with a curling iron, Amy’s look hit a sour note with fashion critics!
David Lee Roth, 1984
Compared to the outrageous antics former lead singer of the iconic band Van Halen has gotten up to in his career as a rock star, this tropical-inspired suit is actually pretty tame. In 1984, David Lee Roth took the concept of being on “island time” a bit too seriously when he showed up to the VMAs in this Hawaiian shirt-meets-suit and comical sunglasses.
In case his tropical flower-filled suit wasn't enough, the former-Van Halen frontman ditched the shirt and chose to wear several Hawaiian leis instead.
Lady Gaga, 2010
When it comes to coming up with unforgettable VMAs fashion, there is no one like Lady Gaga. In 2010, the artist seemed to be inspired by the meat selection at her local butcher. Wrapped in layers of actual meat, Gaga showed up at the award ceremony in what is considered to be one of the most famous moments in award show history.
While the dress, according to Gaga, was intended to symbolize a protest against the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy of the military, it didn’t stop the endless amount of jokes and talk about the gorry getup!
Amber Rose, 2014
Just when we thought we would see the end of strings and chains doubling as “dresses,” Amber Rose proved us wrong with this. In 2014, Amber walked the red carpet in a dress that completely reminded us of Rose McGowan’s infamous sheer chainmail outfit from years before.
Surprisingly, despite being quite revealing, the dress actually covered more than Rose’s dress! Also surprising is that this is just one of many shocking outfits worn by celebrity Amber Rose.