2023 MTV VMAs: 5 Red Carpet Trends That Stole the Show

Taylor Swift at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards in September 2023
Taylor Swift at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards in September 2023. Photo by Anthony Harvey/Shutterstock (14095570bb)

The red carpet at the MTV VMAs is always fire, and this year was no exception. From sensual sheer looks and dazzling gowns to backless dresses and edgy black outfits, we’re bringing you five red carpet trends that this year’s ceremony will be remembered by.

Sheer Bonanza

See-through dresses were definitely the biggest fashion craze at the VMAs this year. The list of stars wearing them is pretty much endless and it includes the likes of Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, Megan Thee Stallion, and Karol G.

Back To Black

Megan Thee Stallion was also one of the stars putting edgy black dresses on the map, along with Taylor Swift, Dove Cameron, Demi Lovato, and Bebe Rexha.

Shine Bright

This year’s MTV VMAs brought many dazzling looks our way, and Cardi B, Olivia Rodrigo, Shakira, and Saweetie were only some of many stars hitting the red carpet in shimmering dresses.

Cutout Details

Dresses with cutout details were having their moment at the VMAs, and the list of stars who embraced this trend includes Kelsea Ballerini, Saweetie, Emily Ratajkowski, and Anitta.

Backless Gowns

Several stars turned heads at the VMAs in sensual backless gowns, including Olviai Rodrigo, Shakira, Dove Cameron, Nelly Furtado, and Kelsea Ballerini.