Best Dressed Celebrities at the 2019 MTV VMAs: Taylor Swift, Lizzo and More

She who brought their A-game to the star-studded show

By Alyssa Morin Aug 26, 2019 10:38 PMTags
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Celebrities came to slay the 2019 MTV VMAs.

From glitzy gowns to risqué designs, music's biggest and brightest stars showed up and showed out to the awards ceremony. Like the famous Moonman trophy handed out to the winners, nearly every celeb hit the red carpet in outfits that were out-of-this-world.

Case in point: Taylor Swift graced the star-studded ceremony in a truly breathtaking design that shimmered as bright as the flashing camera lights. From her colorfully jewel-adorned blazer-dress by Versace to her equally stunning rhinestone knee-high boots, her ensemble was a sight to see. Moreover, Lance Bass made '90s fans rejoice over his vibrant suit and white embroidered tee. Making his outfit more iconic? His shirt gave a shout out to his *NSYNC days as "tearing up my heart" was written in black and red thread.

Of course, the MTV VMAs are one of the few award shows that welcomes audacious and over-the-top designs. That's why Lizzo's flamboyant and flashy Moschino ensemble fits into the best dressed category. From the vibrant red-hot pattern to her matching feather boa, this was one fashion risk that hit the mark.

With performances by Bad Bunny, Camila Cabello, J Balvin, Lil Nas X, Rosalía, Normani and more, fans are guaranteed to see more bold and fun fashion during the show. What's more? Style icon Marc Jacobs will earn the first Fashion Trailblazer Award.

Additionally, music legend Missy Elliot is receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and will take the stage to perform for first time since 2006.

But before she and other stars "work it," scroll through our list of best dressed celebs!

Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X dresses to the nines for the star-studded ceremony in a custom Christian Cowan suit. From his shimmery silver suit to his ruffled blouse and matching boots, the "Old Town Road" star is serving us lewks!


Normani is giving us the "motivation" to wear more daring outfits after seeing her fiery ensemble by Nicolas Jebran!


Red hot, hot, hot! Lizzo stuns at the star-studded ceremony with this flashy and flamboyant gown by Moschino. And like the words emblazoned on her dress, she is a "siren!" She also dons jewelry by Gismondi 1754.

Keke Palmer

The Hustlers actress looks drop dead gorgeous in this lime-colored gown by Yousef Aljasmi. Her stunning number is embellished with sequins galore. Her matching bedazzled phone accessory perfectly complements her dazzling lewk.

Taylor Swift

She is here! The Lover songstress sashays her way onto the red carpet with this bright and bold look. From her colorfully jewel-adorned blazer-dress to her black rhinestone knee-high boots, she came to slay. She's wearing Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, a Versace dress and Christian Louboutin boots.

Shawn Mendes

The "Señorita" singer is making everyone green with envy with his teal-colored suit by Dolce & Gabbana.

Jonathan Van Ness

The Queer Eye star makes a LBD look so damn good. His matching cape and a black pumps tie the chic ensemble together.


The iconic singer dons an equally iconic outfit at the 2019 MTV VMAs. From her multi-colored dress to her fire-engine red beret, Monica is serving us looks!


The "Con Altura" songstress exudes old Hollywood glamour with her ultra-fabulous black Burberry gown, long silk gloves and drop earrings.

Gigi Hadid

The supermodel stuns on the red carpet with her beige corset and matching satin pants by Tom Ford.

Lance Bass

Lance is serving us lewks with this vibrant suit and his cheeky tee. His white shirt is a shout out to his *NSYNC days as the words "Tearing Up My Heart" are embroidered in black and red thread.

Ilfenesh Hadera

The Baywatch star sizzles in this silver studded mini dress.

J Balvin

Is there anything the Oasis singer can't pull off? The answer is no! J Balvin brings fearless fashion to the red carpet with his futuristic gray suit, colorful hair and vibrant sunglasses.

Camila Cabello

The "Señorita" singer brings the heat in this white hot cut-out dress by Balmain to the 2019 MTV VMAs.

Adriana Lima

The supermodel sizzles in this chic body-hugging design by Sally LaPointe on the red carpet. Her "wet" hair look ties it together.

FKA Twigs

The singer makes a case for mixed patterns and sequins with this dazzling outfit by Ed Marker. She completes her daring design with Sophia Webster shoes.

Bregje Heinen

The Dutch model shines bright at the star-studded ceremony with her shimmery silver mini dress by Raisa Vanessa.

LeToya Luckett

Let's all take a moment of silence for the 38-year-old star's stunning cocktail dress.

Juliet Castaneda

Juliet hypnotizes fans at the 2019 MTV VMAs with this mermaid-like jumpsuit. Her statement earrings and jewel-adorned clutch tie the lewk together.

Queen Latifah

Orange you glad the actress and rapper showed up in this delightful ensemble by Sergio Hudson? Her fringe hem pants, statement earrings and orange lip are everything.

Hailee Steinfeld

It's getting hot on the red carpet! The actress sizzles in this fiery gown by Aadnevik at the star-studded ceremony.

Blac Chyna

The 31-year-old star is a pink feathered dream in a design by Attico at the awards ceremony.

Heidi Klum

The model has that newlywed glow as she rocks a stunning black sequins dress by Nedo at the star-studded ceremony.

AJ Mitchell

the 18-year-old singer-songwriter skips the basic suit and tie for a more colorful ensemble.


Two words: J... Woww. The reality TV personality brings a pop of color to the awards ceremony with this bright-yellow dress and her animal print heels.

Alex Morgan

The soccer player lights up the red carpet with this hot pink number!

Lilliana Vazquez

The 39-year-old author is a vision in white as she walks the red carpet in a long-sleeve and body-hugging mini dress. The large black bow is a chef's kiss!

Carissa Culiner

The E! News host dazzles on the red carpet with this shimmery black and silver co-ord set.

Keep checking E! News for updates on the 2019 MTV VMAs.