VMAs red carpet: Bold, black and barely there

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Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry at the MTV Video Music Awards. Photos / Getty Images
Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry at the MTV Video Music Awards. Photos / Getty Images

When picking a suitable ensemble for the VMAs one can push the fashion boundaries, shoving them so far that it's shocking - that's what we love about the red carpet at music events. It's this creativity we crave and consider when collating our galleries of must-see looks from the red carpet. Check out our galleries and share your thoughts and favourites in the comment section below.

Best in Black
There's always bound to be black on any red carpet. This year's VMAs served up a smattering of the flattering colour, with lots of leather. Herewith our handpicked favourites:

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Dare to Bare
There's nothing like flashing a little (or a lot) of flesh to get tongues wagging. These racy numbers deserve a mention:

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Red Carpet Winners
Katy paying homage to Britney's double denim, a bright yellow suit sans shirt and some gorgeous looking ladies, these are our picks of the most memorable looks from this year's VMAs red carpet:

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