Though a litany of looks cascaded down the carpet for last night’s 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, only a select few stood out to Fashion Bomb Editors.
While most stars looked lovely, many missed the mark due to too little fabric, poor accessory pairings, and redundancy (i.e. haven’t we seen this before?).
Here are five looks that made it to the top of our chic list, in no particular order:
1. Rita Ora in custom Vera Wang
Rita Ora tends to do the most in the best way for the MTV Video Music Awards! Feathers and high slits are her thing, as witnessed by the leg baring Donna Karan number she wore in 2014, and the voluminous Alexandre Vauthier feathered frock she rocked in 2013.

Her custom Vera Wang gown married a few of her favorite things, and while her gown seemed more Met Gala appropriate than VMAs, few can deny the drama of her ensemble. She turned heads in the best way and brought high fashion to the event, which is why she found a spot on our best dressed list.
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2. Kourtney Kardashian in Balmain
Kourtney Kardashian supported brother in law Kanye West at the annual show in a strawberry red jumpsuit by Balmain. Her look triumphed because of its simplicity. The color? Gorgeous. Tailoring? Impeccable! And her subtle makeup and slick locks added just the right amount of chic.
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While most on the red carpet did the absolute most with sheer panels, glitter, and sparkles, Kourt skewed streamlined and looked ever so graceful doing so. A breakup has never looked better.
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3. Ciara in Alexandre Vauthier

Ciara wholeheartedly embraced this season’s Fringe trend in a Fall 2015 look by Alexandre Vauthier. She accessorized with feathery sandals while a blunt cut highlighted her gorgeous face.
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Her look was artful, adventurous and avant garde, and showed off her frame without letting it all hang out.
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4. Rocsi Diaz in House of CB
Who said you had to go high fashion to own the red carpet? Rocsi Diaz showed off her toned frame in a Romana LBD by the affordable e-tailer. Her Sophia Webster Chiara butterfly sandals were the icing on her chic cake, and her lipstick brought everything together.
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Sometimes black can be boring, but this LBD was anything but. Boom! She looked bomb.
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5. Nicki Minaj in La Bourjoisie
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Nicki Minaj gave full on glam in a custom gold dress by La Bourjoisie. The metallic sheen looked gorgeous against her skin, and the frock fit her every curve. She was feeling herself…
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…with good reason! A blunt bang, straight hair, and nude makeup allowed her gown to shine.
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There you have it!
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