2013 VMA Red Carpet Stars: Basics, Trends & Groups Dominate

There is always a lot of talk after the Video Music Awards air on MTV. This year is no different as there were some outrageous and outstanding performances. With the award ceremony aside, I would like to point out who I thought was outstanding on the red carpet. My faves consisted of those who kept it simple with some basic fashion staples. I also enjoyed those who continue to rock the ongoing trends of summer florals, sheer effects or cutouts. And finally, 2 female music groups caught my eye and were in fashion harmony within their respective groups. Sadly, I have no males on my list, so to the guys, step it up!

(photo credits to Just Jared)

5th Harmony                                         fifth-harmony-mtv-vmas-2013-red-carpet-01

Starting with my pop ensemble of ladies, 5th Harmony, who also caught my attention at the Teen Choice Awards. Again, they really shined through here, as well. I love how these young fashionistas mixed their fashion staple color of black with the pops of yellow. It really showed these ladies can stick to trends, but also have splashes of summer fun! I like how each lady can be a part of the overall group aesthetic, but still showcase their own personality, whether rockstar diva or being fun and girly.

Danity Kane                                     danity-kane-mtv-vmas-2013-red-carpet-02

My other group of standout ladies is the recently re-united Danity Kane and wow, did they hit the red carpet with a bang. No one looked as though they have even missed a beat. They all looked super gorgeous and sexy-chic. Great color choices were made with the always reliable black and white in the pieces. I liked the pairing of blazers, some leather usage and great accessorizing, such as with Aubrey’s trendy black and white clutch. left to right: Shannon wore a 2 piece crop top and short look from Versace with a stylish white with black trim blazer. Aundrea kept it simple, but still fabulous with a Prada top and leather skirt. Aubrey’s long sleeved white hi-lo dress is by Thomas Wilde. Dawn’s Gucci white romper was paired perfectly with a chic black blazer.

Ariana Grande          ariana-grande-mtv-vmas-2013-red-carpet-05                 ariana-grande-performs-at-mtv-vmas-preshow-2013-video-04

Ariana looked amazing in both her red carpet and on-stage looks. I love that she is not afraid to dress like is a young girl who just wants to look great and have fun. Kenley Collins designed her red carpet floral frock and it fit Ariana and the occasion like a glove! Her performance look I’m sure lit up the stage and she looked great in this sparkly lavender mini-dress.

Selena Gomez                   12e1320f-0449-4887-9ab6-b13e95a46685_SelenaGomez

Selena is definitely going thru a style evolution. She is really showing growth from her Disney days and fun/girly outfits. I wrote a piece awhile back, actually my 1st piece on Fashion Nexus, about some very mature and bold looks Selena had been donning for her world premieres for Spring Breakers. She has done it again here with this navy blue gown by Atelier Versace. The detailing along waist and up the slit was a great addition. She was certainly not scared to go bold with choices of a thigh-high slit and a cutout of half of her bustier area, which was done in a lace and sheer effect. Her jewelry was by Lorraine Schwartz.

Naya Rivera                                         143_1568_350

Naya looked stunning in this floor-length black gown with very sexy side panel cutouts, which opened the most around the waist. This look is vintage Paco Rabanne.

Allison Williams           143_1565_350

I loved Allison’s pick from Valentino. This offwhite, long-sleeved dress with lace detailing looked amazing! If a look could be both sexy and conservative at the same time, this is it. She paired it with simple black pumps by Christian Louboutin and earrings by Paige Novick.

Shailene Woodley                                Shailene Woodley

Shailene’s look was very fun and caught my eye because it stuck to her very laid back red carpet style, but yet still had some glam and chicness to it. Her black crop top was paired with a beaded and fringed purple kaleidoscope skirt by Pucci. She paired the two piece ensemble with basic black pumps by Casadei and a Chad Ypon bracelet.

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