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The most daring looks celebrities wore to the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards

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MTV Video Music Awards red carpet 2021
Kacey Musgraves (left), Lil Nas X (center), and Doja Cat (right) on the 2021 VMAs red carpet. Evan Agostini/ Invision/AP; Jason Kempin/Getty Images; Astrid Stawiarz/WireImage
  • The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards took place on Sunday in Brooklyn, New York.

  • From sheer jumpsuits to dramatic necklines, celebrities had fun with their red-carpet looks.

  • Lil Nas X wore an all-purple look with a train, while Doja Cat wore a bustier with thigh-high socks.

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Kacey Musgraves stepped onto the red carpet in an eye-catching purple dress and feather-filled hat from the Valentino fall 2021 collection.

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Kacey Musgraves in Valentino at the 2021 VMAs. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

She paired the oversized hat and thigh-length cocktail dress with long red gloves and see-through heels.

Anitta also wore gloves with her velvet Miss Sohee gown.

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Anitta in Miss Sohee at the 2021 VMAs. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

The sheer slit in her dress dipped down to her stomach.

Doja Cat wore a draped bustier by Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood with platform sandals and thigh-high socks.

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Doja Cat in Vivienne Westwood at the 2021 VMAs. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Her sky-high red shoes laced up over her red socks, creating footwear that looked like boots at first glance.

Doja Cat also wore a string of large stones around her neck and matched her nails to the draped fabric on her bodice.

The Kid Laroi opted for a no-shirt look on the red carpet, and wore a massive cross in the center of his chest instead.

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The Kid Laroi on the 2021 VMA red carpet. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

He paired his all-leather look with oversized sunglasses and black Converse sneakers.

Lil Nas X walked the red carpet in a head-to-toe purple Atelier Versace look.

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Lil Nas X in a monochrome look at the 2021 VMAs. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Lil Nas X's sparkly, off-the-shoulder top featured a flowing train. He paired the look with purple boots.

Bella Poarch donned a see-through jumpsuit with a long train on the red carpet.

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Bella Poarch at the 2021 VMAs. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Poarch also went with a monochrome look on the red carpet.

Her bustier-style top included a keyhole opening and exposed ribbing. The dramatic train flowed several feet behind her as well.

Jack Harlow went with a head-turning green leather suit for the occasion.

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Jack Harlow on the 2021 VMA red carpet. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

He paired the suit with black shoes and a black turtleneck under the jacket.

Tinashe's leather outfit was made up of a black crop top and low-rise, lace-up pants.

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Tinashe walking the red carpet at the 2021 VMAs. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Her tan pants had a crisscross lace-up feature running down the front of the legs from hip to ankle. And the zig-zag cut on her top kept things edgy.

She also wore black, pointed-toe pumps with sparkly ankle straps.

Kim Petras wore a head-to-toe latex bodysuit underneath a church-inspired Richard Quinn dress.

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Kim Petras at the 2021 VMAs. ANGELA WEISS/Contributor/Getty Images

The singer juxtaposed the religiousness of her dress with the sexiness of a latex bodysuit, as she told ET.

Petras accessorized the look with white pumps and wore her blonde hair in a ponytail coming out of the latex headpiece.

Normani wore an all-white outfit by Patrycja Pagas.

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Normani on the 2021 VMAs red carpet. ANGELA WEISS/Contributor/Getty Images

The look featured an oversized collar and cuffs, folded material over her waist, and a cropped open jacket.

She kept her footwear simple with white, pointed-toe pumps.

Ciara walked the red carpet draped in sheer lace courtesy of Tom Ford.

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Ciara at the 2021 VMAs. Astrid Stawiarz/WireImage/Getty Images

The black lace gown was completely see-through. The angled cutout at her chest added even more drama to the look.

Charli XCX also went with black lace for this event. Her minidress combined flowering patterns and sheer patches.

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Charli XCX on the 2021 VMAs red carpet. Noam Galai/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS

She capped off the look with black pointed-toe pumps and simple jewelry.

Billy Porter wore a metallic suit and shiny jewelry.

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Billy Porter on the red carpet at the 2021 VMAs. Astrid Stawiarz/WireImage/Getty Images

He finished the look with matching, silver platform boots.

Megan Fox wore an almost completely see-through dress by Mugler.

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Megan Fox at the 2021 VMAs. Astrid Stawiarz/WireImage/Getty Images

Her sheer dress was lined with glittering dots and featured spaghetti straps up top. Fox wore nude-colored heels to match the color of her dress.

Fox also wore rings on each hand.

Halle Bailey wore a sleek, white gown by Monot with vertical cutouts on top.

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Halle Bailey at the 2021 VMAs. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV/ ViacomCBS

Bailey's clean-lined look was elegant and chic, and the strips of fabric draping over her shoulders added both drama and a more daring element.

Her open-toed sandals completed the look.

Jennifer Lopez wore a two-piece set by David Koma to speak onstage during the VMAs.

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Jennifer Lopez on stage at the 2021 VMAs. Bennett Raglin/Getty Images

The performer walked onto the stage in a black, lace-up, long-sleeved top and a matching skirt adorned with miniature mirrors. She wore clear-and-black high heels to tie it all together.

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