Rita Ora Revamps Cutouts in Flowing Dress, Shorts & Thigh-High Boots at 2021 MTV VMAs

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Rita Ora took cutouts to a new level at the 2021 MTV VMA’s in New York’s Barclays Center.

The “Phoenix” musician was seen one the red carpet in a flowing cutout dress by Vera Wang. The number featured a pair of short shorts and bralette top, which featured a cinched bandeau and flowing train that opened at the front. Ora’s top was also complete with two oversized long sleeves, which covered her hands in a dramatic fashion. The singer’s look was complete with silver drop earrings, as well as a hairstyle knotted in numerous black bows.

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Rita Ora attends the 2021 MTV VMA’s at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. - Credit: Jeremy Smith/imageSPACE / MEGA
Rita Ora attends the 2021 MTV VMA’s at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. - Credit: Jeremy Smith/imageSPACE / MEGA

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When it came to shoes, the “Anywhere” singer donned a pair of towering black boots, also by Wang. The shoes featured thick brown platforms, as well as white ridged soles and an open-toed silhouette. Their black fabric uppers stretched as a thigh-high style, creating the illusion of a bottom cutout as well.

Rita Ora attends the 2021 MTV VMA’s at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. - Credit: Jeremy Smith/imageSPACE / MEGA
Rita Ora attends the 2021 MTV VMA’s at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. - Credit: Jeremy Smith/imageSPACE / MEGA

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A closer look at Ora’s Vera Wang boots. - Credit: Jeremy Smith/imageSPACE / MEGA
A closer look at Ora’s Vera Wang boots. - Credit: Jeremy Smith/imageSPACE / MEGA

Jeremy Smith/imageSPACE / MEGA

Boots have recently emerged as a sleek alternative to pumps, ideal for between-season dressing. Ora has also been seen in a towering pair of Wang ankle boots this season, as well as strappy block-heeled boots prior to the VMAs. However, she isn’t the only star who’s drawn towards boots; Anne Hathaway, Irina Shayk and Sofia Richie have all donned pairs this season, as well.

Rita Ora attends the 2021 MTV VMA’s at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. - Credit: Jeremy Smith/imageSPACE / MEGA
Rita Ora attends the 2021 MTV VMA’s at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. - Credit: Jeremy Smith/imageSPACE / MEGA

Jeremy Smith/imageSPACE / MEGA

When it comes to shoes, Ora’s styles are varied. The “Let You Love Me” singer often opts for matching sets and monochrome looks from top brands with a variety of aesthetics, like Fendi, Chanel and Dion Lee. Her shoe style follows a similar formula, frequently including on-trend styles. Most recently, she’s been seen in ankle-wrap sandals, slip-on mules, and thong sandals from brands like Versace, Kat Maconie, and Miu Miu, among others. The musician has also appeared numerous times at the Met Gala, wearing dramatic gowns from Vera Wang, Prada, Marc Jacobs and more luxury designers.

Ora’s a mainstay in the fashion industry, having fronted campaigns for brands like Donna Karan, Roberto Cavalli, and Escada. The musician has previously collaborated on fashion collections with Adidas Originals, Escada and Tezenis, as well as a shoe capsule line with Giuseppe Zanotti. She’s also been a longtime partner of ShoeDazzle, creating several collections for the budget-friendly brand. Her latest spring collection featured styles like puffed leather-strap mules, chunky slides, and open-toed boots, all retailing for under $100 on ShoeDazzle.com.

Add sleek black boots to your next outfit, inspired by Rita Ora.

Credit: Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue
Credit: Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

To Buy: Schutz Magalli boots, $238.

Credit: Courtesy of DSW
Credit: Courtesy of DSW

Courtesy of DSW

To Buy: Jessica Simpson Louxie boots, $90 (was $119).

Credit: Courtesy of Zappos
Credit: Courtesy of Zappos

Courtesy of Zappos

To Buy: Steve Madden Viktory boots, $75 (was $100).

Click through the gallery for more of the top celebrity arrivals at the 2021 VMA’s.

Launch Gallery: Celebrity Red Carpet Arrivals at the MTV VMAs 2021

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