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Top 10 best dressed at the 2011 MTV VMAs

Andrea Kasprzak is a former magazine editor and full time freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Teen Vogue, Men's Journal, Allure, and SELF among others.

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From Britney to Gaga to Beyonce, the music industry is full of fearless fashionistas. And no awards show gives them more of an excuse to fly their freak flags than the always-entertaining MTV Video Music Awards. At this red carpet, anything goes and the zanier, the better. Here, we rounded up the top 10 best dressed looks from last night.



Everyone may be abuzz about baby bump rumors, but we can't get over Beyonce's bold crimson Lanvin asymmetrical gown. We also adored her emerald jewelry that popped against her red gown.

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Kim Kardashian

A slinky silhouette accenting her ample behind is usually Kim's signature dress shape. Normally we'd be bored, but the bare back and glimmering texture of this frock make it list worthy.

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Katie Holmes

Mrs. Tom Cruise doesn't exactly have the reputation for being the most playfully dressed, but this kicky mini, paired with the camel lace-up booties were relaxed and a fun look for Katie.

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Britney Spears

Hit singles, lush hair, spangled shorts - Britney's back! After so many sartorial slips, it's good to see Brit Brit looking healthy and happy again. Her short sleeves and black booties help give this look some serious edge.

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Lady Gaga

After seeing her covered in meat and carried in an egg, drag seems so tame. And it's kind of working for her. Afterall, Menswear is a huge trend for fall.

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Justin Bieber

Guy fashion at awards shows is usually a serious snooze fest, but Justin's bright red pants proved to be a playful and on-point spin on the standard suit.

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Selena Gomez

Selena's Julien Macdonald show-stopper proved the song bird to be far more sophisticated beyond her 19 years. Super luxe lace panel detailing and a peek-a-boo high neckline made this dress positively jaw-dropping.

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Zoe Saldana

Zoe killed it in her Barbara Bui mini dress. Everything about this look - from the frock's leggy cut to its funky detailing - exudes sexy rock and roll chic. Modern accessories help elevate the look into evening.

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Demi Lovato

Vegas and the VMAs may be the only acceptable places to rock a shimmering cleavage-happy little dress. But at this awards show, too much can be a good thing. We're digging Demi's interpretation of body bling, styled down all the way to her sparkling stilettos.

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Victoria Justice

Fringe, leather and a super short hemline sound like a recipe for disaster, but Victoria's playful frock proved to be a red carpet standout. The sparkling THEIA number, hugging in all the right places, looked both festive and fabulous.

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