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2012 MTV Video Music Awards: The night in fashion and beauty

Chrissy Callahan is a freelance beauty/fashion writer and editor. She has written for a variety of different websites and covered everything from NY Fashion Week to interviews with top industry professionals. For the latest beauty and fa...

Who wore what?

Oh MTV Video Music Awards, how we love to watch you! Not so much for the awards, but really for the outrageous fashions. So let's recap the fabulous night it was, shall we?

Rihanna at 2012 VMA

Rihanna

Rihanna kind of had a big night! The singer not only opened the show with a killer performance, she also debuted a new cropped 'do on the red carpet. So what's my verdict? You know what, I kind of like it! It's no secret that Rihanna is stunning, and I really think this 'do helps highlight her beautiful face. And hey, it's sure better than that awful red hair she was sporting last year!

Miley Cyrus at 2012 VMA

Miley Cyrus

Apparently Miley Cyrus can't make up her mind when it comes to her hair. The girl has had more 'do switch-ups in the past three months than Lady Gaga... and that's saying something. Last night, the newly engaged star rocked her newly cropped hair in a badass pompadour that kind of made me do a double take. And it wasn't because I loved it so much... it was because she kind of ripped the style off of Pink! Lookalikes, much?

Taylor Swift at 2012 VMA

Taylor Swift

I love Taylor Swift, I really do, and I am simply obsessed with her new single! But I'm not loving this look. I love it, but I don't think it's event-appropriate. The MTV VMAs are the time to have some fun and let your hair down a little, you know? While the look is gorgeous for sure, I would have preferred to see Taylor in something a bit more flirty.

Amber Rose at 2012 VMA

Amber Rose

In case you don't know who Amber Rose is, she's Wiz Khalifa's lady love. And last night, she revealed to the whole world that she's expecting a little Wiz in a few months. Congrats, girl, I'm super excited for you, but I'm not impressed by this figure-baring look. Now that you're going to be a mom, you shouldn't quit the sexy looks but you should step up your style and sophistication a bit and sadly this look just doesn't do that. Leave a little more to the imagination, girl!

Pink at 2012 VMA

Pink

Can you believe that Pink had a baby? She looked simply stunning last night in her Stella McCartney gown! As I watched the singer walk the red carpet and rock the stage last night, I couldn't help but feel so happy that CoverGirl recently chose her as a spokesmodel. What a great choice!

Katy Perry at 2012 VMA

Katy Perry

The best revenge after a breakup is looking great, and right about now Russell Brand must be regretting whatever he did to Katy Perry. The star has been exploring her style a lot this year with all sorts of different hair colors and style choices, and last night she really hit it out of the park. Katy looked regal and sexy in her Elie Saab dress!

More MTV Video Music Awards

2012 MTV Video Music Awards: Best dressed
2012 MTV Video Music Awards: Worst dressed
VMA fashions

Photo credits: Apega/WENN.com (Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Taylor Swift), FayesVision/WENN.com (Pink, Amber Rose, Katy Perry)
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