6 Fashionable VMAs red carpet looks for less

by SheKnows
Aug 31, 2011 at 1:05 p.m. ET

The MTV Video Music Awards are known to welcome outrageous attire. Whether or not you thought the fashions flaunted this year were trashy or flashy, they can all be used as inspiration for fabulous everyday looks. Here, we've compiled some wearable (and affordable!) styles from the 2011 MTV VMAs red carpet!


Firecracker Snooki impressed in her skin-tight embellished mini this year. This tribal dress from Arden B., $49, is just as playful and for a lot less money.

Snooki VMA Fashion

Snooki - Steal the Look

2Deena Cortese

Deena Cortese isn't known for her keen sense of fashion, clearly shown in this rainbow bright outfit, but with less glitter, less rainbow and, well, less of everything, this rainbow look is simple and chic. Try this Over the Rainbow dress from Messesofdresses.com, $89.

Deena Cortese - VMA Fashion

Deena - Steal the Look

3Katy Perry

Many scoffed at Katy Perry's first of three ensembles during the awards show and we admit, it's a little strange. But the color and cut are dead on. This shift dress from Anthropologie, $178, is the perfect way to wear this look to work. And if you're planning a picnic for lunch, this pink parasol from Amazon.com, $13, can cover you from the shade.

Katy Perry - VMA Fashion

Katy Perry - Steal the Look

4Britney Spears

Britney Spears' outfit may seem impractical for normal folk like us, but this black sequin keyhole dress from UniqueVintage.com, $76, is easy to slip on for a fun Friday night out! And these peep-toe ankle boots from Kohls, $90, hug all the way above the ankle, so you know you'll stay sturdy on the dance floor.

Britney Spears - VMA Fashion

Britney Spears - Steal the Look

5Sammi Sweetheart

We usually don't take style notes from this shore girl, but she rocked this look (minus the Willy Wonka-esque shoes). The soft, drapey, neutral animal print is feminine with just enough roar. This dress from Bebe, $149, is just as fun and flirty. Wear to an event or night out on the town and channel your inner feline goddess.

Sammi Sweetheart - VMA Fashion

Sammi - Steal the Look

6Katie Holmes

Always a fan of black and brown worn together, Katie Holmes' look is wearable and realistic. This Forever 21 striped dress, $13, mixes the two colors well and paired with these oxford high heels from Kohls, $65, we guarantee you'll be set for Fall.

Katie Holmes - VMA Fashion

Katie - Steal the Look

Images courtesy of FayesVision/Ian Wilson/WENN

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