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#RedCarpetRoundup: Jourdan Dunn, Solange & More at the 2014 MTV VMAs

As Summer draws to a close, the MTV Video Music Awards proves once again that its red carpet cannot be rivalled, with everyone who is anyone in the music industry attending the event in their stylist’s best.

With the night overall bringing the good, bad and dare we say ugly looks to the world’s attention, we at SPICE have listed our favourite and most memorable looks, below. Take a look;

Orange is the New Black actress Uzo Aduba rocked an embroidered little black dress which featured on-trend bold shoulders. - See more at: go full-on black and had an ornate silver pattern along the waistline and on the shoulders.
First up is Orange is the New Black actress, Uzo Aduba who turned up in an embroidered-waist little black dress with on-trend bold shoulders. Pairing her look with ornate silver sandals we were reminded just why we love this stylish newcomer. #Chic!

he spunky singer rocked a long-sleeved bodysuit from the Mary Katrantzou Resort 2015 collection with Elie Saab booties and a few Lorraine Schwartz jewels. I’m sure this is going to be one of the majorly polarizing looks of the night, but I love it! It’s nice to see Taylor shake things up a little bit on the red carpet, plus, if anyone has the body to pull this off, she does! Her red lip and shaggy bob keep things playful and fun. So what do you think: Fashion-forward fun or ‘what was she thinking’?
Next, country singer, Taylor swift went daring with her ensemble, shaking things up in a long-sleeved bodysuit from Mary Katrantzou’s Resort’15 collection, which she wore with Elie Saab booties and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. We definitely applaud the departure from her usually ‘safe’ wardrobe, so more of this please, Taylor.

 Awards wearing a black lace and beaded Nicolas Jebran gown on the red carpet. If that name sounds familiar to you, it’s because he’s the same designer who worked on all Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” outfits. This dress has everything: a super-low plunging neckline, cutouts, a lace boob window, what looks like rhinestone embellishments, sequins, and some serious Dynasty-era earrings.
And speaking of safe, Beyonce – who had the most anticipated performance of the night – was seen wearing a black lace and beaded Nicolas Jebran gown, which was pretty but didn’t exactly scream “Queen Bey.” That said, her Dynasty-era earrings from Lorraine Schwartz were a bit of a talking point and we definitely won’t forget the size of them in a hurry.

Iggy Azelea really did look fancy in a Versace dress
And didn’t rapper Iggy Azelea look ‘fancy’ in her icy-hued Versace gown? The star gushed on the red carpet that the fashion house had flown the dress in from Milan especially, with its own body guard, no less – and, with her hair slipped backwards and the the dress giving pure mermaid vibes via its fishtail silhouette and cup enhancing cutouts, we think Ms Azelea looked just flawless!

Proud soon-to-be mama Kelly Rowland shoes off her baby bump in a a shimmering, light blush floor-length gown and wore plenty of bling courtesy Lorraine Schwartz.
Ex-Destiny’s child singer and soon-to-be mother Kelly Rowland radiated on the carpet too, showing off her growing baby bump in a shimmering, light blush dress that met the floor. Although the star rocked plant of gores jewels, courtesy Lorraine Schwartz, we think that she’d have looked just as good without them, considering she was already ‘carrying’ the best ‘accessory’ of the night – her bubba.

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AndKelly’s Destiny’s Child co-star, Michelle Williams looked beautiful on the night too, stepping out in a black and white printed gown and gold, embellished sandals. For someone who’s been away from the red carpet for a little while, the star proved this is the way to make a comeback: looking like you never left it.

arriving in a Donna Karan Atelier crimson silk gown.Dazzled in all red, Rita looked amaze with slicked back blonde hair and red hot lips!Dazzled in all red, Rita looked left nothing to imagination amaze with slicked back blonde hair and red hot lips!
Stealing the show though and arriving in a Donna Karen (of course) Atelier crimson, silk gown, British songstress Rita Ora dazzled in all red, matching her dress to her bold pout. The star also rocked trendy, slicked-back hair – not that anyone noticed with the dress’ plunging neckline and thigh-high slit…

Hot in red also, singer Demi Lovato also turned up stunning, following the night’s love for deep V cuts and high leg splits. Wearing a simple Lanvin dress that was clearly designed for this very moment, Ms Lavato looked the best we’ve ever seen her.

The singer wore a sparkling tuxedo-inspired suit from H&M’s Studio Collection with black Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandals and a Stephen Webster bracelet and tooth ring along with various XIV Karat jewels.Solange Knowles made her mark on the VMA in a Diana Ross kind of shimmering pant suit
But, leaving us breathless in all black was our favourite, Solange Knowles who was sparkling in a tuxedo-inspired suit from H&M’s Studio Collection, which she paired with Stuart Weitzman sandals. Rocking Stephen Webster and XIV Karat jewels, the star continued her reign as the carpet’s most stylish – not that we’d dare tell hr in a crowded elevator though.

Jennifer Lopez makes 40 looks great as she ages like fine wine and steps out at the VMA looking hot
$0-year-old Jennifer Lopez stepped out in full diva mode, wearing a shimmering silver Charbel Zoe gown with multiple cut-outs and a slit up to the hip. One look at the singer and we were reminded just how hot this star can be when she adopts the ‘more is more’ mantra.

The model struck quite the statuesque pose in her Balmain Resort 2015 black top and long flared skirt, seeming as if she had just stepped off the runway herself—natch. The leggy catwalker really brings the lookbook version of this piece to life, giving it a sleek-chic sensibility that few others could pull off so regally. Her teeny tube top was cropped, and so was her newly shorn hair, cut into a sharply angled bob, which only complemented the edginess here. Stephen Webster’s rock-star jewels delivered plenty of spirit, too, with piles of rings outfitting nearly every finger. And I couldn’t be happier to see that the choker collar from said lookbook was missing in action.
And supermodel Jourdan Dunn struck a statuesque pose in her Balmain Resort’15 ensemble, made of a black bandeau top and long flared skirt. Looking like she’d just stepped off a runway somewhere, the gorgeous model completed her look with 
Stephen Webster jewels and a cropped bob hair ‘do that we have to say we are digging. #Gorgeous!

Like Jourdan, Chanel also wore Balmain selecting a heavy leather woven dress from the Fall 2014 collection. I have just one question: what measures must one take to not perspire profusely in such a frock on a sunny day? Aside from that, Chanel doesn’t strike me as a Balmain girl.
Like Jourdan, model Chanel Iman also wore Balmain, selecting a heavy leather woven dress from the brand’s Autumn/Winter’14 collection. If anyone has the body for this dress, it’s Ms Iman…

The entertainer and ‘The Voice’ judge wore a self-designed L.A.M.B. ensemble that featured a structured bustier-inspired top and skinny pants in a high-octane shade of pink with black accents
Singer/designer, Gwen Stefani attended the event in a self-designed L.A.M.B. ensemble that featured a structured bustier-inspired top and skinny pants in a high-octane shade of pink, with contrasting black accents. We love how the usually quirky, playful dresser completed her look with a side twist to the hair – a cool detail from this out of the box It Girl.

Jordin and Jason
And cool couple Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo were one of our favourite couples of the night, as they sparkled together in head-to-toe white. Both singers were out to prove that Summer’s trend for bright white is still going strong, and it’s nice to see how strong these two’s wardrobes are as well.

Katy Riff Raff The “This Is How We Do” singer wore a throwback, custom denim Versace gown Read more: Follow us: @usweekly on Twitter | usweekly on Facebook
And lastly, we have to make room on our list for another couple we loved on the red carpet – Katy Perry and rapper, Riff Raff who were caught in a throwback look made of custom Versace denim. While this isn’t necessarily the most suitable (or stylish) look for the red carpet, we have to applaud the commitment to a theme: designer denim on designer denim, to the max. #Amazing.

And that’s it guys – our top looks from the 2014 MTV VMAs. But who rocked your favourite look? Share it with us below or on Twitter via @SPICETVFRICA.

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