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Spotted! 7 *Hot* Fashion Trends at the Video Music Awards

The VMAs came back with full force on Sunday night, bringing us great music and fabulous fashion moments. From JLo's laced-up glory to Camila Cabello's corsetry action, here are the sartorial trends you need to know. 

The glamorous. Oh, the flouncy, flouncy! MTV's Video Music Awards were back with full force last night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. In addition to some truly memorable performances, this year's event put forth SOLID red-carpet moments. From music videos to concerts and public appearances, the music industry worldwide is known to break some of the coolest, edgiest and most avant-garde sartorial trends, and this year's VMAs were no different. From fabulously #Xtra looks to cheeky, lace-up styles and some wonderfully constructed corsetry, here are the 6 trends to take note of from this year's event.

1. Lace It Up

Jennifer Lopez and Kourtney Kardashian presented us with a dual message, laced-up details on your outfits are here to stay. Take note of this noughties-inspired trend as you shop for your fall 2021 wardrobe. Image: JLo wearing David Coma

Kourtney Kardashian wearing Olivier Theyskens, with Travis Baker

2. Corsetry Details

We love ourselves a flattering Victorian gown (in fashion, not women's rights), especially when it comes with an edgy 2021 update. Constructed dresses with corset detailing stole the show at the VMAs, case in point: Olivia Rodrigo, Camilla Cabello and Doja Cat. Image: Olivia Rodrigo wearing Atelier Versace

Doja Cat wearing Vivienne Westwood

Camilla Cabello wearing Alexis Mabille

Sheer Outfits

Of course, Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly turn heads everywhere they go, but at last night's event, it was Megan's naked, Thierry Mugler dress that caught our attention, foreshadowing a trend for sheer and see-through outfits this fall. If you are wondering how to wear this look on the streets, the key lies in layering it the right separates. (Refer to the fashion section of our website for the right style tips.

The Anti-Fits

Relaxed, oversized and slouchy-chic, words you don't necessarily associate with a red-carpet event, but in a post-Covid world, we are 100% here for this new partywear trend. Image: Shawn Mendes wearing Mans

Billie Eilish wearing an oversize cowl-neck sweater, a mid-length skirt and silver jewellery by David Yurman.

5. Gender-Fluid Dressing

Stars are upping the ante on gender-fluid dressing this year, and the message is loud and clear. The archaic old rules don't apply anymore. Pick menswear, womenswear, heck even raid the kidswear section of the look works for you OOTD, you do you! Image: Lil Nas X wearing Atelier Versace

6. Drag-Inspired OTT Headgear

Nothing is off-limits when it comes to having fun with your look, get a bondage-inspired mask, or plumage that enters the room before you do, just bring that #winning Kween energy! Image: Kim Petras wearing Richard Quinn

Kacey Musgraves wearing Valentino Couture

7. Shine On!

After the year (or 2) it's been, we don't need a reason to celebrate life and celebrity outfits 'reflect' the sentiment. Dazzling, shimmery outfits were everywhere at last night's VMAs, giving us every reason to shine on this fall. Image: Saweetie wearing Valentino

Paris Hilton wearing The Blonds

Kalle Bailey wearing Monot with Chloe Bailey