There was no shortage of glamour on the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet on Sunday.
And Taylor Swift brought it in spades when she arrived with her famous girl squad, posing with pals including Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne and Gigi Hadid.
The 25-year-old, who had the most nominations for the evening, certainly went for a striking look in a gold, silver and bronze houndstooth crop top and matching trousers by Ashish, which were both covered in sequins.
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Friends like these: Taylor Swift was joined by some of the stars of her Bad Blood music video at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday
Taylor left her stomach on show in the two-piece outfit, which she paired with metallic Christian Louboutin heels.
The pop star finished off her look with a generous application of winged eyeliner, and slicked back her dark blonde hair into a ponytail.
Taylor was also joined by model pals Lily Aldridge and Martha Hunt, along with Hailee Steinfeld, Mariska Hargitay and Serayah.
Make a style statement in sequins like Taylor Swift
Well, we can hardly accuse Taylor Swift of not making an effort can we? Ever the shy and retiring wallflower (!) Ms Swift made sure all eyes were on her for the VMA’s as she posed up a storm in this dazzling sequinned two-piece by Ashish.
It comes as no surprise to us, seeing as Ashish Gupta is nicknamed the ‘king of sequins’ and is well known for transforming sportswear with high-octane embellishments.
We love the houndstooth print and opulence of the all-over sequins of these co-ordinates, while the jogger style trousers keep the look young and fun.
And while we’re not sure if we have the fashion chops to pull off the whole look, we always have time for a sequinned crop top here at Fashion Finder! Perfect for adding a little dose of festivity to any outfit, a bejeweled top with look fabulous styled with a simple midi skirt and heels.
Famous friends: (L-R) Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Serayah, Mariska Hargitay, Lily Aldridge and Karlie Kloss were all there to support Taylor
Goofing around: The group showed their silly sides as they posed together on the red carpet
Celebrating their success: Taylor was up for nine awards – seven of which were for the Bad Blood video
Different styles: The pop star and her pals all showcased their individual styles for the evening
Sticking together: Taylor brought all her friends on stage after winning the night’s top honour – Video Of The Year – for Bad Blood
The singer brought all of her famous friends on stage after taking home the night’s top honour, Video Of The Year, for Bad Blood. She also won Best Female Video and Best Pop Video for Blank Space.
As always the ceremony, which was held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, made room for some of the biggest names in the music industry.
Two years after making headlines for twerking with Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus returned to the event, this time as host.
Working it: The celebrities all did their best pouts as they made sure the spotlight was on them
Best friends: Selena wrapped an arm around her BFF as they posed for the cameras
Making them giggle: Hailee and Taylor couldn’t stop laughing as Cara and Selena pulled faces
Thanks for the ride!: Taylor and Selena were given a lift to the red carpet in a golf buggy
Sticking together: The stars held hands as they headed into the Microsoft Theater
All about the drama: Taylor finished off her look for the ceremony with dramatic winged black eyeliner, and slicked back her blonde hair
And unsurprisingly, she made sure to shock on the red carpet.
Her look could hardly even be called an outfit – it consisted of silver straps barely covering her breasts and a few crystals worn as a skirt. She also sported thigh high silver boots.
Also taking the notion of ‘less is more’ very literally was Nicki Minaj, who showed off her extremely ample assets in a gold LaBourjoisie gown that plunged all the way to her belly button.
Congratulations!: Taylor’s friends cheered her on after she won Video Of The Year
She did it: The country turned pop star also took home Best Female Video and Best Pop Video for Blank Space
Girls’ night: Taylor’s crew decided to get up and dance while The Weeknd performed his hit Can’t Feel My Face
Busting a move: Taylor and Selena looked like they were having a great time as they showed off their dance moves
Sharing a cuddle: The two singers have been best friends for several years, and they shared a sweet moment during the ceremony
Starting things off on the right foot: Taylor was given her first Moonman, for Best Pop Video, before the show began
Kim Kardashian went for a racy look too, in the form of floor-length olive-coloured gown by Balmain with a lace-up plunging neckline and slit up the front.
The pregnant 34-year-old was there to support husband Kanye West, who was presented with the Video Vanguard Award during the ceremony.
Kim’s sisters Kourtney and Kylie were also in attendance, as was mom Kris Jenner, joined by toyboy Corey Gamble.
A look that will be remembered: Unsurprisingly, host for the evening Miley Cyrus made sure to shock in custom Versace
Driving them wild: As the cameras clicked away, the 22-year-old showed off her twerking skills in the barely there outfit
Less is more: Nicki Minaj also went for shock value in a gold plunging LaBourjoisie dress, showcasing her ample assets
She’s still got it: Britney Spears looked fantastic in her glittering gold and silver frock (also by LaBourjoisie), with rainbow dip-dyed hair
Right by his side: The 34-year-old was there to support her rapper other half, who received the Video Vanguard Award during the evening
Kylie looked as though she was channelling Kim, as she picked a super-short beige knitted Balmain mini-dress and matching heels, and showed off a fringed hairdo.
Meanwhile Kourtney wore a bright pink Seventies style jumpsuit, and Kris picked a long black gown.
12 years on from her still infamous kiss with Madonna at the 2003 VMAs, Britney Spears showed she’s still got it as she looked fantastic in an unforgiving glittering gold and silver mini-dress by LaBourjoisie.
Sexy maternity style: Kim wore an olive coloured Balmain gown with a slit up the front and a plunging lace-up neckline
Twice as nice: Kylie Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian revealed their wildly different styles on the red carpet
A family affair: They were joined by mom Kris Jenner, while sisters Khloe and Kendall stayed at home
Dynamic duos: While Kourtney and Kylie posed together, Kris cuddled up to toyboy Corey Gamble
Sexy Selena: Miss Gomez kept things relatively low-key in a glittering black maxi dress by Calvin Klein, but still looked lovely
Looking Cool For The Summer: Demi Lovato left little to the imagination in a skintight and plunging pale pink Nicolas Jebran number
Also turning heads on the red carpet was Rita Ora, putting plenty of her ample cleavage on show in an extremely low-cut black Vera Wang gown with feathered skirt.
Demi Lovato, who was among the performers, picked a skintight pink Nicolas Jebran frock, while Vanessa Hudgens turned every head when she arrived in a dazzling pink gown with plunging neckline.
One very good-looking couple: Chrissy Teigen was at the awards ceremony with husband John Legend
No wonder she landed a Sports Illustrated cover: The 29-year-old displayed her amazing figure in a sheer black creation by Marchesa
Stealing the spotlight: Vanessa Hudgens wore a plunging blush-coloured Naeem Khan gown, with delicate embroidery and a few sequins
British bombshells: Rita Ora (left, in Vera Wang) and FKA Twigs (in Atelier Versace) were feeling daring in risque black gowns
Following suit: (L-R) Ciara (in Alexandre Vauthier), Charlotte McKinney and Emily Ratajkowski (in Altuzarra) also picked sexy black outfits for the bash
The Naeem Khan dress was embellished with a delicate design and a few sequins which caught the light as the 26-year-old twirled for the cameras.
Vanessa, joined by her younger sister Stella, added to the boho feel of her look with long hair extensions, and lots of jewellery.
Taylor’s squad made sure she was the centre of attention, but still dressed to impress. Selena Gomez played it safe – but still looked amazing – in a figure-hugging black Calvin Klein maxi dress which was flecked with glitter.
Making a statement: Amber Rose and BFF Blac Chyna wore coordinated outfits, covered in profanity
Model friends: Taylor’s pals Cara Delevingne (in Saint Laurent), Gigi Hadid (in Emilia Wickstead) and Martha Hunt (Georges Chakra) all showed off their long and slender legs
Heavenly: Lily Aldridge, in Alexandre Vauthier, was reunited with her fellow former Victoria’s Secret Angel Karlie Kloss, in Louis Vuitton
Puckering up: The beauties planted kisses on each other as they posed for the cameras
Smoking hot: Taylor, who debuted her Wildest Dreams music video during the pre-show, certainly has a stunning group of best friends
Hitting the right note: Pitch Perfect 2 stars Rebel Wilson (left in Eloquii) and Hailee Steinfeld (in Stella McCartney) both acted as presenters for the evening
Gigi Hadid left her slender legs on show in a cutaway yellow gown by Emilia Wickstead, and Cara Delevingne picked a fringed black Saint Laurent mini-dress adorned with a white star design.
Lily Aldridge and fellow former Victoria’s Secret Angel Karlie Kloss both chose long gowns, and Hailee Steinfeld made an impression in a white Stella McCartney jumpsuit.
Kelly Osbourne, who was acting as red carpet host for the evening, kept things simple so as to let the nominees shine.
Stylish men: (L-R) Justin Bieber, Brooklyn Beckham and Nick Jonas all posed on the red carpet
Teen queen: Bella Thorne wore a Grecian gown by Maria Lucia Hohan and sparkly Stuart Weitzman shoes to the star-studded ceremony
Are you sure about that?: Miley recently said she is not in a relationship, but rumoured girlfriend Stella Maxwell was at the show to support her, dressed in a Moschino gown
Keeping it simple: Red carpet host Kelly Osbourne wore a black pinstripe jumpsuit to the event, with black and gold pumps peeking out underneath
Coordinated couple: Pharrell Williams and his wife Helen Lasichanh made a good match in double denim
Daring to bare: The Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham (left, in Versace) and fitness guru Jillian Michaels both flashed the flesh
The 30-year-old wore a double-breasted black pinstripe jumpsuit, with short sleeves and billowing trousers, along with black and gold pointed heels.
She finished off her low-key look with false eyelashes, a slick of bright red lipstick and curled her lavender hair.
With three Moonman trophies to take home, Taylor was the big winner of the evening.
They know how to wow: (L-R) Serayah, Zuri Hall and Jenelle Evans all got the memo about going for daring looks
Empire strikes back: Gabourey Sidibe did bunny ears behind her co-star Jussie Smollett when he wasn’t looking
How low can they go?: Katie Stevens (L) and Greer Grammer both took the plunge in floor-length frocks
Showing some skin: (L-R) Liz Hernandez, Rachel Smith and Keltie Knight all picked plunging gowns for the occasion
Remember them?: Danity Kane’s Shannon Bex and Aubrey O’Day (who now front Dumblonde) wore coordinated pink and black outfits
Feeling cheeky: While Tori Kelly (L) wore hotpants and a lace top, Holland Roden flashed her underwear in an embroidered mesh dress
Nicki Minaj took home the Best Hip Hop Video award for Anaconda, but not before calling out Miley for saying she shouldn’t have been so angry about missing out on a Video Of The Year nod.
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ smash hit Uptown Funk won Best Male Video, while Fetty Wap was named Artist To Watch.
Meanwhile One Night Can Change The World by Big Sean (feat. Kanye West and John Legend) won the Video With A Social Message prize.
In the navy: With summer drawing to an end, Maria Menounos (L) and Halsey went for deep blue outfits
Women in black: Opting for bedazzled versions of LBDs were (L-R) Brandi Cyrus, Laura Marano and Lindsey Stirling
Brilliant in black and gold: Jojo (L) and Jillian Rose Reed knew how to stand out from the crowd
Party people: (L-R) Claudia Sulewski, Molly Tarlov and Arielle Vandenberg were ready to party in pretty dresses
Prints charming: Make-up artist Amanda Steele (L) and singer Tinashe wowed the crowd in geometric prints
VIPs: (L-R) Fashion designer Jeremy Scott, rapper T Pain and TV personality Charlamagne Tha God arrived in style
Kanye was later presented with his Video Vanguard Award by Taylor Swift – and announced he’ll run for president in 2020.
Before the show, Fall Out Boy took home Best Rock Video for Uma Thurman, and Five Seconds Of Summer won Song Of Summer for She’s Kinda Hot.
The performers during the evening included Demi Lovato and best pal Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, and an emotional Justin Bieber – who broke down in tears afterwards.
Suited and booted: In their matching paint-spattered suits, Walk The Moon ensured they would get noticed
No slipping under the radar: Miley’s friend Gigi Gorgeous (L) and singer Z LaLa turned heads in their wacky ensembles
Kicking things off: Nick Jonas did a performance on the red carpet before the show began
They’re all there: Miley was joined by (L-R) mom Tish, brother Braison, sister Noah, dad Billy Ray and sister Brandi
Low profile: The Weeknd skipped the red carpet, but posed backstage in the press room later in the evening
The centre of attention: All eyes were on Taylor as she made a statement on the red carpet before heading inside the theatre