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MTV’s Video Music Award: Fashion report

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at U Iowa chapter.

Last night’s VMA red carpet contained quite a few hits and misses for Hollywood’s hottest stars, here’s a taste of who wore what and whether or not they rocked it.

Breaking Dawn’s Taylor Lautner looked fantastic upon his arrival at the awards show.  The black blazer combined with an chest-baring shirt and straight leg jeans defines those muscles many ladies love to look at, while maintaining an air of class and modesty. 

The only thing I’d change would have to be those brown oxfords.  Black and brown still never mix in my book and he would have been better off with another dark color shoe that provided some pop.

Selena Gomez in the meantime was channeling her inner vampire.  The Disney darling’s Julien MacDonald dress is far more frightening than it is fierce.  The dress was just a little too dark for an August awards show, and did not do her image any favors. 

Every girl knows an LBD is a perfect staple to wear to most occasions; however she’s showing a little too much skin with the hem and neckline, making her look more trashy Halloween costume than awards show dazzler.

Beyonce Knowles, who announced her pregnancy at the event, looked absolutely glowing in this orange Lanvin dress. 

Sometimes a smile and a nice bit of statement jewelry is all you need to rock the red carpet and she easily proves that in this photograph. 

Britney Spears also showed up and looked surprisingly good.  Her black sequin Moschino dress is age-appropriate and extremely flattering.  The “Til’ the World Ends” singer is showing off her long legs and svelte figure while still drawing the eye upward to her nicely made-up face. 

However, like Mr. Lautner, she loses me on the shoes.  They’re way to mod and the patent leather looks tacky with this get up. 

Kim Kardashian managed to steal the show in this figure-flattering Kaufmanfranco dress.  Her curves look absolutely luscious and only accentuate the newly-wed glow she has going on.  The blown out hairstyle and simple cuff bracelet top the ensemble off nicely. 

This woman is definitely wearing this dress and owning it.        

Brynne Schweigel is a senior studying Journalism and Mass Communication as well as Political Science at the University of Iowa. She currently contributes fashion pieces to the University of Iowa Her Campus branch's blog. She writes weekly for the University of Iowa's Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research's blog, the Iowa Environmental Focus, and had pieces published in The Daily Iowan. She spent the Spring 2010 semester interning at the state capitol in Des Moines. In her spare time, Brynne enjoys shopping, reading, running, listening to music and playing with her puppy, Bonnie.  She will graduate in December 2011 and hopes to move somewhere that never has snow.
Nicole Lumbreras is a junior at University of Iowa, class of 2012, studying Journalism and Sociology. Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Nicole loves to explore new restaurants, see live music and attend sporting events. Nicole loves to travel, dance, write in her blog and takes pleasure in the art of photography. Nicole loves to spend time with her friends and family, and when time allows she will get her fill of Bad Girls Club, Glee, So You Think You Can Dance, and Grey's Anatomy. Nicole recently got foot surgery and rediscovered running; her goal is to run a half marathon before she is 25. After college she plans to move into the city (Chicago) with a American bulldog, attend graduate school at night and hopefully write for Chicago Magazine or another fun and upcoming project.