• Arguably the freshest take on the peekaboo panties look was Rita Ora in head-to-toe Marc Jacobs. Featuring leather, feathers, fur, and platform heels, her outfit read like an ode to fall's biggest trends.

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  • The first naked catsuit we ever loved was worn by Britney Spears during her 2000 VMAs performance. Coincidentally or not, Hailey Baldwin sported a modern version of the sexy style (a Georges Chakra onesie, which she paired with Lorraine Schwartz and Ofira jewels) on the same night Spears returned to the event's stage.

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  • For some reason, we barely glanced at this dress when it made its way down the Naeem Khan Fall 2016 runway. The fact that it was shown on someone other than Ashley Graham no doubt had something to do with that. On the curvaceous model, who wore it to the VMAs, the style was decidedly showstopping. Not only did it look elegant and edgy, but it also flaunted her famous figure beautifully.

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  • Seeing as Amber Rose has a reputation for hitting the red carpet in barely-there outfits, her look for the 2016 VMAs was decidedly tame. Yes, her cleavage was out there for the world to see, but the rest of her bod was covered up by a classic double-breasted tuxedo.

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  • Every member of Fifth Harmony wore a dress by designer Michael Costello—but only Ally Hernandez’s look was widely attacked on Twitter. Mermaid-cut and mesh, it exposed much of the singer's underwear, plus it was styled with a wide belt that many claimed mimicked a waist trainer.

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  • Winners of the Best New Artist award, the members of DNCE arrived at the VMAs in coordinated looks. Guitarist JinJoo Lee’s answers to their supposed “dark and trendy” direction? Wide-leg pants, a Chanel bag, and a strappy top that was likely intended to be lingerie.

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  • Confession: I had never heard of Phantogram until I sought out the wearer of this badass outfit. As it turns out, it's the name of a New York-based dream pop duo—one-half of which considers a leather bra and high-waist panties an ensemble.

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