With so many A-list celebrities hitting the Los Angeles red carpet for the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (August 30), there were bound to be some outfit clashes and emerging trends on show! As it turns out, we spotted a hot contender to one of our favorite looks from the ceremony - Taylor Swift's glittering, multi-colored outfit - at the Republic Records VMA after party, on one of Taylor's best pals and fellow singers: Lorde! Both ladies rocked those rainbow colors in their ensembles, meaning that we had to put them side by side in a VMAs-style match! Who gets your vote?
The 18-year-old star skipped the awards ceremony and went straight for the after party instead, stepping out onto the red carpet in a semi-sheer, striped dress with all the colors of the rainbow, plus a few more too! Lorde teamed her prismatic gown with apple green heels, minimal jewelry, and gorgeous voluminous soft curls in her dark, long hair. When your dress has this many colors in it, it is always best to keep your makeup toned-down to a natural palette like Lorde's lovely look: she chose a shimmering champagne eyeshadow to match her sweet pink pout and finished the look with a touch of rose blush on her cheeks!
One of the biggest winners of the evening, Taylor Swift hit the VMAs red carpet in stellar style in a sparkling, sequined matching crop + pant ensemble, which she contrasted against strappy heels with gold pointed toes. The 25-year-old then twisted her short hair into a simple low knot and topped it all off with a high-drama makeup look: navy blue glittering eyes with cat eye flicks and a coat of nude lip gloss. She may have won 4 awards on the evening, but does she win your vote in a fashion face-off?
Both looks definitely suited the colorful nature of the VMAs, but if we had to pick we are definitely leaning towards Lorde's after-party, sweet-but-sexy ensemble. But what do you think? Don't forget to cast your vote above!