At this year's MTV Video Music Awards we saw studded grills, seashell bras, plunging necklines, a frightening twerking routine, and even a brief 'N Sync reunion. But at the end of it all, there were three gorgeous women whose classic style caught our eye. See who we have awarded our bronze, silver, and gold medals for beauty. »
[pagebreak]Taylor Swift ventured away from preppy ponytails, red Keds, and high-waisted shorts with a faux-bob and retro pinned curls. Her navy Herve Leger by Max Azria dress had breathtaking beading around the bust and almost seemed "Taylor"ed to her shape. The night's winner for Best Female Video also matched her nails to her lips in the same hue that names her largely sold-out tour.
Ciara's overall style was chic and feminine. She absolutely glowed in her Givenchy gown bedecked in lace embellishment, rhinestone detailing, and a feathered tail. We love her mid-length tousled waves parted down the middle. Her simple makeup and soft pink lip were a choice pairing for the eye-opening dress.
However, everyone's cameras were on Selena Gomez. The Disney star, now all grown up, wore an elegant Atelier Versace high-slitted number with emerald earrings and oxblood tips. The winner of the Best Pop Video glided down the red carpet with sleek highlighted strands that appeared healthy and shiny. She finished off with subtle winged eyeliner that was simple but dramatic.