The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Worst Dressed, Starring Katy Perry & Riff Raff’s Matching Denim

The Worst Dressed At The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Featuring The Highest Slits We've Ever Seen

It’s that time of year again, folks! That wonderful evening where every musically-inclined human being in the industry gets their absolutely weirdest on the red carpet and off. We are, of course, talking about the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, which we liveblogged earlier to bring you up-to-the-minute coverage of music’s most bizarre night. We already covered the best dressed, so now, it’s time to narrow down the worst dressed list, from the tackiest to the most disappointing to the just plain naked-est.

Keep scrolling down to see all the least loved looks of the night from celebrities like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and more!

Becky G

The Worst Dressed At The 2014 MTV Video Music AwardsSo Becky G just wore a pushup bra, which is actually fairly unsurprising given that this is the VMAs, but her skirt has a slit so high that it essentially just makes this a sparkly beach coverup.

Ariana Grande

The Worst Dressed At The 2014 MTV Video Music AwardsGirl looks like she’s wearing a sexy police costume from Leg Avenue. Except it’s by Moschino, making it possibly the most expensive item on the red carpet to take cues from Abercrombie & Fitch by splashing its label all over the place.

Taylor Swift

The Worst Dressed At The 2014 MTV Video Music AwardsTaylor Swift wore a Mary Katrantzou leotard to the VMAs. If this were just a couple inches longer I would say it qualifies as a romper, but instead of looking like a cool and modern one-piece, it winds up looking like a long-sleeve swimsuit for a circus performer.

Kim Kardashian

The Worst Dressed At The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Featuring The Highest Slits We've Ever SeenSome vindictive stylist played a cruel joke on Kim Kardashian by telling her that shoulder pads and couch upholstery featured on this Balmain number are totally in for fall.

Jennifer Lopez

503898509TM00170_2014_MTV_VJ. Lo, what is going on here? It’s like a rhythmic dance teacher got really into BDSM all of a sudden with this Charbel Zoe.

Charli XCX

The Worst Dressed At The 2014 MTV Video Music AwardsTony the Tiger was murdered by Jeremy Scott x Moschino in order to clothe Charlie XCX for the evening.

Amber Rose

The Worst Dressed At The 2014 MTV Video Music AwardsI wanted to like this, I really did, but I think this Laura Dewitt piece is one of those looks that not even Amber Rose can pull off. It’s similar to Rose McGowan‘s infamous VMAs dress, but I didn’t like the look then and I don’t dig it now. Her makeup is on point, though.

Austin Mahone

Austin Mahone VMAs 2014Austin Mahone looks like an extra on American Horror Story: Asylum.


The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Worst Dressed List, Starring Katy Perry & Riff Raff's Matching DenimWe love you, Usher, but we wish you would have found a tailor prior to the VMAs.

Julianne Hough

486797191TM00156_2014_MTV_VAs Heather mentioned earlier, it looks like Julianne’s Emilio Pucci dress is just coming apart.

Gwen Stefani

The Worst Dressed At The 2014 MTV Video Music AwardsI am bummed out to say that Gwen showed up in a look by L.A.M.B. that gets a resounding “meh.”

Click to the next page to see the awfulness of Katy Perry, Kendall and Kylie Jenner and of course, Chris Brown.

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    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Some thoughts.

      1. So mad at Taylor Swift for wearing that. WHAT IS IT. I hate it.
      2. So mad at myself for not hating Kim Kardashian’s outfit.
      3. Is Amber Rose pregnant? No shade, seriously can’t tell.

    • Britt

      Rita Ora’s dress would have been show stopping if the slit hit mid thigh! WHY RITA?

    • ktree

      My God Katy Perry looks amazing from the neck up. Why, Katy? WHY!?

    • Naomi

      Rose McGowan looked cheeky (no pun intended) and still somehow pretty in her naked dress.
      Amber Rose just looks awful.

    • Heather C

      Usher deserves credit for rocking a maternity blouse.

    • Megan

      I love you to pieces for the Alex Mack reference, but I feel you are waaaay too young to remember that show!

      • Samantha Escobar

        Oh girl, it was when I was in elementary school and I LOVED IIIIT. I wanted to be her, puddle transforming and all. :D

    • Andrea

      J Lo and Gwen are twice as old and look 100x better than everyone else on this list.

    • Lena

      Two guys in the middle of 5 Seconds of Summer don’t look too bad. And it looks like Katy & Riff Raff were trying to pull a Britney & Justin. Just… no.

    • Willet

      I actually liked the jenner’s looks, especially Kylie’s, but T Swift (looks like a baby’s alphabet onesie btw), Kim, Katy, and all of the men just not okay. And Gwen can do SO much better.

    • jen27

      What is going on with Katy Perry’s face? I didn’t see the show and this is the only photo I’ve seen of her and she looks so so old and just completely not like herself.

    • lkc00

      YES! almost 100%… #1 Kim K I have no words for that hideous getup, and since you are not a musician idk why you are there anyway! #2 Taylor Swift, EWWWWW! #3 Julianna Hough looked like she was wearing a dress that was WAY too big for her…forget that was coming apart…it did NOT fit! Also, most of the guys on that list looked really bad, you were right, but 5SOS looked cute.

      • Sexlovesounds

        I mean, Kim K is married to Kanye West, so that is why she is there,

    • swirrlygrrl

      I am kind of loving the JLo dress. And damn she looks incredible in it!

    • Dederee

      Jennifer Lopez looked like exactly $1,000,000.27, You.are.fired Samantha

    • Holly

      1. Alex Mack. Hahaha!
      2. When did Kylie and Kendal become so tall and angry?
      3. I actually love Iggy’s dress except I feel like it’s pulling her boobs down weirdly.
      4. What’s with the weird stitching on the crotch of Taylor Swift’s onesie?
      5. I don’t know who any famous people are anymore. I should probably start yelling for kids to get off my lawn.

      • Holly

        Also Gwen reminds me of what 80′s movies thought future alien visitors would look like when they inevitably worked in our diners.

    • Celia

      I loved Iggy’s dress, actually. And for some reason, I feel like Amber Rose has really soft skin that probably smells really nice.

    • Sam

      I actually don’t think five seconds of summer look that bad, well the two in the middle don’t

    • vivastyle_nb

      you made my are so funny :) jlo look like always, nothing new….