The VMAs are famous for their shocking red-carpet looks, but this year was far more notable for achieving quite the opposite effect. To start, Rihanna hit all the right notes in a curve-hugging white gown, Miley Cyrus turned it out in a darker sheer-paneled Emilio Pucci number, and Katy Perry appealed to her softer side in an embellished Elie Saab dress. What's the common dressing denominator here? These stylishly daring starlets opted for more sophisticated gowns this time around. That's right: no provocative cutouts, prints, or slits to be found — at least, not provocative by rockstar standards. However, a seriously eye-catching jumpsuit has been spotted. With even more standout outfits from Emma Watson, Rashida Jones, and Taylor Swift on deck, be sure to check out our up-to-date guide to who wore what at the MTV VMAs now.
MTV VMAs 2012: Who Wore What