Miley Cyrus in custom Versace at the MTV VMAs: awesome or trashy?

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus had so much fun last night as the VMAs host, y’all! Well, other than getting called out by Nicki Minaj, which I still don’t think was part of the rehearsed program. Miley wanted all the attention, and she got it by getting her girls out. Miley changed clothes several times during her hosting gig, but she wore this custom Versace dress on the red carpet. What do you think? The space-age concept is pretty cool, and it’s not much of a dress, more like suspenders on the top and a NSFW, chain-mail bottom. This ensemble is pure Miley, for better or worse. She has the body to get away with such getups, and she’s enjoying herself, which says a lot. I like the funky ponytail, even though it’s all extensions, and she’s glowing.

Miley Cyrus

Justin Bieber surprised a lot of people last night because he broke down in tears during his performance. His look here is head-to-toe Saint Laurent, allegedly, but those jeans can’t be part of the deal. Or maybe they are Saint Laurent too. Justin actually looks healthy, happy, and a little bit handsome. Shhh.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

Stella Maxwell, Miley’s rumored girlfriend, wore a Moschino (by Jeremy Scott) gown to the event. Yep, they’re together if Stella showed up, and this is one of Miley’s favorite designers. This dress is nice for the occasion, though the “spray paint” motif by Moschino is getting tired.

Stella Maxwell

Demi Lovato wore a tight pink Nicolas Jebran dress. Her style is always so 1990s, and she’s not having fun at all. This dress is okay, though it seems suited for someone several years older.

Demi Lovato

Vanessa Hudgens wore a floaty, ethereal Naeem Khan dress. I really did like this dress, and it would have looked lovely on any other occasion, but it doesn’t fit the MTV vibe. She looks like she’s at a music festival, but then again, that’s usually where we see Vanessa.

Vanessa Anne Hudgens

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  1. aims says:

    Miley and trashy go hand and hand in my book. She’s tiresome.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      She’s SO tiresome!!!! 1,000 variations on being 99% naked makes her a superstar? WTH? I’m not actually a prude – I’m offended by the repetitive stupidity of her schtick. Oh look, dildos and masturbating. Again. She looks like Borat and Jiffy Pop created this together.

    • JudyK says:

      How could that outfit be considered awesome in any setting, other than headliner at a strip joint.

      Tiresome is right.

  2. kira says:

    wasted headline y’all.
    trashy Miley is a given, right?

  3. Rockin Robin says:

    Everyone looks tragic. I like Miley’s getup for a stripper or Vegas show. I am glad Beiber is being less annoying.

  4. sensible says:

    I think Justin ran into a flock of seagulls on his way to the VMA’s.

  5. Mich says:

    I would not call that getup Miley is wearing a “dress”…

  6. bettyrose says:

    Now that Miley has our attention, I’m looking forward to how she’s going to use that as a platform for activism. I’m waiting.

  7. Jade says:

    Miley and Justin are the same person, just different clothes and hair.

  8. PunkyMomma says:

    Miley looks as if she had a run in with a chandelier and the chandelier won.

    • Cannibell says:

      Yes! Chandelier is exactly what I thought. (I’m sure there’s a “light up my vagina” joke here too, but I don’t have the energy to find it.)

  9. Daria Morgendorffer says:

    Is this even a serious question? When it comes to Miley, it’s all trash all the time.

    Demi Lovato is amazing. I’m still side eyeing her dumb interview talking about what a “bad ass” she is and how she’s the first feminist or whatever dumb sh-t she said, but it’s sooo nice to see a young female star with a normal body! And she exudes confidence.

    There were memes all over the Internet last night saying Beiber looked like Kate Gossling with his hair like that. I have to agree. What was with his crying?

    • Me says:

      A normal body ?
      Hum okay

      • Daria Morgendorffer says:

        How’s it not normal? She looks like an average person to me. I find it refreshing to see a female celebrity who is her age who isn’t either getting plastic surgery or trying to be a stick figure.

      • tradw says:

        I think she meant that ‘normal body’ can’t be defined by one particular body type (in this case, Demi’s). And some people are naturally ‘stick’ thin btw……………

      • Bridget says:

        @Tradew: Because the women in the Entertainment Industry all happen to be naturally stick thin? And I’m sure none of them are told to lose 5 pounds (or 10, or 20) in order to get more jobs…

      • qwerty says:

        Nowhere did tradw say anything like that, what is your point?

        As for her body being “normal”, I’d need to eat 5 donuts a day after dinner and maybe after a few months I’d look like her. So, yeah, what you consider “normal” is not everyone’s “normal”.

  10. QQ says:

    Never having a Passingly Polite answer to Miley, with that: This Beddazzled Twizzler looking B*tch

    i want Justin Bieber’s hair!

  11. swack says:

    Can we stop with all the outfits that barely cover up the lady bits? Why has it become the norm for women to show their bits for them to think it empowers them? Don’t like Beiber’s hair cut. And I thought Miley just said recently she wasn’t in any relationship – so I guess Stella isn’t her girlfriend.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      Modesty has been the norm/requirement for women for thousands of years (and in a lot of ways, it kind of still is. It’s not like the average person is wearing pasty costumes or nude dresses to the library on a daily basis). I do think costumes that a person otherwise wouldn’t be allowed to wear at their place of work or school is part of the fun of being an entertainer. Empowerment is relative.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I wasn’t supposed to wear that outfit to the library? Oops. 😉

      • Bridget says:

        Speak for yourself – I’m wearing something similar to the office today (though not as sparkly; that’s reserved for more formal occasions when I need something dressy)

      • meme says:

        oh please. you know every man there is staring at all the naked/nearly naked lady bits and thinking about sex. they aren’t thinking…wow she’s so empowered. what nonsense.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        @meme: I must have missed the memo that dictates that whether or not a woman should wear something and how she should feel about it is to be determined by how some, many or, all of Da Menz will think or feel about it. Imagine if we applied that argument to everything a woman does in life or with her body. (Actually, societies have kind of always done this with women: “Do this because men like it! You better do x, y, and z to get and keep a husband! Don’t do this because it could turn a man on and that’s immoral. You’re responsible for their behavior!) There’s this tendency to put what men might think over what women do and don’t want to do with their bodies already.

      • Jonathan says:

        @meme- presumption of heterosexuality. A good portion of the men are thinking “what fabulous thigh high boots” or “you go, girl” when they’re looking at Miley. Many, many men have no interest in any woman’s “bits.

        In a world where billions of women are told they need to be covered from head to toe to be respectable, any woman wearing what she wants or as little as she wants regardless of what anyone else says about it is enjoying the power or independence and self determination.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        @Jonathan: Great comment! There’s also the fact that even if someone is heterosexual or even bisexual/pansexual, that doesn’t mean they’re going to be turned on by every skin-baring person of the opposite sex they come across. Justin Bieber can get as naked as he wants, but I’m still not going to want him. (and of course, meme and most people would never criticize him for it the way they do women.)

        The way a lot of us feel about Justin Bieber is similar to the way a lot of men feel about Miley Cyrus: she’s not sexy or beautiful to them. I almost never come across men who think she’s either of those things- most find her unattractive and strongly dislike the idea of her (and for some of them, most women) showing that much skin.

    • bettyrose says:

      If it helps, that outfit is not barely covering her lady bits. It isn’t covering them at all.

      • evermore says:

        Didn’t Janet Jackson get in trouble for practically the same chest coverage as Miley is wearing now.? Basically nipple-cover….

      • bettyrose says:

        Nipples don’t even have a shock factor any more. But what’s going on there in Nederland …it’s #freethebuttcheeks. (Seriously, Google the rear view if that dress if you haven’t already). One thing for a waxed 22 year old who looks 12 and does Pilates, but soon big hairy lumberjacks are going to think it’s okay to let the bum hang out all over the place. It starts at the VMAs and spreads to your local plumber before you know it. Bum cheeks every where!

  12. Otaku Fairy says:

    I liked Miley’s outfit as a costume until I saw it from the back. Vanessa’s outfit is okay. I liked Demi’s dress.

  13. BearcatLawyer says:

    I’m not gonna lie…I still love Moschino spray paint. I have a white Moschino jacket with dark gray spray paint “buttons” and collar, and I always get compliments on it.

  14. lisa says:

    derp face and a bare ass

    i dont trust her hygiene, i hope she didnt sit in it

  15. Sea Dragon says:

    Bieber looks high. Miley is pure WTF.

  16. cleveland girl says:

    Poor Demi – her performance was the worst of the evening…and that cameo by Iggy was just stupid.

    • L says:

      Agreed Demi’s performance was hard to watch. So forced to be sexy.
      As far as Miley goes, I got a soft spot for her. If she wants to show her tits of “go head girl”. Dosnt bother me at all. She is young, rich and having a good time. I wouldn’t do all she does, but I get most of it. And to be fare, if me can show their nipples and take their shirts off in public why cant women? Who made that rule? Some preveryed man that had a hard time controlling himself I am sure. I like the comments about how just because a man or women shows their body doesn’t mean that they will provoke everyone from lusting after them. I also watch naked and afraid and don’t see any “sexual tension”. Seems like they just get use to being naked around each other and there are more important things to worry about. #teammiley

  17. Emily C. says:

    Versace could make Meryl Streep look trashy. Trashy is their raison d’etre. Miley Cyrus in Versace? Too on the nose by far.

    Justin Bieber is still far more disgusting than her, though. Remember how he sexually harassed a flight attendant so badly she had to go hide in the cockpit? How he egged someone’s house? How he peed in a bucket someone making minimum-wage was going to have to clean up? How he made his bodyguards carry him up the steps of a monument? That’s not even covering it all by a long shot. And what has he ever done to make anyone think he’s changed? I don’t buy his “I’m sowwy” act, and it would take a lot more than an apology to give him a second — or more like twentieth — chance.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      Wow. I didn’t hear about him sexually harassing a flight attendant.

    • Sea Dragon says:

      Thank you for reiterating some of the worst antics -that we know about! Most people have no idea how awful he is and others are willing to believe his new act is sincere. Blech!

    • Bella says:

      Yeah, Biebz is such a slick, conniving, unrepentant badass……..said no one ever. if you wanna rehash old stories, get the details right, the flight attendant in reality sought refuge in the cockpit, due to the thick haze of weed smoke in the cabin. She claims she was insulted and mocked and ultimately ignored, no mention of sexual assault.

  18. Me says:

    All those outfits are ugly, miley is pure trash, justin is still looking like a girl and demi looks like she is 28

  19. Sumodo1 says:

    Demi Lovato worked her ass off onstage for “Cool For the Summer,” and the pink dress? I couldn’t find any fault with it. I really enjoyed watching her last night.

  20. lucy2 says:

    Demi looks so unhappy! Miley looks awful. I’m so tired of her. I have some sympathy for the Disney machine she was stuck in as a kid, but now, ugh, just stop.

  21. CCinkissimmee says:

    Miley… Miley….Miley.. just smh at everything you represent. Hopefully once she becomes a woman she’ll look back and realize how truly ridiculous she was. I still kick myself in the ass sometimes for my youthful ignorance.

  22. JudyK says:

    At first I thought Justin was a female.

    He has my haircut, except that mine is not messy. After seeing this, I am strongly rethinking my hairdo.

  23. Esteph says:

    Wow Bedhead! I can’t believe you think Bieber looks handsome!!!

    the horror!! jk, he looks healthy but that hairdo is a no-no!

  24. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I think Vanessa Hudgens looks so pretty. I get how it’s not the right dress for the occasion, but I love the soft, hippie vibe.

  25. ReturnoftheMac says:

    Does anybody else feel like Hollywood is edging closer and closer to the “Capitol”? It’s really starting to get creepy…

  26. Franca says:

    I like it. It:s trashy but it’s fun and she seemed to enjoy herself.

  27. Kelly says:

    I’m 53 and obviously NOT the target audience, but this was not just pathetic it was boring. I wanted to watch as I had read all the drama with Nikki Minaj, but it wasn’t even entertaining. I fell asleep halfway through and somehow I don’t think that’s what they were going for.

    Only enjoyable things was watching John Legend and Chrissy canoodle and The Weekend.

    Can someone arrest Miley for indecency? I mean it, can they please?

  28. Ada says:

    Trashy, in every inch.

  29. mkyarwood says:

    Miley could have a chance here, to put her boobs where her mouth is and use their always unclothedness ‘to say something’. She does look healthy and sober here, which changes how I receive a 20 something dressed in balloons, believe it or not. At this point, this is who she is, can’t hate her for it.

  30. Tate says:

    I thought trashy was pretty much her thing.

  31. BooBooLaRue says:

    something nice, Miley’s tongue looks healthier.

  32. Moxie Remon says:

    This hair would be interesting if she didn’t, once again, appropriate of something that isn’t hers. Ugh.

  33. Ginger says:

    Miley is a doll but her Act is getting old. I’d like to see her do something different. Especially putting her tongue back in her mouth. It makes me think of lizards. Or the garden snake in my front yard. Not a good look. Bieber looks better than I’ve seen him in a long while!

  34. Mytbean says:

    Beiber is standing up straight. He’s got normal facial expresssions. His clothes are decent. He’s not roided out.


  35. sauvage says:

    If I felt really adventurous fashion-wise, I might choose to wear Miley’s outfit – over a wife beater and skinny grey jeans. Oh, and I’d lose the boots. Seriously, when you make Julia Roberts’ hooker outfit in Pretty Woman appear tame in comparison, it’s probably time to cover up.

  36. Miss B says:

    I’m so tired of miley. She just needs to go away. I think its funny how she thinks she is being rebellious by doing what just about every major female pop star has done before her: put her bits on display, wear trashy clothes, dress like a stripper, claim to be lesbian or bisexual. That’s standard stuff for female pop stars, nothing rebellious about it. She is doing just exactly what her handlers want her to do.

  37. alicegrey12 says:

    Does trashy mean anything.

  38. Cara says:

    Miley can certainly manage to make naked seem un-sexy.
    Hummm…maybe it’s all a brilliant feminist ploy on her part…😜 great job, Miley!!

  39. Tarsha. says:

    I think its time for these award shows to enact a bare (pardon the pun) minimum dress/costume code. That would eradicate trashy attention-seekers like this, or at least rein them in.

  40. Bella says:

    Justin is wearing some of the hottest looks of the season, for Fall 1987….Must’ve stole the look from the John Stamos centrefold pinup in his Momma Pattie’s pre-teen era, vintage, Tiger Beat magazine collection.