Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, and Shakira resist the barely-there trend on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards.

The MTV Video Music Awards red carpet stars are turning heads.

Shakira, the first South American musician to win the Video Vanguard Award Tuesday, informed reporters she was wearing a gold Versace gown. She was very excited to see Cardi B perform.

The Colombian singer walked the red carpet with her kids Sasha and Milan, whom she shares with ex-partner Gerard Piqué, in a backless dress with a thigh-high slit.

Swift, Gomez, and Shakira were still attractive, but Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, and Emily Ratajkowski dressed in the VMAs' barely-there style.

Due to her tight, metallic outfit, Cardi B needed help walking the Prudential Center pink carpet. The "Bodak Yellow" singer wore a silver hair clipped black gown.

Doja Cat donned a translucent Monse outfit. Under the long-trained white mesh gown, she wore a nude thong.Megan Thee Stallion wore a bespoke Brandon Blackwood corset.

Before the show, host Nicki Minaj wore a pink corset and revealing skirt with a veil.

Stokes wore a long coat with her backless crimson red gown, which had a deep key-hole cutout.

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