5 Red Carpet Trends That Stole the Show at the 2022 MTV VMAs

Taylor Swift at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards
Taylor Swift at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo by Jeremy Smith/imageSPACE/Shutterstock (13330473du)

Another MTV VMAs are behind us and this year’s ceremony gave us more show-stopping looks than we can count. Here are five amazing red carpet trends that our favorite stars couldn’t resist at this awards show.

Black With a Twist

Dramatic black outfits were all the rage at this year’s MTV VMAs. The list of celebrities who showed up wearing this trend is pretty much endless, but we have to single out Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Sofia Carson, and members of Blackpink.

Metallic Vibes

Silver accents were also going strong at MTV VMAs. Taylor Swift embraced this trend with her Oscar de la Renta mini dress, but so did Fergie, Chloe Bailey, and Shenseea.

Dramatic Florals

Dramatic floral outfits were worn by several stars attending this year’s MTV VMAs including Sabrina Carpenter, Dove Cameron, and Dylan O’Brien.

Paint it Green

If we had to pick the most surprising trend at this year’s ceremony, bright green outfits would make the cut. Ava Max, Latto, and Lauren Spencer Smith are among the celebrities who put this rising trend on the map.


Barbiecore is summer’s No. 1 fashion trend and it goes without saying it was present at MTV VMAs. Nicki Minaj is definitely its biggest fan, but Lizzo and Trina Njoroge also embraced it.