20 MTV VMA Outfits We Will Never Forget

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  • MILEY CYRUS'S CHANDELIER SKIRT: 2015 THE THING WE'LL NEVER FORGET: How she didn't have a wardrobe malfunction.

  • LADY GAGA’S MEAT DRESS: 2010. THE THING WE’LL NEVER FORGET: Her filet beret. Oh, and that it was a dress made of actual meat.

  • MADONNA’S WEDDING GOWN: 1984. THE THING WE’LL NEVER FORGET: For starters, she sang “Like a Virgin” in a wedding dress on top of a cake wearing a belt that said “Boy Toy.”

  • LIL’ KIM’S NIPPLE PASTY: 1999. THE THING WE’LL NEVER FORGET: How well that sequin seashell stayed put.

  • CHRISTINA AGUILERA’S BELLY-BARING ENSEMBLE: 2002. THE THING WE’LL NEVER FORGET: That she managed to create an entire ensemb’ around her six-pack.

  • GWEN STEFANI’S SPACE-AGE OUTFIT: 1998. THE THING WE’LL NEVER FORGET: The blue buns. No wait, the bindis. No wait, the furry bra. IDK, the whole thing is outta this world, y’all.

  • MILEY CYRUS’ MOUSE ONESIE: 2013. THE THING WE’LL NEVER FORGET: The latex nude two-piece that lay beneath.

  • NICKI MINAJ’S HARAJUKU RAVER ENSEMBLE: 2011. THE THING WE’LL NEVER FORGET: How it suddenly made our personal accessory collection feel very inferior.

  • ROSE MCGOWAN’S BARELY-THERE DRESS: 1998. THE THING WE’LL NEVER FORGET: How we saw Rose McGowan 99% naked at the VMAs.

  • PRINCE’S ASSLESS PANTS: 1991. THE THING WE’LL NEVER FORGET: When he turned around to reveal his bare butt on live TV, and it didn’t even jiggle. #bunsofsteel

  • BRITNEY SPEARS’ SNAKE ACCESSORY: 2001. THE THING WE’LL NEVER FORGET: How she wore an actual boa as a boa during her “I’m a Slave 4 U” performance. (OK, fine, it was a python but just LET US LIVE.)

  • MADONNA’S MARIE ANTOINETTE HOMAGE: 1990. THE THING WE’LL NEVER FORGET: How Madonna flashed us, got her boobs grabbed, and let a dude peek under her skirt all while wearing an 18th-century gown.

  • DENNIS RODMAN’S SPARKLY SPAGHETTI TANK: 1995. THE THING WE’LL NEVER FORGET: How Dennis looked better in a crop top than us.

  • HOWARD STERN AS FARTMAN: 1992. THE THING WE’LL NEVER FORGET: That his bare butt cheeks were outlined in gold piping. And that lots and lots of farts came out of there.

  • LADY GAGA’S BLOODY LEOTARD: 2009. THE THING WE’LL NEVER FORGET: How she started bleeding profusely all over her white lace and rhinestone leotard, and we’re still not sure how it happened.

  • BRITNEY SPEARS’ NUDE BODYSUIT: 2000. THE THING WE’LL NEVER FORGET: When we momentarily thought she was totally naked onstage. (Let’s just say the two seconds after she ripped off her bedazzled black suit were the longest two seconds of our lives.)

  • MACY GRAY’S SELF-PROMOTIONAL GOWN: 2001. THE THING WE’LL NEVER FORGET: When she turned around, and it said “BUY IT!” on the butt.

  • LADY GAGA AS JO CALDERONE: 2011. THE THING WE’LL NEVER FORGET: When Lady Gaga opened the 2011 VMAs as her alter-ego Jo Calderone in a loose-fitting suit and dirty white tee—and didn’t break character once throughout the entire show.

  • GWEN STEFANI'S SPACE-AGE OUTFIT: 1998: THE THING WE'LL NEVER FORGET: The blue buns. No wait, the bindis. No wait, the furry bra. IDK, the whole thing is outta this world, y'all.

  • AMBER ROSE'S GRAFFITIED JUMPSUIT AND BLAC CHYNA'S DRESS: 2015: THE THING WE'LL NEVER FORGET: The bold statement they made about slut-shaming just through their clothes.

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    As time just seems to fly since our very first VMA's – it’s actually been somewhat thirty years since the first MTV VMA's took place – we thought it’s about time to relive some sartorial red carpet, onstage, and everywhere in between moments, so that we can surely say, we’ve seen it all.

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    So as one never can be sure enough, here are 20 VMA's outfits that, for better or worse, can’t seem to escape our memory.

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    Tuesday, 23. August 2016