The Queen Bee reigned supreme in a mosaic bodysuit covered in colorful little mirrors that reflected the stage lights brilliantly.
BEST: Jennifer Lopez
No one does strategically placed straps quite like J. Lo. Add a sparkle and it's a red carpet wrap.
BEST: Taylor Swift
In a beaded crop top and short shorts combo, Swift worked those Cabaret-style tassels in her performance of "Shake It Off."
BEST: Iggy Azalea
The rapper sizzled in a white strapless Versace gown, its futuristic details accentuating her lethal curves.
BEST: Austin Mahone
The singer took a risk with this straight jacket look, the insanity of which was offset by its Jetson futurism.
BEST: Miley Cyrus
Cyrus kept it demure -- suitable for her award acceptance -- in a black leather bandeau top and high-waisted trousers.
BEST: Rita Ora
A red backless dress, diamond choker, and sleek hairdo add up to one hot tamale.
BEST: Demi Lovato
Lovato plays the vixen in this long-sleeve red gown, with a plunging neckline and thigh-high slit.
JURY'S OUT: Katy Perry & Riff Raff
A denim blast from the past and hilarious send up to Britney and JT's matching blues circa 2001. It barely worked then. It barely works now.
WORST: Jeremy Scott
While the fashion-set loved the designer's smiley embellished yellow tux, the at-home viewers were just reminded of their old Joe Boxers.
WORST: Taylor Swift
Her Mary Katrantzou romper was all kinds of wrong. Between the peek-a-boo camel toe and alphabet soup-like print, we're missing her crop tops hard.
WORST: Amber Rose
Rose McGowan showed up to the 1998 VMAs on the arm of Marilyn Manson wearing a g-string under a stringy, glittery, see-through "dress." Wiz Khalifa's wife showed up this year in basically the same thing. Embellished with a bra.
WORST: Nicki Minaj's zipper
During the show's opening number, Nicki wore ass-tastic booty shorts to perform "Anaconda." She attempted a quick change to meet Ariana Grande and Jessie J for "Bang Bang" and flirted with disaster when her zipper wouldn't zip and she had to hold the front of her dress closed for the remainder of the performance.