MTV VMAs 2023 red carpet: Doja Cat shocks with revealing spiderweb dress

Here's what the stars wore to the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards.

From Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress to Miley Cyrus’ controversial teddy bear bodysuit, celebrities have been bringing their wildest and most outrageous looks to the MTV Video Music Awards for decades.

This year’s ceremony is no different, with some of music’s biggest stars appearing to embrace a sheer dress trend while walking the pink carpet in New York on Tuesday.

Doja Cat

Doja Cat, who currently has the number one song in the US with her catchy rap single Paint the Town Red, wasn’t afraid to bare all in a cobweb-style dress. While she opted to go braless for the event, she wore nude underwear under the revealing white gown.

Doja Cat at the 2023 MTV VMAs.
Doja Cat is Halloween-ready at the 2023 MTV VMAs. Photos: Getty

Megan Thee Stallion

Fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion also left very little to the imagination in a floor-length black sheer corset gown designed by Brandon Blackwood. She had her hair slicked back and styled the look with a diamond choker necklace, bracelet and stud earrings.

Megan Thee Stallion at the 2023 MTV VMAs.
Megan Thee Stallion wasn't afraid to show off her body-ody. Photos: Getty

Karol G

Colombian singer Karol G, who will be making her VMA performance debut, also jumped on the nude dress bandwagon.

Karol G at the 2023 MTV VMAs.
Good thing Karol G brought a jacket. Photos: Getty

Taylor Swift

The Anti-Hero hitmaker and 2022 Video of the Year winner wore an asymmetrical black button-down Versace dress accessorised with gold chain necklaces.

Taylor Swift at the 2023 VMAs.
You can't spell VMAs without Taylor Swift. Photo: Getty

Olivia Rodrigo

Less than a week after releasing her sophomore album GUTS, Olivia Rodrigo brought the glamour to the VMAs red carpet in a sparkly silver column dress.

Olivia Rodrigo at the 2023 MTV VMAs.
The 'Vampire' hitmaker was clearly inspired by Edward Cullen's appearance in the sunlight. Photos: Getty

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato leaned into her rock era with an all-black ensemble featuring a comically large leather jacket.

Demi Lovato at the 2023 MTV VMAs.
Demi Lovato was living her Matrix fantasy. Photos: Getty

Cardi B

Cardi B wowed in a silver form-fitting strapless dress made out of hair clips, complete with matching cuffs.

Cardi B at the 2023 MTV VMAs.
It's still TBC whether Cardi B will be able to sit comfortably in this dress. Photo: Getty

Selena Gomez

Selena wore a show-stopping lacy red dress with a thigh-high slit at her first VMAs in eight years.

Selena Gomez at the 2023 VMAs
The 'Single Soon' hitmaker hasn't attended the VMAs since 2015. Photo: Getty

Nicki Minaj

The award ceremony’s host shut down the carpet in a pink bridal-inspired look, which included a veil.

Nicki Minaj at the 2023 VMAs.
Nicki Minaj set the trend for 2024 bridal attire. Photo: Getty


This year’s Video Vanguard Award recipient rocked a gold cut-out dress with her hair styled down in waves.

Shakira at the 2023 MTV VMAs.
Shakira's dress barely covered her infamous truth-telling hips. Photo: Getty


Tinashe turned heads in a daring look that definitely won’t be forgotten anytime soon.

Tinashe at the 2023 VMAs.
Tinashe left very little to the imagination. Photo: Getty

Bebe Rexha

Not only did Bebe Rexha’s black dress feature cut-outs showing off her backside, but it also had a tail.

Bebe Rexha at the 2023 MTV VMAs.
Business in the front, horse girl in the back. Photos: Getty

The 40th MTV VMAs are hosted by Nicki Minaj for her second year in a row and will see performances from Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, Demi Lovato, Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo and Video Vanguard Award recipient Shakira.

Taylor Swift leads the nominations with 11 nods, closely followed by SZA with eight, and Blackpink, Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and Olivia Rodrigo each with six.

The 2023 ceremony also marks the first time that only women have been nominated in the show’s Artist of the Year category.

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