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MTV VMAs red carpet 2016: See the best and craziest outfits

by Emily Sher / / Source: TODAY

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When it comes to awards shows, the MTV Video Music Awards are the hip, cool, trendy younger sibling. Without the pretension of the Oscars or Grammys, stars are free to dress as their wildest selves.

Here are all the outfits from Sunday night that you have to see.

Final Five

Final Five 2016 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet
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The Olympic gymnastics gold medalists and Team USA sweethearts attend the VMAs. The Final Five — including (from left) Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian, Laurie Hernandez and Simone Biles — are missing their fifth team member, Gabby Douglas, who's recovering from a recent hospital visit.

Britney Spears

Britney Spears 2016 MTV Video Music Awards
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Britney Spears arrives in a sleek black dress with cutouts before her highly anticipated performance.

RELATED: Britney Spears at the VMAs: A look back at the singer's 5 biggest moments

Beyonce

Beyonce 2016 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet
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Beyonce arrives on MTV's white carpet clad in blue angel wings with her daughter, Blue Ivy, in tow.

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham 2016 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet
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Model Ashley Graham attends the awards show in a sexy, sheer dress.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian 2016 MTV Video Music Awards
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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West pose in their all-white and all-black ensembles respectively.

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld 2016 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet
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"Pitch Perfect" actress and pop singer Hailee Steinfeld attends the MTV's VMAs in a short, sweet and colorful frock.

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

Alicia Keys 2016 MTV Video Music Awards
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Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz pose together on the white carpet. She seems to be sticking to her no-makeup pledge — and still looks stunning!

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj 2016 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet
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In a sultry navy gown, Nicki Minaj makes a grand entrance at the awards show.

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande 2016 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet
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Ariana Grande wears two top trends in one hot outfit: an off-the-shoulder top and choker necklace.

Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson

Michael Phelps 2016 MTV Video Music Awards
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Michael Phelps hung up his swim trunks to attend the VMAs with finace Nicole Johnson.

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Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum 2016 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet
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Heidi Klum takes a break from her gig as a judge on "America's Got Talent" to attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

Lance Bass

Lance Bass 2016 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet
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Former *NSYNC member Lance Bass makes a political statement with his jacket on the white carpet.

Snooki and JWoww

JWoww and Snooki 2016 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet
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Jenni "JWoww" Farley and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, best known for their time on MTV's "Jersey Shore," attend the VMAs together.

Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony 2016 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet
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The members of Fifth Harmony — (from left) Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen, Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui — wear different black dresses on the white carpet.

Sean "P. Diddy" Combs

Sean "P. Diddy" Combs MTV VMAs
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Sean "P. Diddy" Combs goes for a kimono-inspired jacket at the VMAs.

Dascha Polanco

Dascha Polanco 2016 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet
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Actress Dascha Polanco of the hit series "Orange is the New Black" walks the white carpet in a one-shoulder top with patterned jeans.

DNCE

DNCE 2016 MTV Video Music Awards
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The members of music group DNCE — (from left) Cole Whittle, Joe Jonas, JinJoo Lee and Jack Lawless — attend the MTV event at which they're nominated for Best New Artist.

RELATED: DNCE throws a dance party on the TODAY plaza

Farrah Abraham

Farrah Abraham 2016 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet
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Reality TV star Farrah Abraham attends the VMAs in a Wonder Woman-esque outfit.

Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith 2016 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet
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Jaden Smith follows in his dad's (Will Smith) fashionable footsteps by wearing a trendy coat with a dog pattern.

Winnie Harlow

Chantelle Winnie 2016 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet
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"America's Next Top Model" star Winnie Harlow attends the awards show event at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas 2016 MTV Video Music Awards
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Nick Jonas attends the VMAs in a zig-zagged patterned jacket.

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