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We Were Prepared For a Sexy VMAs Red Carpet, but These Looks Are Hot on Another Level

PopSugar Logo By Sarah Wasilak of PopSugar | Slide 1 of 224: When Cardi B is set to open the 2018 MTV VMAs, followed by stars like Ariana Grande and Jennifer Lopez, who'll be hitting the stage to receive the Video Vanguard Award, you can expect buzzy looks with viral potential. Who will wear the tightest dress, putting her famous curves on display? Who will wear the tallest, strappiest shoes or perform in something impossibly daring? But before we digest every wardrobe change and deem certain celebs the most confident dressers in the room, it's time to take in the arrivals. While so many sexy outfits have gone down in VMAs history, the initial red carpet statement is often what sticks with us. On that note, scroll to see who showed up in what.

We Were Prepared For a Sexy VMAs Red Carpet, but These Looks Are Hot on Another Level

With Cardi B opening the 2018 MTV VMAs, followed by ladies like Ariana Grande and Jennifer Lopez, who hit the stage to receive the Video Vanguard Award, we expected buzzy looks with viral potential. But bodycon dresses and thigh-high slits don't even begin to describe the impossibly daring outfits we saw on the red carpet. From JLo's stunning silver Versace number to Cardi B's '80s-inspired Nicolas Jebran midi, the stars seemingly showed up with one goal in mind: to put their famous curves on display. Ahead, take in all the arrivals from every angle, see the sexiest designs, in our opinion, then vote on the best dressed of the night.

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