High Fives: The Best-Dressed Stars on the VMA Red Carpet

While the MTV Video Music Awards typically put all manner of less-than-chic sparkling mini-dresses on display, this year's red carpet also offered up a few surprisingly stylish ensembles.

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Beyonce on the red carpet at the 2011 VMAs.
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The woman of the evening was Beyonce, who arrived on the red carpet in a billowing red Lanvin gown and announced she was pregnant.
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Katie Holmes walked the red carpet in a lace Alaia cocktail dress and Proenza Schouler lace-up booties.
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Zoe Saldana wore an edgy, embellished dress by Barbara Bui, paired with platform pumps by Lanvin in the season's ubiquitous print -- python.
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Selena Gomez really upped her fashion ante in this moody Julien MacDonald gown, complete an ornate black lace necklace and an asymmetrical skirt.
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Vanessa Hudgens went for a more upscale, retro look with this '30s-inspired silver gown and wavy updo.
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Interestingly, MTV's lesser-known stars actually proved the most fashion savvy. "Awkward" actress Ashley Rickards looked decidedly fashion-forward in this chartreuse cocktail dress topped with a feathery neckline.
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"Teen Wolf" star Crystal Reed could have gone a bit lighter on the makeup, but we appreciate her offhand chic way of pairing a sequined miniskirt with a slouchy white tee.
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Smirking expression aside, musician Pete Wentz has pretty good taste when it comes to slim-cut suits.
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TV Personality and stylist Louise Roe opted for a gown with a more relaxed brand of sex appeal -- pairing the evening's requisite sparkle with a pared-down, neutral skirt.
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While singer Adele's bouffant hair 'do wasn't our favorite, her pared-down Barbara Tfank dress was a welcome departure from the evening's seemingly endless sequins.
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