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VMAs 2018: best dressed list

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The evening of August 21st saw some of the biggest names in the music industry hit the pink carpet for the VMAs.

The VMA's are a big deal, but  whilst it's certainly a time to recognise the great musical contributions from across the year, the outfits were too good not to dish out some sartorial commendations at the same time.  

Here are The National Student's VMAs best dressed of 2018:

Chloe and Halle Bailey

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Best New Artist nominees Chloe and Halle Bailey of ChloeXHalle have nailed coordinating with your sister. Their sheer, structured sisters-not-twins Iris van Herpen dresses are masterpieces, and their natural hair and makeup ensure these gowns make the impression they deserve to.

Amara La Negra

Rapper Amara La Negra's green and gold Valentino Omar gown stood out for all the right reasons against the pinks and blues of the VMA's backdrop. Its clean, striking silhouette is slightly softened by the sheer cape flowing behind her, whilst the ethereal gold embellishment cements her goddess status.

Grace VanderWaal

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Despite being just 14 years old, Grace proves fashion has no age limit.  

She avoids being upstaged by her glittery Elkin gown (with matching socks, of course) by pairing it with simple black heels and low-key hair and makeup. Meanwhile, the leather hat adds an element of toughness that stops the ensemble from entering into saccharine territory.  

Gucci Mane

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This look from rapper Gucci Mane, real name Radric Delantic Davis, proves that smart and tailored doesn't have to equate to predictable and boring. 

The candy stripes, dragon detailing, and bedazzled cuffs of this jacket put a bold and inventive spin on the classic suit-and-tie combo, and he gets bonus points for matching the mic.

Cardi B

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Cardi B nabbed the most nominations of the 2018 VMAs, but in case that wasn't enough to grab our attention her outfit certainly was.  

The vibrant berry tone and rich velvet of this Nicolas Jebran dress combined with coordinating silk heels, a daringly hight-cut leg, regal neckline, and killer costume-esque jewellery make her look the most sumptuous of the night.

Frankie Grande

Not to be upstaged by his famous sister's five nominations, including Artist of the Year, Frankie Grande pulled out all the stops by pairing a simple monochrome tee and shorts with a rainbow-hued sequin jacket by Garçons Infideles and matching Louboutin high-tops.

Jessica Andrea

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Pop artist Jessica Andrea's sleek hair and makeup and tan, barely-there heels let her dress do all the talking.  

This dazzling orange and white mini proves that sometimes simplicity is key as its uncomplicated cut is perfectly complemented by its bolder colourway, and make for an ensemble which stands out but doesn't overwhelm.

Madison Beer

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Talk about a power suit!  Madison Beer's long, pin-straight hair and trousers are the ideal accompaniment for this statement jacket, allowing it to take its rightful place as the focal point of the outfit.  

Clear-cut jewellery, a crisp cat-eye, and subtle silver embroidery make a corporate staple red-carpet worthy, and propel Beer to claim the crown for the sharpest look of the night.

Victor Cruz

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Proving that glittering jackets aren't the reserve of female attendees, American footballer Victor Cruz's classic trousers, t-shirt, and shoes are suitably glitzed up with the addition of this sequined bomber by Ovadia & Sons.  

This ensemble confirms that a suit and tie are not obligatory red-capret wear for men- as long as sufficient sparkle is added to make up for them.

Maddie Ziegler

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As one of the VMA's youngest attendees at just 15 years old, Maddie Ziegler's top and trousers strike the perfect balance between schoolgirl and sophisticate.  

Amidst the smart tailoring, refined silk, and sharp heels the barbie-pink tones, cropped top, hoop earrings, and crystal-encrusted shoes serve as a reminder of her young age and make this look a wearable one for any student to replicate on a night out.

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