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Best-dressed at the MTV VMAs: Katy Perry or Lorde?

Fashionistas at the VMAs rarely disappoint, and this year's show delivered the goods with numerous show-stopping looks. Host Katy Perry drew widespread accolades for a sharply modern, asymmetric white Stéphane Rolland gown, whereas Lorde brought some royalty to the red carpet with a strapless, feather-embellished lavender Monique Lhuillier dress. Whose look was strongest?💃🏻💃🏻

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Though the "Swish, Swish" singer donned numerous outfit changes during the evening, critics said Perry's red carpet number was by far the most elegant.

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Cosmopolitan called it "a little sculptural, a little futuristic, and a lot good."

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Not everyone was a fan of the dress's shape, however.

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Lorde's gown had a fairy princess vibe: Cosmopolitan described it as "a gorgeous, floaty lilac dream, and such a refreshing change from someone who is most synonymous to us with wide-legged black pants."

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Critics, however, called it unoriginal.

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