There was a clear theme with the selection of 2016 MTV Video Music Awards jewelry — go big or go home. The stars went all out with their VMA ensembles, rocking some major bling as flashy as their ensembles. Here are four celebrities who wore standout jewelry with their outfits.
1. Beyonce Knowles
Beyonce led the pack with a scene-stealing furry creation from designer Francesco Scognamiglio. She attended the event hand in hand with Blue Ivy, who was wearing a pretty Mischka Aoki dress that matched her mom’s gown. To glam up their look, the mom and daughter duo wore gorgeous jewelry pieces from Lorraine Schwartz. Bey decorated her look with a pair of emerald and diamond earrings, along with a couple of diamond rings, while Blue Ivy channeled her inner princess with a custom-made diamond tiara. The total cost of their jewelry — a whopping $13 million!
Beyonce with Blue Ivy at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards held at Madison Square Garden in New York on August 28, 2016
2. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian’s outfit wasn’t as extravagant as many of the other gowns we saw, but she definitely delivered in the sexy department. She rocked a beach-inspired wet look that showed off her famous curves in a sheer black dress.
The 35-year-old ShoeDazzle founder accessorized with a layering of gold chains that Kanye West designed with Jacob the Jeweler to punctuate her sizzling vintage John Galliano dress. Her designer husband also wore matching necklaces for the event.
Kim Kardashian with Kanye West at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards held at Madison Square Garden in New York on August 28, 2016
3. Rita Ora
While Rita Ora’s ensemble wasn’t for everyone, she definitely commanded attention on the red carpet. Her Marc Jacobs gown featured sheer lace fabric decorated with fur detailing. Because there was already so much going on with Rita’s dress, she opted to tone down a bit on the jewelry. We love her black-toned Lorraine Schwartz mismatched earrings — subtle but very edgy.
Rita Ora at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards held at Madison Square Garden in New York on August 28, 2016
4. Chloe and Halle Bailey
Beyonce’s protegees Chloe and Halle Bailey also ruled the VMA red carpet with their brave fashion choices. The singing sister duo, which is being mentored by Beyonce, rocked Rodarte outfits for the event and went for a heavily embellished finish with Erickson Beamon jewelry mixed with face jewelry from the edgy House of Malakai. Apart from their fierce nose accessories, the sisters also styled their hair braids with several golden hoops and rings.
Chloe and Halle Bailey at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards held at Madison Square Garden in New York on August 28, 2016
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