MTV VMAs 2013: Stars' red carpet fashion and looks

Lady Gaga arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP)
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When it comes to the MTV Video Music Awards, one thing is for sure: Fashion on the red carpet is rarely ever tame. And this year's arrivals fashion was no exception.

Katy Perry "roared" on to the Brooklyn, N.Y., red carpet in a hot long-sleeved leopard print dress by Ungaro with a high slit.

Snooki, one of the first to arrive on the carpet, couldn't be missed with her bright red hair, embellished halter dress, paired with Jeffery Campbell shoes. Snooki's MTV pal J Woww opted for a black and white silky gown.

Lady Gaga, who pretty much always makes a splash on the red carpet, had a more toned-down look on Sunday with her black gown and hair color to match.

There was a lot of sparkle on the red carpet, too. Ciara rocked a sexy look look in her Givenchy Couture gown with a layer of feathers. Feathers also made up the train of Rita Ora's white Alex Vauthier dress.

Miley Cyrus donned a vintage Dolce & Gabbana bejeweled outfit paired with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, while pre-show performer Ariana Grande sported a short floral dress.

Taylor Swift looked sleek in a navy gown and a shorter hair 'do. And while on the red carpet, she revealed that she hopes to hit the studio soon to record a new album.

And the gals from Danity Kane, who confirmed their reunion, all donned a mixture of black and white. Aubrey O'Day wore a white long-sleeved dress, pairing it with a black-and-white striped Melie Bianco clutch.

Check out all of the looks in the photo gallery above and sound off on the red carpet hits and misses in the comments section below.

Tell us: Who was the best-dressed star? The worst?