Cardi B in a Naked Dress, Taylor Swift in Denim, and More Celebs at the VMAs Afterparties


The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, which took place in Newark, NJ, at the Prudential Center on Sept. 12, saw best dressed stars like Cardi B in a spiky Dilara Findikoglu dress, Taylor Swift in an edgy black Atelier Versace gown, and Selena Gomez in a scarlet Oscar de la Renta number. Following the ceremony, the afterparties continued into the wee hours of the morning on Sept. 13, and celebrities trekked to New York City to attend Diddy‘s soirée at The Ned NoMad and Cardi B’s gathering at Somewhere Nowhere. While some opted for wardrobe changes in the middle of the VMAs – Saweetie, for instance, swapped her pink rhinestone Area couture sheath for a regencycore moment in Kim Shui Studio before taking the stage – others waited until the event wrapped to make a transformation.

Selena Gomez posted a bathroom selfie in a satin purple corset to tease her minidress, which she’d later cover with a leather trench jacket and finish with patent pumps. And Swift slipped into deconstructed denim with a raw edge, mixing silver and gold with several metallic accessories. Meanwhile, Cardi B played host in a sheer seafoam-green halter maxi, coordinated perfectly with her mini Hermès Kelly bag. The look was in line with the many naked dresses that conquered the VMAs, establishing the daring trend as a go-to option for turning heads on one of the most iconic nights in music.

Ahead, see which celebrities attended the 2023 MTV VMAs afterparties, and get details on what they wore.

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