Taylor Swift stole the show at this year's MTV Video Music Awards in a Hollywood starlet midnight-blue gown.

The country pop crossover singer chose a second-skin dress featuring a daring, plunging embellished neckline by Herve Leger by Max Azria.

She finished off the retro look by wearing her hair in finger curls and her signature red lipstick, while lashings of shimmery eye shadow and mascara defined her eyes.

Disney star Selena Gomez also went for a navy evening dress for the occasion, wearing a Aterlier Versace number with a thigh-high split.

The dress, which was held together by silver clasps, featured a sheer black exposed bustier. She kept the rest of the look simple, wearing her long locks straight in a side parting, while a pair of emerald green earrings were the only accessories she needed

Miley Cyrus went for a 90s revival look, wearing a bejewelled two-piece spandex ensemble which showed off her toned mid-riff. She paired the outfit with black platform heels and raver pigtail buns.

Katy Perry failed to impress in a heavily shoulder-padded leopard print dress by Emanuel Ungaro.

She wore a boxing-inspired ensemble for her performance.

Lady Gaga went for an uncharacteristically demure leather fishtail dress by Prabal Gurung, which featured an oversized bow at the waist.

Rita Ora chose a plunging ice-blue gown with long feathered train, showing off her legs with a thigh-high split.