Think of the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) and you’ll probably envision outrageous and odd outfits. Well, not this time. It seems that this year’s event was a classy affair. From elegant gowns to glamorous cocktail dresses, the celebrities showed that you could actually make a statement without being garish or kooky.

Here’s a look at the five best-dressed stars of the night.

KATY PERRY 
Looking cool and collected, Perry rocked a white bodycon gown by Stephane Rolland. The design managed to keep it tasteful, even with a peek of skin via an off-shoulder cutout.

Katy Perry looking fabulous in white at the VMA 2017 awards. - Reuters

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LORDE
Hey, she’s not in black! Lorde looked stunning in a pastel Monique Lhullier dress. The tulle and feathers worked wonders too, adding a touch of ethereal glamour and melodrama.

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CARDI B
A pantsuit dress may not be the freshest red carpet look. But hey, Cardi rocked it all the same. That Madonna-reminiscent pointy bust? Just the right amount of drama for her to stand out.

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MiLLIE BOBBY BROWN
Millie is growing from strength to strength when it comes to red carpet fashion. She slayed it this time around with a Rodarte embellished frilly frock featuring cascading ruffles and a Victorian neckline.

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YARA SHAHIDI 
Yara shone on the red carpet – literally. Her draped, gold silk draped Zimmermann frock was simply radiant. She even paired it with gilded heels and tassel earring for a truly spectacular look.

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