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Last night the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards aired and wow what a show! In addition to all the great music, some interesting and bold fashions were worn by the stars. The VMAs are always a place to wear a fashion statement – just think back to previous shows like Lady Gaga and her meat dress. Read on to see some of my favorite outfits, and how you can sew the looks using BurdaStyle patterns!

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When Blake Lively has a new movie coming out, she goes out on the scene in such style! Lately she has been wearing matchy-matchy looks and this all white number is simply gorgeous. To get this look try sewing up this blazer pattern and a matching pair of wide leg trousers like these, then wear a crisp white blouse underneath and slick that hair back!

Anna Kendrick

Fellow cast member in their new movie A Simple Flavor Anna Kendrick wore this glittering number and as soon as I saw her I thought of this sequined dress pattern. I love the centered sequin panel as well as all the feathers – how fun!


VMA winner Camila Cabello wore a ball gown type silhouette and I loved the “dipped” hem look. Get this glam look by sewing up this strapless gown pattern and dyeing the top portions to achieve a nice gradient.

Cardi B

New mom Cardi B was also a winner last evening, and she also had a winning look! I absolutely love the velvet and that sultry off the shoulder look. To make a similar style start with this off the shoulder dress pattern and draft an asymmetrical hemline and sleeves. Need help working with velvet? Check out this eBook.


Billionaire Kylie Jenner flaunted her curves in this tuxedo type white dress – and she looked stunning and sophisticated. This trend of a suit dress is everywhere, and I love it! I thought of this plus size dress pattern to recreate the look.


Performer Jennifer Lopez sat in the front row looking glamorous as always in this one shoulder silver gown. I can’t remember the last one shoulder garment I made, but this look has me inspired! To get the look try sewing up this dress pattern.


Singer Sabrina Carpenter showed up in this tied up dress with multiple straps and I though of our newly released one shoulder dress pattern from the 06/2018 issue. Simply add a sleeve to one side to get the look!


I also loved these colorful and glittery looks from Jessica Andrea, Olivia Munn, and Shay Mitchell.

Shawn Mendes

Last but certainly not least, Canadian singer songwriter Shawn Mendes wore this amazing two-toned suit that I absolutely loved.

What were some of your favorite looks?

Happy Sewing!

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