Taylor Swift chose a show-stopping outfit for her surprise appearance at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards on August 28. The “Cruel Summer” singer dazzled like a ring of mirrors in an embellished nude dress from Oscar de la Renta’s Resort 2023 collection.
Her completely sheer mini dress was covered in thousands of draped crystals of various shapes and sizes adhered to the nude mesh material, giving the piece a beaded effect. A strand of crystals wrapped around her arms, almost mimicking an off-shoulder strap, and another trailed down her back. It was an unexpectedly risque choice for Swift, who wore a Versace blazer dress and thigh-high boots for her last VMAs appearance in 2019.
Swift stuck to the glitter theme when choosing her accessories, including Lorraine Schwartz’s upside-down teardrop-shaped pendant earrings, three large rings, and strappy silver heels adorned with crystals. She finished the look with shimmering eyeliner, a glass-covered manicure and her signature red lip.
Swift’s “All To Well: The Short Film” is nominated for five VMAs this year, and has already snagged the award for best long-form video during the ceremony.
Read on to admire Swift’s outfit on the VMAs black carpet, and then catch up on what Lizzo, Sabrina Carpenter, Lil Nas X, and other attendees wore to the awards show.