Taylor Swift went full glam at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, in an Oscar de la Renta mini dress draped in crystal chains. Featuring a high halter neckline and no shortage of sparkle, the look balanced elegance with sexiness as it provided short glimpses of the singer’s torso.
Swift teased the look on TikTok, posting a before-and-after video of her preparing for the awards. To the sound of Blackpink’s new single “Pink Venom,” the last clip shows her striding toward the camera alongside the video’s co-star Dylan O’Brien and cinematographer Rina Yang.
“Team ‘All Too Well’ bringing a kind of emotional pain to the VMAs,” she wrote in the caption.
Sparkling dresses — of all lengths — have been a mainstay in Swift’s wardrobe, with the singer wearing a fringed silver number to the 2010 Grammy Awards and a full length one-shouldered ensemble to the VMAs in 2009. This year’s Oscar de la Renta look continued the theme — and she completed the look with deep red lipstick and an updo that emphasized the dress’ backless silhouette. She paired the ensemble with crystal Christian Louboutin heels. Later in the evening, Swift won not one, but two of the VMAs’ silver “Moonman” awards for Best Longform Video and Best Video of the Year. O’Brien and Yang, as well as the video’s producer Saul Germaine, joined her on stage, though co-star Sadie Sink was not present.