This Was the Biggest Fashion Trend at the 2018 MTV VMAs -- Shop It Now!

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Silver Trend VMAs 2018 Jennifer Lopez Karlie Kloss Grace Vanderwaal
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There was plenty of jaw-dropping fashion moments on the red carpet, but this one shimmering look was literally everywhere.

Stars were on a silver streak at the MTV Video Music Awards!

On Monday night, celebs arrived at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and showed off their glam looks for the awards. While there were jaw-dropping ensembles aplenty, there was one particular trend that was sweeping the pink carpet -- statement silver. From Video Vanguard Jennifer Lopez to the "God Is a Woman" singer Ariana Grande, dramatic metallic looks in a variety of shades and finishes blinded us with their glitz and glamour (and they're going to be huge for fall). 

Sexy, edgy chain mail was a favorite among J.Lo and newly engaged supermodel Karlie Kloss, while glittery sequins iterated in fashion-forward silhouettes shimmered on 14-year-old musician Grace VanderWaal and "Meant to Be" blonde Bebe Rexha.  

Although the trend is often reserved for special occasions, sparkly separates can be dressed down with everyday wares such as denim and sneakers. See the chicest silver looks from the VMAs ahead and shop our similar selects to channel these stars. 

Jennifer Lopez in Atelier Versace

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Karlie Kloss in Elie Saab

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Grace VanderWaal in Iorane 

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Ariana Grande with Pete Davidson

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Bebe Rexha in Christian Siriano

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Ashanti in Eli Madi

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ASOS Tailored Pants with Paperbag Waist $64 $26

Wear this sheeny high-waist paperbag trouser with everything from sweaters to blouses. 


Topshop Oversized Foil T-Shirt $55

A low-key tee design is easy to style with denim for day and polished wide-leg pants for evening. 


Nine West Orianna Top-Handle Small Circle Crossbody $69

A metallic silver carryall will add a touch of pizzazz to any outfit. 


MICHAEL Michael Kors Eliza Flex Kitten Pumps $99

Glittery kitten heel pumps strike the balance of elegant and playful. 


Zara Sequin Ruffled Skirt $100

How yummy is this sequin skirt? Sport it with a white T-shirt to temper the show-stopping piece for daytime. 

Fame and Partners

Fame and Partners The Sparrow Dress $349

If you've got a fall wedding in the books, this slinky cowl neckline slip will make you best dressed guest. 


Iorane Samantha Dress $498

Nab VanderWaal's exact frock for under $500. 

See the VMA after-party looks you can't miss: 

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