Thu, 06 Sep 2012 23:38:20 GMT | By Jackie Burns
2012 MTV VMAs red carpet arrivals

See which stars rocked our socks off before they even entered the building

Pink arrives at the 2012 MTV VMAs (© REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)
  • Pink arrives at the 2012 MTV VMAs (© REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)
  • Katy Perry (© Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
  • Rihanna (© Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
  • Zoe Saldana (© Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
  • Taylor Swift (© Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
  • Miley Cyrus (© Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
  • Ke$ha (© Steve Granitz/WireImage)
  • McKayla Maroney, Jordyn Wieber, Kyla Ross, Gabby Douglas and Alexandra Raisman (© Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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"Is this dress too short?" are words you'll never overhear on an MTV red carpet, especially the VMAs where the motto should be "skin is in." This year promises to be no exception with risk-taking fashionistas like Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Demi Lovato in attendance. Click through the gallery to see who managed to shock and awe in a sea of sexed-up stars.


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