If there's one celebrity I couldn't wait to watch walk the MTV VMAs red carpet, it was Lizzo. The artist has had a truly incredible breakout year and always pulls out every single sartorial stop when it comes to showing off her fashion choices. While I knew that Lizzo's VMAs 2019 look was bound to be uniquely killer, I didn't expect it would completely slay in the way that it did. Rocking a vibrant red strapless Moschino gown with the word "SIREN" across the dress, the singer looked red-hot. The artist totally stole the spotlight and proved that, when it comes to style that's just plain fun, she's definitely the one to watch.
Tonight, Lizzo is up for two awards: Push Artist of the Year and Best New Artist. (Totally casual, you know, no biggie.) In light of the success of her album, Cuz I Love You, which features the bangers "Truth Hurts," "Juice," and her collaboration with Missy Elliott, "Tempo," Lizzo is more than deserving of both accolades. But beyond her musical talents (which include playing the flute, if you didn't know), the artist also stands out for her sense of humor and messages of self-love and confidence. She's the empowering breath of fresh air that the music industry needs right now, and I'm glad she's finally being recognized for her tremendousness.
To celebrate her first VMA nominations, Lizzo, styled by her OG stylist Marko Monroe, arrived to the award ceremony wearing a red strapless Moschino gown with the word "SIREN" in silver font emblazoned several times all down the dress. She paired the dress with a red and silver boa (as one does), silver shoes, and a silver drop diamond necklace.
When it came to her beauty beat, Lizzo's hair and makeup were just as smokin' hot as her gown. Celebrity makeup artist Alexx Mayo slayed her makeup look by giving the star a dark-to-bright-red ombré lip and a pinkish-red eyeshadow.
For her hair, hairstylist Shelby Swain gave Lizzo a voluminous bouffant with blunt bangs and longer fringe framing her face. "We wanted to bring class and sexy together, A.K.A. Brigitte Bardot x Peg Bundy," Swain said in a press release sent to Elite Daily. The stylist used Dove products and GHD tools to style Lizzo's hair. First, Swain washed the hair and used the GHD Air Hair Dryer ($199, GHD) and GHD Ceramic Vented Radial Brush in size 3 ($40, GHD). Then, after spraying with the Dove Style+Care Smooth & Shine Heat Protection Spray ($5, Walmart), Swain curled the hair with the GHD Curve Classic Curl ($199, GHD), she then set the curls for 20 minutes so they could cool. Swain then backcombed the hair and finished off the look using the Curve Classic Curl Iron again to touch up the end curls that framed Lizzo's face. She set the look using the Dove Style+Care Compressed Micro Mist Flexible Hold Hairspray ($4.99, Walmart).
This actually isn't Lizzo's first VMAs, though.
The artist attended the award show back in 2017 and wore a white wrap dress reminiscent of a wedding gown. Featuring lace detailing along the neckline, slightly puffed sheer sleeves, and a long train, it was equal parts kitschy and romantic. She accessorized it in truly playful form, wearing white thigh-high stockings, bedazzled white sneakers, gauzy bedazzled cuffs, a white head crown, and shimmery drop earrings.
The best part about the look, though? The singer had the words "TRUTH HURTS" embroidered on the train as a means of promoting her then-brand-new single. Gotta love a woman who stans herself, am I right?! Considering "Truth Hurts" has been on the Billboard Top 100 chart for over 17 weeks and peaked at number three, I'd say her embroidery job (and, obviously, her sheer talent) paid off.
Considering Lizzo rocked a Truth Hurts dress back in 2017 before the single became as popular as it is today, does this mean that Lizzo's 2019 VMAs "SIREN" dress is indicative of a new single to come? I definitely hope so. Because who doesn't need another Lizzo single in their life?
While we'll have to wait to see if Lizzo officially snags either of the awards she's up for at the 2019 VMAs, she's already won the red carpet game in my mind.