24/08/2016 15:28 BST | Updated 25/08/2017 13:27 BST

MTV VMAs 2017: The Most Outrageous Outfits Of All Time

Like, ever.

The 2017 MTV Video Awards are almost upon us, airing on Sunday 27 August, and it is bound to bring a whole host of ensembles we won’t ever forget. Even if we wanted to.

While we’re waiting with bated breath for the celebs’ latest red carpet looks, what better time to take a look back through VMAs very questionable style past.

The annual awards ceremony is known for drawing in some of the most outrageous outfits ever seen - so out there, in fact, that it’s even credited for the birth of the ‘naked dress’ back in the 90s.

(Warning: nudity ahead...)

  • Stella Maxwell And Jeremy Scott, 2016
    Stella Maxwell And Jeremy Scott, 2016
    Jeff Kravitz via Getty Images
    Were it not for the extreme vibrance of this double-ensemble, we'd totally wear these looks. For example, those trousers would be adorable with a midnight blue (not sunset rave) undertone.
  • Jaden Smith, 2016
    Jaden Smith, 2016
    Allen Berezovsky via Getty Images
    Smith loves to push the boundaries to the extreme.
  • Rita Ora, 2016
    Rita Ora, 2016
    C Flanigan via Getty Images
    If 'Maleficent' was ever made into an Rn'B musical...
  • Miley Cyrus, 2015
    Miley Cyrus, 2015
    Just when we though she couldn't top 2013's on-stage antics with Robin Thicke.
  • Katy Perry, 2014
    Katy Perry, 2014
    Steve Granitz via Getty Images
    Sorry Katy, but Britney did it best.
  • Amber Rose, 2014
    Amber Rose, 2014
    Axelle/Bauer-Griffin via Getty Images
    Trying her own version of the Rose McGowan naked dress.
  • Nicki Minaj, 2011
    Nicki Minaj, 2011
    Steve Granitz via Getty Images
    No words.
  • Lady Gaga, 2010
    Lady Gaga, 2010
    Frederick M. Brown via Getty Images
    The infamous meat dress that we will NEVER forget.
  • Fergie, 2006
    Fergie, 2006
    Jason Merritt via Getty Images
    Well that's one way to channel a sexy schoolgirl...
  • Paris Hilton, 2002
    Paris Hilton, 2002
    Frank Micelotta Archive via Getty Images
    That's hot.
  • Christina Aguilera, 2002
    Christina Aguilera, 2002
    Xtina in her 'Dirrty' phase.
  • Destiny's Child, 2001
    Destiny's Child, 2001
    Evan Agostini via Getty Images
  • Macy Gray, 2001
    Macy Gray, 2001
    RJ Capak via Getty Images
    Very clever, Macy Gray.
  • Pink, 2000
    Pink, 2000
    Nick Elgar via Getty Images
    Werkin those Baby Phat jeans like a pro.
  • Pamela Anderson, 1999
    Pamela Anderson, 1999
    Evan Agostini via Getty Images
    Surprisingly, that hat isn't even the wildest part about this outfit!
  • Lil' Kim, 1999
    Lil' Kim, 1999
    Vinnie Zuffante via Getty Images
    The original nipple pasty-wearer.
  • Rose McGowan, 1998
    Rose McGowan, 1998
    Ron Galella via Getty Images
    The dress that started all naked dresses.

Want to see more? Check out the best and worst looks from last year’s VMA Awards below: