2017 MMVAs Best Dressed: Our Top Picks

We count down 10 of our favourite looks of the night—including Canadian gems Shay Mitchell, Alessia Cara, Lily Singh and Grimes

It was a grey and gloomy night in downtown Toronto, but no matter: some of our favourite celebs brought their maximum wattage to the bubblegum pink carpet at the iHeartRadio MMVAs.

The lead-in to the 2017 awards—hosted by Alessia Cara and Joe Jonas, who were also both nominees—saw the likes of Shay Mitchell, Camila Cabello, Kat Graham, Riverdale’s KJ Apa and 13 Reasons Why‘s Brandon Flynn strut the slightly sodden carpet. (FLARE’s Laura Hensley was there, and chatted with Apa and Flynn; head on over to our Facebook to watch.)

Needless to say, Cabello’s ardent fan base went legit nuts for her white, ruffled, shoulder cut-out gown with a bold print to one side (lengthy description, we know, but there was A LOT going on); we also thought Lilly Singh’s streetwear look—which served up a strong side of girl power—was fire. But as for who absolutely WON the 2017 MMVAs red carpet? Scroll on.

10. OK, we kind of had to talk ourselves into this one, but Carly Rae Jepsen‘s look—in principle—embodies what we’re looking for at the MMVAs: bright, playful and anti-OTT.

Carly Rae Jepsen, pictured, is on our MMVAs best dressed list

Carly Rae Jepsen (Photo by Michael Hurcomb/REX/Shutterstock)

9. Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany also opted for a v. playful vibe (and pulled it off better than Carly Rae) in this purple printed romper (we think/hope) plus bomber.

Tatiana Maslany, shown here, is on our MMVAs Best Dressed list

Tatiana Maslany (Photo: Michael Hurcomb/REX/Shutterstock)

8. Alessia Cara is always golden in our books—and she aces the “pretty” and “youthful” categories in this sheer embossed floral top and culottes—but no more so than when she delivered the best clapback ever.

Alessa Cara, show here, is on our MMVAs Best Dressed List

Alessia Cara (Photo: Michael Hurcomb/REX/Shutterstock)

7. Dove Cameron’s sweet pink number takes a page from the Alessia Cara playbook. We like, especially the double bell sleeves.

Dove Cameron, shown here, is on our MMVAS Best Dressed List

Dove Cameron (Photo: Michael Hurcomb/REX/Shutterstock)

6. As previously noted, we love Lilly Singh’s sexy take on streetwear, with a side of empowerment.

Lilly Singh is on our MMVAs Best Dressed list

Lilly Singh (Photo: Michael Hurcomb/REX/Shutterstock)

5. Shay Mitchell is totally goddess #goals in this sheer white pantsuit, but we have to admit it looks better on video than in photo.

Shay Mitchell is on our MMVAs best dressed list

Shay Mitchell (Photo: Michael Hurcomb/REX/Shutterstock)

4. If there is ever a time to wear a lobster embellishment on a chic black suit, it’s on the pink carpet of a video awards show. Go Kat Graham!

Kat Graham (Photo by Michael Hurcomb/REX/Shutterstock (8872183am) Kat Graham Much Music Awards, Arrivals, Toronto, Canada - 18 Jun 2017

Kat Graham (Photo by Michael Hurcomb/REX/Shutterstock (8872183am)

3. We forgive you if you don’t know who Jessica Matten is—the Canadian actor most recently starred in Frontier, with insane hottie Jason Momoa—but we’re fighting if you don’t love this vintage-looking floral maxi.

Jessica Matten, shown here, is on our MMVAs best dressed list

Jessica Matten (Photo: Michael Hurcomb/REX/Shutterstock)

2. Camila Cabello‘s ruffly white look definitely took the popular vote. (Girl has the most passionate fanbase we’ve ever seen.) But it’s perhaps a lil too fussy for the #MMVAs?

Camila Cabello (Photo: Michael Hurcomb/REX/Shutterstock)

Camila Cabello (Photo: Michael Hurcomb/REX/Shutterstock)

1. We did a total double take before realizing it was Grimes rocking this red-hot librarian get-up. It’s quirky, weird, wonderful and—aside from Kat Graham’s look—one of the only real risks taken on tonight’s carpet.

Grimes, shown here, is on our MMVAs best dressed list

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