Lorde arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
Lorde arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Jordan Strauss

Stars hit the red carpet for MTV Video Music Awards

SINGING superstars Lorde and Demi Lovato have been among the earliest arrivals at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards in LA, strutting the red carpet covered in lace, sequins and tulle.

Lorde ditched her trademark edgy look for the occasion, looking incredibly glamorous in a pastel ball gown made up of tulle and feathers.

Lorde arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif.
Lorde arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. Jordan Strauss

Meanwhile, Lovato - fresh from her performance at last night's Mayweather/McGregor megafight in Las Vegas - was channelling MC Hammer with sequined harem pants.

She's paired it with a long-sleeve lace top which is threatening to deliver a wardrobe malfunction at any moment.

EDS NOTE: NUDITY - Demi Lovato arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif.
EDS NOTE: NUDITY - Demi Lovato arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. Jordan Strauss

Extra co-host Renee Bargh has also hit the red carpet bright and early, looking sleek in a sharp red jumpsuit.

Ed Sheeran arrived with Jennie Pegouskie, who starred in the video for his hit song Shape Of You, looking like he was headed to an entirely different event.

Actually, he looked like the younger sibling who's parents made him pose with their big sister before she goes to her Year 10 Formal.

Jennie Pegouskie, left, and Ed Sheeran arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif.
Jennie Pegouskie, left, and Ed Sheeran arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. Jordan Strauss

Hip hop artist Lizzo turned up as a bride, which would be entirely weird at a regular Hollywood event, but which in this instance I prefer to imagine may have been an homage to Britney Spears circa 2003.

Lizzo arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif.
Lizzo arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. Jordan Strauss

If that's the case - well played, Lizzo.

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