Beyoncé, Jessica Biel and Rihanna: The Best VMA Looks You Didn't See

08/26/2013 at 02:14 PM ET

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The stars at the VMAs gave us plenty to talk about Sunday night with their predictably over-the-top style, but as it turns out, three of our favorite looks didn’t make it to the red carpet at all.

In fact, two of these stars (Jessica Biel and Beyoncé) kept a low profile until the afterparty, while Rihanna changed out of the jeans and tee she wore to the show into something a little saucier. And leave it to this mega-watt LBD brigade to top our best-dressed list despite their late entries.

RELATED: Get all our killer VMA coverage from start to finish here!

Biel may have stayed out of sight while husband Justin Timberlake had a buzzy reunion with his ‘NSYNC bandmates, but there was no missing her in this sheer lace Dolce & Gabbana dress worn over a bra and briefs. She added strappy heels, drop earrings and a rich pink lip.

Beyoncé also opted for something a little revealing for her big reveal: A fitted black sheath with sheer panels down the side, plus Brian Atwood heels and the massive Lorraine Schwartz bling she loves.

And finally, Rihanna’s sizzling Balmain LBD, with some sexy chain-mail-inspired jewelry and strappy black heels, was the very definition of “guy hot,” and a fun complement to the more low-key look she wore earlier in the evening.

Tell us: Whose afterparty LBD was your favorite? And who had the best look of the night?

–Alex Apatoff

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tina on

Jessica Biel’s dress remind me of dress that wore Britney when she went on VMAs with Justin 2001, also D&G, also sheer lace, but shorter. Copy much?

chloe on

Jessica looks stunning!

Nic on

@Tina: Oh yeah … because I’m sure Jessica thought, ‘Now what did Britney wear to the VMAs TWELVE years ago?’

Belle of the Ball on

Where’s the Belle of the Ball – Miley Cyrus’s tongue?

You mean mean Miley’s tongue wasn’t invited?

jenna on

Jessica is so unattractive. i’m sorry, I just don’t get it.

Dawn on

Jessica must be so proud of her husband, I was getting shivers watching his performance. He’s such a great person. Has the talent and also seems to have such a great personality. He definitely deserves the recognition he gets. N*Sync was merely his backup singers. It’s always been Justin!!

Marie on

They all look nice, love the dresses!

ann on

Jessica is a badddassss! Best body out of in actress any singer! Flawless! I’m sure Justin loves tht!

Teresa on

@Jenna – you obviously haven’t been fortunately enough to ever see Jessica Biel in person – she is drop dead gorgeous, completely flawless even WITHOUT makeup!!! She is as beautiful inside as out!!! Jessica is a first class act all the way!! She and Justin make a wonderful couple – both talented, beautiful, compassionate, smart, and funny!

lilkunta on

ouch, it looks like ri ri has a bunion growing/forming on herright foot. Get yoga toes and a bunion splint NOW Ri.
if you don’t your feet will end up looking like Oprah Winfrey’s or Naomi Campbell’s.

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