Most scandalous looks on the MTV VMAs red carpet through the years

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15 of the Craziest MTV VMA Outfits Through the Years

The MTV VMAs are right around the corner, and while we're giddy with excitement for Britney's much-anticipated performance, we may be even more pumped for the wacky red carpet styles.

Traditionally, the high-wattage awards show has solicited scores of Hollywood's hit-makers, reality stars and notorious video vixens in outrageously wacky -- and super revealing -- styles.

Who can forget Rose McGowan's booty-baring, nipple exposing mesh look in 1998 or Amber Rose's copycat ensemble in 2014? Not to mention Coco Austin's totally see-through fishnet mesh gown in 2005 that put her ample bosom on full display.

Click through the slideshow below for the most scandalous styles of VMAs past. (WARNING: NSFW images ahead!)

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How 2000s is this look? Christina Aguilera flaunted her flat abs in a racy scarf tied as a bra top, tiny denim mini and black leather boots.

(Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

If you thought Coco Austin's exposed G-string in 2005 was scandalous enough, wait until you see the front of her look ... The man's face says it all! Be warned, it's definitely NSFW.

(Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/FilmMagic)

Even in body-positive 2016, we're totally blushing over Austin's busty look.

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Before Miley Cyrus made pasties her wardrobe staple, Lil' Kim let it all hang out in an asymmetrical jumpsuit that left her left breast exposed, save for a shell-shaped pasty, of course!

 (Photo by Trevor Gillespie)

One year after her infamous Robin Thicke performance, Miley Cyrus shocked again in nothing but suspenders and a loincloth.

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Here's a classic! Rose McGowan totally set the standard in 1998 when she stepped onto the red carpet in a barely-there frock that was really a collection of strings.

(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

The front of her mesh frock left her entire body -- and her leopard-print thong -- exposed.

(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Carmen Electra sizzled in a tunic-esque black gown with just a five pieces of hardware keeping the frock together.

(Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Britney Spears was on the verge of a wardrobe malfunction at the 1999 show in a partially-buttoned, totally sheer buttondown with carefully-placed feathered accents.

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We doubt Pam Anderson could breathe in this dangerously cinched corset top!

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Nicki Minaj left little to the imagination in 2015 in this busty gold gown with sheer panels.

(Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Model Erin Wasson flaunted her svelte figure in a sheer body-hugging gown with exposed undies.

(Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)

Amber Rose looked inspired by Rose McGowan in this sparkly, chain-adorned number in 2014.

(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Britney Spears' tiny gold minidress looked like it was painted on to her fit figure.

(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Pamela Anderson definitely ditched her underwear under these hip-baring pants and caged bra top in 2001.

(Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)

Fergie played to some schoolgirl fantasy in these tiny Burberry-print hot pants, white buttondown crop top and knee-high boots.

(Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)

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