Rita Ora – known for her sultry movie roles, chart-topping hits, and signature sheer ensembles – stole the spotlight at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, and this time, she’s opting for a more covered-up look that’s as stunning as ever.
While the 32-year-old British singer-songwriter didn’t compete, deliver acceptance speeches, or perform, she graced us with her presence as a presenter, stepping onto the stage to present the Best Collaboration award, which went to Shakira and Karol G.
As Rita made her grand entrance onto the red carpet in New Jersey on Tuesday, she effortlessly showcased her fashion prowess in a show-stopping ensemble.
Rita Ora made a head-turning entrance in a Rodarte Fall 2023 black off-the-shoulder gown at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on September 12, 2023 (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
Breaking away from her usual see-through attire, she wore a jaw-dropping, black, off-the-shoulder Rodarte gown straight from the American luxury label’s Fall 2023 collection.
What truly stole the show were the never-ending statement sleeves that added a touch of drama to her glamorous look.
To complement her elegant outfit, Taika Waititi’s wife adorned herself with long dangling earrings and stacked silver rings, infusing a hint of sparkle into her ensemble while clutching an Aupen purpose ice bag for the night’s essentials.
Rita Ora standing out from the crowd in Marc Jacobs Fall 2023 shimmering silver platform heels (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
These eye-catching boots not only injected a touch of whimsy into her overall look but also gave her a significant height advantage, guaranteeing that she commanded attention and stood out with flair.
Her signature long blonde beach waves cascaded down her shoulders, adorned with several black ribbons and shimmery tinsel, perfectly framing her makeup.
Rita chose a typically enchanting makeup with a shimmering smoky eye, rosy cheeks, and a matte nude-pink lip to complete her stunning appearance.
Rita Ora’s beauty look consisted of a shimmering smoky eye, rosy cheeks, a nude-pink lip, and long blonde beach waves (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
But that’s not all – Rita Ora’s fashion game never rests.
Following the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, she transitioned from her long black Rodarte gown into a sleek little black dress for the VMA “after-afters.”
The “You Only Love Me” singer paired her black long-sleeve micro minidress with the same sparkling silver towering lace-up platform boots.
To round out her after-after party look, Rita added matching leather gloves and a chunky diamond chain necklace, embracing the chaos and glamour of the evening.
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In an Instagram post capturing her night at the VMAs, Rita shared several snapshots while striking poses in the bathtub.
She penned, “Post prior to this was the things you should see. This post is the just before we went out to the AFTER AFTERS Also obsessed with my hair ribbons and make up thank you glam squaaaad NYC you were great!”
While Rita Ora didn’t take home any Moonmen trophies at the 2023 VMAs, it’s worth noting that she earned nominations in 2018 for Best Dance Video and Best Visual Effects for her hit “Lonely Together” with Avicii.
Plus, with her third album just released and her love for newlywed life with Taika, it’s clear that Rita is on top of her game both in music and fashion.