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Kourtney Kardashian Laces Up in Daring Bustier Dress & Ankle-Wrap Sandals For the MTV VMAs

Kourtney Kardashian’s outfit for the 2021 MTV VMAs might be her most daring yet.

The Poosh founder hit the red carpet at Barclays Center on Sunday in Brooklyn with beau Travis Barker, wearing an undeniably edgy Olivier Theyskens minidress. Styled by Dani Michelle, the black leather number featured long sleeves and a cinched, bustier-like bodice. However, the off-the-shoulder piece’s boldest features were lace-up ties that ran from its neckline to the navel, making Kardashian’s outfit instantly sultry and sleek. The ensemble was paired with a matching black Prada top-handle bag, as well as silver Ofira rings and Lorraine Schwartz earrings. Barker coordinated in similarly dark tones, wearing brogues and a spike-accented suit from Thom Browne’s Fall 2012 collection.

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Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker attend the 2021 MTV VMA’s.
CREDIT: Courtesy of MTV

When it came to shoes, Kardashian tapped Manolo Blahnik for a set of trendy ankle-wrap sandals. The pair’s black leather uppers paired smoothly with her dress, creating a monochrome look. Their thin toe straps and laces, as well as thin heels that totaled at least three inches in height, also matched the lace-up detailing on Kardashian’s dress perfectly.

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Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker attend the 2021 MTV VMAs.
CREDIT: Courtesy of MTV
Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Barker, Manolo Blahnik, ankle-wrap sandals, MTV, VMA's
A closer look at Kardashian’s Manolo Blahnik sandals (and Barker’s Thom Browne brogues).
CREDIT: Jeff Kravitz/Courtesy of MTV

Kardashian’s MTV VMAs look is edgier than her previous ensemble for the ceremony in 2015. On that occasion, the media personality wore a deep pink halter-neck jumpsuit from Balmain’s Resort 2015 collection, paired with metallic pointed-toe pumps and a dark gold clutch. In more recent months, thanks to Michelle — who also styles her sister Kendall Jenner — Kardashian has fully leaned into her edgy side when it comes to fashion. Today, she’s frequently seen in sheer, lacy and utilitarian ensembles from top brands like Dolce and Gabbana, as well as vintage pieces by Gucci and Roberto Cavalli.

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Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker attend the 2021 MTV VMAs.
CREDIT: Courtesy of MTV

When it comes to shoes, the former “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star‘s wardrobe has grown to include similarly edgy styles with trendy details. One of Kardashian’s go-to pairs of shoes is Prada’s popular lug-sole boots, which she wore while arriving in New York with Barker for the VMAs this morning. She also can be seen in pointed-toe pumps, sandals and boots by Tom Ford, Bottega Veneta and Giuseppe Zanotti. When off-duty, she often wears sneakers by Converse, Veja and New Balance as well.

Click through the gallery to see more celebrity arrivals from the 2021 MTV VMAs.

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