By Andrea Cheng
Updated Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:47 pm

At this point, bold and outrageous fashions at the MTV Video Music Awards are pretty much the norm. And last night's styles were no exception. There were scandalous cut-outs, itty-bitty black bandeaus, and micro playsuits.

But here is where things got really wild: Nicki Minaj gave her killer red carpet style a venomous bite—she channeled her hit song "Anaconda" in a glittery snakeskin-print Saint Laurent mini with Saint Laurent pumps. Singer Michelle Williams, too, turned to the jungle for inspiration and delivered a sexy-chic look in a giraffe-print Roberto Cavalli dress with a plunging down-to-there neckline and an up-to-there slit. And lastly, British singer-songwriter Charli XCX epitomized "fierce" in a tiger-striped catsuit.

Muted animal prints (think: soft spots and scales washed creamy white or misty gray) may be a trend for fall, but we think the musical trio's blatant display of the wild is spot-on nonetheless.