By Bronwyn Barnes
Updated September 06, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT
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The more they change, the more they’re starting look the same. Sort of.

Miley Cyrus has been developing a sartorial edge lately, while Rihanna seems to have softened up a bit. Is it just me, or did the ladies swap signature looks?

More importantly, who had the fiercest VMA outfit?

As Cyrus walked the red carpet in her extremely low-cut Emilio Pucci gown, I almost had an anxiety attack worrying that her double-stick tape wouldn’t hold. Accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and with her newly-cropped hair fashioned into a faux-hawk, she managed to avoid a major wardrobe malfunction.

Rihanna’s clingy, backless, draped jersey dress caused a little agita too, but she’s been wearing these kind of dangerous ensembles on the red carpet for a while, so I wasn’t as concerned. (It’s rumored that RiRi wants Michelle Pfeiffer’s role in the remake of the movie Scarface, and judging from some of the singer’s recent red carpet appearances — I give you Exhibit A, Exhibit B and Exhibit C — she’s already dressing the part.)

And now I put it to you: Whose look did you like best? Cast your vote in the poll below.

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