Solange Knowles and Jordin Sparks went with affordable looks for the 2014 MTV VMAs. Credit: Kevin Mazur/; Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV

While some celebs at the MTV VMAs chose high-fashion designers like Chanel, Alexandre Vauthier and Versace, stars like Solange Knowles and Jordin Sparks went with more affordable options.

With her older sister, Beyonce, stunning in designer Nicolas Jebran, Solange went budget with H&M Studio Collection tuxedo jacket, $79.95, and pants, $69.95. The "Losing You" singer, 28, wore the loose-fitted look without a shirt for added sex appeal and kept her hair and makeup natural, save for red-tipped eyelashes.

Sparks, 24, also chose a wallet-friendly frock with the Simply Intricate FM Dress. The plunging neckline and front-slit style, which retails for $168, showed major skin while the fitted waist showed off Jason Derulo's love's curves.

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Singer Mary Lambert also redefined red carpet style in a look that cost less than most celebs' shoes. The "Same Love" collaborator, 25, wore a fit-and-flare dress with a red belt at the waist. The Wild Floral Dress by City Chic retails for $138 but is on sale now for just $103.50. "I love floral," she told Us Weekly on the red carpet. "I like pretty things and this is pretty."