3:07 PM PT -- Chyna's stylist, Deno Just Deno, tells TMZ ... there was nothing malicious about her dress choice -- it was neither Kylie-inspired or directed at Kylie.
Deno says BC didn't decide to attend the VMAs until 3 days ago, so he picked up several dresses for her at the last minute and they both loved the pink, feathery getup. Deno tells us it was just a coincidence it was the same dress as Kylie's -- they didn't know she wore it because they don't follow her.
He adds he wasn't aware there was a hubbub about Chyna's wardrobe until he woke up today, and he doubts she's caught wind of it ... yet.
Blac Chyna might have ruffled a few feathers with her wardrobe choice at the MTV VMAs ... because Kylie Jenner just wore it a couple weeks ago.
Chyna opted for a hot pink feathered mini dress for the awards show Monday night, which would normally be no biggie ... except for the fact Kylie rocked the exact same dress during her 22nd birthday trip.