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Billboard Music Awards? Nah, this was Ciara‘s fashion night out. Since Ciara is working on “the best album of her career,” apparently that made her adequate for hosting the Billboard Music Awards…awkwardly.

Whether it was calling Jessica Alba a New York Times Best Selling Author a “New Yorks Best Time Selling Author”…

Or gyrating a la Miley Cyrus style on stage in a double thigh-high split Michael Costello dress while Ludacris looked on painstakingly and then tried to play it off.

2016 Billboard Music Awards - Show

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…she looked beautiful doing it giving us seven different dresses and hairstyles.

Here are all 7 looks from CiCi’s fashion night out aka the Billboard Music Awards.

2016 Billboard Music Awards - Red Carpet

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The Internet webs were abuzz with this nip slip waiting to happen Philipp Plein dress that Ciara executed flawlessly on the red carpet. Ciara has body for days but I wish she would do something different. Rihanna arrived in a Mugler chocolate power shoulder breasted dress. The opposite of everything we’ve been seeing on the red carpet. That’s fashion, Ci.

2016 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals

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Ciara opened the show in a Michael Costello double slit thigh-high gown. I’m not feeling the middle part amongst her bangs and messy buns and beach wavy deep parts. The cape swallowed Ciara and the black waist belt would have looked better in a pop of color. The gladiator strappy sandals were too heavy for the dress that already had an abundance of fabric. I would have preferred a pop of color somewhere on the ensemble and fewer straps, like this YSL heel.

Beyonce in Tom Ford

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Ciara donned a leg-baring Roberto Cavalli deep-v sequin embroidered mini dress. She gave us her Givenchy hair from Paris Fashion Week, I do love the look on her as a fishtail braid with open hair in the front ups the glam factor. The gold spiral strapped shoes are beautiful and the perfect statement shoe to show off her endless legs. While I love the dress, it didn’t seem Billboard Music Awards host-ish. This looks more like an after party look as well as a need for some great coverage because her vagina just might peek out for a hello.

2016 Billboard Music Awards - Show

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Also, this look was slightly reminiscent of Beyoncé while she was on the Mrs. Carter World Tour back in 2014. She donned the below $6500.00 Tom Ford jersey that she wore to perform Run The World (Girls). It’s not that Ciara doesn’t look nice and fashionable (after all, she is an IMG model), I just want her to have some iconic looks of her own that aren’t knocked off. All that body and you neglect to make a statement.

Ciara in a Lexi Gown

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2016 Billboard Music Awards - Backstage And Audience

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Ciara poses in a black $324.00 Lexi gown with a nude panel and thigh high boots. She slicked her hair back for an edgier ensemble. The beautiful gown by this Australian label looks a bit blah on Ciara. The extra black fabric hanging over the nude panel looks misplaced and not well thought out on the garment. I do like the minimal jewelry and makeup and the simple choker. Ciara sure does love her a thigh-high split. This garment looks better on the model.


2016 Billboard Music Awards - Backstage And Audience

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CiCi sure loves her some Michael Costello…as she should! The designer creates dresses that make so many shapes and sizes look fantastic. He’s truly a designer for many body types. Ciara wore a deep v, power shoulder velvet dress with a thigh-high split and one strap gold sandals. While I do love this dress, she further just proves her style rut with yet another, thigh-high split dress. Girl, give us something different!


2016 Billboard Music Awards - Backstage And Audience

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This fitted asymmetrical Galia Lahav Banko gown is held together with several tribal accessories. I wish she paired a nude or metallic shoe with this ensemble. This self-proclaimed gladiator dress is half conservative with a whole lot of detail.


2016 Billboard Music Awards - Backstage And Audience

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This mesh, sequin, laser cut Naeem Khan Autumn/Winter 2016 dress has me feeling like Ciara’s mind is still at this years’ Met Gala. She gave us silver and sheer at the opening of the show. I would have liked to see something different, like a jumpsuit or a crop top gown a la Zendaya (who by the way, is quickly on the rise to be the next fashion icon – don’t get lazy, Rihanna!).

2016 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals

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Ciara’s unfortunate style rut doesn’t fare well for the new model/wanna be fashion icon. Hopefully, she will take some more daring approaches to her look and surprise us with some style. Showing skin is sexy but showing style takes true talent. (Girl: call Law Roach immediately).

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