Quick, go look up "stunning" in the dictionary and what do you see? There's a pretty good chance you'll find a picture of Beyoncé on the red carpet at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.
The "Drunk in Love" singer arrived looking downright gorgeous in a curve-hugging black lace gown with sheer detailing on the front and sides by designer Nicolas Jebran. She also brought the bling by way of some Lorraine Schwartz statement earrings.
Bey wore her hair down in romantic waves and kept her makeup clean and minimal. Even though her gown is sexy with plenty of see-through elements, it's long-sleeved, floor-length and high-necked which gives it a certain demure vibe.
Beyoncé's ability to mix sophisticated and sultry is reason number 8,931 why we love her. And she pulled it off once again this evening. But we wouldn't expect anything less, since it is her night after all; the 32-year-old is up for eight awards and she will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
We can't wait to see what she'll wear when she finally steps out on stage!