Ciara goes way back. The “Better Thangs” singer showed some skin with her backless gown at the Recording Academy’s Black Music Collective event on Feb. 2 ahead of the Grammy Awards. Ciara’s black velvet dress from Kwame Adusei featured a classic column silhouette and built-in hood which nicely framed her platinum blond finger waves. The hood created a cowl neckline, and was draped over Ciara’s shoulder like a shawl. The rest of the form-fitting design was minimalistic by comparison.
Ciara paired the dress with edgy accessories, including a metallic gold glove on one of her arms and custom Greg Lauren jewelry. Her stylist, Elly Karamoh, kept most of the attention on the outfit itself, but red nails and a dark smoky eye provided the finishing touches. On the carpet, the look’s sultry silhouette stood out in all the best ways as Ciara turned to show off the revealing low dip in the back.
While hers was definitely one to remember, Ciara is one of many celebrities to wear the dramatic dress trend recently: Jenna Ortega previously stepped out in a backless dress with its own chic hood, Lori Harvey wore a red hooded design to Beyoncé’s party, Margot Robbie donned a hood for the “Babylon” premiere, and Ashley Graham attended a Time magazine event in an entirely sheer hooded dress. Read on to see how Ciara rocked hers in greater detail.