In a rare treat for her 300 million Instagram followers, the ever-radiant Beyoncé Knowles recently shared a collection of photos and videos in which she donned a daring gold mesh dress. Notoriously reserved on social media, the music icon surprised her fans with the provocative outfit, which left little to the imagination.
The sheer dress was devoid of any supportive undergarments, with only pieces of adhesive tape offering coverage for her chest.
Shattering the Internet with Her Bold Ensemble
The Queen B further elevated her bold look with a pair of gold stiletto heels that displayed her classic red pedicure.
To complete her dazzling outfit, she accessorized with a Carolina Herrera Metropolitan Insignia clutch and a pair of narrow, rectangular sunglasses. The ensemble was further embellished with glittering gold earrings, a statement ring drawing attention to her chic French manicure, and her straight hair cascading down her chest.
Edgy, rectangular sunnies shielded her eyes, while fresh lip gloss and a smoky eye accentuated her makeup.
An Exclusive Oscars After-Party Ensemble
As expected, the post garnered an overwhelming response, amassing over three million likes and a plethora of comments such as, "My jaw fell out," "She broke the internet," "Queen," and "I zoom in on every photo." Interestingly, Beyoncé's attire bore a striking resemblance to a ready-made dress previously worn by singer Ciara.
Despite the similarity, Queen B was spared any criticism. Fans pointed out the disparity in reactions, commenting, "When Ciara comes half-naked it's a problem, and when Beyoncé does the same, no one writes anything bad," and "No one criticizes Beyoncé? Double standards." Some, however, believed that Beyoncé's choice of outfit was a gesture of support for Ciara.
The Daily Mail reported that Beyoncé wore the eye-catching dress while hosting an exclusive Oscars after-party with her husband Jay Z. The guest list was a veritable who's who of the entertainment world, with stars such as Rihanna, Gigi Hadid, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kendall Jenner, and Bad Bunny in attendance.
Fans can look forward to even more of Beyoncé in the coming months, as she embarks on her upcoming Renaissance world tour—her first in seven years. The tour supports her seventh studio album, Renaissance, which features the hit track "Break My Soul" and is slated for release in July 2022.