Ciara on Her Naked Grammys Dress: 'We Tacked It in Places Where It Could Blow'

02/23/2016 at 06:00 PM ET

There were quite a few jaw-dropping fashion moments at this year’s Grammy Awards, but no one showed as much skin as Ciara in her Alexandre Vauthier cut-up-to-there gown.

The singer, 30, recently spoke to People at the Veuve Clicquot Carnaval in Miami about how she got ready (both physically and mentally) to rock the gorgeous body-con number.

Grammy Awards 2016Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

The singer put it all on display in a Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture silk chiffon slip dress embellished with a crystal leopard design. The sexiest part? A slit that passed her hip bone. Forget side boob. Ciara is defining the side butt cheek.

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“Through the fitting process, I got my confidence and I knew it was going to be fine. We kind of made sure we tacked it in places that it could blow,” Ciara told People of psyching herself up to wear such a revealing outfit. “When I was walking, though, I first got to the carpet, and I was like — OK, let me make sure everything is in place.”

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As for any crazy pre-show workouts, the mom to 21-month-old Future Zahir said, “I didn’t specifically train for that day,” but admits, “I definitely cut back on some food.” So, what was the secret to showing off almost half of her body and looking utterly fabulous while doing so? Turns out, it’s simple H20.

“Making sure I’m not over-indulging, don’t want the belly to bulge. There is a unique way to eat on the day of red carpet. You just scale everything back — even water…” She adds of her strategy, “You just refrain from doing all the heavy foods that are going to make you bloat. And then cut the water intake back too.”

While reducing water intake wasn’t easy for the star, “I’m usually all about the water,” she did allow herself to let lose after the red carpet. “I’ll refrain from doing all the carbs before carpet and then after carpet is over, I kill the carbs,” she said of the post-show festivities.

–Becky Randel

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goodie on

How christian like.

Raidergirl926 on

She looks cheap!! Didn’t Toni Braxton already play out these awful looks?
I guess she’s trying to stay relevant since she’s not doing music.

Erica on

Ciara has been my girl crush for a very long time…oh what I would give to have her mile long toned legs dance moves and sex appeal…Russell Wilson has to have nerves of steel and unbelievable self control to not give into temptation to uphold his vow of abstinence …Russ and Ciara are a smoldering hott couple I hope wedding bells ring in their future @goodie is being judgmental and nasty Christlike?

Anonymous2 on

A ho with no talent. Who doesn’t look good at 30?? Why is this news??

Anonymous on

A h* with no talent. Who doesn’t look good at 30?? Why is this news??

Wow on

I think she looks tacky

No Thanks on

You know you’re wearing the wrong dress if you’re one wind gust away from a major wardrobe malfunction.

kimberly on

I love Ciara and I think she looks absolutely stunning in that dress. It’s a little too revealing for me, but she can and did pull it off. Way to CiCi. You look beautiful as always.

kimberly on

And to all of you negative a** people, stop drinking so much HATER ADE!!!

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