While I wasn’t surprised by Miley Cyrus’ look on the red carpet at the ‘VH1 Divas’ 2012 event held at the Shrine Auditorium in California yesterday evening, I was surprised by Ciara.

Giving up her Balmain minis and dramatic Givenchy looks for a more sleek Pamella Roland gown, I have to say this is one of her best looks all year.

While some may say that there is nothing unique or fashion forward about this black sequin v-neck long-sleeve gown with sheer panels, I would say this is the first time she has looked effortless and not so try-hard as it tends to feel when she’s wearing some other brands.

Kohl-rimmed eyes, a nude lip colour, a John Hardy ring and a perfectly styled lob completed her look.

You can buy Ciara’s Pamella Roland gown from Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.

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