Nelly Furtado’s Chic Backless Dress Plunges All the Way to Her Butt

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When it comes to red carpets, the MTV Video Music Awards–or VMAs as they're best known –is largely considered one of the most fun in fashion terms. With a history of outrageous outfits (who could forget Lady Gaga's now-iconic meat dress?), this year's awards were no different.

Black-tie evening dresses obviously featured. Olivia Rodrigo was literally shining in a custom Ludovic De Saint Sernin iridescent gown made up of 150,000 Swarovski crystals. But plenty of stars got the naked dressing brief, including Nelly Furtado.

The artist arrived on the carpet in what at first appeared to be a demure look consisting of a black floor-length dress with a crew neckline and long sleeves. As soon as Nelly turned around, it was a completely different story though. Her dress was almost completely backless, plunging alllll the way down to her butt.

See the daring 'fit for yourself:

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At first, we were seriously confused how Nelly's dress was staying in place. But it seems she avoided a wardrobe malfunction thanks to a thin piece of fabric that connected the center of the back of the dress to each of her shoulders.

Nelly kept the rest of her look simple, adding black strappy heeled sandals, so all attention was firmly focused on the rear of her Dundas World design. Silver hoop earrings and a sparkly ring were her only accessories, while her hair was styled in a side part with sleek relaxed waves. Her makeup look was equally minimal, with a cat-eye flick adding subtle drama.

And it turns out, Nelly isn't the only famous face to have rocked the dress. Zendaya posed in the exact same 'fit for a photoshoot in ELLE's current September issue.

It's the mohawk of dresses—business in the front, party in the back.

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