Things got a bit risqué on the red carpet at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards with cleavage, cut-outs and body-con dresses.

A conservative clothes occasion this was not, with Nicki Minaj, Kelly Rowland and Shakira all daring to bear.

Brit girls Cher Lloyd and Natasha Bedingfield both chose pieces with sheer panelling – although not quite as extreme as DJ Charli XCX, who was in danger of showing a bit more than she intended with her almost completely see-through gown.

Even safe but stylish country singers Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert got in on the act with navel-grazing dresses, as did Shania Twain.

But we have to hand it to Jennifer Lopez who looked stunning in a red sheer dress complete with matching modesty Granny pants.

She did suffer a slight wardrobe malfunction when her heel got caught in the delicate fabric of her dress, but boyfriend Casper Smart was on hand to offer assistance.

Well, she is just Jenny from the block after all.

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