Stephanie Hallett
November 03, 2016 11:08 am

There were plenty of great moments at the Country Music Awards in Nashville on Wednesday, but one of the biggest fashion highlights came long before the night’s brightest stars hit the stage. Strutting down the red carpet in a gown by Zuhair Murad, Beyoncé absolutely won the CMAs (and then she performed with the Dixie Chicks and won all over again — but we’ll get to that later).

It wasn’t just that the dress fit Queen Bey flawlessly, or that it perfectly tied together her love of puffed-sleeves and bodysuits — this lace couture gown was covered top to bottom in thousands of crystal-embellished flowers.

The sparkle factor alone is enough to have us swooning!

According to an Instagram post by the designer, the petals of the 3D floral embroideries on this low-cut back mermaid gown were each “sewn on individually.”

Part of Zuhair Murad’s spring/summer 2016 couture collection, the gown was first seen in January on the runway at Paris Haute Couture Week, though Beyoncé opted not to wear the silver belt seen here.

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This close-up shot shows the incredible detail on the embroidered flowers.

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Inside the CMAs, Bey took the stage with the Dixie Chicks for an unforgettable performance of “Daddy Lessons,” the powerful country song on her recent Lemonade album. In another glittering gown, this one by J’Aton Couture, Bey looked happy and radiant while belting out her hit song and blowing kisses to loved ones in the front row.

Slay, Bey, slay!

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