2016 has been an epic year for celeb baby bump style, with everyone from Blake Lively to Chrissy Teigen to Behati Prinsloo and Kerry Washington showing that maternity fashion has moved way beyond those pastel muumuus our moms wore back in the ’80s and ’90s (sorry, Mom!). Bumpin’ it doesn’t mean sacrificing the sexy anymore, and if you have any doubt about that, then please behold Ciara’s beyond-chic AMAs red carpet look:

2016 American Music Awards - Arrivals

Like, dayum. DA-YUM.

From the side, we see Ciara’s body-conscious black turtleneck that gives off extreme Parisian vibes. Beneath that, a billowing satin ball skirt mixes up the silhouette to take it from business casual to red carpet-ready. A ponytail with face-framing hair pieces completes the effortlessly elegant look. But from front-on, we realize things are not as they seemed…

2016 American Music Awards - Arrivals

Yes, those are Ciara’s buff-as-hell legs peeking out of this unexpectedly hi-lo number. Ballerina-inspired black satin heels with a dainty ankle strap complete the ensemble, which lands squarely on our “best of” list for the red carpet of this year’s awards. Modest but sexy? Check. Bump style win? Double check.

Whose baby bump style do you love? Tweet us @BritandCo with the hashtag #AMAs!

(Photos via Steve Granitz + Kevin Mazur / Getty)