Ciara rocks black dress with risqué cutouts for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit launch party, says cover is 'a dream in the making'

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Ciara wore Laquan Smith on the red carpet for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit launch party. (Photo by Gotham/FilmMagic)
Ciara wore Laquan Smith on the red carpet for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit launch party. (Photo: Gotham/FilmMagic)

Ciara was baring abs during her appearance at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit launch party on Thursday evening.

The singer arrived at the Hard Rock Hotel in New York City wearing an all-black look by Laquan Smith which featured multiple revealing cutouts. The 36-year-old was there to celebrate her spot on the magazine's cover, as well as the launch of the brand's Pay With Change initiative supported by sponsors like CELSIUS.

"My Type A Party Is A SI Cover Party," Ciara captioned her post on Instagram.

Naturally, people praised her stunning look and "snatched" figured in the comment section.

"Wow body is crazy," one person commented. Another wrote, "legs for days."

Ciara's feed is currently filled with photos of her beautiful body as she's shared images from her shoot with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit since being announced as one of four cover girls on Monday. In her original post announcing the news, she shared her excitement about being included in the 2022 issue.

After walking the red carpet at Thursday's launch party, where Ciara was joined by her husband Russell Wilson, the "1, 2 Step" singer took to the stage for a performance of her greatest hits, wearing denim chaps over leather pants.

Ciara performs onstage during the launch of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2022 Issue. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)
Ciara performs onstage during the launch of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2022 Issue. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)

She also encouraged attendees, "Don’t stop believing in what you want to do. If you believe it, it is so possible."

"You guys have no idea, this is a dream in the making," she said about getting the coveted cover spot. "You know how they say something in the making. It was a dream in the making. 18 years ago, me a little girl from Atlanta, Georgia dreaming big. I remember seeing Tyra Banks on the cover and I thought, that could be me one day. ... It happened."

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