Shy by name, but not by nature! French singer Shy'm turns up to NRJ awards wearing COMPLETELY transparent corset
She's barely known outside her native France.
But R&B singer Shy'm certainly made an impression at last night's NRJ Awards.
The 26-year-old turned up at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres in Cannes wearing a transparent plastic corset with white tinsel-like material interspersed to create a frosted effect.
Ooh La La! French singer Shy'm turned to tonight's NRJ Awards at the at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres in Cannes wearing a transparent plastic corset
Her stunning figure was on full display – though to an extreme which might make viewing her performance before the watershed a little questionable.
Shy'm wore a toga-like white sheet around her waist to form a skirt, creating a Grecian-style effect- and bared a great deal of thigh in the process.
The star wore her hair in a long ponytail, choosing smoked-out eyes and red lipstick to define her delicate facial features.
Comfortable in her own skin: There's no doubt that the 26-year-old is completely body confident
Grabbing attention: It was pretty obvious where cameras were pointing on the red carpet
The singer's corset looked like it might have been custom-moulded to fit her perfectly.
Shy'm – real name Tamara Marthe – tweeted a photo of the stars taking part in the awards beforehand, captioning the snap 'A little taster'.
The awards feature Justin Bieber and Shakira, with Coldplay and LMFAO also taking to the stage.
From the side: Shy'm showed off her toned legs through the slit in her skirt
Unusual choice: The corset appeared to be covered in white tinsel for a 'frosted' effect
Perfect fit: The corset looked as though it might have been custom-moulded to suit Shy'm's shape
Other guests included Mika, David Guetta, Patricia Kaas and Miss France 2012 winner Delphine Wespiser.
There's no doubt that Shy'm appreciated her inclusion, as she wrote enthusiastically on Twitter: 'In a few minutes [I'll be on] NRJ live from a yacht'
Gearing herself up for the experience, the singer posted yesterday: 'I've got my soldiers beside me #youshouldknowthis #thegreatestteam'
Modest choice: Shakira's corseted mini-dress was the height of respectability compared to Shy'm's ensemble
Fashion miss: Justin Bieber wore a poorly-judged blue jacket and long black tie
The chanteuse released her debut album Mes Fantaisies, in 2006, when it climbed to number six in the French charts.
To date, four songs from the album have been released as singles, all of which charted in the top 10 in France.
Her 2008 effort Reflets included pop, dance and R&B sounds, while her third album Prendre l'air had a more electropop feel.
Modish cool: Mika and Seal both opted for a monochrome palette, each to striking effect
Androgynous style: French singers Patricia Kaas and Mylne Farmer opted for trousers and shorts respectively
Elegant: French star Nolwenn Leroy chose a floor-length black gown, teamed with deep red lipstick
In 2011, Shy'm was one of nine contestants to take part in the second season of Danse Avec Les Stars.
She and her partner professional dancer Maxime Dereymez won the competition.
And it appeared she was a winner again last night – taking home the Francophone Female Artist Of The Year title.
Laugh a minute: RedFoo of LMFAO arrived in black pleather, wearing a zebra toy attached to his black bum bag
NRJ AWARDS 2012: THE WINNERS
Francophone Revelation Of The Year: Keen V.
International Revelation Of The Year: Adele.
Francophone Female Artist Of The Year: Shy’m.
Artist Francophone Male Of The Year: M. Pokora.
International Female Artist Of The Year: Rihanna.
International Male Artist Of The Year: Mika.
International Song Of The Year: Adele, Someone Like You
French Duo Or Group Of The Year: Simple Plan feat. Marie-Mai.
International Duo Or Group Of The Year: LMFAO
Music Video Of The Year: LMFAO, Party Rock Anthem
NRJ Award of Diamond: Mylne Farmer
NRJ Award of Honor: Justin Bieber
NRJ Award of Honor: Shakira