Last year, Beyonce wore such a tight dress that she had to be carried up the Met Ball steps. This year, she stumbled -- figuratively, anyway -- in an unflattering Givenchy gown with gold embroidery, a leather-like top, a major slit, a casual belt and long, over-the-elbow gloves.

Even the Queen has her missteps. This is the second red carpet event -- the 2013 Grammys saw her dressing down in a pantsuit -- where we waited with baited breath for Bey and were ultimately disappointed by what she wore.

We may hate her dress, but her smile kills us every time.

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