Beyoncé storms the stage in Belgrade in a sequin encrusted bodysuit decorated with faux breasts
If it was Beyoncé's wish to grab the attention - and the headlines - on the opening night of her Mrs. Carter tour, she certainly succeeded.
While her bootylicious body alone is enough to catch the eye - the singer took no chances as she graced the stage in her raciest costume yet.
Beyoncé, 31, stunned concert goers in a gold sequin-encrusted bodysuit adorned with a pair of trompe l'oeil breasts - complete with protruding nipples - as she stormed the stage in Belgrade, Serbia on Monday evening.
Bringing the heat: Beyoncé opened her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour on Monday evening in a gold sequined bodysuit garnished with a set of trompe l'oeil breasts
International idol: The pop star kicked off the festivities in Belgrade, Serbia and will continue the tour in Europe and North America through summer
A little help from my friends: Designers Julien Macdonald, Peter Dundas and Dsquared2, among others, are rumoured to have contributed to the singer's tour wardrobe
Although the singer started her career in clothes designed by mother Tina Knowles, she enlisted the help of some famous friends while putting together the wardrobe for her latest extravaganza.
British designer Julien Macdonald designed pieces for Beyoncé's wardrobe.
Likewise, Emilio Pucci creative director Peter Dundas and Dsquared2 designers Dean and Dan Caten, and Ralph and Russo are also said to have collaborated with the pop idol.
Footwear impresario Stuart Weitzman contributed the entirety of the dancing diva's shoes.
Humble beginnings: For the majority of her professional career, Beyoncé's costumes were designed by mother Tina Knowles
Take a breather: Beyonce gives it her all on stage but handily squeezes in some time for a little rest
Dancing queen: The fringe-lined bodysuit accentuated the singer's every move
After shimmying and strutting in the racy fringe-lined, sequin-covered piece, Beyoncé slipped into a second bodysuit.
He told People magazine:'I’ve been doing shoes for so long for her, we’ve learned what she needs,' that includes heels 'of a special width for her to dance on' rubberized soles 'so she’s not slippin’ and slidin’ around' and extra padding inside.
He added: 'She really is interested in the way the shoe feels on her foot.
'She absolutely has the impression of not being willing to suffer, no matter how the shoe looks on her foot.'
Wonder Woman: A second, mesh-paneled bodysuit took the theatrics to a new level
Trio: Two dancers in complementary gold and black suits flanked the singer onstage
Queen Bey: Pop's reigning queen took rightful ownership of her title
The singer put Weitzman's shoes to work as she channeled Wonder Woman in a mesh-paneled bodysuit, which featured gold rope detailing and a PVC trimmed peplum skirt.
The ensemble also included a leather collar and matching wrist cuffs.
Later, a harem of dancers in complementary skirted suits flanked the Single Ladies performer.
A crimson gown fastened at the chest by a gold pendant provided a bold pop of colour to an otherwise monochrome collection.
Quite a mane: The singer's golden tresses fanned around her head as she clutched the microphone with a leather-cuffed wrist
Glowing: The Halo singer was radiant in natural makeup accented by lustrous curls
Crowd-surfing: Beyonce parts her legion of fans as she walks through the 18,000 strong crowd
Meanwhile, a structured white frock with intricate beading elevated the singer to the level of royalty, as she defended her fan-given title of Queen Bey.
Pucci's influence was evident as Beyoncé stepped onstage wearing a pair of high-waisted silk shorts in a pastel print reminiscent of the Italian house's iconic Sixties designs.
She paired the shorts with a cropped, beaded jacket in a cool lavender shade.
The outfit was then topped with a wide cloth belt in a tiger stripe print.
Know your strengths: The bold shade of crimson perfectly complemented the star's complexion
Fiery: A red dress fastened at the chest with a gold pendant added flair to an otherwise colourless collection
All the single ladies: Beyonce stands out in flame red as she is surrounded by her equallt stunning backing dancers
Still, black-based bodysuits seem to be the Halo crooner's go-to ensemble, as she strutted in two more such pieces before ending the evening.
One piece provided full-body coverage, allowing Beyoncé's voice to shine as she was illuminated by a single spotlight.
Meanwhile, another star-studded suit featured a waist-cinching belt and accentuated the singer's shapely legs.
Angelic: The Crazy in Love crooner dazzled in the intricately beaded confection by Ralph and Russo Couture
All white now: Beyonce's Serbia gig was the first of 65 she will perform around the world
All hail: A structured white frock made the superstar appear regal
Back up: Beyonce was flanked by French dancers Les Twins at the concert - she performed in front of 18 thousand people in the Kombank Beyoncé has 64 more shows on the tour which will see her travel across Europe, North America and South America.
The Crazy In Love hitmaker had been due to play eight English shows starting April 29th and more May, but following popular demand she has now added three more gigs to her tour.
Beyonce's UK itinerary now includes additional appearances at London's The O2 on 4 and 5 May, and the Manchester Arena on 9 May.
This brings the pop sensation's total number of shows in London to six and Manchester to three.
She will also perform two gigs in Birmingham.
The former Destiny's Child singer will then take a month's break before returning to the stage at Los Angeles' Staples Center on 28 June.
Beyonce will perform on 3 August in her spouse's hometown of Brooklyn, New York.
Australia, Asia and Latin America will be included on the second leg of the tour, which will run for over a year.
Her last show is scheduled for September 13 in Brazil.
More than happy: Beyonce was very happy when she finished her first show
Pucci please: The Ring the Alarm vocalist channeled the Swinging Sixties in a pair of pastel-printed briefs
Meanwhile Beyonce's constant quest to dominate the charts, and perfectionist tendencies is said to be impacting on her new music.
The singer has reportedly delayed the release of a new single from her forthcoming album because she is so determined to top the success of career defining anthem Single Ladies.
'Beyoncé is a perfectionist – and her biggest competition is herself, a source told The Sun.
Reported first single Grown Woman – got cancelled and used instead as a teaser for her new Pepsi ad.
While leaked track Bow Down was at the centre of some controversy over it's lyrics which was deemed 'disrespectful to women' and 'hypocritical' by fans and rivals.
Striking: Illuminated by a single spotlight, Beyoncé took to one knee to thrill in a glowing full-body suit
Tribute to her daughter? At one point, the singer wore a blue catsuit (right)
Cat woman: Beyonce glittered in her blue cat suit which was one of her nine costume changes
'She won’t put anything out as her first single until she’s 100 per cent sure it will be a classic.
'She’s putting pressure on herself for it to be a hit of Single Ladies calibre, and to make sure she’s on top of the game,' the source added
Earlier on Monday, H&M released its summer campaign featuring the singer, titled Beyoncé as Mrs. Carter in H&M.
Beyoncé said of the campaign: 'I’ve always liked H&M’s focus on fun and affordable fashion. I really loved the concept we collaborated on to explore the different emotions of women represented by the four elements – fire, water, earth and wind.
'It was a beautiful shoot on a tropical island. It felt more like making a video than a commercial,' she continued.
Star-spangled: A star-studded suit with mesh sleeves and a zipper up the middle was accessorized with a matching cap
Run The World: Beyonce certainly put on an energetic show
Killer legs: The skintight piece showcased the star's hyper-toned thighs