Singer Ellie Goulding leaves little to the imagination in daring lacy dress at the 2013 MTV EMAs

The Anything Could Happen was nominated for the MTV UK  Best UK and Ireland Act category but lost out to One DirectionEllie Goulding attends the 2013 MTV EMAs at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on Sunday. Singer Ellie Goulding carried on her penchant for not wearing very much when she hit the red carpet at the 2013 MTV European Music Awards on Sunday night. Ellie Tweeted that she was looking forward to watching Bruno Mars perform at the event

The Anything Could Happen singer was nominated for the MTV UK / Best UK and Ireland Act category but lost out to boy band One Direction.

But the star wasn’t nervous about the awards when she arrived at the event and looked happy as she smiled for the waiting photographers. Ellie stepped out in a lace Dolce and Gabbana dress which she wore over a black bra and high-waisted pants

The 26-year-old stepped out in a black lace Dolce and Gabbana lace dress which she wore over a pair of high-waisted pants and a black bra.She wore her hair in a relaxed tousled style and kept her make-up low-key, presumably so that she didn’t distract from her dress.

Ellie also wore a skyscraper pair of black pointy court shoes and she added a pop of colour with her red manicure. She kept her look quite edgy by adding several big rings onto her fingers.

Earlier in the day, Ellie Tweeted her excitement about attending the highly-anticipated event and she wrote on the social networking site that she was looking forward to seeing some of the performances.

She wrote: ‘Gave @BrunoMars and the crew a massive group hug I’ve missed them… Looking forward to watching them perform at EMA’s tonight’. And she later uploaded a picture of a cat holding some balloons along with the words ‘The party don’t start ’til I walk in…EMA’s!’

Miley Cyrus posed with Ellie wearing a very strange outfit ahead of her highly-anticipated performance at the awardsEllie looked pleased to catch up with fellow celebrity Miley Cyrus at the event, although she may well have made the Lights singer feel over-dressed.

Miley was wearing a backless all-in-one hot pants number which showed off her tattoos and she had some rather eccentric black and white high boots on which clashed with her outfit.But there was clearly no rivalry between the fashion-conscious pair and the singers shared a big hug before posing together for photos.

It’s an exciting day for Ellie as she released her new single, How Long Will I Love You on download today.

The song has just been announced as the official Children In Need single which will raise money in support of this year’s campaign.

The busy girl is also currently performing on her Halcyon Days tour, which runs until March.