Cheryl Cole is glam and graceful in defeat

Wednesday February 16, 2011

She might not have picked up any gongs at the BRIT Awards, but Cheryl Cole was a definite candidate for the best dressed trophy.

The Geordie beauty was uber glam in a sequinned black Stella McCartney dress.

Her gown was split to the thigh, and being backless, showed off her new tattoo.

Cheryl had been nominated in two categories. She was pipped to the post by newcomer Laura Marling in the Female Solo Artist category, and nudged out by Tinie Temper in the British Single section.

His single Pass Out saw off competition from her effort, Parachute.

Cheryl was called up to the stage on presenting duty, though. She gave Rihanna the International Solo Female trophy.

Photos: © Getty Images

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