If you take an interest in such matters, it cannot have escaped your attention that the cut-out dress currently reigns at red carpet events.
Krysten Ritter, who stars in the sitcom Don’t Trust the B**** in Apartment 23 is the latest proponent of the look. She wore a daring black and silver dress that show cased her leg, back and stomach last night to a party for the show’s second season.
Last week, Gwyneth Paltrow wore an incredible black Michael Kors number and the style has also been modelled by everyone from style icon Diane Kruger to reality TV star-turned designer, Whitney Port, and beyond. `
While Angelina Jolie might have championed a thigh high slit, it would appear that midriffs – but only the side part – are the new erogenous zones.
We’re not talking about flashing a toned tummy here – that’s for teen starlets like Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus. This is all about showing off a part of the body that traditionally doesn’t get much attention but that nonetheless demonstrates how incredibly fit and thin said celebrity is.
And nobody does red carpet boob anymore, unless they’re a TOWIE cast member.
So why the sudden popularity in cut outs? Well, they say a number of things. A cut out dress says: “I am incredibly sexy but so much so that I need to flaunt it in a very obvious way.”
It says: “This is what you’ll look like if you are dedicated to Tracy Anderson’s workout and follow the Paleo diet religiously.”
It says: “I haven’t eaten a carb since 2005” and “What is this ‘back fat’ you speak of?”
It also says: “Am I wearing underwear? I’ll leave you guessing. But I’m sure as hell not wearing Spanx.”
This peekaboo look is only for the extremely body confident because of course a cut-out dress is seriously unforgiving. Most women – civilians - would be concerned as to where the extraneous flesh was going to spill out of their cut-out dress once they sat down but of course, these celebrities have no such worries. And while they look very nice in their cut-out frocks, this might be one trend we’ll be happy to leave on the red carpet and not try out at home. Now, pass the box of Celebrations please.