Rated 'R' for Red Carpet

Butt cheek! Hipbones! And a generous amount of side-boob! Heidi Klum, Kim Kardashian and more stars have us covering our eyes with these revealing dresses. Here's what we're hoping not to see on awards show red carpets this season (or ever again)

01 of 08

SUPER SLITS

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may be a multi-hyphenate superstar (model, TV host, blogger, singer ), but no matter what role she’s playing, you can be sure you’re going to get a good look at her long legs. She’s even exploring advanced slit techniques, from the hip-high double split to the sliced micromini.

02 of 08

SERIOUS SIDE-BOOB

SERIOUS SIDE-BOOB
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Though is used to garnering attention for her prodigious behind, it was her other assets that got people talking when she wore this black-and-white dress to an N.Y.C. event. Only time will tell if the mom-to-be trades looks like this for less revealing numbers in 2013!

03 of 08

KEEP 'EM GUESSING

KEEP 'EM GUESSING
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There’s no doubt that has a sick bod – and she spent all of 2011 showing it off in microminis. Her skin-baring approach in 2012 was slightly more sophisticated. She stuck to illusion looks that offered very strategic cover (while still giving a glimpse of her granny panties and sequined behind).

04 of 08

GETTING CHEEKY

GETTING CHEEKY
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daring, dazzling Atelier Versace gown was certainly risqué enough from the front, thanks to its zigzagging cutouts. But it wasn’t until she turned around that we were able to confirm that, nope, you really can’t wear underwear with a gown like this.

05 of 08

WHAT THE ONESIE?

WHAT THE ONESIE?
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We prefer our swimwear confined to the beach, and ideally unphotographed. , on the other hand, likes to drape hers in a see-through sequin tunic before hitting the red carpet. Next time, Lea, may we suggest an actual dress?

06 of 08

SHEER MADNESS

SHEER MADNESS
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Let’s hope Victoria’s Secret paid swimsuit model Doutzen Kroes overtime for showing off her assets in what was ostensibly a gown. Much like her famous employer’s teeny-weeny bikinis, this fringed, cut-out and sheer black gown left very little to the imagination. (Don’t believe us? Check out all the angles here).

07 of 08

DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME

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When daring to bare on the red carpet, there’s yowza and then there’s yikes! Tragically, Adrienne Bailon’s super-sheer, super-short mini fell squarely into the latter category when a gust of wind hit that front ruffle and revealed quite a bit more than she intended.

08 of 08

TOGA NO-GO

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We find it hard to leave our cozy bedsheets too, Anja Rubik, but that doesn’t mean you should wear them out of the house. Thanks, though, for proving that there are things even a supermodel can’t pull off.

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