Red Carpet Gowns From Every Angle
Gabrielle’s Akris dress is like the mullet of red carpet gowns: business in the front (with a suiting-inspired vest) and all party from the back (with a completely sheer design) at the premiere of Straight Outta Compton in L.A.
The actress makes a paisley pairing look incredibly chic in a black and white one-piece and high-waisted embroidered midi skirt (both Zimmermann) at the brand’s Melrose Place flagship store opening in L.A.
Joanne’s look at the BAFTA celebration of Downton Abbey in Richmond, England screams “understated elegance” with her body-hugging white gown featuring unexpected dazzling beaded detailing to her no-fuss wavy locks and polished Edie Parker clutch.
The queen of midsection cutouts stuns again in a sexy white Cushnie et Ochs midi dress with white Stuart Weitzman pumps and dazzling diamonds at the 5th annual Celebration of Dance Gala in L.A.
Emmy’s Alessandra Rich gown at the CBS’s Summer TCA party in West Hollywood is almost like two different dresses: extravagant ruffles on one side, totally bare from the other.
The wore this sexy, skintight, cutout sheer-panel Bao Tranchi dress to her 46th birthday party in Southampton City, N.Y. Yes, she turned 46 and yes, the rest of her birthday weekend outfits were just as impressive.
First, you have to cast your vote if she wore it better than . Then you have to decide which view is best in her off-the-shoulder Elizabeth and James LBD at the premiere of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation in N.Y.C.
Plunging from the front, crop top from the back. Jenna’s bright-orange Solace London dress officially merges the best of both skin-baring worlds at Buick’s 24 Hours of Happiness Test Drive event in L.A.
Turtleneck? Long sleeves? We almost couldn’t believe Nicole took such a modest route for her look at the Michael Costello and Style PR Capsule Collection launch party in L.A. That was, until she showed off the back view.
The star gives a sheer cutout skintight LBD a little youthful punch with hot pink pumps and a bright white clutch at the premiere of Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List at Outfest’s 2015 LGBT L.A. Film Festival.
Do you think reached into her Vegas-residency wardrobe for this V-neck, open back, fringe hem, beaded mini dress at the 2015 ESPY Awards in L.A.? We wouldn’t put it past her.
Lea wins major points for bravery in this deep V-neck, tomato red, cutout short suit by Zuhair Murad at the Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con Bash in San Diego, California.
Lily strikes the perfect mix of shimmery and sexy in her low-cut embellished top-and-skirt combo by Altuzarra at the Entertainment Weekly celebration at Comic-Con in San Diego.
Since Keke’s plum Edition by Georges Chakra two-piece is skin-tight and features cutouts all around, you really just need to vote on her fiercest pose at the Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con event.
Jennifer wasn’t sure if she should go sweet or saucy for a Comic-Con party, so she went with a little of both in an adorable floral print dress with a sheer open back.
This outfit can really only be described as “drop-dead sexy” with its low back halter, leather pencil skirt and open-toed sandals at the Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con Bash in San Diego.
It definitely takes three angles to piece together the fact that Karlie’s lavender Versace design (which she wears to the amfAR dinner during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week) is literally hanging on by a thread.
Even though wears a baggy Louis Vuitton maxi to Comic-Con in San Diego, Calif, she bares some hip and back cutouts with that crop top-like design.
This Stella McCartney dress has those three things models gravitate toward: a body-skimming design, sexy open back and bold print (which the veteran Victoria’s Secret model wears at the Mercedes-Benz Press Vernissage during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in Germany).
Showing off an open back in her emerald long-sleeved Dion Lee dress, a bold makeup look with her orange smoky eye and major hair-envy with her delicate accessory at the Australian premiere of Paper Towns in Sydney.
Rosie was just following the hottest trend of Paris Couture Week – underbutt in her fall 2015 Atelier Versace collection dress at the designer’s Haute Couture show in Paris.
Suki goes for a grecian-ballerina-mermaid look at the Serpentine Gallery summer party in London.
Olivia’s outfit to the amfAR dinner during Paris Couture Fashion Week was quintessential Olivia (a.k.a. things no one else could ever pull off) wearing a satin, mustard-color dress, waist-long pearl necklace and black mini skirt (under her dress!).
Lily looked adorable everywhere she went during Paris Couture Fashion Week so her lace, high-low Mikael D gown and black Giuseppe Zanotti Design platform pumps at a photocall for a Lancôme’s 80th was not a shocker.
Amber’s ethereal red chiffon Emilio Pucci halter (worn to the Magic Mike XXL premiere in London) looks even more stunning from the back, with a dramatic cutout cinched by a long black ribbon.
Sheer panels and a slew of Swarovski crystals on Elizabeth’s bright yellow Balmain dress were a must if the star was going to distract from her male costars at the Magic Mike XXL premiere in Hollywood.
Before she took part in a same-stage Fashion Faceoff with Laverne Cox at the BET Awards in L.A., she stunned in another cutout dress on the red carpet wearing a Halston Heritage halter gown and Stuart Weitzman platform pumps.
Since Emilia’s black and white geometric-print Rosie Assoulin gown at the Terminator Genisys Hollywood premiere is nearly identical from every angle, you really just have to decide which view of her half updo you like better!
For the Tony Awards, the actress’s Michael Kors gown seemed tame with its tiny sliver of a front cutout, but once she turned around, it was a whole different story.
The singer’s sleek emerald Lorena Sarbu gown at the CMT Awards checks all of our boxes as far as “cutout dresses” go: it shows off her toned obliques, has an exposed back and displays plenty of her long stems.
Kellie brought all-around sparkle (thanks to her shimmery beaded Georges Chakra Couture cocktail dress, silver Swarovski clutch and sandals) and shine (with that swirly, sheer wrap-around cutout) at the CMT Awards.
Yes, Jenna’s super-sexy sheer Zuhair Murad gown looked great at the CMT Awards, but we’re also thinking of borrowing the dress’s (tamer) elements for an upcoming beach wedding.
The Tony Awards host knew the view of her stunning silver Zac Posen was even better from the back – and took the liberty of showing us with a snap of her behind on Instagram.
Marc Jacobs decked Emily out in a perfect birthday suit to celebrate her 24th on the day of the Tony Awards.
We love how stunning the pearl-gray color looks against Coco’s fair skin, the ribbon-adorned bodice and the fact that the gown is custom Banana Republic!
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Once again, here’s Jenna proving that is one of the luckiest guys ever. The star’s far from basic LBD (worn to the L.A. premiere of Entourage) is the perfect mix of flirty and sexy thank to its structured cutout bustier and swingy mini skirt.