While some of us think that Angelina looks like Olivia Pope in her Ralph & Russo pencil dress with attached cape at the Unbroken premiere in London, all of us agree that she looks flawless.
Does the star's long-sleeve gown (worn with a center-parted low bun and geometric golden Neil Lane danglers) seem surprisingly demure for a music awards show? The formfitting cut and plunging back will eliminate that impression pretty quickly.
Her song may be called "Booty," but JLo is all about the front view in her crisscross, abs-baring pink Reem Acra halter dress, which she sets off with slicked-back hair, sparkling Louboutins and her signature golden glow.
The young star channeled a '70s disco diva at the Horrible Bosses 2 premiere in Hollywood, wearing a white plunging halter-jumpsuit and metallic platform sandals (both by Gucci).
"I felt like going for a pop, did my slick thing and I'm feeling pretty aggressive," the star says of her Zuhair Murad orange-and-pink head turner, which she teams with a wet-look bob and sparkling Meira T rings.
The mom of two doesn't hit the red carpet too often these days, but when she does, she brings her A game. For the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 premiere in L.A., she chooses a vintage gold dress, a stack of Neil Lane bangles and Prada T-strap heels.
At the L.A. premiere of Wild, the star flaunts a chignon with a twist – literally! Her strands are wrapped into an elegantly knotted, S-shaped bun.
Is it too soon to look for New Year's Eve outfits? Because Gigi flaunts an epic party look at the 2015 Pirelli Calendar red carpet in Milan. Her long-sleeve Emilio Pucci dress has so much going on (embroidery, embellishments, beading, front and back cutouts and lots of color) yet she still pairs it with sexy glittery sandals.
Olivia may have been at the U.K. premiere of Horrible Bosses 2 in London to support her husband, but all eyes were on her in this slinky black Michael Kors gown with sparking embellishments and a sexy side cut-out.
If you had any doubts about the Dior spokeswoman's fashion cred, consider this: It takes real confidence to pull off a bustled skirt in 2014 (or ever) – and she does so with panache (and Aquazurra sandals) at the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 L.A. premiere.
In a white mini combined with a chainmail cropped turtleneck (because fashion) and coordinating Casadei gray pumps, Kristen brings some of her signature edge to the red carpet.
For a short-haired (half-buzzed) girl, Kelly is getting very creative with her coif lately! At the 2014 Emery Awards in N.Y.C., her style looks like a pompadour in the front but is actually a zig-zag braid along the side and back.
The star sports a super-edgy cornrow-braided half-up style (that flaunts her matching graphic black liner and earrings) at The Homesman premiere in Hollywood.
At the dinner for Elie Saab in L.A., the actress (who's clearly a fan of the designer – remember this ombré gown?) opts for a playful black romper with a lace sleeve, plus sheer Louboutin pumps.
For the Washington, D.C. Interstellar premiere, the star makes a sexy, modern statement in a body-con Calvin Klein Collection LBD with mesh panels (we love how that fluted skirt highlights her killer curves) plus metallic pumps and a tousled do.
The actress's abstract floral Elie Saab Couture dress at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 premiere in London is gorgeous from the front, but there's an unexpected chiffon cape if you check out the gown from all angles.
Let the (red carpet) games begin! The star kicks off the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 promo tour in a white Dior design, featuring a high-low hemline and floral embroidery. She accessorizes her chic updo with a black headband at the film's London premiere.
To receive the Giving Tree Award at the Baby2Baby gala in Culver City, Calif., the star wears a plunging cutout Stella McCartney sheath and pairs it with a chic ponytail, a deep-purple clutch and sparkling Tiffany & Co. studs.
To top off her dreamy blush Monique Lhullier gown for the Baby2Baby Gala in Culver City, California, the actress flaunts a romantic braided updo with a French braid along each side, wrapped into a chic chignon at the nape of neck.
The actress is definitely on a red carpet hot streak. She chooses a memorable color once again in a periwinkle halter column gown with metallic trim.
Move over statement necklaces, here comes the statement choker! Kate picks a Zimmermann dress – which is a standout on its own – but her funky Paula Mendoza "Hera" gold-plated choker steals the show at the Battersea Power Station Global Launch Party in West Hollywood.
No, we didn't just fast-forward to summertime (unfortunately). But the Austrailian actress' plunging yellow halter gown for the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards in London definitely makes us crave those sunnier months.
Looking for holiday dress inspiration? Check out Karina's long-sleeve embellished LBD at L.A.'s Big Hero 6 premiere. The front enhances her shape with a Gatsby-esque beaded pattern, while the back is completely solid except for baring a slice of skin just above the waist.
"I'm blending in with the red carpet tonight. I'm like a floating head. It's like, 'Where's Lucy?'" the Pretty Little Liars star and country singer jokes of her bold-hued Romona Keveza gown, featuring a cutout back and black belt. And Lucy, if you're reading this on your phone from your seat, we're loving the haircut!
The supermodel is giving us Priscilla Presley vibes (that hair! that eyeliner!) in her long black Calvin Klein Collection gown complete with sheer sleeves and plenty of body-baring sheer panels.
How does one move in a gown like this? Very carefully. The singer proves she has a PhD in skin-baring in her sheer-paneled navy gown, accessorized with a Swarovski clutch, Tacori diamonds, side-slicked pixie and blue eye makeup.
Our Style Council member selects a romantic, fairytale-inspired crown plait accessorized with a draped metallic chain at the Big Hero 6 L.A. premiere.
With that bejeweled neckline and cutout back detail, Salma's white Gucci design could double as a wedding dress.
The actress's nude Gucci gown is definitely one of those “better from the back” situations, featuring a draped open cutout from behind.
Anne shoots for the stars at the N.Y.C. premiere of Interstellar in a mixed-media Rodarte, which boasts some netting, autumnal foliage and perhaps a cozy shaggy blanket?
With a blinged-out neckline like the one on Jessica's Prada, you definitely don't need any other jewelry! She goes totally bare accessories-wise (unless a metallic mani counts?) for the Interstellar N.Y.C. premiere.
While serving as husband Matthew McConaughey's hottest red carpet accessory on the Interstellar promo tour, Camila is giving us some serious hair envy at the same time. The style topping our list? This slicked-back braided bun, worn to the Hollywood premiere.
How many body-hugging illusion gowns has the supermodel worn on the red carpet? We're not sure, but it's gotta be a lot. Alessandra sticks to what she does best in a black lace Zuhair Murad stunner at the amfAR gala.
As soon as editors saw this dress hit the runway at the Carolina Herrera Spring 2015 fashion show this fall, we knew it would end up on the red carpet. Camilla didn’t waste any time slipping into the elegant pink design, which she teams with a metallic clutch and Chopard jewels at the amfAR gala.
For the London premiere of Interstellar the actress dazzles in a coral-pink Saint Laurent gown. Thanks to the gown's sparkling asymmetrical shoulder strap, star-shaped Chanel diamond earrings are all the jewelry she needs to shine. (And she's not the only celeb who's gone galactic for this premiere – remember Anne Hathaway's hand piece?)
Pretty in the front. Party in the back. That's how we'd describe the actress's updo (seen here at The Theory of Everything L.A. premiere), which features a weave of mini twists pinned into a bun.
The actress lets her beaded Naeem Khan gown take center stage at the Gimme Shelter Paris premiere, opting for a sleek center-parted bun that shows off that low back.
It's all about the back. The Two Broke Girls star selects a sheer lace Patricia Bonaldi gown featuring a lot of illusion detail (check out that rear view) at the amfAR Inspiration Gala in L.A.
At her Tao-based Las Vegas birthday celebration, Kim proves that the only thing that's changing about her is her age, wearing an Alexandre Vauthier Couture dress that's ultra-revealing in the front and back. (P.S. We still haven't received word on whether she liked the birthday gifts we picked out!)
This custom long-sleeved Givenchy Haute Couture gown that Jessica wears to the Interstellar premiere looks tame from the front, but the rear view reveals a super-sexy scooped back and leg-revealing lace panel. Equally as bold and gorgeous: her jade-and-diamond Fred Leighton earrings.
The actress gives a classic French twist a modern update by keeping her strands wispy, textured and voluminous at the ASCPA cocktail party in Bel Air, Calif.
The actress opts for a sleek and structured monochrome Camilla and Marc dress at the Brian Bowen Smith WILDLIFE show in West Hollywood.
It's been a while since we've seen Renée on the red carpet, and now she's making waves (or at least wearing them!) with her Carolina Herrera dress at the ELLE Women in Hollywood celebration in Beverly Hills.
A star who's giving us summertime sadness at ELLE's Women in Hollywood event: Julianne, who opts for a sky blue Calvin Klein Collection halter and coordinates her silver Casadei pumps with her Giuseppe Zanotti Design clutch. David Yurman jewels and her repurposed Dancing With the Stars beauty look finish the ensemble.
Don't say we didn't warn you! Looking at Elizabeth's outfit at the ELLE Women in Hollywood celebration in Beverly Hills – a flowery halter from Michael Kors's most recent collection and strappy Stuart Weitzman sandals – might induce uncontrollable springtime envy.
Looking super-minimalist – and super-sexy – Nicola keeps it simple in a black cut-out Michael Kors halter dress and barely-there sandals by the designer (no clutch or jewels needed) at the Golden Heart Awards in N.Y.C.
Jaime also opts for Michael Kors at the N.Y.C. Golden Heart Awards, though she goes for a head-snapping sunshine-yellow number worn with metallic accessories for maximum impact.
From the front, Sienna's hair at the Foxcatcher screening in London looks like your typical romantic milkmaid braids – but check out the side and back to see that the plaits are revealing an edgy undercut.
What's a model to do when she's all dressed up in a beaded Gabriela Cadena dress, Lorraine Schwartz jewels and smoky eyes for the Angel Ball in N.Y.C.? Snap a selfie, of course – then show off all the angles on the red carpet!
We absolutely love the ombré Elie Saab Couture gown that Lily pairs with deep wine lips and a wavy bob for the Love, Rosie red carpet at the Rome Film Festival.
It's black, sheer and belly-baring, so we're going to assume this came from a rack marked "For Rooney Mara" months ago, and she's just now wearing it to the Rome Film Festival premiere of Trash.
The actress takes a walk on the Wild side at the film's London Film Festival premiere in this mixed print and mixed material Stella McCartney featuring snakeskin, lace and cheetah print.
The gorgeous star looks every bit the silver screen siren in a crimson silk Versace gown with back-baring panels and matching scarlet lipstick at Ferrari's 60th Anniversary gala in Beverly Hills.
There are three reasons we love this side-swept updo on Hilary. From one angle it looks like a throwback finger-wave bob, from the back it's a sleek chignon and the front has that trendy exposed bobby pin thing happening. She's sporting the style for The Academy Hosts Hollywood Costume Private Luncheon, but we'll wear it to hide a bad hair day!
In deep red for the Variety luncheon in L.A., Eva tempers the rich hue with pale accessories, including a satin clutch and Brian Atwood heels.
The Masters of Sex star goes super ladylike for the Variety Power of Women Event in L.A. in a mint Elie Saab dress with delicate lace panels down the sleeves, at the waist and above the hemline. Nude Bionda Castana ankle-tie pumps keep her look soft and polished.
Our favorite part of this black, gold and blush Bottega Veneta gown that Emmy wore to the Hammer Museum Gala in Westwood, Calif.? The shocking-pink stripe down the back.
This star who makes showing skin in new and creative ways her job: Kim Kardashian. The star toasts famed makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury's beauty line in L.A. wearing a black dress with a geometric cut-out bodice that reveals side, top and underboob, plus a butt-flap panel in the back.
Like most 16 year olds, Elle's ready to push the style envelope – which she does at the N.Y.C. premiere of The Young Ones in a printed bra top worn with a high-waisted black skirt (both Creatures of the Wind) and red heels.
For the St. Vincent premiere in N.Y.C., Naomi wears a classic Jason Wu shift dress with a sexy twist: an entirely open back. Metallic Christian Louboutin pumps and a Lee Savage"Space" clutch are her finishing touches.
The actress's Inherent Vice N.Y.C. premiere hair – tightly-woven, double French braids that meet at the nape of her neck – looks extra-cool thanks to her new red hue.
For the launch of Claiborne Swanson Frank's Young Hollywood in Beverly Hills hosted by Michael Kors, Emmy picks a plunging chiffon dress by the designer and adds a pop of color with a purple MICHAEL Michael Kors clutch.
In a sexy Saint Laurent gown with even sexier cutouts, Emma attends the premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show in Hollywood.
The young actress makes a bold color statement in an orange tiered Alberta Ferretti gown paired with gold Stuart Weitzman "Nudist" sandals at the Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day premiere in L.A.
What appears to be two subtle cutouts at the actress's midsection is actually one big cutout that shows off most of her back. She wears the red-hot turtleneck Solace London gown to the Love, Rosie premiere in London.
After walking the Balmain runway, Rosie takes advantage of one of the perks of being a supermodel, nabbing a sequined, striped jumpsuit by the brand for the CR Fashion Book Issue Nº5 launch party during Paris Fashion Week.
Another star looking chic at The Judge premiere, Leighton opts for graphic in a black-and-white Balmain dress (check out the zippered-wrist details!), Jimmy Choo pumps and tousled tresses.
Another celeb who takes the plunge (see what we did there?) at the CR Fashion Book shindig: Paris Hilton. Bonus point for that equally plunging back!
Romantic is the first word that comes to mind when we look at this photo of the teen star, who flaunts a textured fishtail-braid crown (yes, those two styles can be blended) to the amFAR Gala in Milan.
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To kick off the New York City Ballet's Fall Gala, the dance company's vice chair (SJP) steps out in a heavily embroidered gown by Mary Katrantzou, who also outfitted dancers for the evening's performance.
She may be launching her intimates line (in Warsaw, Poland), but it's what Britney's wearing over her lingerie we want to talk about: a fall-ready mesh-paneled Tadashi Shoji dress in burgundy paired with killer lace-up Oscar Tiye heels.
What looks at first to be your everyday updo head-on is actually two French braids woven into a chic top knot, seen on Ashley during a visit to the SiriusXM studios in N.Y.C.
This is anything but an LBD. The supermodel oozes sex appeal from every angle at the amFAR Gala in Milan. There's the hip-high slit, the sheer sleeves, the glitzy beading and the totally sheer back, which, when combined, make for one very sultry Versace gown.
The star wears not one, not two, but three hair looks to The Limited Scandal Collection launch event in N.Y.C.: It's a twisted-back style, a loose fishtail and finally, a single micro-braid. What does it all add up to? A 100% cool do.
The Gone Girl star edges up what appears from the front to be a simple chignon thanks to intentionally visible hair pins, a raked-back texture along the crown and of course that buzzed undercut.
For the iHeart Radio music festival in Las Vegas, Sophia opts for a body-con Monique Lhuillier with a circular large-scale mesh overlay effect and a geometric Rauwolf clutch that subtly mimics the motif of the dress.
For the premiere of her latest film, The Last Five Years, Anna wows in a white Kaufmanfranco column with barely there mesh cutouts across the bodice and bust (and an open back!).
Yes, let's discuss the plunging cutout Stella McCartney jumpsuit Naomi picks for the premiere of St. Vincent, but more importantly, let's talk about that major Bulgari necklace and the coordinating danglers she's sporting and that shiny Lee Savage clutch.
Where was this superhero-chic look during ComicCon? The actress opts for a bold Cushnie et Ochs dress and corresponding white sandals for a screening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Sydney.
The actress proves that short-haired babes can rock updos, too. Her strands are teased from the hairline to crown then pinned in the back to create an edgy Mohawk-meets-French-twist style (seen at an album release party in L.A. for her DWTS pal Mark Ballas).
We love when the normally sugar-sweet Reese brings some spice to the red carpet! The actress opts for a sassy Saint Laurent frock (with a hint of a sequined bodice) for the premiere of Wild.
Matching your shoes to your dress to your... lips? Kate pulls it off in red Hugo Boss, worn with coordinating Kurt Geiger pumps, at the Still Alice premiere.
From the front, Emily's do looks simple, but when she gives us a side and back view at FOX's Fall Eco-Casino party in Santa Monica, Calif., we see that she's sporting an intricate twist of just-messy-enough plaits.
No, this isn't an optical illusion. The bodice of Rita's Stéphane Rolland gown at Fashion Rocks is secured by a major sheer panel. As for the bottom half of the eclectic piece? It's what we're calling ballerina glam: her flippy hem reveals layers of ivory tulle, while embroidered black chiffon flows to her strappy heels (she accents the architectural number with a highly engineered topknot). The singer switches up her style as much as she changes up her hair, so we're not surprised by this quirky pick.
It's never just basic black for Nicole! She accents this super-low-backed dress (check out those cutouts!) with an emerald green necklace and cuffs (both her own design, of course) for the launch of her House of Harlow Fall 2014 jewelry line in NYC.
Offering up another playful spin on plaits, Bella flaunts two French braids woven into one mega-tail (plus plenty of volume thanks to a twist on top) at the Jeremy Scott show during New York Fashion Week.
"She is a really positive person, and when it comes to fashion she is always willing to do something different," the actress's stylist Petra Flannery shares. And that openness has paid off: Emma is always surprising us (in a good way) with her red carpet choices, this recent one (a deep-green Valentino gown with a plunging front and back) being one of the most wow-inducing dresses we've seen on the red carpet this season.
The singer brings her own brand of monochromatic glam to the red carpet in a head-to-toe magenta Material Girl look with one very fun feature: an open back with a giant bow at the neck. Just one perk of being the face of the brand! (PS: How much are you loving that new banged bob?)
The Modern Family star (and the night's co-host) gets her shine on in a dazzling backless slipdress, strappy black sandals and one seriously smoky eye.
The model's Emilio Pucci dress with a feather-light lace lining and modern graphic pattern, plus that smoothed-out bed head, bring the boudoir to the red carpet at the Expendables 3 L.A. premiere.
In the night's most popular wardrobe choice, a crop top (seriously, we're imagining a belly-baring-top shortage in L.A. right now), the actress shows off a slice of stomach in her watercolor-print Vionnet separates, worn with hot-pink Kurt Geiger pumps and one seriously cool braid.
At the N.Y.C. premiere of The Giver, Katie goes with a ladylike ballet-pink Zac Posen design featuring a fitted, intricately pleated bodice.
She may be there to support love Jason Derulo, but that doesn't mean she's going to dress like a plus one: Jordin goes big in a (say it with us) crop top ensemble consisting of a tropical-print bra top and high-waisted pants, plus strappy sandals and a flirty pony.
It may appear to be just a basic cream sheath, but the Transformers: Age of Extinction actress's Christian Dior dress, worn to the movie's Tokyo press conference, boasts an insanely high side slit, plus it's got a sexy corset-style lace-up back.
Vanessa attends the Young Hollywood Awards in L.A. rocking her signature boho style: a denim crop top, a white floor-length skirt, a plume-covered clutch and more bangles than we can count.
Thigh-grazing slit. Plunging neckline. Open back. It would be more efficient to describe the parts of Selena's body that are covered up by this embellished Kayat gown, worn to the Ischia Film Festival in Italy.
At first glance, we thought Jessica might be pulling a Rosario with a partially shaved head. To our relief, it's just a tightly woven French braid along the left side of her head, seen at Comic-Con in San Diego.
She's the hostess with the mostest – volume, that is. Kelly takes her extreme haircut to new heights at the Young Hollywood Awards in L.A. with a mohawk style that feels part French twist, part French pastry.
The Guardians of the Galaxy star mixes both prints and textures for the film's Hollywood premiere in a Louis Vuitton blouse and skirt. Even her shoes are in on the mixing game – they're fuzzy!
First impressions aren't everything. That's the case with her Downton Abbey character, but also with her updo, side braid twisted into a low bun, sported for the Summer TCA Tour in Beverly Hills.
The star of A Most Wanted Man opts for a touch of tribal flair in this gathered multi-color Zuhair Murad number, seen at the N.Y.C. premiere of the movie.
The body-con-loving TV host chooses a Misha Collection bandage crop top and pencil skirt for the NBCUniversal Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills.
Three braids are better than one. The actress turns around to reveal that her crown plait is just part of the story, showing off a couple other braids, pinned up for the launch of her new app in Los Angeles.
The two It hairstyles of summer, the topknot and the braid, get combined via this voluminous plaited bun, which Maria shows off at Mercedes-Benz Swim Fashion Week.
You can't wear just any old sheath to Comic-Con in San Diego. The actress clearly knows this because she breaks out a Narciso Rodriguez dress that has – surprise! – a capelike swath of fabric at the back.
Before you go and dismiss the Bibhu Mohapatra dress the actress chooses for the NBCUniversal TCA Tour in Beverly Hills as blah, you should check it out from behind. She spins around to reveal that it's not just a simple mint mini; it also boasts a floral pleated panel and a revealing cutout.
When you're attending an event with the First Lady, you've got to pull out all the stops. J.Lo does just that in a soft-pink midi skirt with peplum details, paired with a sheer floral appliqué blouse (both Zuhair Murad Couture) for the LULAC/NUVOtv Unity Luncheon in New York City.