We're used to seeing news anchor Megyn Kelly in classic boatneck dresses with cap sleeves or blazers. While we've seen her in more casual clothing a few times, it's still a little surprising when it happens. But we've never seen her dress full-on sexy — until now — and we did a double-take.
Kelly began her seven-month paid vacation this weekend at a Golden Globes afterparty in a tight white midi dress with a plunging neckline and spaghetti straps. The last time we saw her in spaghetti straps, people seriously overreacted, but that clearly can't stop her from rocking a thin strap on a hot night.
Her David Koma frock, which originally cost $1,457 but is on sale right now for $875, also had a high slit and a black panel around the waist with beads and mesh holes, showing off more skin in one dress than she probably did all election season. We love that she took advantage of the opportunity to show her sultry side and let her hair down.
However, if she wanted to do so at her new gig at NBC as well, we'd be onboard.
Only six months ago, the news correspondent was attacked for wearing thin straps while covering the Republican National Convention. Kelly wore a black dress with spaghetti straps that showed off her shoulders, and viewers of her Fox News coverage and Internet users were scandalized, calling the host a whore, unprofessional, inappropriate, and more.
The strong, independent, and successful woman, who can dress however she wants, clapped back in inspiring fashion. The Settle for More author explained in a New York Times profile called "No One Tells Megyn Kelly What to Wear" that she will dress how she wants and does not care what the critics think.
"It was a lovely dress," she said. "A convention is a kind of free-form extravaganza, and there are certain settings where you can take risks. So I just thought: 'Yes, I can do this. I can be smart and challenging while I wear spaghetti straps, and everyone is just going to have to get their heads around that. … I felt very strongly, I was not going to be defined by what someone else deemed appropriate."
We cannot agree more and are thankful to her for standing up for all women by continuing to dress according to her own preferences.
At the Golden Globes afterparty, Kelly enhanced the slinky number with a pair of Christian Louboutin strappy pumps and a $750 Jimmy Choo Finley cross-body bag. Continuing to show off her sexy side, she styled her short hair in beachy waves.
Click through above for more of Kelly’s poised, polished, and, yes, sexy looks.
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