Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, recently named "Most Beautiful Woman" by People magazine, walked the red carpet at the "Iron Man 3" premier on Wednesday night wearing a dress that was business in the front but a raging all-night party on the side. The Antonio Beradi gown had sheer paneling that exposed Paltrow's hips, quads, and butt (which, as we know, resembles the "butt of a 22-year-old stripper").
It's no longer enough to be short, tight, or low-cut, celebrity dresses are becoming more sheer, slitted, and totally unwelcoming to underwear. The subtext: "I don't need Spanx." What are the rules for pulling off such a look? In Paltrow's case, rule number one: Be prepared to own a wardrobe malfunction.
Rule rule number 2: Spanx are not an option (but perhaps that's your point).
Rule number 3: Make sure your bits and pieces are strategically covered up (and frame your bellybutton with a doily design).
Rule number 4: If no one notices your thighs, expose your stomach for extra measure.
Rule number 5: If you're going to show off your legs, you may as well aim for the full body effect.