Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber attended the 2011 American Music Awards just last Sunday, dressed to the nines in an ode to old Hollywood glamour. Despite Bieber’s best tuxedo attempt, Gomez is the one who really stood out with her shimmering metallic, plunging dress by Giorgio Armani. In wearing the confection, the Disney starlet not only showed that she really is all grown up, but she also perpetuated a trend that’s been making a comeback recently on red carpets around Tinseltown and beyondÂ—the sexy slit. From thigh-high to risquÃ© waist-grazing, the split-up-to-there gown is all about sultry appeal, something that not only Selena Gomez knows all too well, but also fellow entertainers like Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez, among others.
The slit is nothing new, but boundaries-pushing stars are resurrecting the look with amazing, enviable, and sometimes avant-garde (ahem, Gaga) garments. But is the daring trend still hot, or is it a desperate attempt from Hollywood’s elite to garner even more attention? For Selena Gomez, it’s hard to deny the pretty punch of her gown at the AMAs. The Who Says singer has experienced a significant style evolution in the past few years, as she’s matured in the public eye, and Armani beautifully accented her equally sophisticated fashion sense with such a classic, yet skin-bearing design.
As for another even more wildly popular star, Lady Gaga… well, skin has always been in for herÂ—from her pants-less moments to her tight, hide-nothing bodysuits and other scantily clad moments. For her recent appearance at the International Emmy Awards in New York City to present honoree Nigel Lythgoe with the Founders Award, Gaga really embraced the slit with a dress that was cut up to her waistÂ—literally! Unsurprisingly, the Stephane Rolland black gown showed a huge swath of her leg, complete with that tattoo on her thigh, as well as perhaps a bit more than was intended with a rumored butt slip moment. Apparently, it wasn’t meant to be slashed so high on Lady Gaga, according to the design house, but if anyone could pull it off, the Born This Way singer could and did. Just don’t try this look in public!
Jennifer Lopez has also embraced a really sexy wardrobe angle lately, from her veritable strip show at the AMAs to rocking several gowns with leg-bearing slits. On the set of her latest music video, J. Lo wore a green dress sliced so high it showed her unmentionables. A slightly less revealing moment had the Latin singer wearing an incredible cream Versace gown covered in leather petals at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards earlier this month. The statement-making look also featured a slit that showed off her equally incredible and toned left thigh. (She has no doubt captured Marc Anthony’s attention, as well as that of fans everywhere with these ensembles.)
For these and more instances of the pretty and provocative slit, Celebuzz has the star followers who have fully welcomed another rebirth of the leggy trend.