At the ACM awards last night, Carrie Underwood decided to take a page out of Angelina Jolie's book. No, she didn't adopt a gaggle of kids, nor did she pout her way through an action movie. Instead, Carrie showed some leg. Some serious leg. The American Idol star wore a light yellow Abed Mahfouz gown with a long train and a slit up to here. Perhaps inspired by the attention Angelina got when she showed her gam at the Academy Awards, Carrie decided to strut her stuff on the Academy of Country Music Award's red carpet. The only difference is Carrie didn't look ridiculous. That, my friends, is how a slit is done.
Carrie didn't get carried away with it -- she let the slit do the talking. That is to say, she didn't need to thrust her flexed leg out for all the world to see. She let the dress fall where it may, and if we got a glimpse of thigh, so be it.
I actually didn't hate Angie's Oscar's look, but after seeing Ms. Underwood's take, it's easy to see that there's a right and a wrong way to bare a leg. Leaving something, even if it's the smallest piece of skin, to the imagination is key when it comes to dressing sexy. Carrie's dress is sheer in all the right places, opaque in all the right places, and cut in all the right places. Girl looks hot.
Ever since Angelina and her stem burst on to the scene last month, more and more slits have been popping up, for better or for worse. Carrie's couture gown aside, normal stores are now carrying dresses and skirts with revealing cut ups -- retailers like Topshop and Zara were among the first to capitalize on the growing phenomenon. If done correctly, the slit is certainly a trend to try. Just ... don't wear it if you're going to be sitting for a long period of time.
What do you think of Carrie's dress?
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