4 Celebrity Peek-a-Boo Dresses We Love & 4 More We Can’t Stomach (PHOTOS)

Lisa Fogarty | Jun 16, 2014 Beauty & Style

Kendall Jenner is the talk of the town today for two reasons: her left and right pelvic bones. The model/celeb made waves when she wore a ridiculously revealing gown to the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto -- one you just know she couldn't wear with underwear.

For better or worse, peek-a-boo gowns and dresses with interesting (and crazy) slits are hot and here to stay. But, as we learned from watching Kendall try out an extreme version of the trend, it doesn't always work.

Here are 8 of the best and worst celebrity peek-a-boo and slit dresses we've seen.

 

Image via Toronto Star via Getty Images

  • Best: Angelina Jolie Shows a Little Leg

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    The most memorable thing about the 2012 Oscars was, without a doubt, Angelina Jolie's right leg. The star wore a rich, black Versace gown that featured a thigh-high slit, and she wasn't shy about jutting that leg out every time a camera flashed. Her dress/leg was so popular, it even got its own Twitter account.

  • Worst: Kendall Jenner Exposes Her Pelvic Bones

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    Kendall Jenner is pretty much showing us everything but her tonsils in this Fausto Puglisi jeweled cream gown, which the 18-year-old model wore to host the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards. This dress would be perfect -- IF it didn't feature the ugliest peek-a-boo cut we've seen so far. Hey, pelvic bone slit: PLEASE go away and don't come back.

  • Best: Jennifer Lopez in Versace

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    Can you believe Jennifer Lopez wore this iconic green Versace to the 42nd Grammy Awards, way back in 2000? At the time, everybody absolutely freaked out at the sight of JLo's tanned and toned midriff and mid-everything else, but she proved to be quite a trailblazer.

  • Worst: Cher's Head Is Covered More Than Her Body

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    Kendall and other peek-a-boo-loving celebs owe a great debt to the grandmommy of revealing clothing: Cher. Way back in 1986, the actress/singer/icon wore this insane black get-up to the 58th Annual Academy Awards. I almost contemplated throwing this under "best" because it takes guts to pull this off and she looks hot in a crazy-woman kind of way. But alas, this gown is just too nuts to work at ANY event, never mind an awards show.

  • Best: Keira Knightley Makes Small Chested Women Proud

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    Proving you don't need impressive cleavage to rock a dress that's slashed to the waist, actress Keira Knightley was a vision in gold Gucci at the Pirates of the Caribbean European premiere. The actress looked classy and modern yet every bit the '70s disco glamour-puss.

  • Worst: Toni Braxton Wears 2 Curtains Held Together With Tape

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    Just because you have the body to pull off a dress like this doesn't mean you should do it. Singer Toni Braxton took home an award at the 2001 Grammy Awards, but she'll forever be remembered more for this dress. At the time, Braxton justified this fashion risk by saying it was one she wanted to take before having children.

  • Best: Emma Watson Looks Amazing Despite Wardrobe Malfunction

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    Granted, Emma Watson probably should have practiced walking and sitting in this hot number -- with its way-up-to-there slit -- because, unfortunately, she was caught having a wardrobe malfunction. Look closely and you'll see the outline of her Spanx lingerie. But we still think she looks pretty amazing in the gorgeous and classy white Ralph Lauren dress she wore to the London premiere of Noah.

  • Worst: Kim Kardashian Flashes the Girls ... Again

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    The Kardashian/Jenner clan isn't having any luck with the peek-a-boo trend. Kim Kardashian flaunted her hot postpartum bod in this hideous curtain/gypsy-inspired black dress at the Mademoiselle C premiere. One of the (many) problems with this dress is that it's impossible to focus on her dress with her breasts SO in your face. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing, Lady K.

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