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From pixie lots to Kimberley Garner, celebrities seeking ‘their body confidence’ after months of being stuck in lockdown are daring to bare bare in dresses cut with dramatic hip-high slits.
The trend, favored by stars of the late 1990s and early 2000s, includes gowns that are cut in a daring line up to the crotch — or higher, in some cases — to prevent any unintentional flaring. With carefully placed underwear.
For added excitement, the bodice of the dress is often cut around the torso or chest, leaving even more flesh visible.
Some, like reality TV star Aiseline Horgan-Wallace, have taken the trend even further, exposing her entire derriere in an almost black cutaway dress that barely covered her bottom.
From pixie lots to Kimberley Garner, celebrities seeking ‘their body confidence’ after months of being stuck in lockdown are daring to bare bare in dresses cut with dramatic hip-high slits. Pixie Lott (pictured) ran the pulses last month as she stepped out with her husband Oliver Cheshire for a romantic evening in a very daring sheer floral coordinate
Kimberly Garner, 30, made an absolutely stunning appearance on the red carpet for the star-studded screening of No Time to Die in London last week in a daring white cut-out gown.
Some, like reality TV star Aiseline Horgan-Wallace, have taken the trend even further, exposing her entire derriere in an almost black cutaway dress that barely covered her bottom. She stepped out in figure flaunting style at a charity event in London on Wednesday night
The rise of the ultra slicked dress is part of a wider trend for seriously sexed-up pieces post-lockdown, with bustier tops, sheer ‘naked’ dresses and low-rise jeans paired with exposed thongs all on the rise.
Speaking to FEMAIL, stylist Rochelle White explained that the gowns bring together the need for a more liberating way of dressing and a resurgence in 2000s fashion.
“We are seeing a rise in the high-rise segmentation on the red carpet and award shows as celebrities want to show off and flash more meat post lockdown,” she said.
‘With so many people including celebrities living in loungewear, it’s a way to express yourself and own your body’s confidence.
‘Not to mention that there has been a resurgence not only in 2000’s fashion, but also in short skirts and side splits.’
Aisleyne, Nicole Sherzinger and Kimberly Garner all stepped out in hip-high slit dresses this week.
This week model Maya Henry also created a storm in a racy ensemble that featured a soaring thigh-high split, revealing a glimpse of her derriere and toned legs for an outing in Paris.
Bond girl Ana de Armas, who sought attention at the No Time to Die premiere, showed off her toned pins in a thigh-slit black gown with a plunging neckline.
On Wednesday, Nicole Scherzinger posed in a neon lime green outfit in behind-the-scenes snaps from The Masked Singer US.
Aisleyne left little to the imagination on Wednesday night as she proudly showed off the results of a Brazilian butt lift on Pride Embankment for Pink’s annual charity fundraiser.
The Big Brother star appeared to be ditching her underwear to fully display her hourglass figure — specifically her derriere — in an extremely revealing slit black number.
Meanwhile, Kimberly Garner, 30, made a pretty stunning appearance on the red carpet for a star-studded screening at No Time to Die last week in a daring white cut-out gown.
She was joined by Ana de Armas, who demanded attention as she showed off her toned pins in a thigh-slit black gown with a plunging neckline and silver straps.
The trend has crossed the pond in the US as well. On Wednesday, Nicole Scherzinger posed in a neon lime green outfit in behind-the-scenes snaps from The Masked Singer US.
Alessandra Ambrosio sported a very daring thigh high split at the NYFW show last month as she caught up with fellow model Shanina Shaik, 30, who also stunned in an all-black outfit.
Sizzling: Megan Fox stunned in a red Dundas gown at the Met Gala last month — since sales of lace-up wear have soared 300% at Boohoo
Zara Larsson garnered attention while performing at the Don’t Stop the Music fundraising gala in her native Sweden in January
The 43-year-old singer looked amazing in a sequined encrusted bustier style bra top with spaghetti straps that showcased her alluring toned abs.
She enthralled the crowd with a matching floor length skirt that slid till the thigh, giving a glimpse of her long slender legs.
Pixie Lott opted for a barely-there dress for date night with her husband, while Maya Henry opted for a slightly more modest take on the trend and wore a red gown that was tied together with loose straps , which was in danger of being undone.
Earlier, brand expert and publicist Brenda Gabriel told FEMAIL that there may be a link between outright sexism on the red carpet and the rise of a ‘new wave of feminism’.
She explained: ‘Not different from what we see every decade. In the ’90s we had the Spice Girls with girl power in your face. Women who weren’t afraid to go after what they wanted and were not afraid to be vocal about it.
The naughties are back: Michelle Williams (right) sported a very daring bare look with a thigh-high split at the 2001 Grammys with her Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland (left) and Beyonce Knowles (center).
Pink accentuated the look at the 2003 Grammys by giving it a gothic twist – showing off a daring slit can be styled in a number of ways
“By 2016 we had Kim K, Beyoncé, Rihanna and women paving the way for their ownership…