Award season and skin-baring dresses pretty much go hand-in-hand, so while all the plunging necklines we’re seeing on the Golden Globes red carpet this year are definitely daring, they’re not exactly a totally shocking sartorial choice.
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The clear masters of this trend are Kirsten Dunst, Olivia Wilde, and Jenna Dewan-Tatum who all showed off some serious décolletage in their Golden Globes dresses of choice. The Fargo actress’s black velvet Valentino column dress boasted the most skin we’ve seen all night, featuring a neckline that ends just above her navel held together with some very tenuous strings. Wilde, on the other hand, opted for a classic, much more wearable iteration of this trend with her form-fitting, burgundy sequin Michael Kors dress, which was balanced out by her large stone choker. Jenna’s dress also nailed the look, showing off a whole lot of cleavage with a hint of under-boob thanks to her extra-wide V-neckline, the swirling sequin pattern, however, kept Dewan-Tatum’s aesthetic clean and sophisticated.
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But Kirsten, Olivia, and Jenna weren’t the only stars who brought the heat on the red carpet. Jaime Alexander wore a forest green gown from Italian designer Genny, emphasizing the dress’s deep neckline by going without a necklace and keeping the rest of her look super simple with stud earrings and a knotted up-do. Joanne Froggatt also took the plunge in a column dress with a ruched sweetheart neckline with an invisible overlay to guarantee her night would be wardrobe malfunction-free. While it’s easy for this look to become overly sexy, Zendaya‘s tiered Marchesa dress managed to embrace the racy neckline trend while still looking very demure and polished. But most impressively, each actress manages to take this style and completely make it their own.
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