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Skin Is In: Sheer and Cut-Out Dresses Make a Splash on the Red Carpet

Skin Is In: Sheer and Cut-Out Dresses Make a Splash on the Red Carpet

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There seems to be a new trend popping up on the red carpet, and it's leaving little to the imagination.

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More and more often, Hollywood's biggest actresses and musicians are opting for gowns with sheer side sections or deep, daring slits. It's actually not an entirely new look, but it seems to have exploded onto the scene after Gwyneth Paltrow stepped out at the "Iron Man 3" premiere in a sheer-paneled Antonio Berardi’s dress, exposing a whole lotta leg, thigh, and, uh … side-derriere.

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Even most recently, Jaimie Alexander of "Thor: The Dark World" pulled the exact same stunt at the exact same theater, wowing the crowds in a black Azzaro Couture number with sheer lengths running down the front and back. (You can see several photos here.)

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And that's not even the half of it. There were plenty of other sheer or skin-baring looks to be seen before and between those two, and we're betting there will be plenty more to come.

Here's a look at what we're seeing — or not seeing — when it comes to these celebrities and their showy gowns.

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Jaimie Alexander

Cast member Jaimie Alexander poses at the premiere of "Thor: The Dark World" at the El Capitan theatre in Hollywood, California, on November 4, 2013.

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Jaimie Alexander

Alexander's dress was made by Azzaro Couture.

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Zoe Saldana

Actress Zoe Saldana poses at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) 2013 Art+Film Gala in Los Angeles, California, November 2, 2013.

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Zoe Saldana

Saldana's dress was designed by Gucci.

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Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez arrives at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York on August 25, 2013.

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Selena Gomez

Gomez arrived in a peel-away Atelier Versace gown.

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Erin Wasson

Model Erin Wasson poses on arrival for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York on August 25, 2013.

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Erin Wasson

Wasson wore Alexandre Vauthier Couture over a black one-piece.

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Cast member Gwyneth Paltrow poses at the premiere of "Iron Man 3" at the El Capitan theatre in Hollywood on April 24, 2013.

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Gwyneth Paltrow

The gown's designer, Antonio Berardi, has said the dress embodies sensuality "without any vulgarity.”

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Taylor Swift

Singer Taylor Swift poses after arriving at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, January 13, 2013.

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Taylor Swift

Swift stepped out in a Donna Karan Atleier gown.

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Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus arrives at the VH1 Divas 2012 show in Los Angeles, on December 16, 2012.

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Miley Cyrus

The Omo by Norma Kamali dress had diamond-shaped cut-outs running along both sides.

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Kristen Stewart

Actress Kristen Stewart arrives for the European premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" in London on November 14, 2012.

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Kristen Stewart

Stewart showcased a lot of skin in her Zuhair Murad jumpsuit.

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Julianne Hough

Cast member Julianne Hough poses at the premiere of "Rock of Ages" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood on June 8, 2012.

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Julianne Hough

Hough's Kaufmanfranco dress stood out with its bright color and daring cut.

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Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet arrives at the premiere of the HBO Miniseries "Mildred Pierce" in New York City on March 21, 2011.

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Kate Winslet

Stella McCartney designed her sheer and polka-dot dress.

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow arrived at a special screening of "Country Strong" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences theatre in Beverly Hills on December 14, 2010.

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Gwyneth Paltrow

The side of her Emilio Pucci dress featured a revealing cut-out.

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