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The offset the conservative neckline of her white J. Mendel column by flashing a sliver of her sides at the Academy of Country Music Awards in April.
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Following the country singer’s lead, the reality starlet revealed just a hint of belly (but plenty of leg) in a maroon printed mini at the Teen Choice afterparty in July.
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They may be covered in sheer lace, but cutouts (as seen on the sexy red gown she selected for the May Cosmopolis premiere at Cannes) dip dangerously low. (Low enough that we can safely assume shapewear was not a part of this outfit.)
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The last stop on the road to crop tops: front cutouts. The stylish wore a black-and-white mini that showed off her abs while walking around West Hollywood in June.
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Forget the rocks that she’s got – it’s rock-hard abs that have our jaws on the floor. And she flaunted them full force in an Hervé Leger bandage dress with major side cutouts on the American Idol set in April.
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What does it take to one up J.Lo? Wear a plunging, sparkling, quadruple-cutout dress that shows more torso skin than many bathing suits and leaves little to the imagination, as Elizabeth did in J. Mendel at a June L.A. premiere.
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The actress told us her style rule is “Go with your gut.” And she literally did just that at the Rock of Ages L.A. premiere in June, baring practically half her body in a black-and-metallic Reem Acra gown.
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Remember when showing a bit of skin on the red carpet left people buzzing? Those days are over, and we have the bold, fashion-forward and very fit to thank after she attended an August CoverGirl event in a slashed black dress that put her stomach and obliques on full display.