Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Cutouts, Peplum & Granny Panties

11/15/2012 at 05:30 PM ET

Krysten Ritter, Emma Roberts, Diane Kruger Startraks (2); Getty

Whether you’re heading to your high school reunion next week or just going out with your hometown crew, here are two hot trends that’ll up your cool-girl style game. But something we don’t encourage wearing anywhere? Granny panties under a sheer skirt. If you think we’re joking, keep reading …

Down: Flashing your granny panties: We thought this trend was over two months ago, but two stars won’t let it die. Kristen Stewart and Krysten Ritter practically mooned us on the red carpet in sheer dresses that showed off some seriously unattractive undergarments. Ladies, the lining in your designer gowns is there for a reason.

Up: Peplum party outfits: Along with sparkle and shine, expect to spot a lot of festive peplum-accented looks during the holidays. Kicking off the trend was Emma Stone, who looked incredible in a navy peplum top paired with a glittery emerald-green skirt (both by Burberry), and Dakota Fanning, who chose a salmon-pink floral above-the-knee design.

Up: The cutout spectrumSkin-baring dresses are still big, only now the styles range from peek-a-boo to look-at-me. Both Alessandra Ambrósio and Allison Williams wore subtle versions this week, while Diane Kruger and Christina Ricci went for way more revealing designs that caused our jaws to hit the floor. Kruger showed off about, oh, 80 percent of her upper body in cutout white gown, while Ricci flaunted her belly in a jewel toned Richard Chai Love mini.

Tell us: Which trend are you most excited to try? Vote below!

Want more Trend Report? Click to hear what we think about turtlenecksyellow dresses and leather.

–Jennifer Cress


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guest on

Nothing wrong with grannie panies, they are very comfortable. Not everyone wants to go commando, nor do everyone want to wear butt floss. lol

Sherri Long on

I love that, butt floss LOL. I am for comfort too. I can’t handle that string up my butt and having to wear pants that shows the crack too? No thanks, I will keep the sweats and pajama bottoms

Diane M on

” Ladies, the lining in your designer gowns is there for a reason.” Lining in a sheer lacy dress? Certainly not the one Krysten Ritter is wearing. If the color is compatible, I see nothing wrong with what you call grannie panties. A lot more comfortable than a thong riding up you know what.

angelus5by5 on

I agree that there is nothing wrong with the “granny” panties. The problem is the see through skirt. They always seem to look like very cheap outfits. Wear a skirt, or don’t…make up your minds. Not every fashion needs to be followed!

Trazey on

LOL @ Sherri Long there IS a happy medium between butt floss and sweats & jammies you know. You can wear comfy undies and pants and not look like you’ve completely given up.

Alison on

Team Granny Panties!!!

guest on

STOP ALREADY!! it’s obvious this style writer hasn’t known what she’s been talking about for a LONG time… Please find someone who knows what they are talking about…

Mia on

There is nothing wrong with granny panties but you shouldn’t show them. If you want to wear something see through or that tight then wear something under or just wear a thong or flesh color bikini underwear. They ruin a outfit make it look bad and no one wants to see your big a drawers.

pedro on

someone give Emma Stone a hamburger and fries please

Guest on

Cut outs are always the big disaster, it makes the outfit look cheap! I’ll take the granny panties any day over those silly cut out dresses!

Tina on

What happened to Emma Stone??? She used to look so healthy – NOT fat, but definitely not emaciated like she does in this picture. Why do actresses all have to lose so much weight in order to get a part????

Sharon on

It’s called boy shorts, still comfortable and sexy enough. Guys like them if that’s what these people r worried about. I wore g strings and things for 10 years then I tried boy shorts and never looked back.

Crick on

They’re hardly grannie panties. More like a bodysuit. The shape is very 50’s swimsuit bottom. I like the dress. It’s sexy and those don’t look like granny panties. Either way she’s rocking it.

halle on

OMGoodness…Why is there even a need to report on peoples panties???

Details Details on

Kristen Stewart clearly is wearing a body suit not your chamingly termed “granny panties”. But this is People online so I wouldn’t expect you to know that. lol.

Angie on

I liked Kristen Stewart’s sheer dress and the granny panties made it decent as opposed to obscene. There is nothing wrong with granny panties except for calling them that. It seems if you have anything but a thong on, you are dowdy and unattractive. Just keep oppressing women with fashion. I have worn thongs and some people love them but I find them very uncomfortable.

sheila on

Oh Emma you look way to skinny girl!!!

Heaven on

I so disagree about the down..with the grannie panties!! first of all they are not trying to show grannie pantie they are trying to create a VINTAGE look. I think it looks hot!! Better than a thong up your bum anyday!

Noo on

Cut outs just always look tacky, they ruin any shape/line that an article of clothing can lend to a body. Even if there’s a ripped body underneath, the cut out still ruins the dress/top.

lou on

Team Granny panties, too! Kruger is NOt showing off 80% of her body… where did this writer take Math?? Probably is a man anyway, LOL!

sayedu on

guest on september 15th,2012

Rain on

I would prefer stars wear granny panties if they are going to wear see through dresses. lol

Justme on

Bring back “granny panties” TMI? Skid marks and snail trails – and guys think THAT is sexy?

Mia on

If you want to be comfortable and want comfort over style then don’t wear see through stuff or stuff that will show your panty lines it’s tacky and totally ruins a outfit choose something else.

Mia on

Emma stone is way too skinny now.

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