The Hottest Red Carpet Accessory This Week: Questionable Cleavage

07/31/2013 at 12:22 PM ET

Red carpet boobsStartraks; Splash News Online; BEImages

We are big proponents of the saying “If you’ve got it, flaunt it” — within reason, of course.

So after seeing three stars this week cross that reasonable line, we felt the need to call out Kate Upton, Tyra Banks and Paula Patton for abusing the privilege of having phenomenal décolletage by putting it on display in a less-than-fabulous manner.

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We can’t fault supermodel Upton for wanting to try the sheer trend, but when your chest requires you to wear super-supportive undergarments, it’s best to show off other assets under gauzy fabric — like a killer back or great legs. Even a plunging neckline would have been super-sexy, but this peek at her hardworking nude strapless number totally negates the allure of the sheer style.

Banks’s cardinal cleavage sin? Pushing her gals up so high that she risks a total knockout with one wrong move. Looking saucy is one thing; looking like you might suffocate is quite another. One final thought: If you do find that your earrings are grazing your breasts, it may be time to swap out the earrings or the pushup bra. Or both.

Finally, Patton makes the mistake of just going for too much. A good rule of thumb is to expose top cleavage or underboob — showing both can be overkill. Add a way-up-to-there slit and the look is head-turning, but not for the right reasons.

Tell us: What do you think of these ladies’ latest looks? How would you tone them down?

–Alex Apatoff

FILED UNDER: Fashion , Lingerie , Tyra Banks
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Lori on

Awful, awful, awful!!!

Kit1972 on

I don’t like to be so judgmental, but honestly, Kate Upton looks horrendous. Those don’t even look like breasts, but rather saggy balloons under that sheer/gauze. Just a hideous dress choice, not figure-flattering at all.

Terri on

They all look like tramps

BBB on

All three are beautiful ladies with amazing bosoms but for once People is right, the way they’ve showcased their assets in these pictures is not that great. There are so many other ways they would look smoking and not at all desperate/trashy/any other words people are using to describe their poor wardrobe choices.

Mandy on

Oh get over it! There are more important things to worry about than these woman’s natural boobs!

marcy on

Upton what we’re you thinking. That is showing way to much and looks fake and cheap. Patton looks good I think.

bob on

i’m a heterosexual male, tone them down, forget it!

Brandi on

As someone with large breasts, it is hard to hide them, no matter what you wear. Yes, these women could have done a little better of a job but its hard finding clothes that fit. More often then not, you find clothes to fit your boobs and you have to have EVERYTHING else tailored to your body.

gopackgo on

The broad in the middle looks like someone just scared her… that or her face is frozen that way… SCARY…

Kristy Crowder on

Wearing the right clothes and undergarments would be a huge improvement.

What terrible examples for young impressionable girls……:(

If they want to dress like hookers why don’t they go to the Bunny Ranch where it might be appreciated or at least expected!

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