Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Bra-Baring Tops, Metallic Silver and the Updo That's Not ... Quite ... There

07/11/2014 at 01:04 PM ET

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In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we saw ladies daring to bare, a few metallic moments and a hairstyle that’s better left at the gym than worn on a red carpet.

Up: Bra-Baring Tops. It seems we have done a total 180° from last week’s only-kinda crop tops. This week’s trend is all about showing skin, with leading ladies baring their (sorry, but we really can’t resist this) over-the-shoulder-boulder-holders. Keri Russell (left) proved that you don’t need a glamorous dress to make a statement with her textured sheer tank revealing black undergarments at her Dawn of the Planet of the Apes premiere. Nina Dobrev also showed off her bra with a see-through top paired with a dusty-rose maxi skirt (both Elie Saab) while attending the designer’s Fall 2014 Couture show. The underwear-baring trend has been around for some time now and we don’t expect to see it fading (as long as Kim Kardashian is on the scene, anyway).

Up: Metallic Silver. Looking for a little extra oomph in the wardrobe department? This latest trend might be just what you need. ChloĆ« Moretz (center) stood out amongst the crowd donning a head-to-toe chrome ensemble at Paris Fashion Week. Also attending the same show, Pink rivaled ChloĆ«’s outfit with a dress featuring a highly-embellished silvery top. But nothing divided the StyleWatch office more than the gleam coming off of J.Lo’s Atelier Versace pants/dress creation (and PEOPLE readers are split as well)!

Down: Off-Center Topknots. No, Kate Hudson (right) didn’t give her hairstylist the day off — that’s the real Leaning Tower of Topknot on the red carpet. Though a high topknot is a favorite among many stars, this messy, off-center version looks ready to topple — and the loose tendrils accentuate the “fresh from Pilates” vibe. An undone updo is one thing, but we don’t expect this “my dress cost $10K and my hair took fifteen seconds” look to catch on in Hollywood.

Which of these trends will you try? Which will you skip? Tell us in the comments!

–John Soper

Even more red carpet trend reports:
Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Fun Pockets, Only-Kinda Crop Tops and the Pants That Will Never Happen
Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Blue Shadow, Sophisticated Rompers and the Shoe to Stash
Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Abstract Florals, Lace Crop Tops and a Sweater Too Crazy for this Weather
Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Jumpsuits, T-Strap Heels and the Belt That’s Taking Too Much Room

See all the latest from the red carpet here!

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Trish on

Chloe looks so adorable in her dress. Very beautiful! :)

Karen S on

I really find the term “over-the-shoulder-boulder-holders” offensive, especially from a male journalist. I hope People takes this article down or edits that term out.

lola on

Showing your underware is tacky and ugly. No metter how many people say ” it’s in right now ” Ladies…..being classy is always in style.

lola on

No, No, No………Showing your underware is always tacky. It will never be the “in” thing PEOPLE. Classy will always be ” in ” Stop trying to convince young ladies otherwise.

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