The thigh high split dress has been immortalized by some of the most glamorous ladies across the world. Often, this dress can be quite classy and yet, extremely effective at garnering attention. Accordingly, many of the most popular celebrities have been seen sporting this type of dress. In fact, many ladies have chosen to grace some of the most important awards shows while wearing such a dress. And, they have generally succeeded in stealing all the thunder and making it to the headlines. Go through this article and check out some of the best examples of celebrities who rocked the world with their thigh-high split dress.
Of course, there are celebrities who have made the news with other types of dresses – for example, you might immediately think of Lady Gaga and her meat dress at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. But, in many cases, such other dresses have been outrageous or controversial. The thigh high split dress, on the other hand, is an extremely sophisticated dress. It conveys that the wearer is an alluring and cultured lady – not merely some upstart screaming for attention. At the same time, it is just sufficiently revealing enough to portray the wearer as a seductive temptress – a lady that fans would yearn for.
Given these advantages of this type of dress, it is not at all surprising that so many lovely ladies have worn such a dress at some of the most prestigious events. Interestingly, such revealing dresses have also sometimes caused wardrobe malfunctions. Yet, the charm and popularity of these dresses remain intact. So, let us quickly look at some of the best examples of such dresses.
15 Giulia Salemi and Dayane Mello
At the 2016 Venice Film Festival, two Italian models Giulia Salemi and Dayane Mello made the headlines with their bold fashion choice. Both these ladies chose to turn up to the event in flowing dresses that were slit up to their waist. Of course, the ladies gave an eyeful of their lovely legs and completely stole the show.
Unfortunately, their bold choice of dress also led to embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions and they ended up giving lots of flashes of their inner wear as well. As far as thigh high slits go, these ladies picked up some of the most adventurous dresses and raised the glamor bar sky high. Deservedly, they got a lot of attention and gained international renown almost overnight. That is the magic of awards shows and thigh-high slit dresses. These shows are generally covered by a large number of press photographers and a simple yet bold dress can bring a lot of publicity to the ladies who dare. As the saying goes, who dares, wins!
14 Alessandra Ambrosio
Alessandra Ambrosio needs no introduction. She is one of the hottest supermodels in the world currently and has legions of fans worldwide. She is also a smart business woman and has launched her own line of clothes for women. She has a perfect figure and is incredibly beautiful.
In 2016, for a photo shoot promoting her clothing range, Ale by Alessandra, this lovely lady appeared in Malibu in a flowing dress that showed off her beautiful legs. As you can see in this photo, this dress was indeed open up to the waist and really showcased her legs beautifully. The thigh high slit dress cannot get more glamorous than this – one of the most beautiful women in the world, in a sheer dress, what more can a fan ask for.
By the way, reportedly, it was very windy at the beach during the photo shoot and Alessandra also suffered from some wardrobe malfunctions that day.
13 Kendall Jenner
In 2014, Kendall and Kylie Jenner hosted the Much Music Video Awards in Canada. As you can see in the above photo, both the ladies looked fabulous, as always. Kendall, in particular, looked really stunning in a white dress designed by Fausto Puglisi. This dress featured not one but two thigh-high slits. Reportedly, on her social media, Kendall later posted a photo of herself wearing this dress. She captioned the photo, “why do one slit when you can do TWO!?”
Some celebrities seem to have a knack of appearing classy and still managing to turn heads and grab all the attention. Kendall, in this dress, certainly seems to have that quality. The dress itself is actually pretty modest and simple (as you can see) – nothing that outwardly screams for attention or hints at any desperation. Yet, it stands out from the crowd, gives the thigh high slit a new twist, and instantly gets our attention. Well done, Kendall!
12 Chrissy Teigen
Another popular celebrity, another award show, another stunning dress. Chrissy Teigen stunned everyone at the 2016 American Music Awards show with her bold and black dress. In fact, some of the media were quick to use the headline, “Chrissy Teigen won the award for the most revealing dress at the American Music Awards.”
Chrissy appeared at the show in this flimsy and bold black dress that slit all the way up to her torso – and was only held together by safety pins. The stunning black dress was praised by everyone in the media – people especially praised the fact that Chrissy was not shy about displaying her post-baby figure. The dress was also backless and that showed off even more of Chrissy’s perfect figure. Of course, with such a flimsy and risky dress, the chances of a wardrobe malfunction are quite high. Chrissy too could not escape this fate and there are photos on the net highlighting that particular slip.
11 Angelina Jolie
At the 2012 Academy Awards show, Angelina Jolie dressed up in a black Versace split dress that cemented her status as one of the hottest ladies in Hollywood. The dress gave birth to many memes and Angelina became the headline of the awards night effortlessly. This relatively simple and classy dress stole the show and Angelina upstaged many other leading ladies who had tried hard to pick out memorable dresses for their red carpet appearance.
As we said, this is the beauty of the thigh high split dress – it does not ostensibly scream for attention and yet, it never fails to attract the right kind of attention. No wonder, some of the biggest A-listers have been spotted in such dresses multiple times. Models, singers, actresses – they have all used such dresses to kill the competition and make the most of the limelight. Angelina’s choice of dress brought her a lot of publicity and again highlighted the appeal of such dresses.
10 Candice Swanepoel
One of the most beautiful supermodels, Candice Swanepoel chose this black prom dress for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012 After Party. You can immediately sense that this is a daring dress and yet, it is also a very conservative dress. The extremely high split makes it a remarkable dress. But, it is by no means too revealing or too risky. This is definitely the kind of dress that you would expect a classy and successful supermodel to flaunt. She will kill you with her looks and with her perfect figure and she would do it without even appearing to be trying too hard!
Candice is an accomplished supermodel – she was ranked 10th by Forbes in its 2012 list of highest earning models. She has been modeling since 2003 and she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2010. This lovely lady knows her way around the world. She has conquered the hearts of millions of fans and she knows how to be sophisticated and alluring at the same time.
9 Bella Hadid
Bella Hadid, a hot model and the younger sister of model Gigi Hadid, is another lovely girl who really knows how to steal the show. At the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, Bella stunned everyone with this seriously hot and dangerous red number. At this show, the glamorous girl appeared wearing a red backless halter dress with a plunging neckline and an extremely high slit. This dress, designed by Alexandre Vauthier, was indeed quite risky and Bella did have her own wardrobe malfunction moment when she ended up revealing her inner wear.
Bella Hadid is no stranger to the limelight. Before taking up modeling, she had been pursuing a career in horse-racing. In an interview, her mother said, “She’s been on a horse every day of her life since she was two years old. She jumped 4 and a half foot courses and you need to have a very sharp brain in order to do the calculations.” Looking at her now, it is clear that Bella made the right choice by taking up modeling.
8 Rita Ora
Singers also know how to dress up in a slit dress and steal all the attention. In this photo, Rita Ora – the British singer and actress – proves this point. This lovely lady sported this glamorous and dangerously revealing dress at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards show. Reportedly, Rita did not wear any underwear in order to pull off this stunning look. Obviously, her dress was the talk of the town and she made it to the headlines of many important media outlets.
This enormously talented lady is no stranger to fame. In 2012, she released her debut studio album, Ora, which opened at number one in the UK charts. That same year, three of her singles made it to the top position and she ended the year as the artist with the most number one singles in the UK charts. In 2014, she again reached the top of the UK Singles chart. She has also appeared in several movies, including Fast & Furious 6, Fifty Shades of Grey, etc.
7 Iggy Azalea
Another singer who knows how to flaunt the thigh high split dress – Iggy Azalea appeared at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards show in this lovely and sheer black dress with two high slits. Iggy paired this superb dress with some lovely red high heels, which created a sharp contrast with her dress. Of course, Iggy had a major wardrobe malfunction in this dangerously revealing dress and ended up flaunting her inner wear for all to see. But, her fans and admirers certainly weren’t complaining!
Iggy’s debut studio album, The New Classic, which released in 2014, propelled her to instant stardom. This album topped the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Iggy became the first non-American female rapper to achieve this feat. Later, Iggy ranked at number one and two simultaneously with her first two Hot 100 entries – a feat matched only by The Beatles. Iggy is unquestionably one of the hottest singers today and her fans definitely want to see more of her.
6 Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez rocked in this hot Atelier Versace dress at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards show. Selena is a very popular star and this dress helped her flaunt her sexy side. Selena had started her career as a child star and, as she grew older, it was important for her to transition to a more mature image. Thus, this bold dress was pretty much in line with the kind of image that she wanted to portray.
You can easily see that this dress portrays her as a femme fatale, a glamorous lady, a seductive enchantress – without being too outrageous or too revealing. We have said earlier that this is the real beauty of the thigh-high split dress. It can be a sophisticated dress and at the same time, it can convey a sense of seduction and temptation. This blue dress could easily have been mistaken for a formal evening gown, but its selectively revealing portions ensure that it portrays a completely different image altogether.
5 Jennifer Lopez
At the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards show, Jennifer Lopez chose to slay the competition with this stunning and glamorous silver dress designed by Charbel Zoe. She paired the dress with a silver clutch and matching heels, creating a simple and powerful look. Jennifer Lopez is one of the hottest stars around. She has often managed to achieve shock and awe at various prestigious awards shows with her choice of dress.
On this occasion, she actually chose a relatively quiet dress (by her standards). This dress is extremely sophisticated and is not glaringly revealing at all, unlike some dresses that she has chosen in the past. At the same time, it is sufficiently seductive and alluring to ensure that you cannot turn your head away once you notice her. J-Lo ensures that she steals all the thunder and yet, retains plausible deniability! She conveys a classy and enchanting image and makes the most of her red carpet appearance.
4 Taylor Swift
At the 2016 Grammy Awards event, Taylor Swift made a stunning entrance with this sharp two-piece dress by Atelier Versace. Some of the media immediately declared her the best-dressed lady at this event. Taylor paired a red bandeau top with the pink open skirt which revealed her matching underwear. She also sported a new hairdo with a blunt fringe and shorter hair.
Taylor Swift is one of the most popular artists today and in 2016, her net worth was estimated at $250 million. In 2014, Taylor became the first woman to win the Grammy award for Album of the Year twice. Overall, she has won ten Grammy Awards, five Guinness World Records, one Emmy Award, 23 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and one Brit Award. She has appeared in many top lists, including Time's 100 most influential people in the world, Forbes’ top-earning women in music, Forbes’ 100 most powerful women and Forbes’ Celebrity 100.
Rihanna is another hot star who has often sported the thigh-high split dress. This photo portrays Rihanna in one such dress. She appeared in this yellow satin gown from Alexandre Vauthier’s 2014 Spring Summer Couture Collection at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party. This dress is again quite alluring, without being gaudy or obscene. In fact, Rihanna looks quite innocent and even shy in this dress.
Rihanna gained prominence with her debut studio album Music of the Sun (2005) and her second album A Girl like Me (2006). Both of these albums ranked in the top 10 of the US Billboard 200. Rihanna is one of the best-selling artists of all time and has sold over 230 million records. She has won eight Grammy Awards, twelve American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards, two Brit Awards, and the Icon Award at the American Music Awards of 2013. In 2012, Forbes ranked her as the fourth most powerful celebrity in the world and she was also included in Time's 100 most influential people in the world. In 2014, the Council of Fashion Designers of America gave her its Fashion Icon lifetime achievement award.
2 Blake Lively
At the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Blake Lively stole the spotlight with this red wine colored dress. The dress itself is quite demure, except for the thigh-high slit, which immediately makes it an alluring and enchanting piece. As always, Blake Lively looks quite tempting in this dress and it was no wonder that some of the media claimed that she took away the attention from the movies showcased at the festival. Some of the media also praised her look – the smoky eyes, light pink lips, and youthful pony tail.
Blake Lively, one of the hottest Hollywood stars, began her acting career at the age of 10. She has had prominent roles in many popular movies, including The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Accepted, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The Town, Green Lantern, Savages, The Age of Adaline, and The Shallows. She has also featured in the drama series Gossip Girl.
1 Toni Braxton
With so many stars sporting the thigh high split dress, it is extremely difficult to pick any one dress – and one star – for the number one position. We leave you with this particular dress that some of the media have included in their lists of most shocking celebrity dresses. Toni Braxton, the well-known singer, wore this Richard Tyler dress at the 2001 Grammy Awards event. Toni is an extremely successful singer and has sold over 67 million records worldwide. She has won numerous awards, including seven Grammy Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, and seven American Music Awards.
We have seen that the thigh high split dress can often be quite innocent and yet, enchanting. But, Toni Braxton took this dress to a completely different level and cut out the innocence altogether. This dress does nothing to hide her wonderful figure. It screams enchantment and glamor and portrays her as a complete seductress.