Gwyneth Paltrow's Sheer Dress and The Rules of Commando Fashion

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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, recently named "Most Beautiful Woman" by People magazine, walked the red carpet at the "Iron Man 3" premier on Wednesday night wearing a dress that was business in the front but a raging all-night party on the side. The Antonio Beradi gown had sheer paneling that exposed Paltrow's hips, quads, and butt (which, as we know, resembles the "butt of a 22-year-old stripper").

It's no longer enough to be short, tight, or low-cut, celebrity dresses are becoming more sheer, slitted, and totally unwelcoming to underwear. The subtext: "I don't need Spanx." What are the rules for pulling off such a look? In Paltrow's case, rule number one: Be prepared to own a wardrobe malfunction.

Rule rule number 2: Spanx are not an option (but perhaps that's your point).


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Rule number 3:
Make sure your bits and pieces are strategically covered up (and frame your bellybutton with a doily design).


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Rule number 4:
If no one notices your thighs, expose your stomach for extra measure.


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Rule number 5: If you're going to show off your legs, you may as well aim for the full body effect.

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