Blake Lively’s Ab-Baring Little Black Dress – See Photos
Blake Lively shakes things up!
On March 18, the Gossip Girl was pictured outside the Gem Awards in New York wearing a little black dress that is anything but boring. The mixed-material LBD balances its wide, plunging midriff neckline with long leather sleeves and a below-the-knee skirt, making it the perfect dress for any occasion.
Blake kept her bare neck and hair out of her face to give her earrings room to shine and completed the look with a Chanel clutch and Christian Louboutin heels.
This is a major style change for Blake, who is known to be her own stylist. For one thing, she’s a big fan of color with a capital C. From that neon yellow Oscar de la Renta moment to her recent pastel dress of many colors, you’re more likely to find Blake rocking the full ROYGBIV spectrum than an all-black look, even if arrived occasionally.
And while she’s no stranger to plunging necklines (check out this bright purple pantsuit), Blake also tends to focus on one particular asset at a time.
Take it as a sign to get out of your comfort zone. The dramatic cutout trend is definitely having a moment, with everyone from Rihanna to Zoë Kravitz to Anne Hathaway jumping on board — and looking absolutely stunning.
All that to say that Blake Lively knows what she’s doing. There’s a reason she was just chosen to host the upcoming Met Gala with hubby Ryan Reynolds, Regina King and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
To follow up on last year’s theme, In America: a fashion lexiconthe upcoming event will inaugurate the Met’s fashion exhibition, titled In America: A Fashion Anthology. While it’s definitely one of the most star-studded events of the year, we can’t wait to see what Blake wears on the first Monday in May.