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May 17, 2015 1:15 PM

CANNES TREND: It's all eyes on shoulders on red carpet

The Associated Press

CANNES (AP) It's all eyes on shoulders at the Cannes Film Festival, with red-carpet stars ditching the bust in favor of accentuating the upper torso and shoulders through embellishments or bare skin.

Charlize Theron wowed crowds at the French Riviera's "Mad Max: Fury Road" premiere in a black Valentino dress with a horizontal tulle section across her shoulders.

Emma Stone repeated this coup in a black Oscar de la Renta lace dress with a sheer band across the upper torso at the "Irrational Man" photo call.

Rachel Weisz chanelled a similar style but in white for "The Lobster" premiere in a Louis Vuitton gown with a sequined section that drew eyes up to her shoulders.

Elsewhere, the trend was for shoulders to be sexily exposed with truncated gowns with the top parts lopped off like Natalie Portman's delicate Dior strapless gown in black and pale blue.

One of the best shoulder looks was comeback kid Sienna Miller who shone in a speckled gray Balenciaga off-the-shoulder dress from Fall 2015 with a band that accentuated her enviable upper torso.

The secret for shoulders is: Toned, but not too skinny!


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