Side cutouts. A plunging neckline. An open back. There’s plenty of flirty ways to show skin when dressing to the nines, but there’s just something about a thigh-high leg slit that just exudes red carpet glamour. From Angelina’s famed Oscars dress to basically every Kendall gown, showing off your stems is basically a mainstay in the world of formal wear. Ready to strut your stuff this summer? We pulled 8 long evening dresses that are a cut above the rest (see what we did there?) Scroll below so you, too, can have your red carpet moment. Killer pair of heels optional.
Whether it’s spring, winter, summer, or fall, a leg slit dress universally suits any season, making any of these styles perfect for an upcoming RSVP…and again for a glitzy holiday party. Leg slits serve a dual purpose of posh and practical; a pop of leg makes maneuvering around the room (and dance floor!) a breeze due to its non-constricting silhouette.
A thigh-baring look is daring on its own, so scope out dresses with more modest necklines. Get set to stun in a mod one shoulder style, or go for a beaded v-neck for an extra dose of luxe. Want to be on-point with one of the hottest trends? Then a satin wrap dress is your black tie go-to. Slip it on and the night is yours.