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Style trend: The best hot halternecks

The halterneck is highlighting fashion's new(ish) erogenous zones - the back and shoulders

  • Stars in halternecks
    From left: Zoe Saldana, Dania Ramirez, Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger, Garcelle Beauvais and Angelina Jolie loImage Credit: Getty Images
  • Stars in halternecks
    From left: Grey slinky Halston Heritage @, Dh742 Cream stripe New Look, Dh315 OImage Credit: Grace Paras/ANM

Necklines and hemlines are always on the move during awards season, but this year's two-month-long red carpet fashion marathon is making us hyper-aware of the fact that if we want to keep up with those Hollywood glamazons, we need to get involved with some serious bench press action in the coming weeks.

Halterneck gowns have been as much of a ceremony staple as a glittering golden statuette with dozens of celebs eschewing cleavage-enhancing gowns for high-necked numbers that show off toned backs and honed shoulders.

Melding this season's sporty edge with 70s glamour, the appeal of the halterneck gown is twofold - skinny girls with smaller busts can use it to focus the eye on their sculpted shoulders and lean arms, while bustier girls can minimise their assets and elongate the body with a draped neckline that draws the eye up and across.

Better still, a halterneck with an interesting back guarantees you look as fab leaving as arriving - what an exit plan!

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