This has been a pretty major week for Amy Schumer. Not only has the comedian been making headlines for can’t-believe-she-went-there quotes during the late night talk show rounds promoting her new film Trainwreck (an essential weekend watch), but she was also nominated for an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the hilarious Inside Amy Schumer. Oh, and then there’s that GQ cover. But what also caught our eyes over these last seven days was the outfit she wore to the NYC Trainwreck premiere, a not-so-typical LBD with dramatically open sides. Let’s just say if Laverne Cox is the queen of chic underboob, Amy just took home the crown for tasteful sideboob — and you should take note.
Sure, the sides are completely open-air, but the dress itself is by no means slinky. Thick straps and a pencil skirt give it a more conservative feel, which makes the look totally premiere-worthy — or for us non-A-listers, a prime candidate for an upscale dinner date — versus something to toss on for a night out at the bar. That’s especially true when paired with her glamorous makeup (those lashes!), strappy-heeled sandals and arm candy like co-star Bill Hader.
If this sounds like a sartorial (side) plunge you’re wanting to take, just make sure you’re comfortable with the low-to-non-existent levels of support a dress like this will warrant (because a rogue bra strap is never ever classy). For the most discreet coverage possible, try a set of pasties. My current faves are these Lingerie Solutions Breast Shapers ($17) that you can get at Target — they’re lightweight, provide just a nudge of lift and last a handful of day-long wears. But remember, boobs-out isn’t the only way you can wear a dress with low-cut sides.
Layering is always an option. Like we showed you recently, a cute collared blouse under a top or dress with low-cut sides can update the racy garment into a look HR would totally approve of. Red carpet to real world just like that.
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