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09/13/2012 at 05:00 PM ET

Salma Hayek, Kate Hudson, Jaime King WireImage; FilmMagic; WireImage

While designers were showcasing their spring 2013 collections at New York Fashion Week, the stars were stepping out on the red carpet in fall’s hottest looks. Here are two trends we want to see more of, plus one style we’re ready to retire this week:

Down: Asymmetrical hemlines: Short in the front, long in the back dresses were everywhere this summer, but the breezy style just doesn’t feel right on a formal satin dress like Salma Hayek‘s. You can still wear high-low hemlines, just save them for a more casual setting.

Up: Sexy evening pantsuits: Menswear-inspired looks such as boyfriend blazers and jeans have been big for a while, but now the trend is ready to party. Kate Hudson wore a sleek white Alexander McQueen pantsuit with black detailing on the lapel and leg paired with a lace Cosabella camisole to Wednesday night’s Glee premiere. And other fashionistas — including Elle FanningHalle Berry and Naomi Watts — seem to be following suit (literally).

Up: Racy side cleavage: Jaime King‘s citrus sheath would be pretty demure if it weren’t for that eye-catching flash of skin. It’s an unexpected way to do sexy, but if you try the trend, you should pick up some double-sided tape to prevent a wardrobe malfunction.

Tell us: Would you ever wear a pantsuit to a formal event? Vote below!

Want more Trend Report? Click to hear our thoughts on leather skirtssheer sleeves and neon.

–Jennifer Cress

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Redcarpetcritique on

Salma looks like she has the bed covers bulled up under her arms. Not very flattering unless you are watching tv in bed and trying to be warm. thanks, anyway, Salma, but you have looked better.

YoungerButtStylin' on

Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Hilary Clinton, etc., – to name but a few well-known women – ALL wear pantsuits. Yes, they are in an older class of celebs, still, they have the bucks and the fashion sense to wear anything they choose. Clearly, we are in a time that anything appropriate to the one wearing the clothes, is a green light go.

john mammas on

Why do people feel compelled to wear what some other so called fashion guru tells them .The only advice we should be taking from fashion trend news is dont buy whats in cause in a couple of months they will make you feel uncomfortable to put it on cause its no longer in!!

Adele on

Oh! Jamie King is very skinny… I don’t know if this trend suits her that well… It shows how bony she is…

Guest on

Assymetrical hemlines either look sloppy or look like a mullet!

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