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The Hottest Red Carpet Accessory This Week: Questionable Cleavage

07/31/2013 at 12:22 PM ET

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We are big proponents of the saying “If you’ve got it, flaunt it” — within reason, of course.

So after seeing three stars this week cross that reasonable line, we felt the need to call out Kate Upton, Tyra Banks and Paula Patton for abusing the privilege of having phenomenal décolletage by putting it on display in a less-than-fabulous manner.

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We can’t fault supermodel Upton for wanting to try the sheer trend, but when your chest requires you to wear super-supportive undergarments, it’s best to show off other assets under gauzy fabric — like a killer back or great legs. Even a plunging neckline would have been super-sexy, but this peek at her hardworking nude strapless number totally negates the allure of the sheer style.

Banks’s cardinal cleavage sin? Pushing her gals up so high that she risks a total knockout with one wrong move. Looking saucy is one thing; looking like you might suffocate is quite another. One final thought: If you do find that your earrings are grazing your breasts, it may be time to swap out the earrings or the pushup bra. Or both.

Finally, Patton makes the mistake of just going for too much. A good rule of thumb is to expose top cleavage or underboob — showing both can be overkill. Add a way-up-to-there slit and the look is head-turning, but not for the right reasons.

Tell us: What do you think of these ladies’ latest looks? How would you tone them down?

–Alex Apatoff

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Sophia on

Where would you like their boobs to go?? Stupid article. The person who wrote this must be really small busted

jBl on

They all look totally ridiculous–not EVEN sexy!!!

HB on

at least Kate Upton has REAL ones !!! cant hide that !!!!!

Katie on

Why Kate…why??? And Paula is waayyy prettier than this dress.

gigiluv on

Paula is an absolute natural beauty. I dont care about the cleavage as much as the dress itself…she is way better than this!

ella on

That is really gross

AD on

they all look terrible….. im all for showing a little clevage now and then but thats just way too much. ridiculous!!

kay on

kates dress would have been so classy and adorable if it werent for that mesh. there IS such a thing as tryng too hard. not to mention it just looks ridiculous and trashy. tyra…just looks like a tranny. whats up w her hair and make up?? dress is nice but she should have toned down the cleavage and it wouldve been perfect. paula looks great, although the ponytail hairdo doesnt really go with that style of dress.

suzy diamond on

Are these women desperate or what? They look cheap and I thought they were going for sexy. They are CLUELESS!

Julia Emry on


tanya on

Their boobs all look fake.

Mel on

Paula Patton, as beautiful as she is, always has questionable wardrobe taste. Tyra just looks like an aging drag queen and Kate Upton has no excuse at all — that’s just ugly.

andria on

Kate Upton looks trashy and ghetto! Paula p. Looks gorgeous!!!!!

KK on

That’s TYRA?! She looks like a tranny! I didn’t even recognize her!!!

Sandy on

They look like pigs!!!

Jennifer on

Tyra looks BAD!!!

Karen on

What has Tyra done to herself???!!!!

Nanu 08 on

Guess all the BIG girls wanted to bust out……tacky!!!!!

Ellen Cormier on

Kate Upton’s Dress doesn’t fit her breasts, just looks too top heavy.

Kat on

Kate might get away with that dress if the waistline was higher. The gap between the bottom of her bust and the waist creates a weird shadow that ruins any flattering the dress could provide.

Lori on

Awful, awful, awful!!!

Kit1972 on

I don’t like to be so judgmental, but honestly, Kate Upton looks horrendous. Those don’t even look like breasts, but rather saggy balloons under that sheer/gauze. Just a hideous dress choice, not figure-flattering at all.

Terri on

They all look like tramps

BBB on

All three are beautiful ladies with amazing bosoms but for once People is right, the way they’ve showcased their assets in these pictures is not that great. There are so many other ways they would look smoking and not at all desperate/trashy/any other words people are using to describe their poor wardrobe choices.

Mandy on

Oh get over it! There are more important things to worry about than these woman’s natural boobs!

marcy on

Upton what we’re you thinking. That is showing way to much and looks fake and cheap. Patton looks good I think.

bob on

i’m a heterosexual male, tone them down, forget it!

Brandi on

As someone with large breasts, it is hard to hide them, no matter what you wear. Yes, these women could have done a little better of a job but its hard finding clothes that fit. More often then not, you find clothes to fit your boobs and you have to have EVERYTHING else tailored to your body.

gopackgo on

The broad in the middle looks like someone just scared her… that or her face is frozen that way… SCARY…

Kristy Crowder on

Wearing the right clothes and undergarments would be a huge improvement.

What terrible examples for young impressionable girls……:(

If they want to dress like hookers why don’t they go to the Bunny Ranch where it might be appreciated or at least expected!

Tina on

I can’t stand when women who have ample breasts push/mush them together like that. So unnecessary. It looks forced and uncomfortable. Trying too hard. We see. You have full breasts. Lovely

Anonymous on

Lipton’s hanging melons are the strangest site I’ve seen in a long time.

Jill on

Oh my goodness, Kate’s dress is just AWFUL!! The first thing that popped into my mind when I saw it was WTF is she wearing?!

Sally on

Tyra looks like an idiot. Oh wait….she is!!!!!!

rainbow34 on

I believe that any person has the right to wear ANYthing he or she wants, but I have never seen a photo of Kate Upton that wasn’t an affront to my eyes. She is just so….unpleasant to look at!

millicentrorar on

look at that “one hand on hip” pose the first two use. Paula decides to put BOTH hands on hips. How creative!

Curly Dahl on

Well, it looks like Tyra went under the knife on her face and her boobs and she shouldn’t have (Just like Vivica and Jada P Smith).

Jane on

Upton—just no. Paula Patton is not that bad, she has curves and at least the girls are not shoved up to her chin.

But I do wish the pointed toe shoe trend would end. They look uncomfortable and make your foot look two sizes larger and when you already have large feet, they make your feet go from tug boats to submarines!!

kadu on

OMFG!! What is up with Tyra’s face?? Her once big Ethiopian lookin head now is all stretched and she looks like a bad imitation of a drag queen.. No disrespect to drag queens as I love them!

LucyGoosey on

every single one of my Goodwill dresses is prettier than these frocks

BBB on

@Jane, hahaha I LOVE pointed shoes. However, I have small feet so I actual like that they elongate my foot and, thus, in some way, my legs as well. To each their own!

nunya on

Gross. I see tyra has gotten into plastic surgey..gross..and kate upton is so pretty but this is stupid…and paula patton is beautiful and has a fineass husband so what does she care

Cccg on

“A good rule of thumb is to expose top cleavage or underboob — showing both can be overkill.” Really? How about “A good rule of thumb is to show little to no cleavage.”

DHendricks on

Many celebs believes that breasts are more important than any other part of a woman — including hair/makeup, dress & shoes, what she says and how she speaks, and certainly more important than what’s on the inside. Some would be puzzled if you told them a woman can be beautiful and sexy without displaying as much of their breasts as the law will allow, and only rarely will you see them at a formal event without LOTS of boob. We all know who they are, and we know who they are NOT. For example, can you imagine Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock, Jessica Alba, Julia Roberts, Helen Mirren, or Katie Holmes wearing an outfit like this? And tell me if I missed a news flash, but I don’t recall the infamous KK (now trying to drop her pregnancy lbs) showing the kind of pride in her pregnancy or her baby that she shows for her breasts. When was the last time you saw her where the first thing you noticed WASN’T the chest rack? (OK, other than the flowered drapes she wore at the Met Ball.) All I’m saying is that we all know where the class-and-elegance line is drawn, so “Happy Breasts are here again” shouldn’t be a surprise any more. It’s almost become a contest as to who can show the most, and I don’t even see all that much embarrassment over nipple slips and commando-flashes. Very sad. If I thought a bra drive would help, I’d start one myself.

granny2nine on

Pontoons !

Dylan on

HATE IT!!! We tried to gain respect years ago and these women turn back time to make women look like brainless sex objects. I always said a woman could look appealing in a turtleneck!! Can’t stand today’s standards.

katty on

Tyra is a “supermodel?” She looks terrible. I don’t think she’s very pretty. Paula Is ALWAYS beautiful. No matter what. Sorry, she just can do no wrong. And Kate looks fine to me? Maybe poor dress choice but that’s merely opinion…she’s still beautiful.

Thats Tyra? on

That’s Tyra Banks???? Whoa, what has she done to herself, not good. I didn’t even recognize her.

Tracy on

What happened to Tyra Banks? Wasn’t she supposed to be a super model? You surely cannot tell in this picture…Gross

jsp81355 on

Holy mackerel, talk about bazookas. These three ladies have got it going on. That dress that Kate Upton is wearing is doing her no favors. She is a gorgeous woman and needs to find another stylist.

Lisa m. on

Kate’s is the worst. Her boob looks like it’s the head of a nursing baby.

Ruby on

They all look ridiculous. It’s not like they can’t afford clothes that flatter their bodies.

mrsmass on

Kate isn’t showing cleavage. That’s just underboob.

Mims on

Why shame someone for their body? Bodies and breasts of all shapes and sizes are beautiful. Including the ladies in these photos.

Mims on

Anyway, people are not going to be happy no matter what you wear. SO WEAR what YOU want, ladies!

asoldiersdream on

Lol oh why not???

beachy on

Do They all just go to the plastic surgeon and say-’fill up my entire chest cavity’? They are all ridiculous looking-and I am sick of looking at these deep caverns of cleavage-jeez-Moderation in all things, people.

Ditty on

Upton’s is a bit obscene. The other two not so bad except Patton should lower the zipper a bit.

tracy on

Really Ladies, how about showing a little class here, your in the public eye not speed dating, they should all know better, esp if they have stylists and even if they dont its not the first time they dressed themselves to go out in public! Kates underboob dress is so raunchy and classless I would rather see her on the cover of Sports Illustrated in her next to nothing bikinis!!!!!!!!!!!!

She's Brantastic on

Lol not all women with big breasts have implants…get over it. Tyra Banks even had an ultrasound done on her breasts on live tv a few years back to prove she was all natural. I think she got caught with a very bad facial expression in this picture (almost like she can’t breathe because her breasts are pushed up so high) instead of all the work people are claiming she had done in their comments. Kate Upton’s dress wouldn’t have been bad if the part underneath her breasts wasn’t sheer … but it doesn’t look horrible on her, just odd. And Paula Patton doesn’t look that bad either…she and the dress are both gorgeous but it is a bit too low cut for my taste. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but some of these comments went overboard on harshness and it just seems so unnecessary. We’ve all made a questionable choice or two in clothing at some point in our lives…some people really need to lighten up.

Roger on

There is nothing wrong with their outfits. They look sexy and gorgeous.


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