The Hottest Red Carpet Accessory This Week: Questionable Cleavage

07/31/2013 at 12:22 PM ET

Red carpet boobsStartraks; Splash News Online; BEImages

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

FILED UNDER: Fashion , Lingerie , Tyra Banks

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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

YUCK

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