But this fringe-y frock -- a strange, hot mess from Marchesa -- make Lively's past risky ensembles appear downright G-rated by comparison.
Let's break it down:
The Dress: "Oh, this little old thing?" Showgirl chic. Garish yet pretty. Meant to make jaws drop, men swoon and media outlets take notice. Cue this headline: "XfugXfug, Gossip Fug." She wants that reaction. It keeps her in the headlines.
The Shoes: A tasteful, non-tacky length to offset the Vegas tackiness and confusing elements of the weird, weird dress. Which, come to think of it, resembles a castoff from Kristin Cavallari's wardrobe on "Dancing With the Stars." The heels, too. Oh, now we get it: Lively is totally sending subliminal messages to "DWTS" producers through her outfit. It screams, "CAST ME."
The Date: Nowhere to be found. Lively, who's reportedly dating Ryan Reynolds, left her man at home to walk the carpet solo, as they haven't officially come out as a couple yet. This has the effect of building more public intrigue into the status of Lively's relationship with Reynolds. "Where's Ryan?" wondered the red-carpet reporters corralled inside the "media pen," before getting hit in the face with Lively's cleavage.
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