Frisky or Frightful? Gwyneth Paltrow Leaves Her Bra Home (Again!) at Awards Gala

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Frisky or Frightful? Gwyneth Paltrow Leaves Her Bra Home (Again!) at Awards Gala
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After recently admitting on GOOP she regretted her decision to go without a bra to the Oscars in 2002, Gwyneth Paltrow repeated the look Saturday night by letting her girls loose at the Siskel Film Gala in Chicago.

Pictures of the "Shallow Hal" star holding her Renaissance Award trophy showed her usually perky breasts heading south in the fitted cream-colored mini-dress.

Alexander McQueen, the designer behind the short-sleeved frock, with its youthful high neckline and pleated tennis skirt, was also the designer who created the "Contagion" star's controversial Oscar dress.

In March, Paltrow acknowledged she made a fashion mistake 11 years ago, writing in her lifestyle blog, "I still love the dress itself but I should have worn a bra." Unlike the more modest brocade dress she wore this weekend, the Oscar gown had a see-through top that left nothing to the imagination.

Ironically, Paltrow made headlines in April for foregoing panties and baring some side butt in the Antonio Berardi gown she wore to her "Iron Man 3" premiere. Could it be that the mother of two has discovered that a surefire way to make headlines is to forget to wear her underwear?

Thus far, reviews on Paltrow's red carpet reveal have been mixed.

A blogger for HuffPo loved her athletic image, writing that instead of dressing to receive an honorary award, "We could have sworn Gwyneth was ready to win Wimbledon." Though the article did not mention Gwynnie's natural look, the site's readers noticed. One suggested, "It's really time for this woman to get a bra."

Just Jared also just let the pictures do the talking, but commenters couldn't resist weighing in. "I think that she's well aware that she isn't wearing a bra -- she's clearly doing it to get attention. How can anyone think that a mother of two baring her nipples is classy," wrote one reader. Another had some beauty advice: "if you have a lift, and then go bra-less, they're going to go saggy again pretty fast."

Not everyone objected to Gwynnie's decision to leave her bra at home. Though some men made positive, if not suggestive, comments, a Perez Hilton commenter took a more feminist stance: "Women should not be made to feel ashamed of their anatomy and clearly that's what's happening here," she wrote, adding that "nipples aren't even a sexual organ" and "this women is being attacked for wearing a dress that happens to define her body shape."

Meanwhile, some readers focused on whether what looked like nipples were really just fabric darts.

What do you think? Does Gwyneth make the braless look work or should the mom of two start wearing underwear?

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