Ciara shows flagrant disregard for the “cleavage OR legs” rule of fashion

Ciara

Ciara! It’s short skirt OR low cut top, not both! It’s one of the most basic rules of style, you know, but your appearance here at the Annual Hip-Hop Action Summit Network Awards (catchy name, huh?) in an outfit which just skims the crotch, but still bares the boobs, makes us wonder if this so-called "rules" is perhaps becoming obsolete…

The Case for the Defense:

If anyone has the figure to flash both boobs AND legs, it’s Ciara. She’s young, she’s got a great figure, why shouldn’t she flaunt it? And you know, she is at an awards ceremony, not just walking down the street dressed like this.

The Case for the Prosecution:

If she was just walking down the street in this outfit, it probably wouldn’t be The Fashion Police she’d have to worry about, know what we mean? You’d never see Audrey Hepburn dressed like this, is all we’re sayin’… 

Over to you, The Jury: do you think the "legs or cleavage, never both" rule is outdated, or do you think it’s still best to leave a little something to the imagination.

7 Comments

  • February 27, 2008

    Orla

    Oh, she’d look so so much better if that were a mid to lower thigh length skirt. I’ve seen more offensive flaunts of the rule, but it still stands.
    More importantly though, those shoes are vomitous!

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  • February 27, 2008

    Beeyah!

    Umm this is not the 1950’s those rules are obsolete. She looks great and it’s a hip hop awards event not some stuffy pretentious charity dinner.
    Work it!

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  • February 27, 2008

    heather

    I like the “never both” rule–it just makes sense. Usually the goal in having a short skirt or cleavage is to draw the eye–and if you draw the eye in too many directions the effect is overwhelming instead of appealing. Its like the rule of thirds in photography and painting composition. By sticking to the rule you create something more appealing and by breaking it you overwhelm your audience.
    Or think of it this way–if everyone were to break that rule we would have a ton of train wrecks.

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  • February 27, 2008

    Ma'at

    The rule is the least of my issues with what CeCe was wearing. I just don’t LIKE what she has on, I think the whole thing is vomitous. But as far as the rule I think some can be broken but for most women this isn’t one. I mean how often is it appropriate to show off all your “Goodies”

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  • February 27, 2008

    EZibbets

    Anyone’s thighs would look thunderous in that hemline. Yuck.
    The rule stands: boobs or legs, not both.

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  • February 27, 2008

    Danielle

    I can’t think of anything beyond, “What the hell is on her feet?!”

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  • February 28, 2008

    YesSir

    She looks very good to my eyes…

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