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Slits and Skins: How Stars At The #ABSCBNBall2018 Flaunted More Revealing Cuts

Perhaps it’s the campaigns for more body acceptance, or the growing trend for more skin-shows on social media; whatever the reason, it’s quite clear that this year’s first ABS-CBN Ball gave us a more risqué red carpet. Even traditionally conservative talents dared to reveal a little flesh! But thankfully, everyone still had plenty of good taste, ensuring that nothing is too compromising in their attempts to reveal a little more skin.

READ: Metro’s Top 10 Best-Dressed At The ABS-CBN Ball

Let this be a style master class in the art of showing some skin, because as we all know, there is a fine line between chic cuts, to a fashion faux pas! Check out how these celebs used old-school, and new ways to show a little skin at the ball.


Bare Shoulders

Arguably the most fool-proof way to show skin while also remaining elegant, cuts that reveal bare shoulders are stunning way to show off your feminine curves. And by that, we mean the neck, sloping shoulders and décolletage! Whether completely bare, like Erich Gonzalez, Kim Chiu and Anne Curtis, or with barely there straps like Liza Soberano and Janella Salvador, showing off the shoulders is a timeless, feminine power charm!


Xian Lim wearing Francis Libiran, and Kim Chiu wears Michael Cinco 


Janella Salvador wearing Michael Leyva


Hair up, or hair down? While there’s not really any hard-set rules on this, we say you can’t go wrong with a relaxed updo with gentle locks on the side.

Anne Curtis in Monique Lhuillier 



Stunning. #LizaSoberano ready to hit the red carpet. #ABSCBNBall2018 #MetroxABSCBNBall2018

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Leg Slits

A more modern, daring way to show off some skin, the leg slits are usually used in more body-hugging silhouettes, with added advantage of more leg movement. Recently, leg slits in dresses have rose in popularity, evident in the number of celebrities who sported them in the red carpet. Some notable favorites include Nadine Lustre, Sofia Andres, Pia Wurtzbach and Bela Padilla. How high a slit do you reckon you can wear?

Nadine Lustre wearing Garimon Roferos



Thank you for this beautiful gown @anthonyramirezdesigner ?? #abscbnball2018 ??

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Bela Padilla in Francis Libiran




The Deep ‘V’

Another modern, and more daring look, the plunging necklines or the deliberate opening between the bust area is a scintillating way to draw attention to the upper body. Best of all, you don’t have to be robust in the chest to pull it off; small chested ladies can definitely rock this look!

Kylie Versoza wearing Francis Libiran


Angel Locsin wearing Popo Go



Side Slits

The latest, trendiest skin show cut yet! Side slits and openings play up on revealing areas normally concealed by arms. This doesn’t necessarily have to be too revealing; slits can be as narrow as a cut, like the dresses of Sarah Geronimo and Alice Dixson.

Sarah Geronimo wearing Mark Bumgarner



My most elegant evening ball gown l??k to date #redefine49 Thank you at naacheive.. mmmuah?? #abscbnball2018

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There’s also the famously coined “under boobage” and “side cleavage” trend, which show different angles of the breast (as opposed to the traditional lifted center). If you’re daring enough, like Kathryn Bernardo, Arci Munoz and Julia Barretto, these side slits pave way for a deeper backless cut for an ultra femme fatale moment.

Kathryn Bernardo wearing Jun Escario


Arci Munoz wearing Mark Bumgarner



#Joshlia at #ABSCBNBall2018 #metroxabscbnball2018

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