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What’s Your Most Red Carpet-Ready Feature?

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Charlize Theron rocks the red carpet. She's kind of my style idol. Credit: HFPA

I might be the sporty tomboy type a good bit of the time, but good grief, do I love watching red carpet arrivals at big award shows. I love picking my best and worst dressed of the evening (from the comfort of my couch, where I’m very likely wearing yoga pants and a tank top, but whatever—the TV only goes one way).

Inevitably, I start trying to determine which dresses I would want to wear. Like, at the Golden Globes, although I thought Charlize Theron looked incredible (full disclosure—she’s pretty much my favorite person to watch on the red carpet EVER), I could not pull that off. However, my other favorites, Paula Patton and Sarah Michelle Gellar? How can I get those dresses in my closet right now? Can anyone tell me? Spectacular.

But! This is a fitness site, not a forum for discussing celebrity fashion—isn’t that what Twitter is for? So what’s my point?

I’m curious whether the rest of you imagine yourselves strutting your stuff down the red carpet, and, if so, what type of dress are you wearing? What body parts are you showing off, and which are you hiding?

FITNESS magazine and Yahoo! Shine teamed up to poll readers about their body confidence and found that thighs are commonly our least favorite body part, while we tend to like showing off our cleavage and our booties. FITNESS also looked at which celebs had the most rockin’ bodies at the Golden Globes, naming Kate Beckinsale the best body, Sofia Vergara best cleavage (surprise, surprise), and Jessica Alba was the best body after baby, among other super-hot stars.

(For the record, the best quote of the night came from Vergara, who answered a question about reports that she’d been doing two-a-days at the gym to get ready for awards season. She credited her sleek and strong arms to Gunnar Peterson, but her boobs to cake. I can get behind that workout program.)

Apparently I’m like most other women—I’m not shy about showing a little cleavage when it’s appropriate, but I also don’t mind showing a little leg. Now it’s your turn to chime in. What body parts would you like to flaunt on the red carpet? What kind of dress would you like to wear? —Kristen

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