Is Back The New Cleavage?

Beyonce's fashionably late entrance  may have been the most talked about at Monday night's Met Gala but what caught my attention the most was the parade of back out gowns.  The trend was prevalent on the event billed as the Oscars of Fashion. Supermodels  Liya Kebede  and Karolina Kurkova worked the trend in  Tory Burch and Rachel Zoe. Actresses  Camilla Belle and Cameron Diaz pulled it off as well in Ralph Lauren and Stella McCartney. Pop star Rihanna offered a full deep v back in Tom Ford.

Going backless isn't for everyone. Unlike cleavage which can be faked with the help of surgeons and padding, a stunning back out dress is a combination of flawless skin, well toned  lats, traps and delts. To date,  the most stunning back out red carpet moment guys to Hilary Swank in Guy Laroche at the 2005 Oscars. She was nominated and won for Million Dollar Baby that evening but that gown gave Hilary a huge backing.