Talk about a breath of fashion fresh air! Not to toot our own horns, but the MTV Movie Awards are sort of the crown jewel of the spring awards show season. Sure, the winter red carpets like the Golden Globes and Oscars are steeped in unrivaled glamour, but let’s be honest: It’s really nice to finally see a little leg.
The 2014 Movie Awards certainly didn’t let us down in the skin department (and we’re not just talking about shirtless Zac Efron). First of all, did you see Rihanna? The “Monster” singer arrived wearing little more than lingerie — a satin, corseted bodysuit and a billowing sheer robe, both Ulyana Sergeenko. #phreshouttheboudoir.
Of course, Miss Fenty is a bit of a fashion unicorn (in that she can and will pull off anything). But there were plenty of other examples of spring skin, from the overt to the peekaboo. Pre-show co-host Zendaya served a ton of leg in a long-sleeve neon Ungaro dress with a very high, right-justified slit, while presenter Rita Ora went for a somewhat opposite approach, keeping her hem floor-length and modest but her neckline very, very revealing.
Above all else, subtle skin was the MVP of the night’s red carpet. Shailene Woodley let her olive-hued, all-leather-everything Balmain ensemble breathe with a little crop top action, while Ellie Goulding flashed some flesh via waist cutouts on either side of her white Armani gown. Even more stealth were the sheer moments along the sides of Nicki Minaj’s Alexander McQueen and the bodice of Iggy Azalea’s Galliano dress.
Finally, while she may not have revealed quite as much skin, we can’t round out our red-carpet recap without highlighting the forever-nailing-it Lupita Nyong’o. With her pailette-encrusted sleeves, turtleneck, and midi skirt hem, L still stood out in the modest Chanel silhouette thanks to the dress’ exciting, multicolored, confectionery print.