This Red Carpet Trend Is Taking Cannes by Storm

We love when celebs wear outfits we can recreate for our everyday lives, but we really love stalking the stunning (and sometimes totally over-the-top) things they wear for red carpet events. Feathers! Sequins! More bare skin than a Miami beach! This year, one trend in particular has been popping up on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, and even though she's not in attendance we have Angelina Jolie to thank for it.

The black strapless gown with a leg slit cut up to there by Versace that Jolie wore to the 2012 Oscars wasn't the first leg-baring gown worn by a celeb, but it is certainly one of the most memorable. And now it appears multiple celebs are turning to her for inspiration, with single exposed stems turning up everywhere we look. Here are the ladies so far who have rocked the trend at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

eva longoria at the 72nd annual cannes film festival
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Eva Longoria In Alberta Ferretti

We're really digging Longoria's one-shoulder, one-leg take on the asymmetrical look.

amber headr at the 72nd annual cannes film festival
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Amber Heard In Claes Iversen

A single, mile-long leg is perhaps the only thing that could ever have distracted us from that oversize belt.

carla bruni at the 72nd annual cannes film festival
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Carla Bruni In Celine

Leave it to the Italian beauty to show us how to make this trend feel less overtly sexy and more classically chic.

selena gomez at the 72nd annual cannes film festival
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Selena Gomez In Louis Vuitton

A hint of cleavage, a sliver of midriff and a whole lot of leg.

alessandra ambrosio at the 72nd annual cannes film festival
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Alessandra Ambrosio In Ralph & Russo

Better watch out, Jolie. Looks like you have some strong solo leg competition.

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