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Celebrities have a lot to deal with on the red carpet — flashing lights, wardrobe malfunctions, and being asked only about their dresses and romantic lives rather than their career and projects. 

It takes a fashion boss to rock a thigh-high slit with confidence when hoards of paparazzi are ready and waiting for a gust of wind to show your bits. But there's something so strong about a woman standing tall and empowered in a dress with a thigh-high slit; the dresses themselves a feat of architecture and the bodies in them like IRL sculpture. 

Already this year we've seen 30 amazing thigh-high (and body diverse!) dress moments that will go down in fashion history. 

1

Iskra Lawrence 

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The plus-size model wore a thigh-split LBD at this year's SAG awards.

2

Alessandra Ambrosio

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The Vanity Fair Oscars party saw A LOT of leg, especially from this VS model.

3

Taraji P. Henson

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Allow Taraji to show us ALL how to wear a high slit.

4

Rita Ora

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If Rita Ora's Grammys gown taught us anything, it's that there's no such thing as a dress that sits too high on your thigh.

5

Gal Gadot 

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"Wonder Woman" attended the Vanity Fair Oscars party in this leg-baring red gown.

6

Andra Day

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The singer slayed this pink (and leg-revealing) blazer gown. 

7

Hailee Steinfeld

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The singer matched the red carpet at a pre-Grammys gala.

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Steinfeld opted for another thigh-high dress at the Grammy Awards. 

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La La Anthony

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La La hit fashion week in this sexy black look.

10

Nicole Kidman

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Kidman showed a little leg at this year's Oscars.

11

Lupita Nyong'o

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The actress was a vision in gold at this year's Oscars.

12

Giuliana Rancic

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The TV host rocked this black embellished gown at this year's Grammys.

13

Molly Sims

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Thigh-high gowns know no age limits, and 44-year-old Molly Sims is proof.

14

Ashley Graham

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Who can forget this moment from Graham at the Vanity Fair Oscars party?

15

Eve

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High-slit gowns work in daylight, too. Eve rocked this one at the 2018 Daytime Emmy Awards.

16

Cardi B

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Cardi showed a sliver of skin at the pre-Grammys party.

17

Adrienne Bailon

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Bailon's SAG Awards was also a naked dress.

18

Alison Brie

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Clearly, the actress knows how to rock her angles in a slit dress.

19

Iggy Azalea 

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Iggy's iHeart Radio Music Awards look this year was a 50/50 covered and nude moment.

20

Kerry Washington

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The "Scandal" star stood in solidarity with #TimesUp by wearing a black gown to this year's Golden Globes.

21

Issa Rae

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Rae wore both a plunging neckline and a high-slit gown on the red carpet.

22

Lea Michele

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Michele's thigh-high look keeps it simple and classic. 

23

Blanca Blanco

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Blanco wore head-turning red instead of opting for black like the majority of women who nodded #TimesUp at the 2018 Golden Globes. And that's OK! 

24

Eva Longoria

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Longoria proved leggy dresses and baby bumps were made for each other. 

25

Jennifer Lopez

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J.Lo's Time 100 Gala ensemble was all about the thighs.

26

SZA

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The singer's Grammy gown had a lot of fabric, which hid the thigh slit.

27

Lana Del Rey

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Ethereal thigh-slit realness, because what else would we expect from Del Rey?

28

Angelina Jolie

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Jolie, who put the slit dress back on the map in 2012, wore this elegant gown to the BAFTAs.

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Amy Schumer

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Schumer had a leggy moment at the premiere of her movie, "I Feel Pretty."

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