Celebrities turn to the halter dress for the red carpet because they know it's one of the sexiest formal looks around. Several variations exist, including a knot-front halter and a tie-behind-the-neck look; straps vary in size from spaghetti-width to wide, soft straps.
The halter dress calls extra attention to the upper half of the body, including the face, shoulders and bustline. This makes it great to help draw unwanted attention away from heavy hips or legs.
Skip the necklace with a halter dress: it's just too much going on at the neckline. Opt for long earrings and pulled-up hair for a glamorous touch.