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We all owned that one questionable body-conscious "going-out dress" in college. Some of us — no need to raise hands here — might’ve even owned several! Mine was an inexpensive fuchsia number from American Apparel, but some prefer to splurge on this essential item of clubwear (see: Broad City’s Abbi and her infamous blue freakum dress). Either way, it was likely a staple in your closet...for a time, that is.
See, while the body-con silhouette had a major moment in the aughts, most fashion-y celebs — with the notable exception of everyone in the Kardashian/Jenner family — tend to steer clear of bandage dresses these days. But yesterday’s CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards red carpet proved the style’s still alive and kicking — and amazingly, everyone who wore a second-skin, curve-hugging outfit to the event looked pretty fantastic. Standouts included Gina Rodriguez (who matched her lipstick to her Haney dress to accept the Female Star of Tomorrow Award), Bryce Dallas Howard (who went with a bright pink pencil skirt and black off-the-shoulder top to take home the Excellence in Acting Award), and Vivica A. Fox (not many 51-year-olds would go for an Hervé Léger jumpsuit, but I’m glad she did). See everyone’s form-fitting outfits in the gallery above.