Peek-a-boo! Is side cleavage EVER stylish
00:48 GMT, 29 May 2012
This weekend, as ex-Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger prowled around the Monaco Grand Prix in a monochrome backless playsuit, cut precariously around her trim torso to reveal the outer extremities of her pert bosom, she gave the seal of approval to a look that has been gathering momentum lately.
We’ve seen a host of stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson and Anne Hathaway being early adopters of ‘side cleavage’ on the red carpet.
But this look might not transfer well to the High Street, being best left to the gym-honed physiques of Hollywood’s leading ladies.
If you must, ensure your top fits like a glove to avoid embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions — and never underestimate the value of toupee tape.
Picture research by Claire Cisotti
Side show: Nicole Scherzinger
Cheryl Cole, trying for sensual, strains at the seams
A Gwynner, not a loser: Workout-honed Miss Paltrow carries off this space-age, silver satin Prada mini dress in New York with stylish aplomb
Road-test your gown first, darling! Anne Hathaway loses her dignity completely. Side cleavage has to be a statement, not an unfortunate accident.
Natalie Portman shows her sexy side in pewter-silk, and gets away with it
Carey Mulligan, chic from the front, is just too revealing from the side
Did Lady Victoria Hervey flatter her curves – or just flatten them
Abbey Crouch proves WAGs can be elegantly alluring, and not just vulgar
This pretty gown would look fab if it fitted tiny Konnie Huq
Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley can wear almost anything stylishly
Lindsay Logan gives a side-cleavage salute – but with such innocent eyes!
Nicole Kidman's showing a hint of her bust without appearing unladylike