Gwyneth Paltrow Takes 40 by Storm in Sexy Cut-Out Dress: Trend to Try or Pass By? (PHOTOS & POLL)

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By the looks of her, 40 is treating Gwyneth Paltrow very well so far. In one of her first public appearances since turning the big 4-0, the actress stunned in a revealing black cutout dress at the Golden Heart Gala in NYC last night.

On-hand to support pals Michael Kors and Ryan Murphy, the actress stole the show in her skin-revealing sheath that had tongues wagging.

The mom-of-two’s sexy yet sophisticated look offers a lesson in how to pull off the cutout trend with class. Paltrow offset the cutout neckline and coordinating side panels with a longer hemline and simple silhouette.

Neither too tight nor too loose, the curve-skimming fit kept Paltrow’s overall look elegant and age-appropriate.

Minimal accessories and sleek pulled-back hair let the busy neckline shine, while pointy-toed pumps added a ladylike touch.

The always on-trend actress added subtle of-the-moment touches, with white pumps (Naomi Watts and Kate Bosworth have also sported crisp white pumps recently) and an embellished black cuff.

What do you think of Paltrow’s cutout dress?

See the other celebs showing some skin in cutout dresses in our gallery. Trend to try or pass by? Cast your vote in the poll to the right.

See how other celebrity trends stack up in the video below.

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