The Sexiest Red Carpet Dresses of 2012 (PHOTOS)

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The red carpet sizzled this year, as one daring dress after the other paraded past the flashing lights.

From Angelina Jolie thigh-high slits to plunging necklines to Christina Hendricks’ curve-hugging gown, skin was by far the year’s biggest red carpet fashion trend.

Katy Perry sporting some cleavage? Rihanna showing a lil’ skin? Okay, not all of these risqué looks are completely shocking.

But there are some stars that made the list who aren’t your usual sex kitten culprits, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kristin Stewart.

So what made 2012’s red carpet dresses so hot?

This year it was all about cutouts, lace (not necessarily the Kate Middleton prim and proper type), sheer panels and cleavage — lots and lots of cleavage.

From the sultry to the daring to the risque, stars sizzled on the red carpet in 2012.

Click here to see how celebrities brought the heat to the red carpet this year.

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Which dress wins your vote for the sexiest dresses of the year? 

Check out more of 2012’s sexiest red carpet trends in the galleries below.



There’s still time to score the holiday’s hottest dresses — more in the video below.