Pelvic-High Slit, All Sheer and High-Low Hemline Dress Trends Need to End

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While we are fans of trendy dresses, not all trends deserve the spotlight.

In fact, some of them should be banned forever, especially from red carpet events. Here are three of the dress trends that we hope will disappear soon:

1. Pelvic-High Slits

Probably the most unappealing trend that happened last year was the pelvic-high slit, which just left everyone with a bad taste in the mouth.

We like legs, but showing off the pelvic and the crotch regions are downright tacky no matter how “couture” the dress is. A few of the celebrities who so boldly exposed their pelvis on the red carpet include Iggy Azalea and Kendall Jenner.

Iggy Azalea had a serious wardrobe malfunction at the 20th MTV Europe Music AwardsIggy Azalea had a serious wardrobe malfunction at the 20th MTV Europe Music Awards held at the Ziggo Dome in the Netherlands on November 10, 2013

You can show off your gams; just take down the slits a notch to prevent pelvic exposure. Additionally, one side slit always looks better than two slits. How about one of these dresses from Shopbop?

Tbags Los Angeles Racer Back Maxi Dress with Slit in NavyTbags Los Angeles Racer Back Maxi Dress with Slit in Navy, $194

Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen Crossover Sarong Dress in SageShades of Grey by Micah Cohen Crossover Sarong Dress in Sage, $150

Lovers + Friends "Lasting Impression" Dress in BlackLovers + Friends “Lasting Impression” Dress in Black, $154

2. Sheer All the Way

The semi-sheer trend was a big hit last year. Sadly, it was taken to extremes instead of played within moderation.

A number of unfortunate celebrities fell victim to the trend and bared all for everyone to see, turning it from sexy sheer to nearly naked.

Rihanna's naked Swarovski-crystal-encrusted Adam Selman dress at the 2014 CFDA Fashion AwardsRihanna’s naked Swarovski-crystal-encrusted Adam Selman dress at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards at Lincoln Center in New York City on June 2, 2014

Who could forget Rihanna’s Tom Ford dress at the CFDA Fashion Awards? It might have been all blinged out with Swarovski crystals, but it was far from glamorous.

Miley Cyrus in a Tom Ford dress from the Spring 2015 collection at the 2014 amfAR Inspiration GalaMiley Cyrus in a Tom Ford dress from the Spring 2015 collection at the 2014 amfAR Inspiration Gala held at Milk Studios in Los Angeles on October 29, 2014

Let’s go back to peek-a-boo cutouts and semi-sheer inserts that are a lot sexier than bare-all sheer dresses.

For a more romantic twist, opt for lace details instead of the usual mesh. Lace panels and overlays have a much more feminine vibe than the edgy sheer mesh.

Shakuhachi Sheer Panel Dress in BlackShakuhachi Sheer Panel Dress in Black, $291

LIV Shift Dress with Lace in CobaltLIV Shift Dress with Lace in Cobalt, $174

Reverse "Jessica" Lace Dress in WhiteReverse “Jessica” Lace Dress in White, $102

3. High-Low Hemlines

The high-low hemline was first introduced in 2012 and has since become a big hit among celebrities and fashionistas.

Because of its flirty and very feminine silhouette, it has also been a go-to style on the red carpet.

Lily Collins in a custom Houghton ensemble with matching red heels at The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie premiereLily Collins in a custom Houghton ensemble with matching red heels at The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie premiere in Madrid, Spain, on August 22, 2014

While this popular trend is not really unappealing and controversial, we have grown tired of seeing it everywhere. This dress style has hogged the spotlight for two years now, and maybe it’s time for it to retire.

Naya Rivera's Michael Kors three-tone dress at the 40th Annual People's Choice AwardsNaya Rivera’s Michael Kors three-tone dress at the 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on January 8, 2014

Replace your high-low dresses with midi frocks for a fresher style. Midi-length dresses, like the high-low style, have a very sophisticated and feminine vibe.

For an edgier take, go for asymmetrical hems instead of the outdated mullet-style dresses.

Crossover shoulder straps lend a flirty touch to this KIMEM dressKimem “Diana” Dress in Burgundy, $330

Elizabeth and James "Rowan" Dress in UltramarineElizabeth and James “Rowan” Dress in Ultramarine, $385

Myne Aria Strapless Dress in BlackMyne Aria Strapless Dress in Black, $264

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