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That was the general reaction to the gowns by various designers seen on the Spring 2010 runways. Models looked like sex on a stick – in a designer fashion kind of way, of course. Maxi dresses with slits up to the thigh, and tightly fitted cut out dresses cut to the hip were all the rage. Soft fabrics were contrasted with metallic, carefully constructed slits outlined in beading. Other gowns showed off two slits, which dared to question whether such a piece could still be considered a dress.

Whether placed in front, on the side, in the back, or in groups of two or more, these slits were hot and require a nice pair of lean legs to compliment the look. Even when seen paired with stockings, the sex appeal was not lost.

Julien MacDonald drapes and layers a soft, pink creation into a sexy gown.

Barely there but not overexposed, Lanvin drapes a soft gold fabric into a daringly low gown with a surprisingly high slit.

Rick Owens crafts a geometric gown into a double-sided slit, up to the hip design.

A soft pink Grecian gown by Emilio Pucci shows off a pair of Roman stilettos with a sexy front slit.

Sexy, bright colors go form-fitting, as Versace takes the cake with a slit up to the hip in a turquoise beaded gown.

There is nothing discreet about this trend.  Sexy slits are statement making dresses that will ensure you get noticed no matter where your night may take you.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.