The actress's red carpet uniform received a daring update. 


Fresh off her (second!) Oscar win, Renée Zellweger appears to be taking more risks with her typical LBD + pumps red carpet formula. Granted, she changed things up for the Academy Awards in a glittering white one-sleeve Armani column gown, but Zellweger’s ride-or-die has been (and continues to be) the classic LBD.

Adding an element of surprise (and delight!) to her go-to gala look, the Judy star wore a floor-length gown with a sheer lace torso and sleeves and a solid black skirt. But ah, for the twist … the skirt in question featured two slits trailing up the front of each leg and exposing the top of Zellweger’s thighs. The actress, who was attending a benefit for the Women’s Cancer Research Fund in Beverly Hills, paired her daring gown with a set of classic black pumps and her signature low ponytail.

Renee Zellweger - The Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening 2020
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A star is born ... to wear a slit-bearing LBD.