Reese Witherspoon Debuts New Thing: Armpit Wings

Photo: Rob Latour/REX USA.
Reese Witherspoon, defender of famed fitness instructors and fellow actresses, alike, appeared radiant on the red carpet for her new film Wild last night. With her sleek chignon, fitted Zac Posen cocktail dress, and spindly Louboutins, Witherspoon was the picture of minimalist elegance. But, look closer and you'll see there's a bit of flair, here. Yes, we're talking about that odd little fabric flap attached to her dress' neckline, and under her arms.
Since we've never exactly seen it before, we're not sure what to call this evolution in evening wear. The back collar? The reverse mini-cape? The armpit wing? Whatever it is, we admire the way it adds a little interest to a dress that could otherwise appear severe. We bet it'd look pretty cool in a bend and snap, too.
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Suitable for hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, this outfit is not, but we like it nonetheless.