Katie Holmes, who has had a serious glow about her lately, kept it short and sweet in a backless Contrarian New York LBD at the "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" premiere in Los Angeles.
If you recall, Taylor Swift wore a softer version of the full-skirted cocktail dress to Brooks & Dunn's The Last Rodeo in Los Vegas in April of last year.
While both ladies pulled the dress off with ease (and grace), I tend to prefer the black shade in this case, as it really drives home the play between sexy and sophisticated.
Which style is the right way, and which one needs to hit the highway? You tell me in the comment section below.
Photos (left to right): Eric Charbonneau/WireImage; Frazer Harrison/ACMA2010/Getty Images