I’ve always (somewhat secretly) been a fan of Selena Gomez. Not in the way that I would willingly watch that terrible Disney Channel show Wizards of Waverly Place or anything, but in the way that I totally turn the radio up every time her catchy pop songs come on. And most definitely in the way that I get unexplainably excited when I see the stunning brunette hit the red carpet, because — despite the behind-the-scenes, saga-like drama with on-again-off-again boyfriend Justin Bieber that I quickly (read: immediately) tired of — there’s no denying that the actress and singer shows up in knockout ensembles nine times out of ten.
Whether that involves a simple, strapless springtime outfit or a slimming, sophisticated Diane von Furstenberg gown at the 2014 Met Gala, you can almost guarantee that Gomez will hit the red carpet looking sleek and, yes, sexy time after time.
And at the recent Ischia Global Film Festival — a swanky festival in Ischia, Italy, filled with stars like Jessica Chastain, Frieda Pinto, and more — the gorgeous starlet has been veering more toward the sultry side than ever before, donning a string of breezy yet revealing numbers that range from boho chic to high-fashion, urban glam.
After making quite the splash in her low-cut, high-slit L'Agence number during the early days of the film festival, Gomez turned up the heat even further. Hitting the premiere of her most recent film Rudderless, the star showed up on the red carpet in yet another flowing but insanely sexy ensemble from Emanuel Ungaro. Pairing the sheer, color-blocked, and polka-dotted ensemble — which showed off her seductive black briefs from behind — with a slicked-back bun, oversized hoop earrings, and basic black pumps, the actress looked sophisticatedly sultry in a way that's far beyond the average 21-year-old's capability.
Attending a gala dinner later in the festival, Gomez somehow managed to look even sexier than before, absolutely stunning (and shimmering) in a plunging, diamond-studded Kayat number that showed off both a lot of skin and an equal amount of class.
And though it's not unusual for the star to show up on the red carpet looking this good, it's clear that she's starting to take her style to a whole other level as far as sex appeal and maturity go. Whether that's in an attempt to make Bieber wish he had her back or not, we might never know. All we can do now is just sit back and enjoy the style ride.
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