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Camila Cabello’s Cowl-Neck Dress Feels Wonderfully 2000s

It was a PG13 move.

Camila Cabello wears a teal archival halter dress at the special screening of "Trolls Band Together....
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When Camila Cabello isn’t making hits as a solo musician, she sometimes lends her voice to on-screen characters.

Fortunately, her latest project, Trolls Band Together, includes the new song “It Takes Two,” which she sings with co-star Anna Kendrick. To celebrate joining the series’ third installment, Cabello graced the movie’s premiere on Wednesday looking appropriately colorful.

While the animated movie is for kids, her premiere outfit was decidedly PG13. It featured a dangerously low-cut neckline — and was even more so in the back.

Camila’s Plunging Turquoise Number

To attend the film’s California screening, Cabello walked the carpet in a floor-length number in a rich shade of teal, the unofficial color of 2007. Her dress featured a halter neckline, with the strap covered in intricate beadwork.

The aughts-inspired number came in a whimsical graphic print, punctuated with massive florals rendered in black. Adding a hint of drama, the gown’s cowl-neck ran dangerously low.

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With so many nostalgic details, it comes as no surprise that Cabello’s dress itself is an archival design from the early 2000s. Styled by Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, the number is from Roberto Cavalli’s Fall 2004 collection.

Despite being pulled from the archives, Cabello’s cowl-neck dress is utterly indicative of 2023 fashion trends — which all hail from the early 2000s.

Nostalgia, Forever: “The ’90s are back in all their chic and minimal glory. For the upcoming spring season designers are going back to classics like sleeveless turtlenecks at Marni, white button-downs at Fendi, and tank dresses at Versace. The cowl-neck slip dress, another ’90s staple, added a subtle romantic touch to Camila’s red carpet look.” — Stephanie Sanchez, Bustle Digital Group’s Senior Fashion Market Editor

The Back Was Just As Daring

If you thought the front was saucy, the back will have you utterly stunned. Mimicking the low-low neckline, the dress featured an even lower cut in back, which dipped all the way down to her bum.

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Also Noteworthy: Her Mermaid Waves

Keeping the rest of her look understated, Cabello accessorized with minimalist jewelry. She took a similar approach to beauty and styled her hair in mermaid-inspired waves.

The “Havana” singer’s makeup was also low-key glam with a subtle smokey eye and neutral lips with a satin finish.

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Too good.