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Elizabeth Banks knows how to work beautiful dresses with low-cut backs on the red carpet, as seen when she wore a deeply dipped Bill Blass lemon gown for The Hunger Games London premiere and an Elie Saab cocktail number for last night’s New York People Like Us screening. “I haven’t worn something like this in a while,” the actress told InStyle.com at the Cinema Society and Grey Goose-hosted event. So what’s the trick to pulling off this type of look? She’ll tell you it’s more than just confidence. “It’s all in the balance,” she noted. “You can’t wear a deep-V and a high slit. You want to have balance. Like this has a low back but it also has a high back,” she said of the elaborately embroidered design, which she accessorized with Cartier jewelry. “It’s all about the ying and yang of the outfit.” Now that’s fashion zen! Tell us: Have you ever tried the low-back look?

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