Dresses with high slits are nothing new (in fact, Michelle Obama wore one at her prom). But several months after Angelina Jolie flaunted her leg at the Oscars, it seems more and more celebs are stepping out in dresses split open to dangerously high heights, from Anja Rubik at the 2012 Met Gala to demure Kate Middleton.

And as it turns out, those high slits are truly as hazardous as we thought. Nicole Scherzinger braved the "Men In Black 3" red carpet on Wednesday wearing a black strapless dress split open over the right leg.

The former Pussycat Doll singer struck her obligatory Angelina poses (foot forward, leg out)... but it was the stairs leading down to the photo area that gave her trouble, where she had to hold her skirt down to keep the whole thing from flying up and away.

We hate to say it, but when it comes to these insanely high-slitted dresses... we told you so.

See Nicole as well as more celebs who've dared to bare their upper thighs just these past couple of months (trend alert!).

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  • Beyoncé Knowles, May 2013

  • Ivanka Trump, May 2013

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  • Kate Hudson, April 2013

  • Ciara, April 2013

  • Zoe Saldena, April 2013

  • Mya, March 2013

  • Adrianne Palicki, March 2013

  • Chrissy Teigen, February 2013

  • Solange Knowles, February 2013

  • Vanessa Hudgens, February 2013

  • Naomie Harris, February 2013

  • Jennifer Hudson, February 2013

  • Olivia Munn, February 2013

  • Nicole Scherzinger, January 2013

  • Miranda Kerr, January 2013

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  • Morena Baccarin, January 2013

  • Eva Longoria, January 2013

  • Jamie King, January 2013

  • Amy Adams, January 2013

  • Heidi Klum, January 2013

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  • Rihanna, November 2012

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  • Jennifer Morrison, November 2012

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