Look Ma, no pants!

That might as well be young Hollywood's mantra, considering how many starlets love to follow in Lady Gaga's footsteps and go bottomless. We were sure Miley Cyrus had jumped aboard the pantsless train once again on Thursday, when the newly engaged celeb was seen exiting her Miami hotel in an oversized plaid shirt and not much else.

As it turns out (and much to our malfunction-fearing relief), Miley was simply doing a good impression of pantslessness. Photos from the right make her bottoms disappear... but the photos taken from the left (below) reveal a pair of short-shorts hidden beneath her shirt.

Not that we'd be surprised if there weren't. The Disney Channel alum has embraced sexier fashion as of late -- most notably, her most certifiably pantsless look at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, which included a white Jean Paul Gaulter blazer cut down to there with nothing underneath.

But hey, if Miley's old enough to be engaged to 22-year-old Liam Hemsworth, we suppose she's old enough to dress like a grown-up -- even if that means going pantsless.

Check out Miley's laid-back look.

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See more celebs who've tried the pantsless look:

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  • Rita Ora, February 2013

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  • Sarah Silverman, February 2013

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  • Solange Knowles, February 2013

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  • Zooey Deschanel, January 2013

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  • Lena Dunham, September 2012

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  • Rihanna, September 2012

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  • Rihanna, July 2012

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  • Lady Gaga, June 2012

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  • Rihanna, June 2012

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  • Miley Cyrus, May 2012

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  • Kourtney Kardashian, March 2012

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  • Christina Aguilera, October 2011

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  • Vanessa Hudgens, September 2011

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  • Nicki Minaj, September 2011

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  • Jennifer Lopez, June 2011

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  • Britney Spears, May 2011

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  • Taylor Momsen in February 2011

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  • Lady Gaga, December 2010

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  • Miley Cyrus, November 2010

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  • Eva Longoria, November 2010

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  • Taylor Momsen, September 2010

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  • Ke$ha, August 2010

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  • Rihanna, June 2010

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  • Thigh's the Limit

    Katy Perry shows off her legs in a minidress while shopping in Los Angeles.