05/06/2013 09:25 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Nina Dobrev's Halter Top Is Not Exactly Red Carpet-Ready (PHOTOS)

There are halter tops and then there are halter tops. Nina Dobrev went with the latter on Friday.

While attending the launch of Origins' GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer, the Hollywood stunner wore an ensemble taken from Thakoon's Spring 2013 fashion show that featured a demure black skirt and a pretty eye-catching halter -- business on the bottom, party on the top, if you will.

This is one of those instances where a runway look takes on a new life in the real world (especially since Nina appears to have altered the top on hers). While garments tend to be tailored perfectly for their show debut, the fit often gets lost in translation when they're placed on women that have to do a little more than traipse up and down a catwalk. Specifically, us "real" ladies generally need bras...

Take a look at Nina's outfit and compare it with its runway counterpart below. Which do you prefer?

Nina in the Thakoon ensemble...

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nina dobrev halter top

The look from Thakoon's Spring 2013 runway...

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Flashing skin can be tricky:

We Spy Midriff...

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