Rihanna, Dua Lipa, And 12 Other Celebs Who Freed The Nipple

And looked stunning doing it.
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Sheer styles have been steadily gaining traction in recent years, and with them, a growing allegiance of fashion-forward celebrities committed to freeing their nipples.

In the past, bare breasts have been deemed distasteful and overly sexualised, with social media sites like Instagram and Facebook policing posts featuring female nipples. 

Slowly but surely, however, these standards are shifting. In 2012, for example, the Free the Nipple campaign broadcast the gendered contradictions around going topless to a global platform.

Now, going bra-less is catching on, with some of our favourite celebs taking a seriously fashionable approach to this liberating movement. 

Keep reading for our favourite nipple-baring celebrity style moments.

Florence Pugh

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Florence Pugh has long been a proponent of nipple-baring styles. But if we had to pick a favourite, it would be the iconic pink Valentino number she rocked for the brand’s  Haute Couture Fall/Winter 22/23 fashion show.

Dua Lipa

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Dua Lipa glistened on the pink carpet at the Barbie world premiere, and bared a little skin in the process. Her dress, a chainmail floor-length gown by Bottega Veneta, was the perfect nod to her character in the film, Mermaid Barbie. 

Kendall Jenner

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Kendall Jenner made a case for freeing the nipple in a sheer black Loewe dress, sans bra. 

Taylor Russell

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Taylor Russell was the epitome of cool in a sheer turtleneck outside Loewe’s Paris Fashion Week show.

Bella Hadid 

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Bella Hadid has embraced the forward-thinking trend both on and off the runway. Here, she freed the nipple while walking in the Tom Ford: Autumn/Winter 2020 show.

Amelia Gray Hamlin

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Model-of-the-moment Amelia Gray Hamlin dared to bare in a sheer baby blue dress at  the 2023 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Rita Ora

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Rita Ora has also been known to be a fan of freeing the nip, most recently at British Vogue’s Forces For Change event.

Doja Cat

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Doja Cat showed more than a little skin in this barely-there gown at the 2023 MTV VMAs.

Julia Fox

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Perhaps best known for her daring fashion, Julia Fox donned this avant garde nipple-baring style at an event in Cannes earlier this year.

Gwyneth Paltrow

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Gwyneth Paltrow was truly ahead of her time when she rocked this Alexander McQueen gown to the 2002 Oscars.

Emily Ratajkowski

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We love this sheer look on Em Rata at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

Zoë Kravtiz

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Zoe Kravtiz was a vision in a glittering bralette at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

Lily Rose Depp

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Lily Rose Depp nailed the brief in this elegant black lace gown to the EE British Academy Film Awards.


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Rihanna (literally) dazzled in this nearly-nude Adam Selman dress with Swarovski crystals at the 2014 CFDAs.

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