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The Most Iconic Naked Dresses Of All Time

Because, why not?

Naked dresses are having a moment. It seems that every red carpet – from the Oscars to the Golden Globes – celebrities are turning to see through dresses for their head-to-toe looks. Whether it’s a completely sheer gown, or barely enough fabric to be considered a dress, Hollywood A-listers have worn just about anything.

Below, we’ve rounded up some of the most iconic naked dresses of all time. 

Kendall Jenner (2019)

Jenner arrived at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscars After-Party and shut it down. Her Rami Kadi dress was nearly naked from the waist down and she carefully manoeuvred through the red carpet to avoid wardrobe malfunctions.

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Kendall Jenner

Zoe Kravitz (2018)

Kravitz attended the 2018 Met Gala on in a Saint Laurent lace dress that exposed her whole right side. As far as naked dresses go, this is on the toned-down side. 

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Zoe Kravitz

Nicki Minaj (2018)

Minaj attended the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. She wore an Off-White bodysuit and sheer skirt that revealed all her curves.

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Nicki Minaj

Stella Maxwell (2017)

For the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show viewing party, Stella looked gorgeous in black lace and little else…

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Stella Maxwell

Rita Ora (2018)

Ora also attended the MTV Video Music Awards. She wore a swirly patterned dress from Fleur du Mal that left very little to the imagination.

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Rita Ora

Miley Cyrus (2015)

Miley Cyrus became iconic for her NSFW looks following the release of her Bangerz album, but she really outdid herself at the 2015 VMAs. Here she rocked a silver chandelier-like outfit that just barely covers anything.

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Miley Cyrus

Kendall Jenner (2017)

Kendall Jenner got cheeky in her sheer chainmail gown at the 2017 Met Gala – from the back, Jenner’s lacey black thong is completely visible. 

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Kendall Jenner

Bella Hadid (2016)

Bella Hadid wore a silver beaded gown with a plunging neckline to the after party of her very first Victoria’s Secret fashion show in 2016—leaving practically nothing to the imagination. 

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Bella Hadid

Amber Rose (2014)

Amber Rose turned up at the 2014 Video Music Awards red carpet practically naked—paying homage to a very memorable dress that Rose McGowan wore in 1998. 

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Amber Rose

Rose McGowen (1998)

Speaking of, Rose McGowan was one of the OG pioneers of the naked dress. “That was my first public appearance after being sexually assaulted. I was like, ‘Is this what you want?’” McGowan explained in an interview with Dr. Oz. “I’ve never worn something like that before or since. That was a political statement. Of course, there was no Twitter at the time or Instagram, no way to speak for yourself.”

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Rose McGowan

Rihanna (2014)

During the 2014 CFDA Awards, Rihanna wore a custom Adam Selman fishnet dress, on which the designer had hand-placed more than 230,000 Swarovski crystals. 

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Rihanna

Beyoncé (2015)

Beyoncé arrived at the 2015 Met Gala in peak Queen Bey fashion – in a completely sheer Givenchy gown, decorated in colourful rhinestones.

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Beyoncé

Ashley Graham (2016)

The curvy model and Sports Illustrated cover star wore her first naked dress at the 2016 VMAS. Rather than complete the bare-skinned look with a nude bodysuit – like most naked dress wearers do – Graham opted to wear black lingerie instead.

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Ashley Graham

Irina Shayk (2015)

During the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscars after-party, the Russian supermodel wore an asymmetrical Versace dress that completely covered the right side of her body, but only lightly covered the left side with a sheer, dotted pattern.

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Irina Shayk

Jennifer Lopez (2017)

In 2017, Jennifer Lopez walked the Latin Music Billboard Awards red carpet in an intense cut-out dress with a plunging neckline, and an extreme front slit. It’s nowhere near a first for J.Lo in naked dresses though. 

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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez arrived at the 2000 Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles in Versace, and it the moment became one of the most iconic red carpet moments of all time. 

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Jennifer Lopez

Kendall Jenner…Again (2017)

The 22-year-old stepped out for the Chopard Secret Night event in Cannes in 2017 and her glittery mini dress gave a little more away than she perhaps intended.

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Kendall Jenner

Bella Hadid (2017)

To the amfAR Gala at Cannes 2017, Bella Hadid demanded attention in a sheer custom Ralph & Russo dress with draping sleeves and covered in crystals.

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Bella Hadid

Catherine Zeta-Jones (2018)

The 48-year-old was one of the most daring stars on the Golden Globes red carpet in 2018, opting for a plunging sheer dress that showed off her long legs and enviable curves. 

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Catherine Zeta-Jones

Jennifer Lawrence (2017)

The Oscar-winning actress went braless in this see-through Dior Haute Couture dress with strategically placed floral embellishments at the 2017 Venice Film Festival. Stunning. 

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Jennifer Lawrence

Emily Ratajkowski (2017)

Ratajkowski took a high-fashion twist on the naked dress at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival in a Peter Dundas all-over sheer lace jumpsuit featuring a major cutout bodice and a grand tiered train.

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Angela Sarafyan (2017)

Westworld star Angela Sarafyan turned heads at the Vanity Fair and L’Oreal Paris Toast in what can only be described as a very well-placed piece of fabric. The white Celia Kritharioti gown had wide sheer panels on both sides of her body, bearing all. 

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Angela Sarafyan

Bella Hadid (2016)

Hadid’s slit at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival went all the way to the top of her hip, while the v of the gown went down to her belly button. 

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