The Evolution of the "Naked Dress"

Same shock tactic, many wearers.

Getty Images

It's glaringly obvious on any red carpet that skin is more in than ever. Here, we celebrate some of the world's most fearless female celebs in all their body-baring glory. (Warning: NSFW!)

Red carpet, Carpet, Clothing, Fashion model, Shoulder, Dress, Hairstyle, Fashion, Flooring, Premiere,
Getty Images
1 of 63
Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Jenna Dewan-Tatum wore a plunging v-neck gown with a high slit at the 2017 American Music Awards.

Clothing, Dress, Shoulder, Carpet, Cocktail dress, Strapless dress, Red carpet, Hairstyle, Fashion, Premiere,
Getty Images
2 of 63
Bebe Rexha

Rexha doned a sheer sparkling strapless dress at the 2017 American Music Awards.

Getty Images
3 of 63
Kehlani

Kehlani posed in a sheer black dress at the 2017 American Music Awards.

Getty Images
4 of 63
Demi Lovato

Lovato rocked a black strapless Ester Abner gown at the 2017 American Music Awards.

Getty
5 of 63
Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Jenna Dewan-Tatum was spotted Monday night at the premiere of Kingsman: The Golden Circle wearing a sheer Zac Posen gown. As they say—business in the front, party in the back.

Getty Images
6 of 63
Cara Delevingne

Cara has really taken to the naked dress trend lately—you could almost say it's become her red-carpet uniform. She wore this sheer dress to the premiere of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets in Mexico City.

Getty Images
7 of 63
Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne definitely knows how to dress to a theme. The supermodel/actress brought the most fitting sexy, space vibes to the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets premiere.

Getty Images
8 of 63
Bella Hadid

The supermodel has been shutting down every Cannes red carpet she's been on, and her amFAR gala look is no exception. Hadid wears a custom crystal Ralph & Russo couture gown and a pair of strappy silver René Caovilla heels to match.

9 of 63
Kendall Jenner

Fitting that Kendall's Met Gala 2017 dress is made by famed lingerie brand La Perla.

10 of 63
Kylie Jenner

This Atelier Versace number at the 2017 Met Gala reminds one of Beyoncé's epic 2015 dress, no?

11 of 63
La La Anthony

Anthony copped some Beyoncé vibes of her own on the 2017 Met Gala red carpet, courtesy of this now-famous pose.

Clothing, Fashion model, Carpet, Fashion, Hairstyle, Beauty, Red carpet, Dress, Lip, Leg,
Getty Images
12 of 63
Jennifer Lopez

J.Lo wore this Julien Macdonald gown to the Billboard Latin Music Awards, featuring so many cut-outs there's basically more skin than fabric. The Naked Dress vibes are that much stronger thanks to a thigh-high slit.

Getty Images
13 of 63
Kim Kardashian

She's no stranger to the naked dress, but this might just be the most naked yet. Kim wore a black mesh dress with a matching jacket to the Balmain show during Paris Fashion Week.

Getty Images
14 of 63
Nicki Minaj

The rapper delivered killer curves in a navy blue gown with strategic cut-outs and sheer paneling for some serious side-butt action.

Getty Images
15 of 63
Ashley Graham

Graham served it UP showing off her killer frame in an intricately-beaded charcoal gown and sexy underpinnings.

Getty Images
16 of 63
Beyoncé

Queen Bey shut down the VMAs red carpet in this Francesco Scognamiglio Fall 2016 look, boasting statement-making plume on top and see-through crystal beaded detail on the bottom.

Getty Images
17 of 63
Diane Kruger

Serving up major boudoir vibes, Kruger attended the Vanity Fair Oscars party in this embellished, lingerie-like burgundy number.

Getty Images
18 of 63
Gwen Stefani

Stefani was a red-hot siren due in large part to the strategically-placed petals on this Yanina Couture creation.

Getty Images
19 of 63
Jennifer Lawrence

Lawrence may have arrived late to the Oscars, but she did so fashionably and nakedly in this lacy, see-through, and plume-adorned Dior Couture gown.

Getty
20 of 63
Jada Pinkett Smith

Some context: JPS wore this sheer Zuhair Murad gown to a screening of Concussion, which stars her husband Will Smith. No one ever said plus-ones couldn't steal the spotlight.

Getty Images
21 of 63
Jennifer Lopez

It's not her famed Versace dress per se, but the transparent nature of Lopez's sheer, floral appliqué cape dress was totally reminiscent of her OG naked dress moment.

Getty Images
22 of 63
Paula Abdul

While presenting at the AMAs, Abdul opted for an outfit change that was waaay more risqué, but still elegant: this sheer mermaid gown with floral detail.

Getty Images
23 of 63
Ciara

All eyes were on CiCi at the AMAs, who showed off her robust physique in this artfully embellished, nearly naked Reem Acra gown.

Getty Images
24 of 63
Gwen Stefani

Stefani's look took a decidedly dark, yet sultry turn as she showed off her skivvies in this sheer, ruffly number.

Getty Images
25 of 63
Tove Lo

The Swedish star's corseted lattice work dress may have been lining-free, but she had skin-colored pasties and underwear to sneakily cover her lady bits.

Instagram/@badgalriri
26 of 63
Rihanna

The singer stepped out in a BBHMM-green-hued fishnet dress that bared her bikini top and thong.

Getty Images
27 of 63
Britney Spears

Spears' buff midriff was her best accessory in this golden fringe number.

Getty Images
28 of 63
FKA Twigs

Twig shows off her robust dancer's physique in a see-through Atelier Versace bustier dress.

Getty Images
29 of 63
Nicki Minaj

Minaj shows off major cleavage in a sheer, metallic gold dress by Labourjoisie.

Getty Images
30 of 63
Chrissy Teigen

Teigen left her underpinnings at home in this floor-length, beaded fringe number with sheer panels along the hips.

Getty Images
31 of 63
Miley Cyrus at the VMAs

Cyrus' Atelier Versace onsie looks like it was made from strappy silver belts and a chunk of chandelier.

32 of 63
Jessica Stam at The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Saint-Tropez Gala

The supermodel really went for it in a practically invisible sheer embroidered overlay "gown" and black panties.

Getty Images
33 of 63
Natasha Poly at The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Saint-Tropez Gala

Poly may be all covered up, but this nearly head-to-toe nude gown, with strategic panel placement, feels distinctly au naturale, if you catch our drift.

Courtesy of Lady Gaga
34 of 63
Lady Gaga in the Sky

On a private plane, Gaga wears this see-through fishnet jumpsuit boasting flared sleeves and bell bottoms.

35 of 63
Lady Gaga in London

While heading to a night club in London, Gaga dons a fishnet dress with silver pasties and high-waisted black underwear.

36 of 63
Jennifer Lopez at the Billboard Music Awards 2015

Lopez is nearly-naked yet again in this silver, illusion-paneled dress with swirly sequin embroidery.

37 of 63
Jennifer Lopez on American Idol

Lopez performed Rihanna's "Diamonds," and dressed fittingly for the occasion wearing a sheer, sequin-emblazoned mermaid gown that left little to the imagination.

38 of 63
Beyoncé at the Met Gala

The most recent spin on the naked dress is by far the naked-est—and most stunning. We bow down to Queen Bey, who may have showed up to the red carpet a few hours late, but who made the wait so worth it. Think she was squeezing in some extra sit-ups?

39 of 63
Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala

Kim K.'s take on the naked dress is a nod to Cher's Bob Mackie number from the first-ever Met Gala in 1974. Compared to Beyoncé's version, it seems downright demure.

40 of 63
Mariah Carey at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

A flesh-toned sheath is made a liiiiiiittle less scandalous with a black bra instead of a nude one.

Getty Images
41 of 63
Kim Kardashian at the 2015 Lanvin Show

What happens if the wind blows?

42 of 63
Rita Ora at the 2015 'Vanity Fair' Oscars After Party

This sheer black paneled naked dress manages to feel chic *while* it's dropping your jaw.

43 of 63
Irina Shayk at the 2015 'Vanity Fair' Oscars After Party

Did Irina and Rita call each other to coordinate first?

bleona qereti
Getty Images
44 of 63
Bleona Qereti at the 2014 American Music Awards

There's something super '90s about this look—maybe it's the Rose McGowan vibe we're picking up on.

Getty
45 of 63
Rihanna at the 2014 amfAR Inspiration Dinner in Los Angeles

Get a closer look at Rihanna's Tom Ford gown here.

Splash
46 of 63
Lady Gaga at Belgium jazz club L'Archiduc in September 2014

It doesn't get much more naked than a panel of sheer fabric over...basically nothing.

Getty
47 of 63
Amber Rose at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Click through all the looks from the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards here.

Instagram
48 of 63
Kate Moss at Riccardo Tisci's 40th birthday bash, 2014

Kate Moss is not human. This bikini/fishnet number is proof.

Getty
49 of 63
Rihanna's Back at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards...

It's amazing to think how many people it took to make something so sheer.

Getty
50 of 63
...And Rihanna's Front at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards.

It's no surprise this was a bit of a scandal. Meanwhile media outlets everywhere whipped out their most creative cropping skills.

Getty Images
51 of 63
Miley Cyrus at the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival

Do the nipple covers make this dress less naked? Not really...

Getty
52 of 63
Iggy Azalea at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

A naked dress in the truest sense—skin-toned, sheer, strategically-placed overlays.

Getty Images
53 of 63
Melody Thornton at ELLE's 2012 Women in Music awards

The Pussycat Doll left very little to the imagination.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io
More From Fashion