While it's hard to pinpoint who was the pioneer of the "naked dress," the definition of the eye-catching non-clothing clothing item has certainly evolved over the past decade. As we inch closer to 2020, we continue to see more celebs unapologetically showing off their bodies thanks to a little body positivity and, you know, freeing the nipple. From the CFDA red carpet (hi, Rihanna) to the MTV Video Music Awards (we see you, Miley), here are 40 of the best naked looks of the decade.
We all know Katy Perry isn't one to miss when it comes to red carpet fashion. At the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, the singer wore this very short, very sparkly Zuhair Murad mini dress—with a blue wig to finish the look.
The former Pussycat Dolls singer wore this see-through brown vintage lace dress to the 2012 ELLE Women In Music event and left almost zero to the imagination.
The actress arrived at the 2013 premiere of Thor: The Dark World in an Azzaro Couture long-sleeve black dress with a sheer slit in the back, and we're still speechless.
While promoting the release of her hit "Wrecking Ball," Cyrus wore Agent Provocateur bikini bottoms, nipple pasties, and a white mesh dress to perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in 2013.
The front of Paltrow's Antonio Berardi dress may have been rated PG at the 2013 Los Angeles premiere of Iron Man 3, but when she turned to the side, the sheer number totally became R-rated.
The model and designer wore this chain Laura Dewitt outfit on the 2014 VMAs red carpet. Anyone else getting Rose McGowan 1998 VMAs dress vibes from this look?
The nakedest look of all naked looks: Rihanna's custom Adam Selman fishnet dress, which featured more than 230,000 Swarovski crystals. Her girls may have been on display at the 2014 CFDA awards, but they were covered in Swarovski crystals...so she wins.
At the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscars after-party, the model wore an asymmetrical sheer, dotted pattern Versace dress that showed off her killer body.
This black mesh Donna Karan gown worn by Rita Ora at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscars after-party proves that showing off side butt can be better than showing off side boob.
The singer-slash-actress-slash-mogul wore this red sheer Versace gown at the 2015 Met Gala celebrating the "China: Through The Looking Glass" exhibit. Is there anything J.Lo doesn't look good in?
Beyoncé's 2015 Met Gala dress, which was covered in strategically placed multi-colored rhinestones, reminded us not only how beautiful she is in Givenchy, but also how a high ponytail can be your best accessory.
Teigen went commando in the name of fashion at the 2015 VMAs when she wore this black Marchesa dress made of lace and sheer fabric.
Miley Cyrus gave us lewks on lewks during the Bangerz era. At the 2015 VMAs, she wore this strappy silver outfit by Atelier Versace.
The Hustlers actress wore a silver two-piece Natalia Fender outfit to the 2016 American Music Awards. We really weren't worthy.
The German actress wore this wine-colored dress from Reem Acra to the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscars after-party. Cheers, Diane!
Madonna is known to strike a pose in anything-but-ordinary outfits. At the 2016 Met Gala, her black lace Givenchy outfit exposed her chest and butt as a "political statement on ageism and sexism."
When Ciara hosted the Billboard Music Awards in 2016, she made sure to bring it. The singer may have worn seven different looks that night, but this silver dress with top and bottom cut-outs from Philipp Plein takes the cake.
Just days before she would be robbed in her hotel room, Kim wore an Olivier Rousteing creation from the Balmain creative director during Paris Fashion Week. The gray crochet floor-length knit dress is further proof of how far Mrs. West is willing to go for fashion.
After her first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2016 (remember that awkward interaction with her ex, The Weeknd, while walking the runway?), the former VS Angel wore a silver beaded gown by Julien Macdonald to the after-party. The dress was paired with a nude thong and jewelry from Messika.
At the 2016 Harper's Bazaar Icons party, the body-positive activist wore a Julien Macdonald gown with a neckline that went all the way down to her belly button. If you squint hard enough, you'll notice that the dress featured sheer sparkly fabric on the sides and the front that held everything together. We love to see it.
Our favorite person to follow on Twitter wore a black Yousef Akbar dress at the 2016 American Music Awards with a slit so high it must have broken a world record...right?
At the Mexico City premiere of Valerian, Delevingne wore a Versace mini dress made of small, silver discs linked together to create a chainmail effect. To tone it down a smidge, the model and actress wore a nude bodysuit and nipple pasties underneath.
The rapper attended Haider Ackerman's fall 2017 show in Paris with one boob out and her nipple covered with a black diamond pastie from Alexandre Vauthier. It reminds us of Lil' Kim's purple outfit at the 1999 VMAs.
Lady Gaga walked the 2017 Grammy Awards red carpet in all of her underboob glory wearing platform over-the-knee boots, leather shorts, and a leather feathery cropped jacket. A star was truly born.
The Hustlers star walked the 2017 Latin Music Billboard Awards red carpet in a Julien MacDonald long-sleeve cut-out dress that fit her in all the right places.
We're not only jealous of how good Gabrielle Union's skin looked here (that glow!), but also of the Jean Paul Gaultier spring 2017 Haute Couture gown that she wore to the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party.
Before she and Biebs tied the knot, Baldwin wore this metallic jumpsuit designed by Zuhair Murad with nude underwear to the 2017 VMAs.
Ballerina Violetta Komyshan wore a red sheer ruffled knit Alexander McQueen dress without a bra (free the nipple!) at the premiere of boyfriend Ansel Elgort's 2017 film, Baby Driver.
During the AMFAR Gala at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018, Hadid wore the dress of our ice princess dreams by Ralph & Russo. The outfit featured up to 150 meters of hand-appliquéd silver chains and took around 3,000 hours to create.
The supermodel wore a sparkly sheer mini dress by Alexandre Vauthier with nude underwear underneath to the Chopard Party at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.