Naked Dresses Were Scandalously Reinvented All Over the 2024 Grammys Red Carpet

It was a big night for barely-there beading and nude illusions, from Doja Cat's nude number to Miley Cyrus in metal mesh.

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Back in 1993, Kate Moss wearing a see-through slip dress sans bra with black underwear was incendiary. The best word to describe the British model's bare-it-all moment is seminal: It's forever memorialized on fashion's mood boards and helped to catapult the naked dress trend into the stratosphere. Thirty years later, a nude-illusion gown like Moss's still packs a look-at-me punch—like on the 2024 Grammys red carpet, where a range of reinvented naked dresses were on display.

Kicking things off in full force was Miley Cyrus in a custom John Galliano for Maison Margiela metal chain dress. Her gold mesh look was fitted with safety pin accents and featured condensed metal detailing in key areas, ensuring her naked dress remained only nearly naked. Dressed by stylist Bradley Kenneth, Cryus' look was completed with a pair of matching metal panties and Maison Margiela Tabi heels. Not only did the "Flowers" singer offer a fresh and artisanal take on the naked dress, but she also brought hooves to the red carpet.

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Miley Cyrus wearing a metal chain dress by John Galliano for Maison Margiela.

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There was Doja Cat, too, who leaned into the scandalous nature of the style in a completely see-through champagne dress by Dilara Fındıkoğlu. Her sheer style boasted a slim corseted bodice, a thigh-level slit, and a sweeping trail of fabric that pooled at the performer's feet. Doja, being the irreverent dresser that she is, styled her naked dress with cherry red platform peep-toe heels and black-framed Bayonetta glasses.

Doja Cat attends the 66th GRAMMY Awards.

Doja Cat donned a nude Dilara Fındıkoğlu gown.

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An alternative interpretation of the naked dress trend is to play with a peek-a-boo of skin and lean more into a nude illusion. A pregnant Sofia Richie Grainge did just that in a semi-translucent black cape gown by Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. The model's almost-sheer maxi dress offered a slight peek at what was underneath: a simple white bralette and her growing belly. Consider this undeniably chic red carpet moment the latest look to file away into Richie Grainge's maternity style file.

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Sofia Richie Grainge in a semi-sheer black gown.

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New Naked Dresses Trend grammys 2024

A closer look at Richie Grainge's half-translucent look, that hinted at her undergarments and put her belly on display.

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Cryus, Doja, and the quiet luxury queen weren't alone in reworking the naked dress. Halle Bailey offered a light-reflecting interpretation of the sultry style. The Color Purple star stunned in a sheer and plunging Gucci gown flecked with sparkling sequins.

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Halle Bailey in her shimmery see-through Gucci dress.

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Heidi Klum opted for a lingerie-inspired gown with nude mesh paneling, while Tyla donned a green Versace number fitted with sheer, skin-baring panels and cutouts.

Heidi Klum at the 2024 Grammy Awards

Heidi Klum in a sultry, lingerie-forward gown.

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Tyla, winner of the "African Music Performance" award for "Water"

And Tyla in a seafoam sheer style.

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It's refreshing that, even three decades later, stars still find ways to reinvent sultry red carpet dressing. Doja, for instance, gravitated toward a fully sheer and more scandalous iteration, while Richie Grainge offered a subtle take that merely hinted at what was below. In sum, the 2024 Grammys revealed—pun very much intended—that one's interpretation of a naked dress is entirely personal and can vary by comfort level.

While we don't know her exact reaction, we have a feeling Moss would be proud. Long live the naked dress.

Emma Childs
Fashion Features Editor

Emma Childs is the Fashion Features Editor at Marie Claire, who writes trend reports, long-form reported features, and style guides. She previously wrote for TZR, Editorialist, Elite Daily, and Mission Magazine and studied Fashion Studies and New Media at Fordham University. When she's not writing fashion deep-dives, you'll find her stalking eBay for designer vintage and perusing HBO Max (in her heart, it'll always be *HBO* MX).