The Most Daringly Sheer Celebrity Outfits of All Time

Should we go sheer too?

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Every time we see a celebrity in a sheer dress or a semi-naked look (ex: the bralette and blazer combo), we feel the slightest pang of jealousy. How do they look so good in them and make not wearing underwear beneath a completely hip-high slit dress look completely...normal? We can't ever imagine showing up to a work party in a beaded naked dress. (We'd probably become a meme.) The daringly naked look, it seems, only works if you're in Hollywood.

Celebrities like Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner love to take this risk on the red carpet, so much so that we've occasionally seen a few NSFW wardrobe malfunctions. Whether it's a completely sheer gown, or barely enough fabric to be considered a dress, many Hollywood A-listers have worn just about anything to galas and movie premieres. Click through to see your favorite stars wearing outfits that are sheer, low-cut, with cut-outs, or thigh-high slits...and sometimes, all of the above! We'll stick to our more modest cocktail dresses.


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Shakira and Jennifer Lopez

The duo performed together at the 2019 Super Bowl and of course stage outfits called for as little material as possible, especially J.Lo's. The singer stunned in a silvery fringe bodysuit that hugged her figure.

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Leomie Anderson

The model attended Harper's Bazaar Icons Party in 2018 in a long-sleeve orange dress. The sheer dress had a thigh-high lit slit to show off her glittery pumps.

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Joan Smalls

Also at the part was Joan Smalls who wore this wavy Iris van Herpen minidress. The cold-shoulder look featured a totally sheer middle section.

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Emily Ratajkowski

The star showed up in a two-piece outfit from her own clothing line collab, Inamorata x Christy Rilling, to Vanity Fair's Oscar after-party in 2020. She kept the look clean and simple with minimal jewelry.

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Gwen Stefani

For the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar's after-party, the singer donned a Yanina Couture sheer dress with petal appliqué. The scattered petals looked like falling leaves on an autumn day.

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Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger's Reem Acra beaded fringe dress gave off gothic romance vibes at Vanity Fair's Oscar after-party in 2016. The embellishments strategically covered up parts of her frame for a tasteful look.

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Kat Graham

If you're going to wear black on the red carpet, here's a way to spice up your look. Follow Kat Graham's lead in something see-through with a deep cut neckline. She wore this dress to the 2016 American Music Awards.

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Shanina Shaik

The model attended the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards in a Naeem Khan jumpsuit. She styled a pair of high-waisted nude bottoms underneath the entirely sheer one piece and wore Bulgari earrings.

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Olivia Culpo

The star attended a Calzedonia show in Italy in 2018 while rocking a netted dress that revealed her undergarments.

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Chanel Iman

The model attended amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala in 2016 while wearing this mesh off-the-shoulders mermaid gown. Embroider florals were scattered across this Marchesa design.

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Jennifer Aniston

The actress usually sticks to black or more simple gowns, but she switched it up with this semi-sheer Versace strapless style at the 2015 Academy Awards. The red carpet look was a winner and Jennifer looked absolutely stunning.

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Ngoc Trinh

Model Ngoc Trinh attended the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in the most skin-baring dress with swirl designs. This dress had its wearer going commando.

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Lady Gaga

This was the final "outfit" to Lady Gaga's unforgettable outfit-changing performance at the 2019 Met Gala. The singer had originally arrived in this voluminous pink Brandon Maxwell gown.

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Tiffany Haddish

The comedian and actress rocked a sheer black and white pattern dress by Naeem Khan for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. She topped off the look with a matching headscarf.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The model showed up to GQ Men of the Year Awards in 2018 while wearing a Versace dress. The sultry bondage-inspired dress drew the focus up top.

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Bella Hadid

You'll never mistake a Mugler design for anything else and Bella Hadid knew this. She chose a sexy, memorable bodysuit from the iconic fashion house for Harper's Bazaar Icons Party in 2018.

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Shay Mitchell

The actress wore this completely sheer dress from Saudi label Hondaya to Vanity Fair's Oscar after-party in 2020. She accessorized the dress with Stuart Weitzman heels, a Tyler Ellis clutch, and jewelry from Djula, Vanleles Diamonds, and Kallati.

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Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan Dunn attended the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards in a halter neck beaded fringe dress. The Victoria's Secret model had no qualms about showing off some skin on the red carpet.

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Lameka Fox

You'll find the most sheer looks at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after-parties. (RIP to the show.) Here, Lameka Fox walked the pink carpet in a plunging neckline lace-up gown in 2017.

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Perrie Edwards

Perrie Edwards stood out of the group as Little Mix made their way down the red carpet in 2015. She wore a completely sheer shimmery dress with black undergarments.

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Bella Hadid

Bella loves her Christian Dior sheer tulle gowns and showed off another one from the fashion house for the premiere of Rocketman at Cannes in 2019.

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Alessandra Ambrosio

The model made an appearance at Cannes in a stunning red halter dress that had a super high side slit. The Julien Macdonald number flowed in the wind as the model worked it for the cameras.

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Kim Kardashian

No bra, no problem for Kim. She was seen in this bondage-style vintage dress by Thierry Mugler as she made her way to the 2019 Hollywood Beauty Awards.

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Dua Lipa

The singer attended the world premiere of Alita: Battle Angel in a strapless striped bodysuit with a cage skirt overlay. It highlighted her waist and long legs.

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Gizele Oliveira

After walking the runway in lingerie at the 2018 VSFS, the Brazilian model stayed with the naked theme in a tiered tulle dress. The after-party always calls for see-through sexy outfits.

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Jennifer Lopez

The singer matched the red carpet at the 2015 Met Gala in her Versace gown. In true JLo fashion, the body-hugging dress was mostly sheer.

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Miley Cyrus

In lieu of a dress, Miley showed up to the 2013 iHeart Radio Awards in a corset bustier and lace-up boy shorts. She traded in stilletos for a pair of heeled Converse kicks.

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Kate Moss

The connoisseur of slip dresses, Kate Moss made this sheer look work for a party back in 1993. It was simply effortless.

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Jaimie Alexander

The actress arrived to the premiere of Thor: The Dark World in a long-sleeve black dress. It was anything but boring though thanks to the sheer slit on the back, which revealed her curvy frame.

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Gwyneth Paltrow

The actress showed up to the Los Angeles premiere of Iron Man 3 in an Antonio Berardi dress. The look was covered in the front, but when she turned to the sides it was 100 percent sheer and sexy.

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