Every time we see a celebrity in a sheer dress or a semi-naked look (example: 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 sheer, 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.
You'll never mistake a Mugler design for anything else, and Bella Hadid knows this. She chose a sexy, memorable bodysuit from the iconic fashion house for Harper's Bazaar Icons party in 2018.
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.
The model attended amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala in 2016 wearing this mesh off-the-shoulders mermaid gown. Embroider florals were scattered across this Marchesa design.
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.
The star attended a Calzedonia show in Italy in 2018 while rocking a netted dress that revealed her undergarments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Model Ngoc Trinh attended the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in this skin-baring dress with swirl designs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The connoisseur of slip dresses, Kate Moss made this sheer look work for a party back in 1993. It was simply effortless.
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.
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.
This Julien Macdonald dress first popped up on the spring 2018 runway and was spotted on Ciara at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The singer kept things simple with just a pair of strappy heels.
You can always count on a star or two to wear a naked dress to after-parties. Elsa Hosk showed up at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar soirée in this see-through crystal-studded Alberta Ferretti dress and René Caovilla heels.