Naked dresses are perhaps the most impressive of all red carpet feats. While they may not always make the best-dressed list, they do require a certain breed of celebrity to pull off. Not only do you have to have the balls to risk a wardrobe malfunction, but you have to do it with enough confidence that you look fierce — not terrified — in the photographs.
Take Rihanna’s infamous CFDA dress, for example. The girl rocked a completely sheer dress without a bra — and later remarked that her only regret was not wearing a bedazzled thong to match. That, my friends, is dedication.
Then, there was the year 2015, when the Met Gala saw not one nor two but three naked dresses on the red carpet, all worn by Hollywood’s hottest A-listers. Jennifer Lopez, above, bared her famous curves in a custom Atelier Versace illusion gown. Beyoncé was nearly naked in Givenchy. And Kim Kardashian West almost looked modest in comparison in her sheer Roberto Cavalli dress, because no one’s getting naked without KKW joining in.
The Most Naked Dresses of All Time
Keep scrolling to see the best naked dresses of all time.
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Dascha Polanco shut things down in a gray lace dress at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.
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Rita Ora’s Jean Paul Gaultier gown left very little to the imagination.
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Tiffany Haddish rocked a peek-a-boo Naeem Khan number.
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Winnie Harlow struck a pose in a Zuhair Murad gown, which was covered in jewels.
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Gaga stunned at the 2018 Grammys in a sheer lace Armani Privé jumpsuit with a detachable skirt.
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Even the underwear under Klum’s sheer Grammys dress had strategically-placed cut-outs.
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Berry’s nearly naked Reem Acra gown at the NAACP Image Awards certainly turned heads.
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Hilton bared her underwear in a sheer dress with fishnet detailing at a Golden Globes after-party.
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The 48-year-old was one of the most daring stars on the Golden Globes red carpet, opting for a plunging sheer dress that showed off her long legs.
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Hudson was this close to a wardrobe malfunction at the 2018 Golden Globes in a very low-cut sheer dress.
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The actress went braless in this see-through Dior Haute Couture dress with strategically placed floral embellishments at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.
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The model was basically naked at the 2017 amfAR Gala at Cannes in a sheer one-shoulder dress with a bejeweled bodice and a dramatic train.
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Ratajkowski simmered at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival in a Peter Dundas all-over sheer lace jumpsuit featuring a major cutout bodice and a grand tiered train.
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Jenner pulled a Beyoncé at the 2017 Met Gala, arriving in a sheer Versace gown that hugged her curves and left little to the imagination.
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Kendall put her body on display at the 2017 Met Gala, arriving in a La Perla Haute Couture gown that’s described as stones affixed to a “single thread.” Yes, really.
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The actress embraced her toned bod at the 2017 Met Gala in a sheer jupsuit with a billowing metallic train and beaded embellishments.
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Anthony stunned at the 2017 Met Gala in a completely sheer Thai Nguyen Atelier gown with beaded embellishments.
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Paltrow wore this sheer panel stunner to the 2013 premiere of Iron Man 3, and she definitely had to shave for the occasion.
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We’ll never know how Alexander escaped a wardrobe malfunction in this look at the 2013 Thor premiere.
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Ora was nearly naked at an Oscars after-party looking, baring her backside in the gown that was totally sheer from behind.
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This sheer bodysuit that Shayk wore to an Oscars after-party shouldn’t even be legal.
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Lopez’s Met Gala gown left nothing to the imagination—including those famous curves.
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Thorne’s Critics’ Choice Awards gown had us holding our breath and hoping no one stepped on that train.
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RiRi’s crystal-embellished gown at the CFDAs will go down in history as one of the most head-turning red carpet looks.
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Queen Bey was flawless at the 2015 Met Gala in this sheer illusion Givenchy design.
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The actress’s naked dress combined two daring trends in one: a plunging neckline and sheer panels on her hips.
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Westworld star Angela Sarafyan turned heads in what can only be described as a strip of fabric. The white Celia Kritharioti gown had wide sheer panels on both sides of her body, bearing everything from side boob to side butt.
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Kim Kardashian West
Not to be upstaged by Bey or J.Lo, Kardashian West also went sheer for the 2015 Met Gala red carpet.
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While technically not a dress, this sheer bodysuit definitely counts. There’s no way Stefani was able to wear underwear with this daring look.
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Lopez is no stranger to the naked dress: This 2015 Billboard Music Awards look is proof she does it better than most.