The Sheerest, Sexiest and Most Straight-Up 'Naked' Dresses to Ever Hit the Red Carpet

These are the most stop-and-stare, barely-there looks of all time. From Rihanna's all-sheer CFDA dress to J.Lo's many break-the-internet moments, these outfits are not to be missed

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Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens
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The dress code for the 2022 Met Gala was "Gilded Glamour," and the night's livestream co-host took the opportunity to show off her bronzed skin and bejeweled belly button in a totally sheer Moschino puff-sleeve gown.

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Rihanna

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Rih loves to set her own rules when it comes to style, and her maternity fashion is no different. She attended the Dior show in a completely sheer slip dress over a lace bra and bikini underwear (and made it very clear that she was not looking for any feedback that day).

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Lily Allen

Lily Allen
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The star dressed for the 2022 GEM Awards with comfort in mind, going braless under her sheer stretch lace gown and adding flat boots.

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Candice Swanepoel

Candace Swanepoel
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Leave it to a former Victoria's Secret Angel to make barely-there black tie (she's in AMI Paris) look like the most effortless thing in the world.

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Lizzo

Lizzo is seen on October 12, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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The "Truth Hurts" superstar donned her own birthday suit when she attended Cardi B's birthday bash in a violet crystal mesh dress by Matthew Reisman Collection with just a G-string underneath.

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Megan Fox

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in a naked, completely sheer custom Mugler midi dress with subtle shimmery embroidery, worn with an embellished thong underneath at the 2021 MTV VMAs.

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Zoë Kravitz

Zoë Kravitz attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021
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in a sheer, crystal Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello slip dress with a matching silver thong underneath at the 2021 Met Gala.

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Beyoncé

Beyonce arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on Monday, May 4, 2015
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in see-through custom Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown with colorful crystals at the 2015 Met Gala.

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Rihanna

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in a sheer Swarovski-encrusted Adam Selman gown with thong underneath (although, alas, not a bedazzled one) at the 2014 CFDA Awards.

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Miley Cyrus

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hosted the MTV Video Music Awards in 2015 in a crystal-and-lamé Versace concoction.

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Megan Fox

Meghan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly
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in a Mugler gown with a crisscross cutout bodice at the 2021 Billboard Awards.

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Jennifer Lopez

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in the Versace dress that launched Google Images (and many admirers!) at the Grammy Awards in 2000.

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Chrissy Teigen

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in a Yousef Akbar gown with double side slits at the 2016 American Music Awards.

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Toni Braxton

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in a plunging, slit-to-the-waist Richard Tyler gown at the 2001 Grammy Awards.

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Kim Kardashian

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in a vintage 1998 Thierry Mugler gown that featured criss-cross cutouts at the bodice at the 2019 Hollywood Beauty Awards.

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Bella Hadid

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in a see-through, crystal-embellished one-shoulder gown by Ralph & Russo at the 2017 Cannes amfAR Gala.

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Kendall Jenner

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wore a gown by La Perla Couture to the 2017 Met Gala designed to show off the thong underneath.

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Zoë Kravitz

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donned an 18 karat gold mesh Tiffany & Co. bra with a a simple black skirt at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty.

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Ciara

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in a silk chiffon Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture slip dress at the 2016 Grammy Awards.

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Elizabeth Hurley

British actor Hugh Grant and his girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley arrive at the post-premiere party of Grant's latest film, 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' in London, 11th May 1994.
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in her now-iconic Versace safety pin gown at the Four Weddings and a Funeral premiere in 1994.

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Halle Berry

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attends the 2018 NAACP Image Awards in a daringly designed Reem Acra gown with peekaboo lace panels.

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Gwyneth Paltrow

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in a backless white Emilio Pucci gown with lace-up side slit at the 2010 premiere of Country Strong. (She recently told Vogue she wouldn't wear this again: "I think my kids would be so embarrassed if I left with my ass hanging out of something!")

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Cher

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in a sheer, sparkly and feathery Bob Mackie design at the 1974 Met Gala.

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Irina Shayk

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in a studded, sheer Atelier Versace gown at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

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Khloé Kardashian

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in a high-shine Yousef Al-Jasmi gown with all-over silver embroidery at the Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research's Annual Angel Ball in 2016.

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Paula Abdul

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in a see-through Charbel Zoe Couture gown with black embroidery at the American Music Awards in 2015.

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Jennifer Lopez

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in a black cutout Julien MacDonald gown at the 2017 Latin Billboard Music Awards.

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Ciara

Ciara
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attended the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty while pregnant in 2020, dressed in a corset-style bustier overlaid in sparkly sheer fabric by Ralph & Russo.

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Kendall Jenner

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in a totally sheer, tiered and tulle Schiaparelli gown at the Girls of the Sun premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

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Heidi Klum

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in a gold Dundas gown with keyhole neckline at the 2017 MTV VMAs.

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Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Bundchen attends THE COSTUME INSTITUTE GALA: "SUPERHEROES"
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in a slinky Versace gown with ultra-low back at the 2008 Met Gala.

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Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls
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in a ruched blue dress that exposes her breasts (which were covered with silver pasties) at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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Alessandra Ambrosio

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in a crystal-covered Ralph & Russo gown at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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Addison Rae

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in a barely-there top and body chain at the 2021 Movie & TV Awards.

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Miley Cyrus

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in an embellished sheer Mugler strapless gown with matching gloves at the 2020 MTV VMAs.

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Jennifer Lopez

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shines in a silver Julien Macdonald cutout gown at the 2017 Latin Billboard Music Awards.

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Kendall Jenner

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Kendall Jenner.

bares it all in a sheer glittering green Alexandre Vauthier mini dress at a Chopard Party at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.

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Rose McGowan

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in one of the most famous "naked dresses" of all time at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards, which she recently said was a political statement in response to her sexual assault.

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