The Sheerest, Sexiest and Most Straight-Up 'Naked' Dresses to Ever Hit the Red Carpet
As events resume and red carpets open up again, we're looking back at 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 and Megan Fox's itty-bitty Billboard Music Awards look over the weekend, these outfits are not to be missed
in a naked, completely sheer custom Mugler midi dress with subtle shimmery embroidery, worn with an embellished thong underneath at the 2021 MTV VMAs.
in a sheer, crystal Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello slip dress with a matching silver thong underneath at the 2021 Met Gala.
in see-through custom Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown with colorful crystals at the 2015 Met Gala.
in a sheer Swarovski-encrusted Adam Selman gown with thong underneath (although, alas, not a bedazzled one) at the 2014 CFDA Awards.
hosted the MTV Video Music Awards in 2015 in a crystal-and-lamé Versace concoction.
in a Mugler gown with a crisscross cutout bodice at the 2021 Billboard Awards.
in a Yousef Akbar gown with double side slits at the 2016 American Music Awards.
in a plunging, slit-to-the-waist Richard Tyler gown at the 2001 Grammy Awards.
in a vintage 1998 Thierry Mugler gown that featured criss-cross cutouts at the bodice at the 2019 Hollywood Beauty Awards.
in a see-through, crystal-embellished one-shoulder gown by Ralph & Russo at the 2017 Cannes amfAR Gala.
wore a gown by La Perla Couture to the 2017 Met Gala designed to show off the thong underneath.
donned an 18 karat gold mesh Tiffany & Co. bra with a a simple black skirt at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty.
in a silk chiffon Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture slip dress at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
in her now-iconic Versace safety pin gown at the Four Weddings and a Funeral premiere in 1994.
attends the 2018 NAACP Image Awards in a daringly designed Reem Acra gown with peekaboo lace panels.
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!")
in a sheer, sparkly and feathery Bob Mackie design at the 1974 Met Gala.
in a studded, sheer Atelier Versace gown at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar party.
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.
in a see-through Charbel Zoe Couture gown with black embroidery at the American Music Awards in 2015.
in a black cutout Julien MacDonald gown at the 2017 Latin Billboard Music Awards.
attended the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty while pregnant in 2020, dressed in a corset-style bustier overlaid in sparkly sheer fabric by Ralph & Russo.
in a totally sheer, tiered and tulle Schiaparelli gown at the Girls of the Sun premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
in a gold Dundas gown with keyhole neckline at the 2017 MTV VMAs.
in a slinky Versace gown with ultra-low back at the 2008 Met Gala.
in a ruched blue dress that exposes her breasts (which were covered with silver pasties) at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
in a crystal-covered Ralph & Russo gown at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
in a barely-there top and body chain at the 2021 Movie & TV Awards.
in an embellished sheer Mugler strapless gown with matching gloves at the 2020 MTV VMAs.
shines in a silver Julien Macdonald cutout gown at the 2017 Latin Billboard Music Awards.
bares it all in a sheer glittering green Alexandre Vauthier mini dress at a Chopard Party at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.
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.