Whether you call it the sheer dress or the naked dress or the barely there so you better leave it to the imagination dress, we can collectively attest to the fact that this scantily clad trend is here to stay. Freeing the nips & showing the finger to archaic dress codes one red carpet at a time – what’s not to like? Consider us swayed.
The recent years have seen a cardinal resurgence of the sheer look all thanks to women who know how to make a statement. Let’s have a look at the top 8 sexiest sheer red carpet moments that still have us in a style chokehold.
Megan Fox At The 2021 MTV Awards
Give it up for this Mugler moment that lives rent free in all our heads. And will continue to do so. Donned by Megan Fox for the MTV awards night, the sheer, midi-length dress coupled with the embellished thong underneath, was custom made for the actress.
Kendall Jenner At A Chopard Event In Cannes
Known to favor the risqué, Kendall Jenner’s green chainmail number for jewellery magnate Chopard was in the news for obvious reasons. The major being the audacious yet transparent making of the short glitzy dress. Characterized by a pulled gathering at the side seam, the flesh toned underwear & bare torso underneath had everyone’s imagination going wild.
Rihanna At The 2014 CFDA Awards
We can successfully ordain bad girl RiRi as the champion of spearheading this trend, all thanks to her 2014 CFDA outing in this Swarovski-encrusted Adam Selman gown. The internet literally ~broke~ & so did the peace of conservative Karens calling the same an abomination. Us fans were thrilled, to say the least.
Zoë Kravitz At The 2021 Met Gala
Who doesn’t appreciate a great YSL moment on the first Monday of May, at the Met steps? Wearing a bejeweled mesh gown graced with a plunging neckline, this naked dress was one of 2021’s standout looks. Having encountered online criticism aplenty for the same, she told ELLE “Being uncomfortable with the human body is colonization / brainwashing. It’s just a body. We all got em.”
Vanessa Hudgens At The 2022 Met Gala
Scandalous & sultry, this sheer black gown by Moschino was Vanessa’s choice of armour for Met Gala’s Gilded Glamour theme this year. With ornate lace embroidery circling her bust, this gothic meets Regency era number will undoubtedly go down as one of the most iconic gowns in the history of the event.
Bella Hadid At The 2017 amfAR Gala
Bella Hadid is no stranger to traversing down the sheer route. Whilst attending the amfAR gala at Cannes in 2017, the then 20-year-old supermodel was lensed in a sparkly, barely there dress by designer René Caovilla. With one dropped shoulder sleeve & a slit originating way above the hip (more so closer to the waist), it was here where she cemented her prowess in acing bold silhouettes.
Irina Shayk At The Vanity Fair Oscars Bash 2015
Russian supermodel Irina Shayk arrived at the VF after party in a black Versace S/S 2015 dress with a catsuit ‘esque make. Featuring a mesh bodysuit underneath the flap-like half of the dress, this unconventional construction of sorts, does make this gown one of the most interesting contenders on our list.
Beyoncé At The Oscars 2022 After Party
It’s HRH Queen B. In a nude gown by Celia Kritharioti. The slit is immaculate. And she’s wearing glasses, indoors. With a blinding Tiffany & Co. necklace. Need we elaborate? Should sum it up.