From naked dresses taking over the red carpet to Gen Z reviving risque cutouts from the early aughts, there’s no denying that showing skin is in for 2022. With designers welcoming an era of bodily freedom on the runway and some of fashion’s most influential personalities taking things further in their off-duty style, ‘underwear as outerwear’ is at an all-time high— subverting the sartorial expectations of the colder months. Earlier this year Rihanna went viral after stepping out in a sheer Dior slip dress and black lingerie that showed off her baby bump and other celebrities have since followed suit, ditching their trousers. Check out our favourite celebrities rocking the sexiest fashion trend of the season:
1. Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner decided to skip pants for a day out in the city earlier this week. She was spotted in Los Angeles carrying bright yellow sunflowers that added a pop of colour to her monochromatic Bottega Veneta look straight from the brand’s S/S23 show.
2. Kylie Jenner
The Jenner sisters never disappoint. Paris Fashion Week saw beauty mogul Kylie Jenner sport white briefs paired with a tank top and a grey coat as she sat front row for the Loewe S/S23 fashion show.
3. Bella Hadid
Moving on from the microskirt, supermodel Bella Hadid was seen in New York layered up in fall essentials, including UGG boots but decided to leave her pants at home.
4. Julia Fox
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Trust Julia Fox to pull off the most daring outfits on the red carpet. She attended the CFDA awards earlier this month in a black cut-out gown by the Milan-based designer Valerievi, showing off her toned midriff and rose-adorned briefs.
5. Megan Fox, Hailey Bieber And Halsey
Putting their own spin on the naked dress, Megan, Hailey and Halsey’s recent red carpet looks make a strong case for flaunting lingerie under sheer layers.
6. On The Runway
Underwear is no longer being treated like a dirty secret that needs to be concealed— the S/S23 runway agrees. From Burberry and Miaou to Ambush and Bottega Veneta, the underwear is ubiquitous, proving that the trend does have legs.