25 of the most daring 'naked' looks celebrities wore in 2018

Todd Williamson/E! Entertainment and Anadolu Agency/Neilson Barnard/Getty Images‘Naked’ fashion was super popular in 2018.

The idea of the “naked dress” certainly isn’t new, but its popularity seemed to be at an all-time high in 2018. According to global fashion search platform Lyst, naked fashion was one of the biggest trends influenced by celebrities in 2018.

Celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid stepped out in the popular trend, with designs ranging from sheer bodysuits to dresses with revealing cutouts and lace detailing.

Here are the 25 best barely-there looks of the year.


Bella Hadid wore a sheer corseted bodysuit to a Harper’s Bazaar event in September.

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesBella Hadid wore the look during New York Fashion Week.

According to Lyst, Mugler experienced a 24% spike in search traffic following Hadid’s appearance on the red carpet.


She then put her glamorous spin on the trend while attending the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show after-party.

Astrid Stawiarz/Getty ImagesBella Hadid hit the pink carpet in a sheer design.

She wore a see-through metallic dress with a plunging neckline and tons of beaded detailing throughout.


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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley helped sparked interest in the trend by wearing this Versace dress in September.

David M. Benett/Getty ImagesHer gown featured a bondage-inspired design.

According to Lyst, her ensemble for the GQ Men of the Year awards caused a 21% surge for black bondage-style items just 48 hours later.


Kendall Jenner hit the Cannes Film Festival in a super-sheer minidress in May.

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty ImagesKendall Jenner is making the ‘naked’ trend one of her signature looks.

She wore a transparent Alexandre Vauthier minidress with sparkling glitter embellishments.


Jenner went sheer yet again while walking down the Cannes red carpet.

Pascal Le SegretainShe accessorized with jewellery by Chopard.

She wore a flowing gown with tiered layers of silk tulle by Schiaparelli Haute Couture.


She then opted for another super-sheer gown for the British Fashion Awards in December.

Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty ImagesSome strappy heels completed the look.

She wore a piece from Julien Macdonald’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection, which had padded structured shoulders and a hip-high slit on the left side.


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Kim Kardashian West wore a vintage 1996 Jean Paul Gaultier dress to the People’s Choice Awards in November.

Todd Williamson/E! EntertainmentKardashian West fused two of the biggest trends.

The sheer dress featured a swirling black design that almost looked like an optical illusion.


Zoë Kravitz took the trend to the Met Gala in May.

Neilson Barnard/Getty ImagesZoë Kravitz at the Met Gala 2018.

The “Big Little Lies” star wore a Saint Laurent dress with lace detailing that was held together by two bows on her right side.


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Selena Gomez stepped out for the Met Gala in May in a sheer design by Stuart Vevers for Coach.

Dimitrios Kambouris/MG18/Getty ImagesGomez took a more subtle approach to the trend.

The nightgown-inspired gown had a flowing, lightly see-through skirt with ruffled detailing.


Hailey Baldwin’s sheer gown for the Cannes Film Festival was covered in sequin embellishments.

Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesShe opted for a bun hairstyle.

She wore a gown by Roberto Cavalli Couture.


Laverne Cox wore a sheer skirt overlay for the NAACP Awards in January.

David Crotty/Getty ImagesHer sheer overlay featured a thigh-high slit.

Cox was in a design from Abyss by Abby and a pair of Stuart Weitzman heels.


Rita Ora attended the MTV Video Music Awards in August wearing a design by Giuseppe Zanotti.

Jamie McCarthy/Getty ImagesRita Ora attended the MTV VMAs in a see-through gown.

The sheer dress featured strategically placed swirling black embroidery throughout.


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Tiffany Haddish also wore a see-through look on the VMAs red carpet.

Jamie McCarthy/Getty ImagesTiffany Haddish even matched her hairstyle to her dress.

Her long-sleeved Naeem Khan gown had a circular black and white pattern on top of the sheer fabric.


Halle Berry’s gown for the NAACP Image Awards in January featured an intricate see-through skirt.

David Crotty/Getty ImagesHer gown also featured a flowing train.

Her black and red Reem Acra gown featured lace panels at the center of the skirt, which essentially created two sheer slits on either side.


Jennifer Lopez wore put a twist on the “no-pants” trend with a Ralph & Russo ensemble back in May.

Denise Truscello/Getty ImagesSheer pants are the new no-pants.

While attending an event at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Lopez wore an outfit featuring completely sheer pants with a white bodysuit underneath.

Lopez also put another interesting spin on the trend while wearing a sparkling green cape for a photo shoot with InStyle.


Paris Hilton showed off a floral take on the look for the amfAR Gala in May.

David M. Benett/Getty ImagesHilton kept it colourful with her ‘naked’ dress.

Her flowing Nicolas Jebran gown featured plenty of colourful flowers on its sheer fabric.


Adriana Lima kept the trend going during a Cannes event in May.

George Pimentel/Getty ImagesShe paired the dress with strappy gold heels.

The former Victoria’s Secret Angel wore a floor-length, semi-sheer gold gown by Julien Macdonald.


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SZA’s “naked” look was fused with a billowing ball gown style for the Grammy Awards in January.

Dan MacMedan/Getty ImagesSZA’s gown was sheer with lots of embroidered details.

The singer wore an Atelier Versace design with a semi-sheer fabric and tulle detailing.


Kate Beckinsale proved the “naked” trend doesn’t require a sheer fabric at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in September.

David M. Benett/Getty ImagesThe actress turned heads in a bold red print.

Her Julien Macdonald ensemble featured a side cutout on the right side that created a shawl-like draping effect.


Heidi Klum went for a fringed twist on the trend for the American Music Awards in October.

Steve Granitz/Getty ImagesHeidi Klum wore a Julien Macdonald design.

Her black crocheted gown by Julien Macdonald featured cutout designs throughout, which she paired with matching black heels.


Ming Xi paired her sheer dress with thigh-high boots for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show after-party.

Astrid Stawiarz/Getty ImagesMing Xi even wore ‘naked’ boots.

Her sheer minidress and boots had matching crystal embellishments.


Elsa Hosk put a twist on the underwear-as-outerwear trend for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in March.

Frederick M. Brown/Getty ImagesElsa Hosk pulled off several trends at once.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel’sAlberta Ferretti dress featured a shimmering sheer overlay with black separates underneath.


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Ciara’s gown for the Billboard Music Awards may have been sheer, but it didn’t skimp on the shimmer.

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty ImagesCiara walked the red carpet in a sparkling gown.

The singer wore a design by Julien MacDonald.


Deepika Padukone’s caped gown during the Cannes Film Festival in May added a glamorous twist.

George Pimentel/Getty ImagesHer floor-length gown featured a flowing cape.

She wore a sheer gown by Zuhair Murad with intricate lace detailing.


Last but not least, Jonathan Van Ness proved guys can tackle the trend at the Creative Arts Emmys in September.

The “Queer Eye” star wore a sheer black bodysuit by Margiela with a custom-made sequin kilt that had a thigh-high slit.

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