- The “naked” look is one of the most head-turning Hollywood trends in recent years.
- Celebrities have incorporated sheer panels, mesh, and thigh-high slits into their outfits.
- Stars like Jennifer Lopez and Kendall Jenner have all experimented with the fashion trend.
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Ming Xi paired her sheer dress with thigh-high boots for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show after-party in November 2018.
Bella Hadid put a glamorous spin on the trend while attending the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show after-party.
“Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness proved guys can rock the barely-there trend at the Creative Arts Emmys in September 2018.
Hadid wore another sheer look, a corseted bodysuit, to a Harper’s Bazaar event in September 2018.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore a strappy Versace dress to the GQ Men of the Year Awards in September.
Rita Ora attended the MTV Video Music Awards in August 2018 wearing a design by Giuseppe Zanotti.
Tiffany Haddish also wore a see-through look on the VMAs red carpet.
Ciara’s gown for the Billboard Music Awards in May 2018 may have been sheer, but it didn’t skimp on the shimmer.
Deepika Padukone’s caped gown during the Cannes Film Festival, also in May 2018, added a glamorous twist.
Kendall Jenner attended the Cannes Film Festival wearing a super-sheer minidress.
Jenner went sheer yet again while walking down the Cannes red carpet.
Hailey Baldwin’s sheer Roberto Cavalli Couture gown for the Cannes Film Festival was covered in sequin embellishments.
Zoë Kravitz wore a lace Saint Laurent dress held together by two bows to attend the Met Gala in early May 2018.
Selena Gomez stepped out for the 2018 Met Gala in a sheer design by Stuart Vevers for Coach.
Elsa Hosk put a twist on the underwear-as-outerwear trend for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in March 2018.
SZA’s “naked” look was fused with a billowing ball gown style for the Grammy Awards in February 2018.
Laverne Cox wore a semi-sheer Abyss by Abby design with a pair of Stuart Weitzman heels for the NAACP Image Awards in January 2018.
Halle Berry attended the same event, wearing a Reem Acra gown with lace panels and an intricate see-through skirt.
Kendall Jenner opted for a super-sheer gown for the British Fashion Awards in December 2018.
Meghan Markle wore a surprisingly revealing dress with a sheer top for her official engagement photos with Prince Harry in December 2017.
Jennifer Lawrence wore a silver Atelier Versace dress covered in a cobweb-like design at the London premiere of “mother!” in September 2017.
At the MTV Video Music Awards in August 2017, Demi Lovato wore a completely sheer bodysuit tucked into harem-style pants.
Earlier that same week, Lawrence wore another sheer gown with an almost see-through top to the movie premiere at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.
Bella Hadid turned heads at the 2017 amfAR charity gala during the Cannes International Film Festival in this sheer crystal gown.
Kendall Jenner went with a metallic mesh gown for the 2017 Met Gala.
Kendall has worn other daring dresses, too. She had to move with caution when she wore this double slitted dress to the 2015 Much Music Video Awards.
Toni Braxton broke the mold back in 2001 when she wore this white dress to the Grammys.
Fast forward to the 2016 American Music Awards, and Chrissy Teigen made waves with her dress held together with a safety pin.
That wasn’t the first time Teigen stepped onto a red carpet in a daring dress. Here’s her look from the 2015 VMAs.
Ciara also wore a dress with an extremely high slit up one side for the 2016 Grammy Awards.
Besides high slits, mesh cutouts are another trend. Jaimie Alexander stunned in this dress at the 2013 premiere of Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World.”
Singer Rita Ora made waves at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in her take on the black mesh gown.
Model Irina Shayk attended the same Vanity Fair event in an even more daring sheer Versace dress.
Gwyneth Paltrow embraced the sheer paneled style at the 2013 premiere of “Iron Man 3.”
“Westworld” star Angela Sarafyan wore a white Celia Kritharioti sheer-sided gown in 2016.
Amber Rose attended the 2017 VMAs in a glamorous floor-length dress with an almost entirely sheer, fishnet-style pattern.
Rihanna really took the “naked” concept to a new level at the 2014 CFDA awards.
Hailey Baldwin wore a silver jumpsuit in a super thin material with a low V-neck and wide velvet belt to the VMAs in 2017.
On the same night, Hailey Baldwin wore a second see-through jumpsuit – this time, in a black lace material with visible black underwear and a pair of knee-high velvet boots.
Who can forget Miley Cyrus’ multiple daring outfits during her stint as the 2015 VMA host?
During one of her many wardrobe changes that night, Cyrus wore this dress made of clear vinyl and carefully placed circles.
In 2017, Heidi Klum chose a semi-sheer golden dress for her VMAs outfit. The fabric is so see-through that in places it looks like it features cut-out details.
Beyoncé wowed in this bejeweled Givenchy gown at the 2015 Met Gala.
That same evening, Kim Kardashian West wore a glittering silver Roberto Cavalli gown that left little to the imagination.
Jennifer Lopez was the third celebrity to wear a sheer jeweled dress to the 2015 Met Gala.
And it looked even more risqué from the back.
Jennifer Lopez also wore a sheer beaded dress to the Billboard Music Awards in 2015.
And no one will ever forget Lopez’s original daring fashion choice – the green Versace gown.
Jennifer Lopez arrived at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards in a cutout dress with a plunging neckline and high front slit designed by Julien MacDonald.
For her Billboard Latin Music Awards performance, Lopez changed into a similar silver gown by Julien Macdonald with even more revealing cutouts.
Bebe Rexha wore a floor-length sheer gown with an illusion neckline and a silver, chain-like pattern to the 2017 MTV VMAs.
For her VMAs outfit, Olivia Munn wore a long-sleeved metallic shift dress with a sheer cut-out panel overlaid with fishnet and sequin details.
Gabrielle Union was the epitome of elegance in a Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture gown at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscars after-party.
Of course, we’ll have to go through some of the Kardashian clan’s iconic “naked” looks. This clinging sheer number was worn by Kim at the 2016 MTV movie awards.
And then Kim rocked this netted sheath dress for the Balmain show at Paris Fashion Week 2016.
Her sisters Khloe and Kourtney wowed in their own takes on the style for the 2016 Angel Ball.
And Kim also stunned in this sheer black dress at the Harper’s Bazaar’s celebration of “ICONS By Carine Roitfeld.”
Kim Kardashian West wore a vintage 1996 Jean Paul Gaultier dress to the People’s Choice Awards in November 2018.
She then wore a daring cutout vintage design by Thierry Mugler to the Hollywood Beauty Awards in February 2019.
Naomi Campbell walked the Valentino runway in a black sheer gown with a ruffled skirt.
Kendall Jenner attended Vanity Fair’s after-party for the 2019 Oscars in a daring dress by couture designer Rami Kadi.
Emma Roberts wore a sheer off-the-shoulder gown to the Vanity Fair Oscars party in February 2019.
Adriana Lima combined a daring thing-high slit with a plunging neckline
Eva Longoria arrived at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in a design by Alberta Ferretti.
Gemma Chan wore a semi-sheer Tom Ford dress with metallic fringe embellishments on top.
Emily Ratajkowski turned heads at the 2019 Met Gala in a Cher-inspired Dundas dress.
At the same event, Kim Kardashian West wore a form-fitting Thierry Mugler dress that had a sheer effect.
Lady Gaga arrived in a grand way to the Met Gala in a giant pink dress, which she removed to reveal multiple outfits beneath.
Hailey Bieber arrived at the Met Gala in a backless Alexander Wang dress with a daring low cut.
Constance Wu appeared at the same event wearing a sheer embroidered Marchesa dress with a plunging neckline.
Model Ngoc Trinh combined several trends for her appearance on the 2019 Cannes Film Festival red carpet.
Lorena Rae opted for a rainbow-colored gown for the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
Alessandra Ambrosio wore a flowing red design.
Lala Kent had one of the most daring looks at the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards.
Stefflon Don went for a dramatic leg reveal at the 2019 BET Awards.
Justine Skye went for a sheer look in this Amen at the 2019 BET Awards.
Zendaya attended the Los Angeles premiere of “Spider-Man: Far From Home” in June wearing a backless dress with daring cutouts.
Céline Dion hit the streets in a transparent dress by Iris van Herpen during Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week in July.
Gwyneth Paltrow wore a completely see-through Fendi gown with a matching bralette to the 2020 Golden Globes in January.
Paris Hilton wore a gown that was almost entirely see-through at the Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globes after-party in January 2020.
The bottom half of Janina Gavankar’s gown was completely sheer at the 2020 Golden Globes in January.
Priyanka Chopra wore a daring sheer dress for a dinner date with Nick Jonas after the 2020 Golden Globes.
Zanna Roberts Rassi’s black underwear is peeking through her asymmetrical Oscar de la Renta gown at the 2020 Golden Globes in January.
Lily-Rose Depp arrived at the BAFTAS in a sheer Chanel catsuit.
Rooney Mara turned heads when she arrived at the 2020 Oscars in a gorgeous, sheer Alexander McQueen gown.
Ciara showed off her growing baby bump in a see-through custom Ralph & Russo gown at the Vanity Fair 2020 Oscars after-party in February.
Hailey Bieber posed in a sheer, lace Versace gown that was embroidered with black Swarovski crystals.
Rumer Willis put a romantic spin on the naked dress trend in a semi-sheer gown, which she wore to the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars after-party in February.
Barbara Palvin arrived at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars after-party in a naked dress designed by Atelier Versace.
Ellie Goulding attended the 2020 BRIT Awards wearing a sheer, patchwork dress from Koche’s spring/summer 2020 collection.
Doja Cat attended the 2020 Billboard Music Awards in a sparkly Georges Hobeika dress with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and matching lavender Amina Muaddi heels.
Nicole Richie arrived to the 2020 Billboard Music Awards in a one-shoulder, sheer floor-length Christian Siriano gown.
Sarah Hyland attended the CMT Music Awards in a two-piece George Hobeika couture set from the designer’s spring 2020 collection. It included a sparkly pink crop top and a purple skirt with cutouts.
Andra Day wore a standout Chanel look with cutouts throughout the bodice at the 2021 Golden Globes.
“Unorthodox” star Shira Haas wore a Chanel dress with a sheer skirt to the 2021 Golden Globes.
Tiffany Haddish attended the 2021 Golden Globes in a sparkly, semi-sheer Alberta Ferretti dress with Messika jewelry.
Julia Garner wore a Prada gown with a deep V-neckline and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes to the 2021 Golden Globes.
Doja Cat attended the 2021 Grammys in a Roberto Cavalli dress that was designed with a motorcycle jacket-inspired top, feathered skirt, low-cut neckline, and a slit down the center.
Dua Lipa walked the Grammys red carpet in a bejeweled Versace gown that had a transparent skirt, cutouts at the hips, and a thigh-high slit.
Megan Thee Stallion ended her 2021 Grammys night in a Christian Siriano dress that was designed with sheer panels.
For the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, Megan Fox wore a Mugler dress with a see-through skirt and cutouts across her chest and waist.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas donned a semi-sheer Dolce & Gabbana gown with a plunging neckline and thigh-high slit for the same event.
Karol G. looked glamorous in a sheer-blue, sparkling halter gown with a triangular cutout across her waist.
Anya Taylor-Joy posed in a golden Dior gown with a cape-style back and semi-sheer skirt for one of the brand’s fashion shows in mid-June.
Jordana Brewster hit the “F9” red carpet in a strapless pink dress that had a triangular cutout at the waist and a see-through lace skirt.
Anitta’s Miss Sohee gown at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards had a sheer slit that went down to her stomach.
Bella Poarch wore a see-through jumpsuit with a dramatic train at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.
At the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, Ciara wore a completely see-through lace Tom Ford gown with a cutout across her chest.
Charli XCX wore a custom Shawna Wu sheer lace dress with minimal jewelry and black heels at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards,
Megan Fox was one of the best-dressed stars at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards in a completely sheer Mugler dress, which she paired with nude heels.
Jennifer Lopez presented an award at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards in a David Koma set that had a long-sleeve lace-up top and matching skirt.
At the 2021 Met Gala, Megan Fox made her debut in a stunning bejeweled Dundas gown that had a plunging neckline and cutouts with a high slit.
Zoë Kravitz dazzled in a custom Saint Laurent dress that was completely see-through.
Kendall Jenner’s Givenchy dress was completely sheer and inspired by a look Audrey Hepburn wore in “My Fair Lady.”
At the 2021 Met Gala, Saweetie’s Christian Cowan gown with a thigh-high slit and dramatic cutout had a cape that was designed with a Black American heritage flag on one side and a Filipino flag on the other.
Zoey Deutch looked fabulous in a lilac Versace dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Harry Winston jewelry.
At the 2021 Met Gala, model Imaan Hammam wore a star-printed Versace dress that was designed with a completely sheer top and tulle skirt.
Julia Garner wore a fishnet Stella McCartney column dress that was covered in Swarovski crystals, according to her stylist Elizabeth Saltzman.
Taylor Hill looked like a Greek goddess in a Versace dress that was designed with geometric cutouts and layered with sheer fabric.
Irina Shayk posed in a nude dress that had a corset bodice and a thigh-high slit at the 2021 Met Gala.
Halle Bailey looked like a Vegas showgirl at the 2021 Met Gala in a sparkling Rodarte sheer fringe bodysuit.
At the 2021 Met Gala, Emily Blunt looked like she was dripping in jewels in her Miu Miu dress.
Winnie Harlow brought the drama to the 2021 Met Gala in an Iris Van Herpen jumpsuit that had sheer panels and a ruched cape.
Grimes, who also wore Iris Van Herpen at the 2021 Met Gala, accessorized her sheer dress with a sword and original chrome mask from the 1984 film “Dune.”
Maisie Williams’ gown at the 2021 Met Gala, which was designed by her boyfriend Reuben Selby, had sheer sleeves and tights. She told E! the look was inspired by “The Matrix.”
Issa Rae’s sheer Aliétte dress was one of the most daring looks of the night at the 2021 Emmys.
Taraji P. Henson turned heads in this sheer Elie Saab dress with a plunging neckline and pockets at the 2021 Emmys.