The 31 most daring dresses celebrities have ever worn

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Celebrities often push the boundaries of fashion on the red carpet.

They’ve worn dresses designed like a swan’s body to outfits made entirely from recycled bottles.

But a bigger trend that began taking off in 2016 was the “naked” dress — gowns and outfits designed to show maximum skin while still keeping covered.

Keep reading for a look at 31 of the most daring outfits celebrities have rocked.

At the MTV Video Music Awards in August 2017, Demi Lovato wore a completely sheer bodysuit tucked into harem-style pants.

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Demi Lovato in 2017.

Jennifer Lawrence wore a silver Atelier Versace dress covered in a cobweb-like design at the premiere of 'mother!' in London on September 6, 2017.

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Jennifer Lawrence in 2017.

Earlier that same week, Lawrence wore another sheer gown with an almost see-through top to the movie premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

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Jennifer Lawrence in 2017.

Kendall Jenner went with a metallic mesh gown for the 2017 Met Gala.

Kendall Jenner in May 2017.

Kendall made it onto INSIDER's 'worst dressed' list for the 2017 Met Gala -- we just weren't sold on the slashed fabric look.

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.

Kendall Jenner in 2015.

The cream coloured gown looked modest from behind, but when Jenner turned around it was all legs. She put Angelina Jolie's famous Oscar dress to shame.

Toni Braxton broke the mould back in 2001 when she wore this white dress to the Grammys.

Toni Braxton in 2001.

In 2014, Braxton spoke with People Magazine about the daring gown. 'I was younger then,' Braxton said. 'Things were up -- the boobies were perkier, the cellulite was less. You got to do it when you're young.'

She also explained that the designer, Richard Tyler, had attached underwear to the side panel of the dress, which helped keep the fabric down.

Fast forward to the 2016 American Music Awards, and Chrissy Teigen made waves with her dress held together with a safety pin.

Chrissy Teigen in 2016.

This is probably the biggest slit to ever appear in a red carpet gown. After suffering an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction, she posted a photo on Instagram and included an apology to 'anyone harmed mentally or physically by (her) hooha.'

Teigen also tagged her laser hair removal salon in the Instagram post.

That wasn't the first time Teigen stepped onto a red carpet in a daring dress. Here's her look from the 2015 VMAs.

Chrissy Teigen in 2015.

The skirt on this gown was really more of a super-long fringe, which made Teigen susceptible to more wardrobe malfunctions.

Ciara also wore a dress with an extremely high slit up one side for the 2016 Grammy Awards.

Ciara in 2016.

Though Ciara's take on the high-slit may seem tame compared to Chrissy Teigen's dresses, her exposed hip bone was still a risk.

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.'

Jaimie Alexander in 2013.

During an appearance on Jay Leno's 'Late Night' show, Alexander explained that she was wearing 'something' under the dress, but didn't elaborate on her undergarments.

Singer Rita Ora made waves at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in her take on the black mesh gown.

Rita Ora in 2015.

The dress, designed by Donna Karan Atelier, took the concept of see-through side paneling to a whole new level. Oddly enough, Ora wasn't the only person to wow with a black gown at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party that year.

Model Irina Shayk attended the same Vanity Fair event in an even more daring sheer dress.

Irina Shayk in 2015.

The Atelier Versace gown was entirely sheer down one side. The dress also incorporated mesh tights, allowing Shayk to comfortably walk.

Gwyneth Paltrow embraced the sheer paneled style at the 2013 premiere of 'Iron Man 3.'

Gwyenth Paltrow in 2013.

Her take was slightly more modest. From the front view, it was hard to tell that her gown had cutaway paneling. But from the side, Paltrow's dress wowed onlookers.

The most recent celeb to tackle the sheer-sided gown was 'Westworld' star Angela Sarafyan.

Angela Sarafyan in 2016.

Though Vanity Fair reports that the Celia Kritharioti gown had mesh paneling, it's nearly impossible to see in the photos of Sarafyan rocking this dress.

Rihanna really took the 'naked' concept to a new level at the 2014 CFDA awards.

Rihanna in 2014.

Completed with a pink fur shawl, this Rihanna outfit was a memorable instalment in her fashion evolution. Her hair stylist also gave fans a fun look at Rihanna celebrating that evening, with a video of the singer dancing and overall celebrating how awesome she looked.

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.

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Hailey Baldwin 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.

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Hailey Baldwin in 2017.

Who can forget Miley Cyrus' multiple daring outfits during her stint as the 2015 VMA host?

Miley Cyrus in 2015.

Cyrus is another celebrity with a crazy fashion evolution, and her appearance at the 2015 VMAs was perhaps the time when she took the most risks. This outfit was made of silver suspenders, a jeweled skirt, and really not much else.

During one of her many wardrobe changes that night, Cyrus wore this dress made of clear vinyl and carefully placed circles.

Miley Cyrus in 2015.

The see-through dress showed off all of Cyrus' tattoos and her toned torso. Look through all of Cryus's controversial VMA outfits in this breakdown by The Hollywood Reporter.

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.

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Heidi Klum in 2017.

Beyoncé wowed in this bejeweled Givenchy gown at the 2015 Met Gala.

Beyoncé in 2015.

Beyoncé had people going crazy when she arrived to the Met Gala at the last minute wearing a sheer gown with delicately placed gems. And she wasn't the only one who decided that year's Met Gala would be the place to rock a 'naked' dress.

That same evening, Kim Kardashian West wore a glittering silver gown that left little to the imagination.

Kim Kardashian West in 2015.

Though you can see the padding that matches her skin tone beneath some of the sheer fabric, Kardashian was positively glowing in this 'naked' dress designed by Roberto Cavalli.

Jennifer Lopez was the third celebrity to wear a sheer jeweled dress to the 2015 Met Gala.

Jennifer Lopez in 2015.

Lopez's dress appeared to cover up more when viewed from the front, but the Versace gown had a distinct sheer panel down the side.

And it looked even more risqué from the back.

Only J.Lo could pull this off.

Jennifer Lopez also wore a sheer beaded dress to the Billboard Music Awards in 2015.

Jennifer Lopez in 2015.

Though Lopez's red carpet style might have had people buzzing, she stole the show later that night with a tribute performance to Selena.

Bebe Rexha wore a floor-length sheer gown with an illusion neckline and a silver, chain-like pattern to the 2017 MTV VMAs.

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Bebe Rexha in 2017.

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.

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Olivia Munn in 2017.

Last but not least, 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.

Kim Kardashian West in 2016.

And then Kim rocked this netted sheath dress for the Balmain show at Paris Fashion Week 2016.

Kim Kardashian West in 2016.

Her sisters Khloe and Kourtney wowed in their own takes on the style for the 2016 Angel Ball.

Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian in 2016.

And Kim also stunned in this sheer black dress at the Harper's Bazaar's celebration of 'ICONS By Carine Roitfeld.'

Kim Kardashian West in 2016.

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