From subtle to nearly naked, these statement-making looks were among our favorites.
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While the 2022 Oscars were full of surprises and history-making moments, on the red carpet, we did spot something familiar: sheer dresses — lots of them — worn by some of the best-dressed stars of the night. The once-risqué fashion choice is now a mainstay at major events, but that doesn't mean these skin-baring designs weren't exciting or interesting to look at. On the contrary, sheer Oscars outfits continue to make a bold statement, but these days, it's the details and color choices that turn them into something truly special.

While some actresses and musicians arrived at the awards show and after-parties in full see-through gowns, others chose to highlight specific body parts with sheer skirts or corsets. We're rounding up the best of the best, ahead, from subtle lace details to super-sexy, nearly naked dresses.

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Rachel Zegler

The West Side Story actress attended the Oscars in a sheer black dress from Dior Haute Couture, while Tiffany & Co. jewelry completed her look.

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Serena Williams

Williams stood out on the red carpet in a bright pink and black Gucci gown, which was slightly see-through all over.

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Jessica Alba

Alba's navy blue dress from the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party featured a subtly sheer, beaded corset.

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Gabrielle Union

Although Union's Valentino turtleneck gown seemed modest at first glance, her undergarments were visible through the shiny brown material. 

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Alessandra Ambrosio

The model's Stephane Rolland Haute Couture look included a low-cut neckline and a fully sheer bottom half.

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Halsey

The singer struck a pose at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party wearing a lingerie-like, black lace dress that showed off her underwear.

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Lori Harvey

Harvey made her red carpet debut with boyfriend Michael B. Jordan while wearing an elaborate couture gown from Tony Ward, which highlighted her long legs.

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Karolina Kurkova

The model put a sexy spin on spring's crochet trend with a black dress from Gabriela Hearst.

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Sydney Sweeney

Sweeney's custom-made Miu Miu gown featured a crystal, chain-like illusion top.

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Addison Rae

The Bridgerton effect seemed to be in full force for Hollywood's big night. Even TikTok star Addison Rae arrived at Vanity Fair's after-party in a corset gown from Monot.

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Vanessa Hudgens

The skirt on this black Valentino gown may be sheer, but it still included a pair of pockets.

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Joan Smalls

Smalls was clearly ready to make a statement in this Elie Saab gown, which included tons of feathers and elaborate jewel embellishments.

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Kelly Rowland

The singer had a dramatic fashion moment in a tulle mermaid gown from Jean-Louis Sabaji, which came complete with a pair of cape sleeves.

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Caitriona Balfe

The Outlander actress swapped out her white Oscars gown for a black alternative at the after-party, but both Louis Vuitton creations were the epitome of glamour.

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Sofia Boutella

Boutella shined in her sheer, black halter-neck gown, which included a tiered, sequined skirt.

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Kiernan Shipka

The actress's Elie Saab gown was classic and sexy at the same time, featuring cutouts on the sides and lace details down the skirt.