Celebrity The 39 Most Naked Dresses of All Time By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines and Samantha Sutton Samantha Sutton Instagram Samantha is InStyle's senior fashion editor. She joined the brand in 2019 and oversees the site's fashion coverage, including trend reporting, fashion exclusives, celebrity style interviews, and Fashion Week coverage. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on February 26, 2021 @ 05:30PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Naked dresses remain among the most impressive of all red carpet feats. While we've now grown used to spotting barely-there designs and expertly-placed material on nearly every celebrity red carpet (including major award shows, like the Golden Globes and the Oscars), they never fail to leave us impressed. We Just Realized Nicole Kidman Loves Wearing These Two Trends to the Golden Globes However, not every celebrity is a fan of going super sheer or enjoys rocking cutouts. After all, you're risking major wardrobe malfunctions with this fashion choice, and you have to have that extra dose of confidence to truly own your outfit, ensuring that you look fierce — not terrified — in photographs. Take Naomi Campbell's appearance in Valentino's Spring/Summer 2019 Couture show, for instance, where she boldly walked the runway wearing a full, naked gown with a ruffled skirt. Or, reflect back on Rihanna's famous, sparkling CFDA dress, which even came complete with a matching thong (commitment!). These are the celebrity naked dress moments that we'll never forget. They were daring, fun, and downright historic. In case you need a refresher, or are simply feeling the lull between now and the next major, headline-making look, click through to see the best naked dresses of all time. 01 of 39 Bella Hadid Jeff Kravitz/MTV VMAs 2020/Getty Images for MTV Ok, so, it's technically not a dress. But, considering we were in the middle of pandemic when Hadid traded in comfy clothes for a fully sheer, cutout shirt for 2020's MTV VMAs, we have to give her some credit. A historic naked look, for sure. 02 of 39 Priyanka Chopra Jonas TM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images While grabbing dinner post-Golden Globes in 2020, the actress opted to give everyone a glimpse of her legs and waist, stepping out in a sheer design by Kukhareva London. 03 of 39 Gwyneth Paltrow Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images Paltow's sheer Fendi number from the 2020 Golden Globes brought back memories of her naked gown from the 2002 Oscars. This time around, she matched the long-sleeved layer to a gauzy bra and underwear set. 04 of 39 Zendaya Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Her Euphoria character, Rue, may have an easy, relaxed sense of style, but Zendaya was all old Hollywood glamour at the 2019 Emmys, where she wore an illusion dress from Vera Wang that featured a slightly sheer bodice. 05 of 39 Naomi Campbell Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images After a 14-year break, Naomi Campbell returned to the Valentino Haute Couture runway and closed out the show in a voluminous sheer gown. 06 of 39 Dascha Polanco Nicholas Hunt/Getty In theory, a gray lace dress sounds boring, but when the Orange Is the New Black star wore this sheer option to the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, she proved that isn't always the case. 07 of 39 Rita Ora Jamie McCarthy/Getty Buy Now Forget your typical mesh and lace. Rita Ora had fun with the naked dress trend, walking the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards in a playful, squiggle design by Jean Paul Gaultier. 08 of 39 Tiffany Haddish Jamie McCarthy/Getty Buy Now For the same award show, Haddish chose a black and white, peek-a-boo Naeem Khan number, and styled it with classic hoop earrings. 09 of 39 Winnie Harlow Nicholas Hunt/Getty Buy Now Expertly-placed jewels kept Winnie Harlow's Zuhair Murad gown from coming off as super revealing, but the minute she struck a pose, we notice how much skin was on display with this subtly-sexy design. 10 of 39 Lady Gaga Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS Gaga had the ability to pull a quick-change at the 2018 Grammys, where she wore a sheer lace, Armani Privé jumpsuit that featured a detachable skirt. 11 of 39 Heidi Klum Timothy Kuratek/CBS via Getty Images Even the underwear under Klum's sheer 2018 Grammys dress had strategically-placed cutouts. 12 of 39 Halle Berry David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Berry's 2018 NAACP Image Awards included sheer panels down the front and the back, which showed off her legs and butt. 13 of 39 Paris Hilton FilmMagic/FilmMagic for HBO While we tend to envision Paris in pastels and rhinestones, she chose a sexier, sultry gown for the 2018 Golden Globes after-party, arriving in a see-through, fishnet-detailed design. 14 of 39 Catherine Zeta-Jones Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for FIJI Water Yes, long-sleeves and sheer can be an elegant and timeless combination. The actress proved this was the case at the 2018 Golden Globes, where she stepped out in a plunging dress that showed off her long legs. 15 of 39 Kate Hudson Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Hudson's diamond pendant necklace really popped against super low-cut, sheer black dress at the 2018 Golden Globes. 16 of 39 Jennifer Lawrence Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty If a Disney princess wanted to modernize her look, she might steal the actress' sheer Dior Haute Couture dress from the 2017 Venice Film Festival, which included strategically placed flowers. 17 of 39 Bella Hadid Venturelli/Getty If not for that dramatic train, it would have seemed as if Hadid was simply wearing a pair of bejeweled, beige underwear at the 2017 amfAR Gala at Cannes. 18 of 39 Emily Ratajkowski Venturelli/WireImage Ratajkowski stole the spotlight at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival in 2017, gracing the red carpet in a Peter Dundas all-over sheer lace jumpsuit, which also featured a major cutout bodice and a grand, tiered train. 19 of 39 Kylie Jenner Neilson Barnard/Getty Jenner pulled a Beyoncé at the 2017 Met Gala, arriving in a sheer Versace gown that hugged her curves and showed off her legs. 20 of 39 Kendall Jenner Neilson Barnard/Getty None of the Kar-Jenner ladies play when it comes to the Met Gala. In 2017, Kendall showed up wearing a La Perla Haute Couture gown, which was described as stones affixed to a "single thread." (Yes, really.) 21 of 39 Halle Berry Neilson Barnard/Getty No one can forget Berry's historic Oscars win, or the sheer dress she wore while accepting the award in 2002. But it turns out the actress wasn't done making naked fashion statements. She later wore another sheer design — this time, a jumpsuit with a billowing, metallic train and beaded embellishments — to the 2017 Met Gala. 22 of 39 La La Anthony Neilson Barnard/Getty We got magical sorceress vibes from Anthony at the 2017 Met Gala, where she struck a pose in a completely sheer, black Thai Nguyen Atelier gown, complete with beaded embellishments. 23 of 39 Gwyneth Paltrow Eric Carbonneau/Invision/AP Paltrow no doubt stunned in this sheer-paneled look at 2013's Iron Man 3 premiere, but she decided to keep it real later on, admitting she needed to scramble to find a razor moments before the red carpet. 24 of 39 Jaimie Alexander Gregg DeGuire/Getty Alexander risked a wardrobe malfunction at the 2013 Thor premiere, when she arrived wearing a jaw-dropping, black naked dress. 25 of 39 Rita Ora Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Ora was nearly naked at the 2015 Oscars after-party, turning to show off a gown that bared most of her backside. 26 of 39 Irina Shayk Pascal Le Segretain/Getty It was half sheer bodysuit, half gown, and a whole lot of whoa for Irina Shayk at the 2015 Oscars after-party. 27 of 39 Jennifer Lopez Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic When you've got it, flaunt it — and J.Lo did just that at the 2015 Met Gala, where a sheer, red-beaded Atelier Versace gown hugged her famous curves. 28 of 39 Bella Thorne Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Thorne's 2016 Critics' Choice Awards gown from Steven Khalil sparkled and shined — and put half of her body on display — as she made her way down the red carpet. 29 of 39 Rihanna Jamie McCarthy/WireImage The singer and designer set bar high for naked dresses of the future, choosing to the go the glam (yet still see-through) route at the 2014 CFDA Awards, wearing a crystal-embellished Adam Selman gown. It was definitely a historic fashion moment — which is pretty fitting considering she took home the Fashion Icon Award that night. 30 of 39 Beyoncé Kevin Mazur/WireImage Queen Bey showed up late to the 2015 Met Gala, but she made sure to arrive in style, walking the famous red steps a sheer illusion design by Givenchy. 31 of 39 Emily Ratajkowski Taylor Hill/FilmMagic The actress turned heads at the 2016 Harper's Bazaar Icons party, wearing a naked dress designed by Julien Macdonald. The piece actually combined two daring trends in one: a plunging neckline and sheer panels on her hips. 32 of 39 Angela Sarafyan Emma McIntyre/Getty In 2017, Westworld star Angela Sarafyan showed up to the Vanity Fair and L'Oreal Paris Young Hollywood party in what can best be described as a sleek strip of fabric. The white Celia Kritharioti gown featured wide sheer panels on both sides of her body, bearing everything from side-boob to side-butt. 33 of 39 Kim Kardashian Andrew H. Walker/Getty Never one to be upstaged by her famous friends and family members, Kardashian also went sheer for the 2015 Met Gala red carpet. TBD if she was testing out SKIMS prototypes at the time, as the brand was apparently in the works for 15 years prior to its launch. 34 of 39 Gwen Stefani Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty It might not be a dress, but this sheer jumpsuit from 2012 still deserves a naked look shoutout. Somehow, it's simultaneously revealing yet super sweet. 35 of 39 Jennifer Lopez Steve Granitz/WireImage Lopez is no stranger to the naked dress. This 2015 Billboard Music Awards look is proof she knows how to make the most of a sheer, statement-making moment. 36 of 39 Ashley Graham Nicholas Hunt/FilmMagic The model's day job tends to involve revealing designs, so it's no surprise she owned this naked dress at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. 37 of 39 Chrissy Teigen Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Here, we delve into the honorable mention category. While these dresses don't have sheer panels, Teigen's super-high slit cannot be ignored. 38 of 39 Bella Hadid Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Hadid's slit at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in 2016 went all the way to the top of her hip. 39 of 39 Ciara Steve Granitz/WireImage Ciara's entire leg popped out from underneath her gown at the 2016 Grammy Awards, solidifying her place on this fabulous list.