Of course, Kendall Jenner makes more than one appearance.

By InStyle Staff
Updated Dec 01, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

It's the red carpet trend that never goes away. While color comes and goes, fit-and-flare gives way to ball gowns and columns, and designers have their moments, the naked dress is the look that stars come to again and again. No matter the occasion — big-time awards ceremony or a ho-hum red carpet premiere — a star is bound to show up in a dress that looks like nothing more than strategic swaths of sheer panels, shimmering embellishments, and an entire roll of body tape.

This year wasn't an exception, though 2019's most memorable naked looks added plumage, color, and inventive ways to incorporate a peekaboo look at what was going on underneath.

And it's not just one type of star that goes for the look. Generally demure celebrities and your usual bombshells alike opted for the sexy, suggestive, and sparkling creations. Here are this year's standouts from the Met Gala, awards season, and every film festival, after-party, premiere, and charity event between.

Cara Delevingne

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In Dior at the Met Gala.

Kendall Jenner

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In Versace at the Met Gala.

Emily Ratajkowski

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In Dundas at the Met Gala.

Joan Smalls

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In Atelier Prabal Gurung at the Met Gala.

Kim Kardashian West

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In Mugler at the Met Gala.

Madelaine Petsch

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In Jean Paul Gauliter at the Met Gala.

Irina Shayk

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In Atelier Versace at the Golden Globes.

Kate Beckinsale

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In Aadnevik at the InStyle Golden Globes After-Party.

Saoirse Ronan

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In Gucci at the Golden Globes.

Heidi Klum

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In Elie Saab Couture at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party.

Krysten Ritter

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In Reem Acra at the Academy Awards.

Amandla Stenberg

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In Miu Miu at the Academy Awards.

Emma Roberts


In Yanina Couture at the Vanity Fair Oscars After-Party.

Gemma Chan

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In Tom Ford at the Vanity Fair Oscars After-Party.

Kerry Washington

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In Schiaparelli at the Vanity Fair Oscars After-Party.


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Zendaya continued her streak of winning red-carpet outfits in a custom Vera Wang gown with coordinating Brian Atwood heels and Cartier jewelry.

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In Vera Wang at the Emmy Awards.

Bella Hadid

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In Dior at the Cannes Film Festival.

Kendall Jenner

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In Julien Macdonald at The Fashion Awards.

Naomi Campbell

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Walking the runway at Valentino haute couture spring 2019.

Naomi Campbell

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In Mugler at Fashion for Relief.