Naked dresses are perhaps the most impressive of all red carpet feats. While they may not always make the best-dressed list, they do require a certain breed of celebrity to pull off. Not only do you have to have the balls to risk a wardrobe malfunction, but you have to do it with enough confidence that you look fierce—not terrified—in the photographs.
Take Rihanna’s infamous CFDA dress, for example. The girl rocked a completely sheer dress without a bra—and later remarked that her only regret was not wearing a bedazzled thong to match. That, my friends, is dedication.
Then, there was the year 2015, when the Met Gala saw not one nor two but three naked dresses on the red carpet, all worn by Hollywood’s hottest A-listers. Jennifer Lopez, above, bared her famous curves in a custom Atelier Versace illusion gown. Beyoncé was nearly naked in Givenchy. And Kim Kardashian West almost looked modest in comparison in her sheer Roberto Cavalli dress, because no one’s getting naked without KKW joining in.
1. JENNIFER LAWRENCE
The actress went braless in this see-through Dior Haute Couture dress with strategically placed floral embellishments at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.
2. BELLA HADID
The model was basically naked at the 2017 amfAR Gala at Cannes in a sheer one-shoulder dress with a bejeweled bodice and a dramatic train.
3. EMILY RATAJKOWSKI
Ratajkowski simmered at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival in a Peter Dundas all-over sheer lace jumpsuit featuring a major cutout bodice and a grand tiered train.
4. KYLIE JENNER
Jenner pulled a Beyoncé at the 2017 Met Gala, arriving in a sheer Versace gown that hugged her curves and left little to the imagination.
5. KENDALL JENNER
Kendall put her body on display at the 2017 Met Gala, arriving in a La Perla Haute Couture gown that’s described as stones affixed to a “single thread.” Yes, really.
6. HALLE BERRY
The actress embraced her toned bod at the 2017 Met Gala in a sheer jupsuit with a billowing metallic train and beaded embellishments.
7. LA LA ANTHONY
Anthony stunned at the 2017 Met Gala in a completely sheer Thai Nguyen Atelier gown with beaded embellishments.
8. GWYNETH PALTROW
Paltrow wore this sheer panel stunner to the 2013 premiere of Iron Man 3, and she definitely had to shave for the occasion.
9. JAIMIE ALEXANDER
We’ll never know how Alexander escaped a wardrobe malfunction in this look at the 2013 Thor premiere.
10. RITA ORA
Ora was nearly naked at an Oscars after-party looking, baring her backside in the gown that was totally sheer from behind.
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11. IRINA SHAYK
This sheer bodysuit that Shayk wore to an Oscars after-party shouldn’t even be legal.
12. JENNIFER LOPEZ
Lopez’s Met Gala gown left nothing to the imagination—including those famous curves.
13. BELLA THORNE
Thorne’s Critics’ Choice Awards gown had us holding our breath and hoping no one stepped on that train.
RiRi’s crystal-embellished gown at the CFDAs will go down in history as one of the most head-turning red carpet looks.
Queen Bey was flawless at the 2015 Met Gala in this sheer illusion Givenchy design.
16. EMILY RATAJKOWSKI
The actress’s naked dress combined two daring trends in one: a plunging neckline and sheer panels on her hips.
17. ANGELA SARAFYAN
Westworld star Angela Sarafyan turned heads in what can only be described as a strip of fabric. The white Celia Kritharioti gown had wide sheer panels on both sides of her body, bearing everything from side boob to side butt.
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18. KIM KARDASHIAN WEST
Not to be upstaged by Bey or J.Lo, Kardashian West also went sheer for the 2015 Met Gala red carpet.
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19. GWEN STEFANI
While technically not a dress, this sheer bodysuit definitely counts. There’s no way Stefani was able to wear underwear with this daring look.
20. JENNIFER LOPEZ
Lopez is no stranger to the naked dress: This 2015 Billboard Music Awards look is proof she does it better than most.
21. ASHLEY GRAHAM
The model’s dress at the MTV Video Music Awards was basically just an advertisement for her killer bra and panty set.
22. CHRISSY TEIGEN
Here, we delve into the honorable mention category. While these dresses don’t have sheer panels, that slit on Teigen cannot be ignored.
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23. BELLA HADID
Hadid’s slit at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival went all the way to the top of her hip.
Ciara’s entire leg was freed from her dress at the 2016 Grammy Awards, solidifying her place on this infamous list.