The Most Important ‘Naked Dresses’ in Red Carpet History

June 6, 2014 By:
The Most Important ‘Naked Dresses’ in Red Carpet History
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It’s not just about sheer materials and dare-to-go-there hemlines. It’s also about having a ton of confidence and these ladies had more than enough to create these unforgettable red carpet moments.

Rihanna’s crystal gown

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Let’s start with the inspiration for this post… Rihanna flooded everyone’s Instagram feeds and had all the Internet gawking when she slipped onto the red carpet of the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in this Swarovski-encrusted stunner.  


Jennifer Lopez’s green Versace dress

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Many cite the Grammy Awards in 2000 as the moment Jennifer became a household name. The actress-singer, who stepped out in a transparent green silk chiffon dress, also helped revitalize the Versace brand at the turn of the century.


Cher’s Bob Mackie creation

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A true trailblazer in the 'naked dress' category, Cher stole the show in this very sheer black dress when she wore it to one of the most-watched awards telecasts in the world: the Oscars in 1988.


Toni Braxton’s leggy white gown

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At the 2001 Grammy Awards, Toni walked away with a trophy and she did it in little to nothing.


Lil’ Kim’s seashell pasty and jumpsuit

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Lil’ Kim was a highlight of the MTV Video Music Awards in 1999 when she wore this infamous purple jumpsuit. It led to one of the show’s most memorable moments when Diana Ross copped a feel of Lil’ Kim’s rogue boob on the VMA stage.


Rose McGowan’s fishnet dress

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At the MTV Music Awards anything goes, which made it the perfect venue for Rose to show up in practically nothing back in 1998.


Uma Thurman’s gauze gown

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In 2007, Uma got risqué in this black illusion gown for the Swarovski Fashion Rocks event in London.