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Sheer genius: Celebs who dared to bare all on the red carpet


Sheer genius: Celebs who dared to bare all on the red carpet
It's a trend that tends to strike fear into us mere mortals.

Let’s face it, the sheer look requires a level of body confidence many of us aspire to have but often find challenging to embrace.

Throughout red carpet history, celebrities have shown off their sculpted bods with stunning see-through looks.

We take a look at some of the sheer ensembles worn by celebrities that have left a lasting impression.

Cher at the 1974 Met Gala

Cher’s daring Bob Mackie gown at the Met Gala in 1974 set the standard for sheer red carpet looks. The nude, embellished dress  has since become a legendary moment in fashion history.


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Kate Moss at the 1993 Elite Model Agency Look of the Year Party

Kate Moss’s sheer slip dress epitomised the 90s minimalist grunge aesthetic and showcased the supermodel’s effortless style.


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Jennifer Lopez at the 2000 Grammy Awards

J.Lo’s plunging Versace jungle dress is one of the most memorable red carpet looks ever. The sheer fabric and bold neckline redefined red-carpet fashion and remains a defining moment in J.Lo’s career.

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J-Lo’s midriff-baring Versace gown could be called the red carpet look that started it all. Years on, and the fashion world is still talking about it.

Kate Middleton at the 2002 St. Andrews University charity fashion show

It’s the look that reportedly caught the attention of a certain prince and led to a royal romance!

Rihanna at the 2014 CFDA Awards

Rihanna stunned in a custom Adam Selman gown adorned with more than 200,000 Swarovski crystals. She wore the outfit as she collected the CFDA Fashion Icon award, proving she was well deserving of the honour.


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Beyoncé at the 2015 Met Gala

In a daring outfit that highlighted her iconic curves, Beyoncé turned heads in a sheer Givenchy gown embellished with strategically placed jewels.

Beyonce arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2015 celebrating the opening of “China: Through the Looking Glass,” in Manhattan, New York May 4, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson – RTX1BK2V

Kim Kardashian at the 2015 Met Gala

Say what you will about Kim Kardashian, she knows how to Met Gala. Her Roberto Cavalli dress, designed by Peter Dundas, featured intricate beading and sheer panels. Cher’s 1974 Met Gala look served as inspiration.


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Kendall Jenner at the 2021 Met Gala

Kendall loves a sheer dress, especially for a Met Gala. But her 2021 gown by Givenchy is arguably the most striking sheer look she’s rocked on the red carpet so far.


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Zoe Kravitz at the 2021 Met Gala

Zoe Kravitz hit the red carpet in a sheer, chainmail-inspired design with delicate detailing by Saint Laurent.

Florence Pugh at the Fall/Winter 2022 Valentino couture show

It could have been just another sheer dress at a fashion show. Instead it became an icon because of the way Pugh deftly shut down body shamers in the wake of wearing the nipple-bearing ensemble.


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Dua Lipa at the Barbie premiere

Dua Lipa appears to have taken inspiration from Rihanna’s CFDA look – and to have brought her Barbie character to life – in this mermaid-esque mesh ensemble.

Bella Hadid at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival

She is the queen of Cannes and of sheer dressing. This year’s festival was another display of jaw-dropping red carpet choices, including this see-through Saint Laurent number.


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