39 Nearly Naked Red Carpet Appearances
by Hilary Braaksma
Celebs have been known to show serious amounts of skin in their red carpet gowns. Here are 39 stars who take sheer fabric, cheeky cutouts, and plunging necklines to the next level.
Rihanna received a Style Icon Award at the 2014 CFDAs in a gown that wasn’t just sheer, but literally see-through.
Does your chain hang low? Nobody has ever accused model Amber Rose of being a conservative dresser, but this 2014 VMAs gown turned a few heads.
Actress Rose McGowan’s T&A definitely stole the show at the 1998 MTV Awards.
Toni Braxton’s butt was definitely the main attraction in this 2001 Grammy Awards dress.
Jennifer Lopez really took a plunge with her infamous 2000 Grammy Awards gown.
Real Housewife Joanna Krupa went all out, literally, in this sheer panel dress at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
Katy Perry rocked this black and sheer number at the 2010 VMAs.
Madonna’s 2015 Grammy Awards outfit was rather tame as far as her wardrobe goes; it was the booty flash on the red carpet that put this look in the books.
Honestly, if you haven’t inadvertently seen Courtney Love’s breasts by now, you’re probably in the minority. This barely there gown worn to the 2000 Golden Globes certainly upped the likelihood.
Lil Kim rocked this breast-baring pastie to the 1999 VMAs. To her credit, she did leave three of her limbs to the imagination.
The cheeky cut-outs on Rumer Willis’s skirt at ELLE’s 2014 Women in Music Concert flashed serious skin.
Actress Keke Palmer wore this risque metallic dress to the 2014 BET Awards, showing cleavage and almost everything downstairs except her va-jay-jay.
Gwyneth Paltrow is nothing if not ahead of her time, and this nipple-baring 2002 Oscars dress proves it.
Lady Victoria Hervey
British socialite Lady Victoria Hervey put half of her body on display in the 2014 Golden Globes getup.
Beyonce’s strategically jeweled red carpet gown gave onlookers at the 2015 Met Gala an eyeful.
Not to be upstaged, Kim Kardashian rocked her own embellished, peep-show of a gown at the 2015 Met Gala.
Model Candice Boucher showed off her legs and a whole lot more at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival in a sheer black dress.
Plunging, shredded, and sheer? Erin Wasson covered (or, um, didn’t cover) a lot at the 2012 Golden Globes.
Christina Aguilera was at the prime of her Dirrty days when she wore this scarf as a barely there top to the 2002 VMAs.
Elizabeth Hurley’s gown for the 1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral premiere was a cleavage-baring number literally held together with safety pins.
Rita Ora’s backside was on display at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscars after party.
Gigi Hadid’s swirly black and see-through gown at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscars after party put it all on display.
Kate Hudson wore a daring derriere-baring red dress to the Versace Spring 2015 Fashion Show in Paris.
Model Alessandra Ambrosio donned this strategically cut-out dress for the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show after party.
Miley Cyrus rocked a barely there, belly-baring dress to the 2014 amFAR Inspiration Gala
Demi Lovato’s black gladiator sandals covered the majority of her skin at the 2015 Z100 “Cool for the Summer” appearance.
Model Kendall Jenner made super-high hip slits the new risque fashion movement at the 2014 Much Music Video Awards.
This strappy gown exposed actress Maggie Q’s thighs at a 2014 Divergent showing
Iggy Azalea’s lady parts were dangerously close to making a surprise appearance in this gown at the 2013 MTV EMAs.
J.Lo showed off her famous rear end in this 2015 Met Gala stunner.
Roselyn Sanchez’s see-through gown for the 2014 Latin Grammy Awards flaunted her cleavage, legs, and then some.
This 2014 UNICEF Masquerade Ball gown had Naya Rivera showing some major thigh and side boob.
Former Spice Girl Mel B’s cleavage was front and center in this gray-and-sheer gown for the 2014 Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscars viewing party
This belly and thigh-flaunting sheer number Paris Hilton wore to the 2014 Senate Music Pre-Grammy Celebration may actually have been one of her tamer moments.
Cher may be the original queen of the sheer red carpet gown. This 1998 Oscars dress (and hat to match!) left little to the imagination.
All eyes were on Emma Stone at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in her floral dream of a dress, designed by Alexander McQueen.
Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige was clearly shining at Vanity Fair’s 2017 Oscar after party. Dressed in a Galia Lahav Haute Couture gown, we hope we look as good as Mary does in a few decades’ time.
Gabrielle Union showed off her rockin’ bod and then some at Vanity Fair’s Oscar 2017 after party. Her Jean Paul Gaultier dress looks like half a gown, half a bikini, and we’re here for it.
The former High School Musical star stepped out in a daring Kristian Aadnevik custom gown complete with two sexy side slits. Needless to say, her look is white hot and she’s owning what she’s got.