The Most Striking Celebrity Naked Dresses, From Sabrina Carpenter to Florence Pugh
It's 2023, and naked dresses remain all the rage. With the likes of Rita Ora, Florence Pugh, and Dua Lipa all stripping down in the name of fashion during red carpet events (and even for their hair appointments), we've got plenty of fashion mood-board inspiration for dressing up to reveal all. Of course, naked dresses aren't exactly new. Back in 2000, Jennifer Lopez hit the red carpet in that scandalous green Versace dress with its iconic deep plunging neckline. The world was aghast that she had the gall to show her navel, cleavage, and thighs all in one unprecedented outfit. Fast forward nearly two decades, and that green dress that made jaws drop looks pretty tame in comparison.
Today, the naked dress trend reigns supreme, and while it requires only the tiniest amount of fabric, one needs the biggest dose of confidence to pull it off. Also just as important? The briefs, shorts, or thong you might wear underneath, providing just the tiniest bit of coverage. Check out these celebs rocking barely-there gowns, from Florence Pugh turning heads at the Valentino show at Paris Couture Week in a flowing sheer halter dress and pink hair to Priyanka Chopra standing alongside husband Nick Jonas in an intricate Elie Saab gown to Sabrina Carpenter sitting front row at Givenchy in a see-through gown and mesh briefs. Then, see how POPSUGAR Fashion Senior Editor Sarah Wasilak took the trend for a spin.
— Additional reporting by Gabriella Ferlita and Sarah Wasilak
Gabrielle Union's Naked Dress on Instagram
Celebrating her 51st birthday, Gabrielle Union wowed in a naked dress that was covered with netting and adorned with rosettes at the bodice and around the waist.
Florence Pugh's Naked Dress at Valentino's Couture Fall 2023 Show
Arriving to the Valentino Couture show on July 5, Florence Pugh looked breathtaking in a pastel purple naked dress with a plunging halter neckline, flutter sleeves, and a billowing train. Designed by the fashion house, Pugh's gown was the perfect complement to her small, black handbag, sky-high platforms, and new pink hair.
Priyanka Chopra's Naked Dress at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre Launch
Styled by Rebecca Corbin-Murray in an Elie Saab strapless dress that was intricately beaded at the bodice and totally sheer, Chopra's dress cascaded from her hips down to the floor.
Ciara's Naked Dress at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscars Party
The singer donned a Dundas gown, which boasted a plunging cowl neckline and crystal embellishments.
Shay Mitchell's Naked Dress at Cannes 2023
Mitchell attended the amfAR Gala during the star-studded film festival on May 25 wearing a custom Cult Gaia naked dress decorated with a series of intricately woven crystal cords.
Julia Fox's Naked Dress at Paris Fashion Week 2023
The "Uncut Gems" star had all eyes on her in a sheer mesh body-con dress, layered beneath an ultracropped leather jacket.
Kendall Jenner's Naked Dress at the 2023 Met Gala Afterparty
The model wore a Nensi Dojaka look, which showed a glimpse of her black G-string.
Florence Pugh's Naked Dress at Paris Fashion Week 2023
The actor wowed in a totally sheer sequined maxi skirt by Valentino that exposed her thong underneath.
Kim Kardashian's Naked Dress at the 2023 Met Gala
The media personality bared all in a Schiaparelli look, which was made up of a corset and tons of strings of pearls.
Dua Lipa's Naked Dress at Milan Fashion Week 2023
Halsey's Naked Dress at the Cannes Film Festival 2023
On May 25, the singer made a case for Barbiecore with an edge at the amfAR Gala at Cannes, pairing a sheer hot-pink Givenchy dress with black elbow-length gloves.
Emily Ratajkowski's Naked Dress at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscars Party
The model stunned in a glistening silver see-through dress by Feben.
Salma Hayek's Naked Dress at the "Magic Mike's Last Dance" Premiere
The actor revealed all in a fishnet and floral dress at the Miami film premiere in January 2023, accessorizing with a Bottega Veneta clutch.
Nicole Scherzinger's Naked Dress in LA in 2023
The singer casually stepped out for a meal in a look from luxury bridal brand Albina Dyla's 2022 Puissance collection.
Jennifer Lopez's Naked Dress at the "Shotgun Wedding" Premiere
The star wore a nude Valentino Haute Couture gown that came with a sheer overlay swathed in sequins.
Lindsay Lohan's Naked Dress at the "Falling For Christmas" Premiere
Lohan wore a sheer Valentino column gown embroidered with white lace flowers and hundreds of gold sequins and beads arranged to mimic stems.
Megan Fox's Naked Dress at the 2021 MTV VMAs
The actor wore a barely there Mugler dress, which also boasted a mesmerizing glitter pattern.
Rita Ora's Naked Dress at The Fashion Awards 2022
The singer opted for a sheer red dress from designer Nensi Dojaka at the event, which she paired with makeup that emulated gills.
Kristen Stewart's Naked Dress at the 2022 Critics' Choice Awards
The star stepped out in a champagne-colored naked gown on the red carpet.
Olivia Rodrigo's Naked Dress at the 2021 Met Gala
OK, so it's not technically a naked dress, but it is a naked catsuit (and a stunning one, at that!). The singer stepped out in the Saint Laurent look with a feathered trim.
Zoë Kravitz's Naked Dress at the 2021 Met Gala
The actor stunned in a Saint Laurent naked diamond dress for the fashion-forward event.
Rihanna's Naked Dress at Paris Fashion Week 2022
With a belly-out trend look, the singer wore a sheer black lace dress to the Dior show while pregnant with her first baby, RZA.
Sabrina Carpenter at Givenchy's Spring 2024 Show
Sabrina Carpenter was among the many stars who sat front row at Paris Fashion Week, choosing a sheer black Givenchy dress with piping down the bodice, a cowl neckline, and an entirely open back. You could make out her mesh briefs underneath the look, which she capped off with a pair of leather platform sandals.