What do you wear when you don’t want to wear anything at all? A naked dress.
These celebrities have taken the idea that less is more to a whole new level with barely-there dresses.
The naked dress has been a thing on red carpets practically since the word “celebrity” was coined, and like all great trends, it has withstood the test of time.
Even Marilyn Monroe was partial to a naked dress, having once declared, “The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.”
From Carroll Baker in the 1960s, and more recently, the Kardashians, everyone who’s anyone has stepped out in a naked dress at some point during their career.
One of the most famous examples of the barely-there dress is Liz Hurley’s safety pin dress, which she wore to the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral back in 1994. The 52-year-old supermodel stepped out in a plunging floor-length black Versace gown, which was basically held together by a series of oversized gold safety pins.
The dress boosted the profiles of both Hurley and Versace, and in 2008, went on to be crowned the most iconic red carpet dress of all time by British department store Debenhams.
Following on from Hurley, Jennifer Lopez made the naked dress her own in the early naughties, with more recent stars like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid carrying the torch.
Some stars have opted for plunging dresses with strategically placed cut-outs, while others have gone all out in sheer lace, mesh and string. And when we say all out, we mean all out.
One thing’s for sure, you can’t exactly call them shy…