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