If there’s one thing that’s been making a big splash in 2022, it’s head-turning fashion moments. And one trend in particular that celebs couldn’t get enough of was going all out for the year’s near-bare dresses.
After two years of lockdowns and quarantines, red carpet events were back — and bigger than ever. Celebrities from all kinds of industries have pulled out all the stops for their return to star-studded events.
Pulling off all the stops this year has mostly come in the form of sporting pandemic-toned abs and skinny legs for many celebrities (only I’m sure those famous faces haven’t been doing Joe Wicks for the past two years ), barely there , almost naked numbers.
And the designers were more than happy to oblige.
Whether it’s a purely sheer show, with sleek underwear taking center stage, or a sheer ice skater-style number with strategically placed embellishments, top brands from Valentino to Mugler have taken advantage of the trend.
From Florence Pugh’s nippled Valentino dress to Emily Ratajkowski’s drafty fishnet dress, the nearly nude fashion trend has truly reigned supreme on the red carpet this year. Here are the best barely there looks of 2023.
Valentino’s number wearing Florence Pugh nipples caused such a stir on social media that the actor felt compelled to speak out about the heckling. “Listen, I knew when I was wearing this amazing Valentino dress that there was no way there wouldn’t be comments on it,” Pugh wrote on Instagram.
“What’s interesting to watch and see is how easy it is for men to totally destroy a woman’s body, publicly, proudly, for everyone to see,” he said. she continued. “What’s most worrying is…Why are you so afraid of breasts?” Small? Big ? Left ? Right ? Only one? Maybe none? she added. “What’s so terrifying.”
A seasoned purveyor of the nearly nude trend, Megan Fox showed off her slim figure under her Christian Siriano mesh dress in November.
Heidi Klum slipped out of her impressive worm costume at her annual Halloween party and left little to the imagination in a nude, sheer bodysuit, complete with strategically placed gems.
Not one to shy away from revealing a little skin, Kendall Jenner’s LACMA red carpet outfit was one of the most unusual “naked” dresses to date. Fans just couldn’t fathom the central “pause button” style detail at the belly of the Burç Akyol dress.
Emily Ratajkowski took Revenge Dressing to the next level in a sparkly fishnet dress after confirming she was single following rumors that her husband and the father of her child had been caught cheating.
Just because you’re showing a little more skin doesn’t mean you can’t stay good. Case in point: Hailey Bieber’s subtly nude dress at a Tiffany & Co. event in October.
Near-bare dresses and style were synonymous with Kate Moss in the ’90s. But the esteemed model traded strappy dresses for plunging necklines in this shimmering sheer dress earlier this year.
With such an unusual beauty look (complete with thin-style prosthetics), it would be easy to overlook Rita Ora’s Nensi Dojaka look for the Fashion Awards.
Olivia Wilde took on a goth version of the near-nude trend at the People’s Choice Awards in December, taking a leaf from the book of “Miss Flo” in a nipple-wearing number.
Watch: Jessica Chastain Defends Florence Pugh’s Sheer Valentino Dress