Dua Lipa made something of a style statement last night rocking up to the Barbie premiere in a nearly naked chain mail dress.
the Don’t Start Now star, 27, stars in the long-awaited film as Mermaid Barbie – and last night’s outfit was the perfect tribute to her on-screen character.
Appearing alongside other cast members, including Margot Robbie, the singer commanded attention on the pink carpet in a body-skimming, see-through dress, which sparkled in the sun.
The peek-a-boo gown featured a plunging scooped neckline and a low back, but it was the transparent nature of the dress that really got fans talking.
The Naked Dress trend
Dua Lipa isn’t the only celebrity to put their own take on ‘The Naked Dress’ trend that has swept across Hollywood in recent years.
Whether it’s a see-through showstopper, with stylish underwear taking center stage, or an ice skater-style sheer number with strategically placed embellishments, big-name brands from Valentino to Mugler have been hot on the trend.
From Florence Pugh’s nipple-bearing Valentino gown, to Emily Ratajkowski’s fishnet dress, the nearly naked fashion trend has reigned supreme on the red carpet.
Read more: Florence Pugh fierce in another see-through dress – a year after the iconic ‘free the nipple’ moment – Yahoo Life UK, 7-min read
Best barely-there celebrity looks
Heidi Klum dressed to impress at the world premiere for the highly anticipated second installment of James Cameron’s Avatar in a figure-hugging, one-shoulder gown.
The structured, yet flowing, ethereal dress was a real trompe l’oeil as the several layers of shimmering semi-sheer fabric made it look as if Klum was covered in water – and nothing else.
Florence Pugh’s nipple-bearing Valentino number caused such a stir on social media, that the actor felt compelled to speak out about the furore. “Listen, I knew when I wore that incredible Valentino dress that there was no way there wouldn’t be a commentary on it,” Pugh wrote on Instagram.
“What’s been interesting to watch and witness is just how easy it is for men to totally destroy a woman’s body, publicly, proudly, for everyone to see,” she continued. “What’s more concerning is…. Why are you so scared of breasts? Small? Large? Left? Right? Only one? Maybe none?” she added. “What. Is. So. Terrifying.”
A seasoned purveyor of the nearly naked trend, Megan Fox revealed her honed figure beneath her Christian Siriano netted dress in November 2022.
Heidi Klum slipped out of her impressive worm costume at her annual Halloween party and left little to the imagination in a nude, sheer body suit, with strategically placed gems.
Lupita Nyong’o wowed fans at the Tony Awards earlier this year, rocking up to the red carpet in a naked-look, custom breastplate.
The actor, 40, looked incredible in the skintight silver garment which Pakistani artist and fashion designer Misha Japanwala created for Nyong’o molded from her own body.
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 yet. Fans just couldn’t get their heads around the central ‘pause button’ style detail at the midriff of the Burç Akyol dress.
Emily Ratajkowski took Revenge Dressing to the next level in a glittering fishnet gown after she confirmed she was single following rumors that her husband, and father of her child, had been unfaithful.
Just because you’re showing a bit more skin, doesn’t mean you can’t still do demure. Case in point: Hailey Bieber’s subtly naked dress at a Tiffany & Co. events in October last year.
Nearly naked dresses were synonymous with Kate Moss during the Nineties. But the esteemed model swapped slip dresses for swooping necklines in this glittering sheer dress last year.
With such an unusual beauty look (complete with fin-style prosthetics) it would be easy to overlook Rita Ora’s sheer Nensi Dojaka look for The Fashion Awardsn 2022.
Olivia Wilde did a goth take on the nearly naked trend at the People’s Choice Awards in December, taking a leaf out of ‘Miss Flo’s book in a nipple-bearing number.
Watch: Jessica Chastain defends Florence Pugh’s sheer Valentino gown