2016 was no doubt a year which brought out some genius designs in the fashion industry, lighting the red carpets of many events with breathtaking glams. Today on Juanita Elama’s blog, we look at some of the most daring dresses on the red carpet in the outgoing year.
1. Ashley Graham in Naeem Khan
Naked dress exhibit A: a totally see-through gown that shows off the wearer’s underpinnings (as seen on Ashley Graham at the VMAs).
2. Bella Thorne in Steven Khalil
It was one part sparkle, one part skin for Bella Thorne at the Critics’ Choice Awards.
3. Chanel Iman in Marchesa
A flared skirt and a luxe take on rough-and-tumble netting gave Chanel Iman’s naked dress at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala a modern mermaid feel.
4. Chrissy Teigen in Yousef Akbar
Chrissy Teigen made waist-high slits a thing at the AMAs.
5. Hannah Davis in Zuhair Murad
The model did bold purple lace—plus a black bra and briefs, obviously—at the AMAs.
6. Khloé Kardashian in Yousef Al-Jasmi
Strategically placed, high-wattage sparkles provided just the right amount of shine for Khloé Kardashian at the Angel Ball.
7. Kat Graham in LaBourjoisie
Kat Graham demonstrated another important fact about naked dresses at the AMAs: Loose cuts will never lessen the sexy impact.
8. Naomi Campbell in Alexander McQueen
The classic silhouette of the gown Naomi Campbell chose for London’s Fashion Awards entered naked-dress territory thanks to all that sheer lace.
9. Rita Ora in Donna Karan
It took a rear view to fully understand and appreciate the magic nakedness of Rita Ora’s Oscars’ after-party gown.
10. Nicki Minaj in Bao Tranchi
Bold blue, cutouts, and sheer panels at the hips highlighted Nicki Minaj’s curves in a major way at the VMAs.
11. Tinashe in Michael Costello
Don’t be distracted by Tinashe’s full sleeves and princess skirt: There’s a naked dress hiding underneath.
12. Bella Hadid in Alexandre Vauthier
Bella Hadid was one of the women pushing leg slits up, up, and up on this year’s red carpets with the silky red gown she picked for the Cannes premiere of The Unknown Girl.
13. Ciara in Philipp Plein
Ciara did the world’s sexiest take on chainmail at the Billboard Music Awards with an open-on-the-side silver column dress.