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Would You Dare To Bare With These 11 *Naked* Dresses?

Sumona Bose

Fashion Writer

The ‘naked dress’ has been making headlines since the 60s. Starting with Marilyn Monroe when she dared to bare it all at a White House event. Since then, the style has made waves on red carpets and runways with Rihanna making the most talked about appearance, with a tantalizing number for her CFDA Fashion Icon award.


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The name ‘naked dress’ initially meant the dress was the same colour as the wearer’s skin. Lately though, we’ve seen it come in variations with sheer chiffon, mesh, lace and some strategically placed cut-outs.


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The look is undeniably bold and risqué, but fortunately for us there are a number of ways to style it without looking too scandalous! You can easily pair the dress with a modest long slip or throw it over a sexy bodycon dress.


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Want to get on board with the trend? Read on to find the top picks of the season and how you can style them for different occasions!

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Burgundy Day Out

T-shirt dresses can be a good starting point to ease into the trend. They are easy on the eyes and SO comfortable. If you are someone who likes to keep it casual but still yearns for a touch of intrigue, this one is for you!

Forever 21

1 naked dress forever 21 burgundy t shirt dress

A-line Tones

This black t-shirt dress will be really easy to pull off. Wear them with killer heels for an offbeat evening look or match it with casual sneakers for a shopping Sunday! If you ask us, you need to keep your sneakers aside and slip into your sexiest black heels.


2 naked dress encrypt black a line sheer

Lace Set

This cami slip dress when worn with a ruffled top as innerwear works like a charm! And the tie around waist detail is adorable AF! The dress is young and innocent, perfect for all you fresh starters at college and stressing over what to wear for the orientation party!

Lulu And Sky

3 naked dress lulu and sky lace set

Beaded Embroidery

Having a laid back day at the office? Sheer maxi dresses paired with a slip dress is a modest way to style the ‘naked’ look. This statement dress is sure to make some heads turn! Slide into some stylish brogues to complete the look!


4 naked dress mango semi sheer midi

Crochet Cut-Out

We are in the land of the brave and the boisterous with this one! We love the cut-out detail on the neckline of the dress and the blush hues make for an elegant pick for an evening date. Do your face with a minimum “barely there” makeup!

Ax Paris

5 naked dress ax paris crochet bodycon

Drop Roses

Even though this embroidered A-line number comes with a delicate floral design, it has a grunge feel to it. Sure, you could also go with the chunky lace-up booties and choker or you could give it a girly spin by pairing it with delicate jewellery and red stilettos.

Forever 21

6 naked dress forever 21 black a line dress

Nude Overlay

Maybe save this one for the fancy do you won't mind sporting a bare back at! We love how this mesh overlay dress is adorned with dainty star embellishments all over. Not only that, the frilled layers are feminine and oh-so-pretty.

Lulu And Sky

7 naked dress lulu and sky nude sheer

High Slits

Forget first dates, save this one for the special ones celebrating milestones in your relationship! The cut-out waist and slit maxi dress is perfect for that hot date night. Style it with a pair of blush pumps and a bold lip for an elegant yet sexy look.


8 naked dress stalbuylove cut out maxi

Peach Dream

This peach number is casual chic and we love the gorgeous, dreamy hue it comes in. To ace your street style game, take a cue from the model and wear it with lace detailed shorty shorts and a delicate bralette.

Forever 21

9 naked dress forever 21 peach sheer

Floral Silhouette

This floral piece leaves little to the imagination. Make sure you acquire a fitted slip dress to wear as innerwear before you step out in this dress! After, all this fitted silhouette demands for is a pair of sexy stilettos - and you’re ready for a fun night out with the girls!

Forever and Ever

10 naked dress forever and ever mesh bodycon

Olive Skin

We’ve got another option for when you want to hit the new club in town. This fitted lace number is almost like a second skin! We love the criss cross front and the backless detail is super sexy. It’s the perfect dress to dance the night away in.

Tally Weijl

11 naked dress tally weijl lace bodycon

Check them out today, ladies!

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Published on Sep 05, 2017
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