For nearly every major event and red carpet, Hollywood stars adopted sheer fabric to the degree it became the unofficial starlet uniform.
Following the trend of transparent textiles dominating the runways of fashion houses like Chanel, Rick Owens, and LaQuan Smith, among others, the red carpet set adopted the look, dressing in their best see-through ensembles for premieres of movies and prestigious events like the Met Gala.
At New York Fashion Week, the sheer trend gained momentum in the front rows thanks to the sheer looks of Julia Fox, Lori Harvey, and Ashley Graham. Florence Pugh stunned during Valentino’s Paris Fashion Week show with a transparent skirt that went viral. Athletes, music singers, and supermodels all participated in one of the hottest trends of the season. Some chose to wear revealing elements like lace and corsetry, while others chose to go completely nude in mesh.
As the fad gained traction, expecting moms proudly displayed their baby bumps, while others boldly welcomed the nipple’s liberty. Designers and celebrities alike used the fashion environment to push the boundaries of exposure and self-expression.
In 2023, we honour the courageous celebrities that embraced pure fashion moments by taking chances and stretching the boundaries of traditional style. This year exemplifies the ever-changing essence of fashion, where confidence and individualism rule supreme.
Exploring the sheer trend wasn’t exclusive to women, as some fashion-forward men also embraced it. A case in point was Timothée Chalamet, impeccably dressed in Tom Ford, who confidently rocked the sheer look at a premiere event for Wonka.
Even esteemed haute couture houses couldn’t resist the allure of the sheer trend. Dior, for instance, crafted a stunning see-through dress and a matching bra that Charlize Theron elegantly showcased at the Fast X premiere.
In 2023, Dua Lipa took the mesh fabric trend to new heights, flaunting it from the picturesque shores of Greece to the bustling streets of New York City. However, it was her mastery of the naked look that truly shone through, especially evident in her lace Chanel dress worn at the Academy Museum Gala.
Zendaya’s nearly scrapped sheer Valentino couture tank top turned out to be a stroke of sartorial brilliance. And let’s be honest, we’re all thrilled that it came to fruition.
Megan Fox may have discovered her quintessential naked dress, embodied in the daring design of this LaQuan Smith ensemble.
At the Met Gala, Gigi Hadid presented a goth-chic rendition of sheer elegance in her Givenchy ensemble.
Sydney Sweeney has firmly established herself as a leading advocate for the see-through fabric trend on the red carpet. However, it was her unforgettable Grecian-inspired ensemble by Givenchy at the premiere of Anyone But You that truly showcased her commitment to the daring style.
In November, Margot Robbie turned heads in a Schiaparelli gown that blended two distinct fabrics, one of which was sheer. The brown ensemble featured a satin corset with a see-through effect and a velvet skirt cleverly structured to give the illusion of being unbuttoned. Paired with a gold necklace, this outfit marked a departure from the whimsical looks she donned while promoting “Barbie.”