Rihanna Rocked a Sheer Dress on the 2023 Oscars Red Carpet — and You Can Too: Shop the Spring Trend
As Rihanna rolled up to the Oscars red carpet, we couldn't help but notice how stunning she looked in her sheer dress. The 2023 Best Original Song Oscar nominee showcased her baby bump in a see-through black number, and she's just one of the celebs we saw embracing the naked dress trend at the 2023 Academy Awards. From Lady Gaga and Halle Bailey to Sophie Turner and Sabrina Carpenter, so many of our favorite stars have embraced the sheer style for awards season.
When it comes to the red carpet, sheer clothing is nothing new — who could forget Rose McGowan's controversial dress at the 1998 VMAs, or Rih's Swarovski-encrusted gown from 2014? Now, the sultry trend is making its way to streetwear with a resurgence of sheer dresses, tops and skirts. Major labels including Prada, Miu Miu and Victoria Beckham had plenty of see-through pieces in their Spring 2023 collections, and the so-called "naked dress" trend is surprisingly easy to incorporate into your wardrobe.
Don't let the name scare you — the key to making sheer pieces a part of your everyday style is the magic of layering. Before you start experimenting with sheer pieces, you'll want to start with the right undergarments: black or skin-toned bodysuits, bras and high-waisted briefs make an otherwise bold look feel more wearable.
You can dip your toe into the trend by layering a sheer button-up over a cami or tee, make a subtle statement with a black bra under a gauzy sweater or go all out with an underwear-baring dress or skirt. Still not convinced? Try layering a see-through top or dress under a blazer for more coverage.
Below, we've rounded up everything you need to incorporate the sheer layering trend into your spring 2023 wardrobe, from seamless shapewear to the cutest sheer pieces for every comfort level.
Best Sheer Pieces for Spring 2023
Make a statement in this mesh glitter maxi dress.
Pair this sheer cami with a nude plunge bra or cami and your favorite pair of jeans.
This midi-length dress features a sexy sheer skirt and a sweetheart neckline that shows just the right amount of cleavage.
Consider your spring break wardrobe sorted with this sheer knit dress that looks equally adorable worn over a nude bodysuit or as a bathing suit cover-up.
Available in sizes XXS-XXL, this semi-sheer, lightweight tee is perfect for spring.
This sheer maxi skirt, available in bronze, pink and white, would look adorable with a bodysuit or bathing suit.
Go from the beach to the club with ease in this electric blue maxi dress.
Ease your way into the sheer trend with a timeless linen button-down from Reformation.
Bronx and Banco's The Maya includes a detachable nude bodysuit for coverage.
Made of ultra-soft modal and cashmere, this slightly sheer lace-accented top is an elegant approach to the trend.
Best Undergarments for the Sheer Layering Trend
Affordable yet high quality, this seamless and sculpting shapewear bodysuit is perfect to wear under any outfit.
For medium coverage beneath sheer dresses and high coverage under tops, opt for a nude bodysuit such as this waist-snatching SKIMS option, available in a wide variety of skin-toned shades.
Available in taupe and black, this plunge bra wears like a second skin and provides a seamless look under sheer pieces.
These high-waisted panties provide moderate back coverage for pairing with a bra under sheer dresses, pants and skirts.
Can't be bothered to wear a real bra under sheer pieces? Opt for this wire-free bralette instead.
For a truly "naked" look underneath, opt for these sweat-proof, reusable nipple covers available in five skin tones and cup sizes A-C or D+.
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