The Evolution Of The Red-Carpet Naked Dress

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19 of our favorite baring-it-all looks

Traditionally, the red carpet has been a place for celebrities to showcase the most expensive, ornate designer works. But after years and years of slinky silk gowns and draped chiffon dresses, it seems as if those very same celebrities have decided to take back the red carpet, making whatever statment they want while wearing whatever the hell they want. And while focusing on fashion—especially nearly naked fashion—may not seem the like the most "feminist" thing to do on the surface, the barely there red-carpet gown has become a huge political statement. By wearing revealing looks, female celebrities have started taking control of their bodies on their terms. And in doing so, they have begun promoting more healthy body images, showing that the female form is beautiful in any shape. 

Click through the gallery to see red-carpet history's most naked dresses. Because if popular culture in 2015 has showed us anything, it's that feminism is an ever-evolving movement, and more and more celebrities are willing to push its boundaries. And if that means more naked looks are to come, so be it. We're ready for it.

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Amber Rose at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards
We're not quite sure if "Runaway" was written about her, but if we know anything about Amber Rose, it's this: She is beautiful, fearless, and the very definition of "sex" personified. Those three qualities all culminated in her VMA Laura Dewitt getup. Sure, the Vegas showgirl ensemble is a homage to Rose McGowan's '98 VMA dress, but that's not what really matters. What does is the fact that Rose is helping to promote a healthy body image—one where women aren't (and shouldn't be) afraid of showcasing their bodies on their terms.