The Rise of Sheer Elegance: Celebrities Embrace Festival Chic on the Red Carpet

Plenty of women have a trusty little black dress hanging in their closet, ready to be pulled out for those special moments. However, it appears that the classic LBD is taking a backseat to a more bold and revealing trend this season – the sheer black dress is stealing the show on the red carpet. Celebrities, both international and local, are embracing this daring look, with the likes of Kendall Jenner, Katy Perry, and Spice Girls’ Mel B all rocking the trend. This festival-inspired fashion choice often involves stars flaunting their underwear in a transparent black dress, making a bold style statement on the red carpet. Most recently, Sheridan Smith made heads turn at the Olivier Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, showcasing the power and allure of the sheer black dress trend.

The actress, 42, wore a sheer black dress by Rebecca Vallance as she posed outside the famous concert hall, with her body art on display on her leg

The 42-year-old actress donned a see-through black gown designed by Rebecca Vallance as she struck a pose outside the iconic concert hall, showcasing her tattoo on her leg.

Sheridan Smith ensured all eyes were on her as she arrived at the Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday

Sheridan Smith captivated everyone’s attention as she arrived at the Olivier Awards in London. The 42-year-old actress, whose musical was recently cut short, stunned in a sheer black gown designed by Rebecca Vallance that sparkled with rhinestones. Completing her look with black heels, a statement necklace, and earrings, Sheridan gracefully greeted fans and posed for photos outside the Royal Albert Hall. Holding a unique mirrored clutch purse, she radiated elegance at the event. In a different setting, Katy Perry made heads turn at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles. The 39-year-old pop star exuded confidence in a bold fishnet dress that left little to the imagination, revealing her black underwear underneath. Featuring open sides held together by red velvet ribbons, the sultry outfit showcased Katy’s incredible figure and long legs as she posed playfully on the red carpet. With heeled knee-high boots and futuristic sunglasses, Katy embraced her daring look at the glamorous event.

Katy Perry left little to the imagination on Monday as she hit the red carpet at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Katy Perry turned heads on Monday with her bold fashion choice at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles, showcasing her unique style and confidence on the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre.

The pop star, 39, put on a very daring display in a sparkly fishnet dress, which left her black underwear on full display and allowed a glimpse of her incredible figure

The 39-year-old singer grabbed everyone’s attention with her bold choice of outfit, rocking a dazzling fishnet dress that revealed her black underwear and showcased her stunning physique.

The sides of the sultry black number were left completely open and only secured with red velvet ribbons, showing off her long legs

The sultry black dress she wore had sides that were left open and held together with elegant red velvet ribbons, highlighting her gorgeous long legs. Kendall Jenner recently made a striking appearance at the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in a stunning see-through gown, proving that sheer outfits can be glamorous. The 28-year-old model and reality star donned a Maison Margiela dress from the fashion house’s spring/summer 2024 couture collection, which accentuated her slim waist and revealed the corset she wore underneath, along with a white thong. Her outfit featured intricate floral lace patterns on her chest that seamlessly transitioned into a section covering her midriff, adorned with delicate light-colored lace resembling fan-like ginkgo leaves.

Kendall Jenner made a splash in a see-through dress as she arrived at the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscars Party red carpet

Kendall Jenner turned heads as she stepped onto the red carpet at the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscars Party, stunning onlookers in a sheer dress that showed off her impeccable style.

Kendall's look featured layers of floral lace designs over her chest, which transitioned into a new section covering her midriff that was decorated with lighter-coloured lace in the shape of fan-like ginkgo leaves

Kendall rocked a stunning outfit with intricate floral lace layers adorning her upper body, seamlessly shifting into a chic midriff section embellished with delicate, light-colored lace resembling elegant ginkgo leaves.

The 28-year-old model showcased her figure in a Maison Margiela dress that debuted at its spring/summer 2024 couture show

The looked emphasized her slim waist while also revealing the corset she used to achieve the look and her white thong

The 28-year-old model flaunted her figure in a stunning Maison Margiela dress from its spring/summer 2024 couture collection. The outfit accentuated her slender waist, showcasing the corset she wore underneath along with her white thong peeking through. The dress featured a black sheer skirt that reached the floor, highlighting her long, toned legs. She paired the ensemble with chic black open-toe heels that wrapped around her ankles in a stylish criss-cross design. Despite the dark fabric covering her crotch area, her fit arms remained exposed, revealing the white thong underneath. Another celebrity rocking a sheer look at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party was Ice Spice, the 24-year-old rapper. She struck a pose on the red carpet, flaunting her stunning curves in a black gown with lace accents by Dolce & Gabbana. The sultry dress was completely transparent, offering a glimpse of her enviable figure along with her black bra and thong. Ice Spice, also known as Isis Naija Gasto, worked the camera by showing off her perky bottom and accentuating her cleavage. To complete her bold look, she styled her signature bright orange hair sleek and straight to the side.

Ice Spice left little to the imagination on Sunday night as she arrived in a racy outfit for the Vanity Fair Oscars party in Los Angeles

Ice Spice made quite the statement on Sunday evening when she showed up at the Vanity Fair Oscars soiree in Los Angeles in a daring ensemble that left little to the imagination.

The rapper, 24, posed up a storm on the red carpet as she showcased her incredible curves in a black gown with lace detailing

The 24-year-old rapper confidently strutted down the red carpet, flaunting her killer curves in a stunning black gown adorned with intricate lace designs.

Her sultry gown was completely see-through, allowing a glimpse of her sensational figure and black bra and thong underneath

At the Vanity Fair Oscar party, Charlize Theron, 48, stunned in a backless gown adorned with intricate designs that showcased her captivating figure and revealed her chic black undergarments. Her blonde hair was elegantly styled up, and she confidently struck a pose at the glamorous event at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Charlize accessorized with a statement chunky gold necklace to complement the frilled peplum design of her stunning outfit. This head-turning look was Charlize’s second ensemble of the night, as earlier, she graced the Oscars in a sleek silver gown.

The number had a frilled peplum design and she completed her look with a chunky gold necklace

She wore a dress that featured a stylish frilled peplum design and accessorized it with a bold chunky gold necklace to complement her outfit.

Charlize Theron wore a sheer beaded backless dress which showed off her underwear as she took to the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on Sunday

The actress, 48,  revealed her black underwear underneath.

At the recent Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty in Beverly Hills, Charlize Theron turned heads in a stunning backless dress adorned with intricate beads that revealed her lingerie. Similarly, Rita Ora made a bold fashion statement in France earlier this year when she chose a sheer black outfit that highlighted her enviable figure. The singer confidently rocked a lace and sequin dress over sheer tights and paired it with chic heels and a stylish longline coat draped off one shoulder. With her hair styled in a bouffant, chunky gold earrings, and striking red lipstick, Rita truly owned the red carpet.

Chrissy opted for a revealing sheer dress. The model's look featured a plunging neckline that highlighted her cleavage, along with a diamond-shaped sheer panel revealing her taut tummy

Chrissy chose to wear a daring sheer dress that definitely turned heads. The outfit showcased her figure with a low neckline drawing attention to her curves, while a stylish diamond-shaped sheer panel revealed her toned stomach.

Chrissy Teigen, 38, and John Legend, 45, were on the same stylish page on Wednesday evening when they walked at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Los Angeles

Chrissy Teigen, 38, and John Legend, 45, were both looking effortlessly stylish as they graced the green carpet at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Los Angeles. Chrissy turned heads in a daring sheer dress that showcased her figure flawlessly. The gown featured a plunging neckline that accentuated her curves, with a diamond-shaped sheer panel drawing attention to her toned midsection. Her floor-length skirt had strategically placed sheer stripes that hinted at her tanned legs, adding a touch of allure to the ensemble. With her long, caramel-colored hair flowing down her chest and a dazzling diamond necklace adorning her neck, Chrissy exuded glamour and sophistication. She completed the look with a chic black clutch and burgundy nails that added a pop of color to the monochromatic outfit. Overall, Chrissy’s outfit highlighted her hourglass figure and showcased her impeccable sense of style at the prestigious fashion event.

The heiress, 43, showed off her incredible figure in a shimmering semi-sheer maxi dress, with a black slip dress underneath

Paris' long blonde tresses were styled up in a ponytail and she opted for a bronzed makeup palette which accentuated her natural features

At the age of 43, Paris Hilton confidently flaunted her stunning physique in a glittering semi-transparent maxi dress, complemented by a sleek black slip dress worn underneath. Known for her trendy fashion choices, Paris effortlessly rocked the sheer ensemble in March. Adding a touch of glamour, she completed the look with black stilettos, a matching handbag, and oversized sunglasses – a bold choice even for nighttime. Her long blonde hair was elegantly styled in a ponytail, while her bronzed makeup highlighted her natural beauty.

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