The Rise of Sheer Elegance: How Red Carpet Stars Embrace Festival Fashion for A Refreshing Twist

Lots of women have a trusty little black dress hanging in their closet, ready to be worn for those special moments. However, it appears that the traditional LBD is taking a back seat this season, with sheer black dresses stealing the spotlight on the red carpet. Celebrities, whether they are famous worldwide or homegrown stars, are all embracing this bold trend, with icons like Kendall Jenner, Katy Perry, and Ice Spice leading the way. This daring look, which is more reminiscent of festival fashion than the usual elegant red carpet attire, often involves stars flaunting their underwear in a transparent dress. Most recently, Sheridan Smith caught everyone’s attention at the Olivier Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall with her sheer black ensemble.

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 was seen rocking a stunning sheer black dress by designer Rebecca Vallance as she struck poses outside the well-known concert hall. Her leg tattoos were proudly on show, adding to her edgy look.

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 turned heads at the Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London, making a fashionable entrance in a stunning sheer black dress designed by Rebecca Vallance. The 42-year-old actress, known for her role in the musical Opening Night, accessorized the floor-length dress with shimmering rhinestones, black heels, a chic costume necklace, and earrings. Sheridan took the time to greet fans, pose for photos, and sported a mirrored silver clutch purse in the shape of lips.

On a different event note, Katy Perry made a bold statement at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles by donning a daring sparkly fishnet dress. The 39-year-old pop star’s outfit left little to the imagination, showcasing her black underwear and fit figure. The sultry black dress featured open sides secured with red velvet ribbons, highlighting her long legs. Katy confidently twirled on the red carpet, flaunting her bold outfit from every angle, complemented by heeled knee-high boots and futuristic sunglasses.

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 on the red carpet at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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 pop star made quite a bold statement in a shimmering fishnet dress that revealed her black underwear and showcased her stunning figure.

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 featured open sides secured with red velvet ribbons, highlighting her long legs. Kendall Jenner stunned in a transparent dress at the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscars Party, showing how sheer outfits can be glamorous. The 28-year-old model and reality star wowed in a Maison Margiela creation from the spring/summer 2024 couture show, accentuating her slim waist and revealing the corset she wore underneath, along with a white thong. The dress was adorned with layers of floral lace on her chest and midriff, with lighter-colored lace shaped 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 in a sheer gown when she stepped onto the red carpet for the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscars Party.

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’s outfit showcased a beautiful combination of intricate floral lace patterns cascading down her torso, seamlessly blending into a delicate section adorned with light-hued lace shaped like 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 strutted her stuff in a stunning Maison Margiela dress that made its debut at the spring/summer 2024 couture show. The outfit accentuated her slender waist and showcased the corset she wore underneath, along with her white thong peeking through. The sheer black skirt gracefully flowed down to the floor, revealing her toned, long legs. She added some height with black open-toe heels that wrapped around her ankles in a chic criss-cross design. Her toned arms were on display, complemented by the white thong peeking out from the folds of the dark fabric.

At the Vanity Fair Oscars Party, Ice Spice also sported a sheer look that turned heads on the red carpet. The 24-year-old rapper struck a pose in a striking black gown with intricate lace detailing from Dolce & Gabbana. The see-through gown offered a glimpse of her enviable curves, along with the black bra and thong she wore underneath. Ice Spice, whose real name is Isis Naija Gasto, confidently flaunted her figure by showcasing her perky bottom and accentuating her cleavage for the cameras. Completing her bold ensemble was her signature bright orange hair styled 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 didn’t leave much to the imagination when she stepped out in a daring ensemble for the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

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 stunned on the red carpet, flaunting her stunning figure in a gorgeous black dress adorned with delicate lace accents.

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 dress that showed off her black bra and thong. Her sleek up-do hairstyle and chunky gold necklace complemented the frilled peplum design of the dress. This was Theron’s second outfit change of the night, as she had previously rocked a slinky silver number at the Oscars.

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

She wore a dress with a stylish frilled peplum design, and added a touch of glamour with a bold chunky gold necklace to finish off her ensemble.

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 Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty in Beverly Hills, Charlize Theron turned heads in a stunning sheer beaded backless dress that gave a peek at her underwear. Meanwhile, Rita Ora made a bold fashion statement in France by rocking a see-through black dress that showcased her amazing figure. The outfit, adorned with lace and sequins, was complemented by sheer tights and barely-there heels, with a black longline coat draped over her shoulder. Rita finished off the look with a bouffant hairstyle, chunky gold earrings, and a pop of bold red lipstick.

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 a daring sheer gown that showed off her figure. The outfit showcased a low-cut neckline accentuating her chest, and a diamond-shaped sheer panel that revealed her toned midsection.

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 seen together looking stylish at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening. Chrissy turned heads in a daring sheer dress, featuring a low neckline that showcased her cleavage and a diamond-shaped sheer panel highlighting her toned stomach. The floor-length skirt had sheer stripes revealing glimpses of her fit legs, while the figure-hugging design accentuated her curves. With her long caramel hair flowing down her chest, Chrissy’s chic look was completed with a diamond necklace and a sleek black clutch. Adding a pop of color with her burgundy nails, Chrissy’s overall appearance was effortlessly glamorous.

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 43, Paris Hilton flaunted her stunning physique in a sparkling semi-sheer maxi dress, paired with a black slip dress underneath. Known for her impeccable taste, it’s no surprise she chose a see-through outfit for the occasion. To complete her look, she added height with black stilettos, carried a matching handbag, and rocked oversized sunglasses even though it was nighttime. Her long blonde hair was styled in a chic ponytail, and she opted for a bronzed makeup look that accentuated her natural beauty.

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