20 Of The Most Shocking Dresses Ever Worn On The Red Carpet

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With recent talks about the barely there dresses that some celebrities have been wearing, it seems a good idea to look back at some of the most shocking, ugly, straight up hilarious dresses the women we look up to have worn on the red carper over the years. Some of them are far worse than others. There are a few on here from 2014, and some going all the way back to 1999. Some of them will live in infamy.


OK, she’s not completely naked, but she may as well be. Rihanna leaves absolutely nothing to the imagination on the red carpet at the CFDA Awards in 2014. That’s an Adam Selman creation and it’s covered in Swarovski crystals, and not much else.

Miley Cyrus

Doing her best to get people talking about her, Miley showed up at the amfAR Inspiration Gala in what looks to be some black duct tape. It’s actual a Tom Ford piece that is inspired by bondage.

Amber Rose

Talk about shocking attire. Amber shows up at the MTV Music Awards in this. Maybe she was trying to make her ex-husband, Wiz Khalifa, jealous. She could have shown up in a bikini and had just as much coverage.

Cara Delevingne

Cara wore what looks to be little more than a pair of over-sized granny panties with a sheer black robe to the GQ Men Of The Year Awards. Was she the award?

Maitland Ward

Ward went all out, well, almost all out, for the premiere of A Haunted House 2. Looking up close, you not only get a peep at her under cleavage, but you can also see her tan lines.

Bleona Qereti

Music and acting aren’t Bleona’s only talents. She also appears to be great at shocking. Unlike Rihanna, she at least had the sense to wear some pasties on her nipples. This was her barely there outfit for the American Music Awards in 2014.

Roselyn Sanchez

At the Latin Grammy Awards, the barely there was there as well. Roselyn finished her piece off with some pretty visible nude panties.

Paris Hilton

Pre-Grammy Paris was already making a scene in this interesting ensemble. At least she leaves a little something to the imagination. However, her hair is a bit shocking.

Rumer Willis

All over the news lately about twinning her mom, Demi Moore, Rumer was showing something else off at Elle’s 5th Annual Women In Music Concert. That would be a pair of light pink panties that look suspiciously like nothing is there.

Gwyneth Paltrow

This was Gwyneth’s strange look at the premiere for Iron Man 3. She has a little peak-a-boo leg and butt thing going on. The worst part though are the cuffs and what appears to be a cummerbund.

Joanna Krupa

This Real Housewives of Miami star got really close to naked for her red carpet walk at the 2014 Pre-Grammy party. Here’s to hoping her girls are taped into place.

Micaela Schaefer

Worse than the new barely there dress that no one can stop talking about, in 2012 model Micaela wore this dress made from VHS tape, with a belt, to the Men In Black 3 premiere.

Candice Boucher

Maybe it was this South African model’s walk down the red carpet in 2011 that inspired the dresses of 2014. She wore this to the Cannes film festival that year.

Adrienne Bailon

Adrienne wore this barely there office/biker girl combo in to the 2012 Escape To Total Awards Event. It appears those cream ruffles were supposed to be over the sheer bottom, not to the side.

Erin Wasson

This model picked the barely there look for her outfit at the 2012 Gold Globe after party for InStyle. One brief gust of wind and it’s likely she’d have been completely naked.

Toni Braxton

Toni tried the cut out dress look way back in 2001 for the Grammy Awards. It may have been a mistake by the look on her face.

Heidi Klum

Heidi goes for the gold in this very deep plunging neckline. She wore this dress to the 2013 Academy Awards. It’s likely no one even noticed her face.

Jennifer Lopez

Everyone remembers this dress from the 2000 Grammy’s. This Versace dress actually has a Wikipedia page all its own. It’s also probably the most plunging of necklines out there. People mused about how she must have kept it in place.

Anja Rubik

The Polish model could have revealed anything and everything with just the wrong move or pose in this dress. She wore it at the 2012 Met Gala.

Lil Kim

And finally, who can forget the outrageous and flamboyant Lil Kim in her purple people eater outfit, with matching wig and pasty. She donned this shocking monstrosity at the 1999 VMAs.