Okay, let’s admit it: it’s a little embarrassing to think about how caught up we can get in celebrity red carpet looks. Seriously, the red carpet is really a celebrity’s time to shine and show off, and our job as spectators is to talk about how much we loved or hated what they wore. Shallow, right? Well, sure, but sometimes these red carpet looks are so iconic that it’s hard not to blab about.
Which brings me to the ultimate inspiration behind this post. In case you missed it, Rihanna arrived at the CDFA Fashion Awards wearing an amazing, ’20s inspired, sheer, slinky full length gown. Seriously, the Josephine Baker vibes were strong, y’all. It was revealing and daring, just the way Rihanna likes it, and it was impossible not to love. But our girl Ri Ri isn’t the only celebrity to show off a whole lot of skin on the red carpet. Here are 10 other female celebrities who did as well and became part of the most iconic red carpet moments in history. A few of these are a little NSFW so proceed with caution!
Lil' Kim At The 1999 MTV VMAsLil' Kim has a reputation for rocking a style all her own. her iconic boob pasty jumpsuit really drives that point home, doesn't it? Only Lil' Kim could rock this and still look sort of precious. Being pint sized has its perks. Source: WENN.com
Cher At The 1986 Academy AwardsCher could wear anything she wanted and she could still get away with it because she is Cher and she is amazing. Period. This look in particular definitely let all the haters know that there is no age limit to showing a whole lot of skin. Get it, Cher. Source: EW.com
Rose McGowan At The 1998 MTV VMAsAll the goodies are blurred out, but imagine seeing this daring look in real life. Well, all the attendees at the 1998 MTV VMAs did. This outfit immediately put actress Rose McGowan in the red carpet record books. Whether you like this look or not, you have to admit that it takes a huge dose of badass to rock this so fearlessly. Source: NY Daily News
Toni Braxton At The 2001 Grammy AwardsYou know, as revealing as this is there is a ton of elegance about it. Anyone who says that showing a lot of skin is automatically trashy needs a reality check ASAP. Source: magazine.foxnews.com
Barbra Streisand At The 1969 Academy AwardsReady for a super throwback? Of course you are. Sure, this outfit isn't really scandalous compared to today's red carpet gowns. But for 1969? You better believe it! Barbra caught hell for rocking this look when she accepted her Academy Award for Best Actress. Haters gonna hate. Source: http://midniteatsunsetandvine.blogspot.com/
Christina Aguilera At The 2002 MTV VMAsAh yes, Christina's "Dirrty" phase. This outfit is literally the definition of IDGAF. Also, I didn't know skirts that short even existed. Christina is just a well of knowledge. Source: Marilicious.com
Jennifer Lopez At The 2000 Grammy AwardsThis is probably one of the most iconic red carpet dresses in recent history, honestly. I mean, look at it. That takes some serious guts and boob power. Was it boob tape that helped prevent JLo from a nip slip or was it just the mighty power of being JLo that held it together? The world may never know. Featureflash / Shutterstock.com
MIA At The 2009 Grammy AwardsWe all know that MIA is a badass. What we didn't know before she rocked this look was that she is just as badass when she's nine months pregnant and about to pop. Seriously, this amazing woman not only wore this ultra sheer dress on her due date, but also performed that very night at the Grammys. Goals. Source: Daily Mail/a>
Traci Bingham At The 2001 Grammy AwardsThis Baywatch and Big Brother star literally bedazzled her boobs for the Grammys. Bedazzled. Her boobs. Round of applause, honestly. Don't try this at prom, though. Featureflash / Shutterstock.com
Rihanna At The 2014 CFDA Fashion AwardsOf course, the inspiration behind this entire post. Ri Ri's style has been slaying left and right this year, so it'll be hard to beat this latest red carpet look. What a glam '20s throwback. Nearly naked never looked so gorgeous. Or shiny. Andres Otero/WENN.com
What revealing red carpet look stands out to you? Do you think that celebs should dress however they want or keep it conservative on the red carpet? Tell us in the comments!