Last week Rihanna shocked everyone at the CFDA Awards when she wore a sheer dress exposing her breasts and booty. We’re not going to lie — it was pretty tame for our friend RiRi, and we’re not sure what all the fuss was about. She looked hot as hell -as would be expected- and rocked sheer to a level no one else could match. But Rihanna wasn’t exactly pioneering a look — the sheer dress has been a red carpet staple for years.
While Ri turned heads in her dress, those who have come before her have taken it one step further and made us question whether or not their attire can be regarded as a dress at all. Some are simply harnesses, others embellished body stockings, and in the case of Rose McGowan‘s most infamous look, beads strung together in chains. We’ve analyzed 20 celebrity barely there dresses to ask the eternal question: is that even a dress? Check out our gallery and see if you agree!
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