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Sheer Force: How To Wear The Naked Dress Trend In 2023

Cut-outs have had their extended time in the sun, and we’ve since moved on to bearing less skin but way more underwear.

If the most recent runways and red carpets are anything to go by, naked dresses are evolving from traffic-stopping moments exclusively worn by the likes of supermodels and Rihanna, to a fashion mainstay.

From Florence Pugh’s Valentino moment to Rita Ora‘s recent Nensi Dojaka look at the British Fashion Awards, it seems sheer is the mood of the moment.

Seen in collections by Victoria Beckham, Prada, Miu Miu, Molly Goddard, Acne Studios, Sandy Liang, Maryam Nassir Zadeh and more, the sheer trend was arguably the most prolific throughout the whole of fashion month.

At Australian Fashion Week in 2023, skin was in. Seen on the streets around Sydney’s Carriageworks, sheer pieces were statement-makers for the style set.

Meanwhile, on the runways of our best up-and-coming and prolific designers, the trend proved inescapable—and we wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Among Henne’s ’80s-inspired power pieces were dazzling numbers that brought a sensual contrast to their more structured, masculine looks.

At Bec + Bridge, body hugging mesh and sheer lace in asymmetrical styles balanced sensuality and frivolity as they transported us back to the new millennium.

At Caroline Reznik it was crystal-trimmed tops and Anna Quan sequined slips.

From left: Henne, Bec + Bridge, Caroline Reznik.

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In our humble opinions, the dress is actually pretty versatile. Whether you choose to bare it all and just throw some high-waisted briefs and a lacy bralette underneath or layer it over pants for an on-trend feel, the sheer dress is only limited by your own imagination.

So if you’re keen to give this daring look a go, scroll on for our picks of the best sheer dresses to snap up this season.

The Best Sheer Dresses To Shop


Adonia Asym Midi Dress by Bec & Bridge

$280 from Bec & Bridge


Lush Sheer Mesh Midi Dress by Edikted

$120 at The Iconic

Station Slip Dress by Lenni The Label

$149 at The Iconic

Diana Gown by Norma Kamala

$328 at FWRD

White Apple Cocktail Dress by FANCÌ

$370 (approx.) by FANCÌ


Gisele Maxi Dress by Rat & Boa

$390 at Rat & Boa


Emmeline Halter Long Sleeve Dress by SIR

$440 from SIR

Kimora Beaded Maxi Dress by LPA

$593.59 at Revolve