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It was Rose McGowan who started the trend with a chain number she wore for the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards. The risque dress, entirely made...

Naked dress: Classy or tasteless?

It was Rose McGowan who started the trend with a chain number she wore for the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards. The risque dress, entirely made of intricate black beads, was as good as the ‘Emperor’s new cloth’, putting her entire body on display.

Flash-forward twenty-tens, fashion has become multidimensional, with curves taking up space in the mainstream. Beyonce, JLo, Kim Kardashian, the curvaceous sirens are embracing the power of their sexulaity by daring to bare, and the naked dress is their medium to assert the same in a tasteful way.

At the Met Gala this year, Queen Bey, JLo and Kim turned heads with their sheer apparel, that showed off their well proportioned figures.

Some call it classy, while others find it tasteless – the world is divided in opinion when it comes to the naked dress, howbeit, everyone agrees that it is only meant for women who are body-confident.

Naked dress is for those who boast of a statuesque figure. With the bosom, derriere, midriff and thighs on display, it’s hard to conceal cellulite or spills in a dress that leaves no room for imagination.

The haute couture naked dress we see on the red carpet, is of little use unlike other designer apparel. While talking about her iconic dress back then, Rose McGowan mentioned how she had to kneel in the limo on her way to the programme, to avoid beads from leaving a mark on her flesh.

When hip hop artist Amber Rose adopted McGowan’s bold look at the MTV VMA last year, she drew flak, and her look was regarded indecorous than sexy; on the contrary, JLo and Beyonce’s naked look at the MET gala had many admirers.

Whether you like the naked dress or not, beyond doubt, these hand-sewn, intricate gowns embellished with jewels and beads can be regarded a work of art!

Photos: Nearly naked red carpet looks (Images: AFP/Getty)