The most shocking red carpet dresses make us all drop our jaws in amazement. Celebrities wearing risky gowns at high profile events can make onlookers speechless. And then once we’ve regained our composure, we can’t stop talking about these kinds of controversial dresses. A lot of the most shocking dresses on the red carpet leave little to the imagination, with sheer fabrics, cutouts and see-through panels exposing plenty of flesh. Then there are the gowns that grab our attention because of their unusual shape or material. We’ve rounded up 10 red carpet dresses that left the crowd speechless.
The Met Gala is a breeding ground for the kinds of celebrity dresses that shock the world. Strategically placed crystals and embroidery make the gowns just about acceptable, but they’re all that stand in the way of a celeb baring everything on the red carpet. These nearly naked dresses have been very popular with the likes of Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez. In fact, when you take a look at the Met Gala 2015 red carpet pictures you’ll find sheer dress after sheer dress.
Of course, you don’t have to bare practically all to make the crowd speechless. Sometimes it’s when you wear a lot that you make a mark. Like Rihanna’s yellow dress at the Met Gala 2015 that was so unusual it spawned a whole heap of hilarious memes. And who could forget Lady Gaga’s meat dress at the MTV VMAs in 2010. But it wasn’t just about shocking for shocking’s sake. The reason behind Gaga’s raw meat dress was politically charged.
The MTV VMAs are a popular place for daring dresses. Miley Cyrus went all out the year she hosted the awards. Her silver strappy dress bared both her front and her behind. Silver styles are popular with celebrities wanting to draw all eyes to themselves. Kim Kardashian’s “blingy, sexy robot” look at the 2016 Met Gala was a sight to behold. The only trouble with bringing a load of attention to your body is when tongues start wagging about what procedures you might have had done to your body. Kylie Jenner faced speculation about breast augmentation when she wore a plunging neckline, and even took to social media to put those plastic surgery rumors to rest. Her sister Kendall Jenner’s side-boob baring gown also raised eyebrows.