Heidi Klum knows a thing or two about dressing for the red carpet, and her latest outing is no exception.
The model and TV star, 49, dressed to impress at the world premiere for the highly anticipated second instalment of James Cameron’s Avatar.
Not only did Klum stun in a figure-hugging, one shoulder gown (which also ticked the side-boob trend box), her flowing, water-inspired dress reflected (literally, and metaphorically) the much-anticipated sequel to the 2009 original, Avatar 2: The Way of Water.
The structured, yet flowing, ethereal gown was a real trompe l’oeil as the several layers of shimmering semi-sheer fabric made it seem as if Klum was covered in water – and nothing else.
It’s not the first time this year that Klum has taken on the barely there trend with aplomb.
Upon taking off her incredibly lifelike (if a little creepy) worm costume at her annual Halloween party, Klum revealed a nude jumpsuit with just a few strategically placed gems to protect her modesty.
The America’s Got Talent judge joins a long list of celebrities who have embraced the nearly naked dress trend in 2023.
Fresh from two years of lockdowns and quarantines, red carpet events were back – and bigger than ever. Celebs across all sorts of industries pulled out all the stops on their return to star-studded events.
This year, pulling out all the stops mainly came in the form of bearing pandemic-toned abs and lean legs for many celebs (only I’m sure these famous faces weren’t doing Joe Wicks for the past two years), in barely there, nearly naked numbers.
And designers have been more than happy to oblige.
Whether it’s a purely see-through showstopper, with stylish underwear taking centre stage, or an ice skater-style sheer number with strategically placed embellishments, big-name brands from Valentino to Mugler have been cashing in on the trend.
From Florence Pugh’s nipple-bearing Valentino gown, to Emily Ratajkowski’s drafty fishnet dress, the nearly naked fashion trend really did reign supreme on the red carpet this year.