20 of the most scandalous dresses to hit the red carpet

Lauren Sharkey

Scandal in celebrity fashion usually means an accidental nip slip here and there. But there have been plenty of wardrobe malfunctions that have occurred deliberately over the years – along with some looks that have nothing do with flesh-flashing.

From Rihanna’s completely see-through gown to the past year’s ‘vagina dress’ trend, here’s a rundown of the most controversial dresses to ever walk the red carpet.

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Angelina Jolie

Angelina’s velvet Versace dress from the 2012 Oscars caused such a furore on social media. Well, more her weird leg pose rather than the dress. [Photo: Getty]


Rihanna bared all at the 2012 CFDA Awards in a see-through Swarovski-encrusted dress designed by longtime collaborator Adam Selman. [Photo: Getty]

Lady Gaga

This one will never be forgotten. Lady Gaga’s 2010 meat dress, made by Franc Fernandez, made a real statement (and smell) at the VMAs. [Photo: Getty]

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy accidentally revealed her ‘hooha’ at the recent 2016 American Music Awards, wearing a dress held together with a mere safety pin. At least, she saw the funny side, later taking to Instagram to thank her laser hair removal specialist. [Photo: Getty]


Think of Bjork and this feathered creation should pop into your head. The infamous swan dress was created by Marjan Djodjov Pejoski and stole the attention of the paparazzi at the 2001 Oscars. [Photo: PA]

Kelly Brook

Remember when Kelly Brook dated Jason Statham? How could the world forget when she turned up to the premiere of Snatch wearing one of the raciest Julien Macdonald designs to ever be produced. [Photo: PA]

Bleona Qereti

The Albanian singer took to the 2014 American Music Awards in a completely see-through mesh dress. At least she retained some modesty… [Photo: Getty]

Amber Rose

Amber Rose is proud of her body and she won’t let you forget it. Wearing a sparkly chainmail creation to the 2014 VMAs, her assets were on show for everyone to see. [Photo: Getty]

Dayane Mello

The 2016 Venice Film Festival will forever be remembered for one thing: the onset of the vagina dress. Pioneered by Italian model Dayane Mello, the extremely high slits and no underwear could only equal one thing. [Photo: Getty]

Miley Cyrus

Over the past few years, Miley’s outfits have gone through crazy periods. This metallic Versace ‘thing’ was worn to the 2015 VMAs and looked to be one of the most uncomfortable creations to walk this earth. [Photo: Getty]

Giulia Salemi

Similarly, Giulia Salemi’s double slitted dress revealed all to the waiting Venice Film Festival crowd. [Photo: Getty]


Madonna’s bum-baring Givenchy look for the 2016 Met Ball sent the media into a frenzy. The singer deliberately chose a revealing outfit to prove that age really is nothing but a number. [Photo: Getty]

Kim Kardashian

Kim added an extra oomph to maternity style in this Givenchy number. While heavily pregnant in 2015, she arrived at the LACMA gala in a sheer lacy top and trousers, baring her stomach to all. [Photo: Getty]

Abbey Clancy

Another risque Julien Macdonald design was spotted on Abbey Clancy back in 2013. One thing’s for sure: there’s no hiding your underwear with this look. [Photo: Getty]

Lady Victoria Hervey

One of the only aristocrats to reveal her derriere, Lady Victoria Hervey knew she’d draw attention at a 2014 Golden Globes after party. [Photo: Getty]

Bella Hadid

The 2016 Cannes Film Festival saw Bella Hadid risk it all on the red carpet in a mega-slitted Alexandre Vauthier gown. [Photo: Getty]

Kim Kardashian

Not all of the scandalous looks are revealing. Kim Kardashian couldn’t have been more covered up at the 2013 Met Ball but her floral Givenchy look drew comparisons with a retro sofa, sending social media into a meme frenzy. [Photo: Getty]

Rita Ora

Wearing a very similar dress to Bella Hadid, Rita Ora worked the no underwear look in a red Donna Karan gown at the 2014 VMAs. [Photo: Getty]


Madonna’s 2015 Grammys look was risque to say the least. Dressed in a raunchy maid-like outfit, the singer caused controversy when she turned round to show her cheeks. [Photo: Getty]

Britney Spears

Noughties Britney was known for her flesh-flashing looks but this tiny Dolce & Gabbana dress left little to the imagination. [Photo: Getty]

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