Mariah Carey just about managed to keep her assets under-wraps during a cleavage-busting performance at this year's BET Honors bash.

Her gravity-defying frock left little to the imagination - but she's not the first star who has dared to bare in a risqué outfit.

Take a peek at our round-up of some of the most memorable 'barely there' frocks to ever grace the backs (just) of some of the world's most famous women...

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    Mariah Carey wore this cleavage-busting LBD to perform at the 2014 BET Honors bash.

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    Jennifer Lopez made headlines around the world when she wore this iconic Versace number at the Grammy Awards in 2000.

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    Toni Braxton forgot to wear any underwear at the Grammys in 2011.

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    'TOWIE' star Lauren Pope hit the headlines after wearing this to the UK premiere of 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn'

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    Rihanna might actually be wearing clothes for once, but she's still as naked as the day she was born underneath this outfit she wore to the 2011 Grammys.

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    Kate Boswoth's blushes are saved only by a few well-placed chevrons on her 2006 Oscars dress.

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    Gwynnie showed off her killer legs in this see-through number at the 'Iron Man 3' premiere

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    No one had heard of Elizabeth Hurley until she wore Versace's 'safety pin' dress as she accompanied her then boyfriend Hugh Grant to the London premiere of 'Four Weddings And A Funeral' in 1994.

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    Look who's been raiding Elizabeth Hurley's wardrobe... only Lady flippin' Gaga.

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    Subtlety isn't one of former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton's strong points. Unless she just simply forgot to wear a bra?

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    Miley Cyrus recently copied Lil Kim's most well-known red carpet look for Halloween.

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    And here's Lil Kim again in another demure number.

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    WAG Lizzie Cundy suffered a double wardrobe malfunction when she dared to bare in this frock in 2013.

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    Why flash some side thigh when you can flash your entire side? Isn't that right, Carmen Electra?

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    Anja Rubik Schiaparelli might not be a household name but a LOT more people had heard of the model after she wore this little (very little) number.

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    Honestly, why German model Micaela Schaefer bothered to even wear a dress at all is anyone's guess.

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    OK, so by Miley's standards this is pretty tame but we can still tell she's gone commando in this LBD.

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    Kristen Stewart might have been covered in fabric from head-to-toe but she still managed to flash the flesh in this lacy number.

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    Jennifer Lopez is no stranger to wearing a daring dress on the red carpet

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    Cher Lloyd jumped aboard the 'side thigh' trend in this flashy LBD.

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    We can think of many words for porn star Jenna Jameson's outfit. But here's just two: tan line.

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    We can only assume there was a LOT of boob-tape used on this stunning gold number that Heidi Klum wore to Elton John's Oscar Party in 2013.

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    Kristen Stewart gave 'Twilight' fans a flash of her derriere when she wore this sheer panelled dress.

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    'Thor' star Jaimie Alexander made sure all eyes were on her at the LA premiere of the blockbuster.

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    But the award for the most daring slash revealing slash ridiculous red carpet outfit of all time goes to Rose McGowan who opted for a few pieces of string for the 1998 VMAs.

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