20 Photos That Prove 2016 Was Officially The Year Of The Nearly-Naked Dress

RIP fabric.

The best fashion moments of 2016 all seem to involve barely-there gowns, sheer-as-you-like styles and dramatically daring cut-outs.

With the end of what will now be known as the ‘Year Of The Nearly-Naked Dress’ drawing ever closer, and the need for NYE outfit inspo greater than ever, we’re taking a trip down memory lane with a round-up of the most dazzling styles.

Supermodel Bella Hadid has officially taken the crown from 2015’s naked dress queen Kim Kardashian, with three entries on the list (although if we’d included every sheer dress J-Lo had worn this year, we’d still be writing this come 2017).

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At the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in February 2016.
Diane Kruger
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At the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in February 2016.
Bella Hadid
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At Cannes Film Festival in May 2016.
Bella Hadid
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At Cannes Film Festival in May 2016.
Kendall Jenner
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At Cannes Film Festival in May 2016.
Jennifer Lopez
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At the Billboard Music Awards in May 2017.
Ciara
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At the Grammy Awards in February 2016.
Gwen Stefani
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At the Billboard Music Awards in May 2016.
Karlie Kloss
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At the Met Gala in May 2016.
Kylie Jenner
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At the Met Gala in May 2016.
Rita Ora
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At the Met Gala in May 2016.
Kim Kardashian
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On the Balmain FROW in September 2016.
Jourdan Dunn
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At the MTV Europe Music Awards in November 2016.
Winnie Harlow
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At the MTV Europe Music Awards in November 2016.
Khloe Kardashian
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At the Angel Ball in November 2016.
Chrissy Teigen
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At the American Music Awards in November 2016.
Gigi Hadid
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At the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after party in November 2016.
Alessandra Ambrosio
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At the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after party in November 2016.
Bella Hadid
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At the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after party in November 2016.
Naomi Campbell
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At the Fashion Awards in December 2016.
Blake Lively

Nearly Naked Dresses at Cannes 2016