Fashionistas everywhere know about the naked dress. It’s a curve-hugging gown with a translucent fabric overtop either a black or nude-colored bodysuit or nothing at all. It has been worn by a number of Celebrities, and is beloved by the Kardashians. However, there’s a trend that has been following the naked dress for a couple of years, and let’s just say, it might be a leg ahead.

A sheer material for the Material Girl

Although not known under a trendy name like the naked dress, celebrities have been sporting a leotard/sheer skirt combo for years.

The style is believed to have been made popular by Madonna in 2011 when she appeared at the Vanity Fair Oscar afterparty in a black lace ensemble with a sheer skirt and fur vest. Since then, designers have pairing together an ultra tight leotard with sheer and flowy skirts.

Soon after the Material Girl debuted the trend, actress Jennifer Lawrence appeared at "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" premiere in 2013 in a sheer blue Dior gown with a black unitard underneath. Even Kim K embraced the trend in 2014 at the British GQMen of the Year” Awards.

There she paired a diamond Ralph & Russo sheer high-waisted skirt with a black latex Atsuko Kudo bodysuit. Other embracers of the look include the Hadid sisters, Gwen Stefani, and more recently, Taraji P. Henson at the 2016 BET Awards. Henson sported a strapless black bodice underneath a Steven Khalil embellished skirt.

How to wear the trend

So do us norms wear the trend? With a lot of confidence and maybe a leg lift or two, this look would fit well during a night out or at a fancy dinner at a tropical local.

Affordable brands like Asos offer similar styles, but with a bit more coverage up top as compared to those celebrity styles. The bonus of this look is that it can elongate the legs and make the wearerappear long and lean, especially when paired with heels.

So for those looking for a way to show off those legs, but look glam while doing it, simply throw on a bodysuit and a sheer skirt. This gives “going out of the house naked” a new take.

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