The New Version of the "Naked" Dress Is So Elegant

The “naked” dress—in its many, varying iterations—has been pretty ubiquitous lately. And while the trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, at Jason Wu’s runway show yesterday during New York Fashion Week, we noticed a new and elegant way to get the look.

Closing the show was a collection of flowing dresses, all with sheer bodices that were made with pretty, draped patterns across the chest, which added a hint of modesty. The skirts were long and pleated, giving them lots of movement while peeking at the legs beneath. Plus, depending on your preferences, the styles came in blush tones, classic blacks, and floral patterns, allowing for a different see-through effect for each version.

As Wu is notorious for creating elegant, red carpet–worthy gowns, it’s easy to imagine these pretty pieces on any starlet come red carpet season next year, especially one who appreciates the daring aesthetic.

Take a look at a few of the examples below, as well as the complete S/S 18 collection.

The Complete Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2018 Collection