| February 28, 2014

Forget about covering up those famous assets. When it comes to the red carpet, skin is always in.

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It’s not shocking that celebs love flaunting their svelte selves in front of photographers and lately, it seems like they’re willing to do just about anything to stir headlines. From going commando to discovering unique ways to make use of leftover duct tape, there’s nothing these stars won’t do to make their mark even more indelible.

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But if you think the racy trend will fizz out anytime soon, guess again.

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“Celebrity style, especially when it pertains to the music industry, is all about creative self-expression,” explains Los Angeles-based personal stylist and image consultant Laurie Brucker. “Being able to be as raw as naked is the only free thing a star can do to break from their personal life shackles. It’s incredibly liberating to actually feel free and open in your body when in your world you’re being boxed in for every move you make. Celebrities don’t live freely and this means self-expression is true freedom to be who and what they want to be.”

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It also helps if you have a heaven-sent figure that just has to be shown off.

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Brucker agrees that the daring dresses making the rounds are not for the timid nor should they be worn for more ordinary, everyday affairs. However, the demand to see and show more will only continue to increase.

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“Unfortunately, as the media keeps pushing celebrities to the breaking points, I expect that nakedness, blunt, and vulgar wardrobe for reaction will always be a ‘wrecking ball’ in all of our walls,”  she says.

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Some of these scandalous gowns will either entice or nauseate, but all are certain to make your jaw drop.

Check out some of these shocking ensembles from over the years below:

Rose McGowan

Arriving with singer Marilyn Manson for the MTV Video Music Awards in 1998.

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Jennifer Lopez

Showing off her Versace dress at the 2000 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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Toni Braxton
Halle Berry

Making her way down the red carpet for 2002's Academy Awards in Hollywood.

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Kate Bosworth

Arriving at 2006's Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons in West Hollywood.

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Keira Knightley

Arriving for the UK Premiere of "Atonement" in 2007.

Hilary Swank

Arriving at 2010's Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood.

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Katy Perry

Striking a pose at the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto.

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Posing in an outfit designed by Jean Paul Gaultier upon arrival at 2011's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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Anne Vyalitsyna

Posing with Adam Levine of Maroon 5 at 2012's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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Izabel Goulart

Attending the opening of MATE in 2012.

Kelly Rowland

Attending 2013's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Heidi Klum

Arriving at the 2013 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood.

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Posing at the 2013 premiere of "Iron Man 3" in Hollywood.

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Arriving at 2013's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

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Selena Gomez

Arriving for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York.

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Miley Cyrus

Performing during 2013's iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.

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Jaimie Alexander

Posing at the 2013 premiere of "Thor: The Dark World" in Hollywood.

Jennifer Lawrence

Posing at the 2013 premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in Los Angeles.

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Paris Hilton

Posing for photographers at the 2014 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.