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07/29/2015 03:06 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Most Controversial Barely-There Dresses

By Sue Williamson, W Magazine.

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(Jessica Stam in Francesco Scognamiglio at Leonardo DiCaprio's St. Tropez Gala. Photo: Getty Images)

Models Jessica Stam and Naomi Campbell's recent nearly-nude looks made waves, but the red carpet trend is by no means new. Get a glimpse at some of the most controversial barely-there dresses from the past.

Cara Delevingne in Burberry. 2015-07-28-1438090990-4456267-caradelevingnesheerdress.jpg

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Cher in Bob Mackie at the 1974 Met Gala.2015-07-28-1438091027-4599073-chersheerdressmetgala.jpg

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Erin Wasson at the 2012 Golden Globes.2015-07-28-1438091066-6906578-erinwassonsheerdress.jpg

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Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad at the 2013 Golden Globes.2015-07-28-1438091098-5449116-jenniferlopezsheerdress.jpg

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Irina Shayk in Atelier Versace at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.2015-07-28-1438091156-7524970-irinashayksheerdress.jpg

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See more: Scarlett Johansson's Incredible Style Evolution

Ciara in Givenchy Couture at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. 2015-07-28-1438091195-4710991-ciarasheerdress.jpg

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Naomi Campbell in Atelier Versace at Leonardo DiCaprio's St. Tropez Gala.2015-07-28-1438091248-9124362-naomicampbellldf11542x23161.jpg

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Kate Moss in 1993.

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