Oscars red carpet 2023: Hollywood stars dare to bare in sheer and cutout gowns

Oscars red carpet 2023: Hollywood stars dare to bare in sheer and cutout gowns

Fashion came first for Oscar nominees on Sunday night ahead of the 95th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, and the stars were not afraid to show some skin.

Jamie Lee Curtis rocked a sheer Dolce & Gabbana sparkling gown while walking the red carpet with her husband, Christopher Guest.

"It's a beautiful movie. The fact that this movie brought me to the Oscars … it's just extraordinary," she said of "Everything Everywhere All at Once." Curtis later earned an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, and her co-star Michelle Yeoh is nominated for Best Actress.

Rihanna, fresh from her Super Bowl performance, showed off her growing baby bump in a sheer turtleneck Alaïa ensemble with a leather bustier wrapped into a skirt. Rihanna is nominated for an Academy Award and is set to perform "Lift Me Up," the ballad from "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever."


Oscars red carpet sheer looks included Lady Gaga, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna and Jamie Lee Curtis
Rihanna, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lady Gaga and Mindy Kaling went sheer on the Oscars red carpet.

The "Umbrella" singer completed her chocolate brown ensemble with Moussaieff High Jewellery's diamond drop earrings and matching brown and white diamond rings.


Mindy Kaling, a presenter at the ceremony, simply stunned wearing a white Vera Wang dress with a faux corset baring her abs and above-the-elbow gloves.

Lady Gaga rocked a sheer Versace dress before performing her song from "Top Gun: Maverick."


Vanessa Hudgens, who hosted the pre-show, looked glamorous wearing vintage Chanel. Danielle Priano gave Hudgens a timeless, elegant updo finished with Big SexyHair and a velvet bow.

Sofia Carson, who will sing the Oscar-nominated song "Applause," stepped out wearing Giambattista Valli chiffon gown with a gorgeous Chopard necklace. "Applause" was written by Diane Warren, which marks her 14th Oscar nomination.

Rihanna showed baby bump on Academy Awards red carpet in sheer leather gown
RIhanna wore an Alaïa dress on the Academy Awards red carpet.
Jamie Lee Curtis at the 95th Academy Awards
Jamie Lee Curtis walks the red carpet at the 2023 Academy Awards, where she is nominated for best supporting actress for her role in "Everything Everywhere All at Once."
Lady Gaga on the Academy Awards red carpet
Lady Gaga is nominated for best song at the 95th Academy Awards for her song, "Hold My Hand," featured in "Top Gun: Maverick."
Mindy Kaling wearing white on the Academy Awards red carpet
Mindy Kaling rocked a crop top and pencil skirt on the red carpet at the Oscars.
Florence Pugh at the 95th Oscars
Florence Pugh wore a strapless Valentino gown with a black skirt.
Vanessa Hudgens wears strapless Chanel at Oscars.
Vanessa Hudgens sports black and white gown for Oscars.
Angela Bassett in purple at the Oscars
Best supporting actress nominee, Angela Bassett, walks the red carpet wearing Moschino at the 95th Academy Awards.

Salma Hayek went for her favorite designer, Gucci, and wore a halter-necked dress with orange sequins and a keyhole cut-out.

Angela Bassett stood out from the crowd in a vibrant purple Moschino dress. Bassett is nominated for best supporting actress for her role in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever."

Florence Pugh opted to wear a tight black skirt with her strapless Valentino ensemble. The "Don't Worry Darling" actress swept up her blonde hair into a classic updo and added a touch of bling with a statement diamond necklace.

Salma Hayek wears Gucci sparkling dress on the Oscars red carpet
Salma Hayek stunned on the red carpet in a shimmering orange dress.
Michelle Yeoh at the Academy Awards
Best actress nominee, Michelle Yeoh walks the red carpet in a light pink Dior Haute Couture gown.
Sofia Carson stunned in an extravagant princess ball gown with emerald necklace
Sofia Carson wore a custom Giambattista Valli chiffon gown.
Ashley Graham at the 2023 Academy Awards wearing black
Ashley Graham showed some skin in a two-piece cut-out number on the red carpet.

Cara Delevingne brought the extreme glamour wearing a stunning red Eli Saab gown with a massive bow and thigh-high slit. She added even more glitz with a $1 million snake Bulgari necklace.


"Avatar: The Way of Water" star Sigourney Weaver sported a glittering gold Givenchy dress.

Michelle Williams wore Chanel Couture which featured a strapless sparkling gown and a sheer cape.

Michelle Yeoh looked ethereal wearing a Dior Haute Couture gown with a feathered and tulle train. She was adorned with a diamond Moussaieff hairpiece to match a necklace and earrings.

Jennifer Connelly wearing black on the Oscars red carpet
Jennifer Connelly added a touch of sparkle with a rhinestone collar on her Louis Vuitton dress. walks the red carpet as part of the cast for best picture nominated movie, "Top Gun: Maverick."
Halle Berry at the oscars
Halle Berry returns to the Academy Awards red carpet in a pink gown with a thigh-high slit.
Ana De Armas walking the red carpet at the 95th Academy Awards.
Best lead actress nominee Ana De Armas stuns on the red carpet in a silver gown.
Nicole Kidman at the Oscars
Nicole Kidman dressed up in an ornate Armani Privé gown at the Academy Awards.
Jessica Chastain wears sparkling Gucci on the red carpet.
Last year's best actress winner, Jessica Chastain, stunned on the red carpet in a silver beaded Gucci gown at the 2023 Academy Awards.

Oscar-winner Halle Berry stunned wearing a figure-hugging white dress with gold floral designs.


"Top Gun: Maverick" star Jennifer Connelly rocked a black Louis Vuitton dress with a rhinestone collar.

Ana de Armas mirrored her "Blonde" character wearing a fitted sparkling gown for the champagne colored carpet.

Nicole Kidman showed some leg in an Armani Privé gown with massive floral appliques along her shoulder and hip.

Cara Delevigne at the Oscars in a red dress.
Cara Delevingne wore a stunning red gown with a massive bow.
Sigourney Weaver at the Academy Awards in a gold dress
Sigourney Weaver glitters wearing Givenchy at the 2023 Academy Awards, as part of the cast for Best Picture nominee "Avatar: The Way of Water."
Michelle WIlliams at the Oscars
Michelle Williams walks the red carpet for her role in Steven Spielburg's "The Fablemans."
Andi MacDowell at the 95th Academy Awards
Andi Macdowell went for a classic black ensemble at the 95th Academy Awards.
Austin Butler looking sharp at the Oscars
Best lead actor nominee, Austin Butler, walks the red carpet at the Academy Awards, after playing Elvis Presley in the movie "Elvis."
Brendan Fraser at the 2023 Academy Awards
Brendan Fraser walks the 2023 Academy Awards red carpet, where he is nominated for best lead actor for his role in "The Whale."
Kate Hudson on the Oscars red carpet
Kate Hudson stuns on the Oscars red carpet in a sparkling grey gown.

Andi Macdowell exuded elegance wearing a black gown with a diamond tennis bracelet.

Oscar nominee Cate Blancett swept her hair back and wore a bright blue dress with a black skirt.

Kate Hudson attended the Academy Awards wearing a glittering dress adorned with massive sequins and stones.

Austin Butler looked sharp wearing a black tuxedo with a bow-tie as he walked the red carpet.

Allison Williams' nude Giambattista Valli dress was embroidered with pink floral appliques to match a sweeping coat.

Cate Blanchett at the Oscars
Cate Blanchett is nominated for her eighth Academy Award this year, for her lead role in the drama "Tar."
Ke Huy Quan and wife Echo hold hands on Oscars red carpet
Echo Quan and Ke Huy Quan smile before walking into the Dolby Theatre.
Emily Blunt wears white strapless gown at Academy Awards
Emily Blunt walks the red carpet at the 2023 Academy Awards red carpet in a sleek white gown.

Brendan Fraser sported a dapper ensemble for his walk into the Dolby Theatre on Sunday. He later won the Academy Award for his role in "The Whale."

Ke Huy Quan and wife Echo joked around on the red carpet. Ke later won best supporting actor for "Everything Everywhere All at Once."

Emily Blunt kept things simple in a white, figure-hugging dress and a pair of pink earrings.

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the show for the third time, and his first time since 2018.