It’s Cannes Film Festival season again, which means the stars are stepping out in the French Riviera with their most fashionable feet forward. The red carpet is never dull at an event this fabulous, and early guests like Penelope Cruz and Cate Blanchett have already proven that to be true this week.
But not everyone is going for elegance; some daring attendees are turning up the heat in sultry, statement-making numbers instead. Irina Shayk went for a red-hot risqué Versace number; Léa Seydoux opted for a sheer dress from her go-to designer, Louis Vuitton; and two stars even matched in nearly-transparent cape gowns.
Of course, this isn’t the first time guests have gone the sexy route for the festival. Bella Hadid, for example, set the bar high with that hip-high leg slit in 2016, and raised it even higher with a nearly-transparent glittery gown in 2017.
Below, we rounded up all the sheer, plunging, skin-baring, and all-around revealing ensembles to hit the Cannes red carpet this year. Watch this space for updates on the festival’s most daring looks.Victoria Bonya in Maison Esthere Maryline Tallia Storm in Jean-Paul Benielli Tallia Storm in a sheer, netted black dress Sofia Boutella Sara Sampaio Nieves Alvarez in Elie Saab Couture Kendall Jenner in Schiaparelli Haute Couture Izabel Goulart Irina Shayk in Versace Deepika Padukone in Zuhair Murad Cindy Bruna Cheryl Cole in Zuhair Murad Chantel Jeffries in a strappy metallic gown Chantel Jeffries in a sheer white lace dress Bella Hadid Araya Hargate in Ralph & Russo