In 2022, the red carpet trend was almost naked.

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Heidi Klum’s unique take on the naked dress was appropriate for Avatar 2: The Way of Water’s premiere in New York. (Getty Images)

Heidi Klum is an expert on dressing for the red carpet and this latest appearance proves it.

The model and TV star, 49, dressed to impress at the world premiere for the highly anticipated second instalment of James Cameron’s Avatar.

Klum was stunning in a figure hugging, one-shoulder gown (which also ticked side-boob trends box), but her flowing, water-inspired look reflected (literally and metaphorically) Avatar 2 : The Way of Water, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2009 original.

The structured, yet flowing, ethereal gown was a real trompe l’oeil as the several layers of shimmering semi-sheer fabric made it seem as if Klum was covered in water – and nothing else.

Heidi Klum attends 20th Century Studio's

Heidi Klum didn’t hesitate to show off her attractive figure in the nearly-naked dress she wore to the Avatar 2 Premiere held in New York. (Getty Images)

Klum isn’t the first to tackle the trend this year with such aplomb.

After taking off her amazing (if a bit creepy) mask, worm costume at her annual Halloween partyKlum wore a nude jumpsuit, with only a few strategically placed gems. This was to protect her modesty.

America’s Got Talent judge is among a number of celebs who have embraced the near-naked dress trend for 2023.

Fresh from two years of lockdowns and quarantines, red carpet events were back – and bigger than ever. Celebs from all industries participated in the red carpet events.

This year, pulling out all the stops mainly came in the form of bearing pandemic-toned abs and lean legs for many celebs (only I’m sure these famous faces weren’t doing Joe Wicks for the past two years), in barely there, nearly naked numbers.

You couldn't escape the nearly naked dress trend on the red carpet in 2023. (Getty Images)

In 2023, you couldn’t avoid the near-naked dress trend on the red carpet. (Getty Images)

Designers were more than happy to oblige.

Big-name brands like Valentino and Mugler are cashing in on this trend, whether it’s a show-stopper with only see-through underwear or a sheer number inspired by ice skating with strategically placed embellishments.

From Florence Pugh’s nipple-bearing Valentino gown, to Emily Ratajkowski’s drafty fishnet dress, the nearly naked fashion trend really did reign supreme on the red carpet this year.

Here are the 2023 best looks:

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum at the Avatar 2: The Way of Water Premiere in December 2022

Heidi Klum at The Way of Water Premiere, December. (Getty Images)

Klum’s flowing, one-shoulder gown was designed to look like water flowing over rocks in the river. The model slicked her hair back in a wet style to add to the illusion that she was only covered in water – and nothing else.

Florence Pugh

Florence Pugh at the Valentino Haute Couture fashion show in July. (Getty Images)

Florence Pugh at Valentino Haute couture fashion show in July. (Getty Images)

Florence Pugh’s nipple-bearing Valentino Number caused so much controversy on social media that Pugh felt the need to address the issue. “Listen, I knew when I wore that incredible Valentino dress that there was no way there wouldn’t be a commentary on it,” Pugh wrote on Instagram.

“What’s been interesting to watch and witness is just how easy it is for men to totally destroy a woman’s body, publicly, proudly, for everyone to see,” she continued. “What’s more concerning is…. What’s more concerning is…. Small? Large? Left? Right? There is only one. Perhaps none?” She added. “What. Is. So. Terrifying.”

Megan Fox

Megan Fox at the GQ Men of the Year Party 2022 in November.

Megan Fox at the GQ Men of the Year Party 2022, November. (Getty Images)

Megan Fox is a seasoned expert in the near naked trend and showed her fine figure under her Christian Siriano netted Christian Siriano dress in November.

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum at her 21st Annual Halloween Party in October

Heidi Klum at the 21st Annual Halloween Party. October 2010. (Getty Images)

Heidi Klum was seen slipping out of her amazing worm costume annual Halloween party It left little to imagination with a sheer, nude bodysuit, and strategically placed gems.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner at the 11th Annual LACMA Art + Film Gala in November.

Kendall Jenner at 11th Annual LACMA Film + Art Gala in November. (Getty Images)

You don’t have to be afraid of showing a little skin. Kendall Jenner’s LACMA red carpet outfit It was one of the most unusual ‘naked’ gowns yet. Fans just couldn’t get their heads around the central ‘pause button’ style detail at the midriff of the Burç Akyol dress.

Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski at the W Magazine 50th Anniversary party in October. (Getty Images)

Emily Ratajkowski at W Magazine’s 50th Anniversary Party in October. (Getty Images)

Emily Ratajkowski Revenge Dressing To the next level in a glittering fishnet gown Following rumours that her husband and father of her baby had been caught cheating, she declared she was now single.

Hailey Bieber

Hailey Bieber at a Tiffany & Co. launch in October

Hailey Bieber at a Tiffany & Co. launch in October. (Getty Images)

Even though you may be showing more skin, it doesn’t mean that you can’t keep your demure. Case in point: Hailey Bieber’s subtly naked dress at a Tiffany & Co. event in October.

Kate Moss

Kate Moss at the Diet Coke 40th Birthday celebration in November.

Kate Moss at Diet Coke 40th birthday celebration in November. (Getty Images)

Kate Moss was a legend in the Nineties for her near-naked dresses and stylish styling. The model later switched to slip dresses and wore a sheer, glittering dress with swooping necklines.

Rita Ora

Rita Ora at The Fashion Awards 2022 in December.

Rita Ora at The Fashion Awards in December 2022. (Getty Images)

Rita Ora’s Nensi-style Prothetics make it easy to overlook her unusual beauty look.

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde at the 2022 People's Choice Awards in December. (Getty Images)

Olivia Wilde at 2022 People’s Choice Awards, December. (Getty Images)

Olivia Wilde gave a dark take on the near-naked trend at December’s People’s Choice Awards, using a nipple bearing number.

Watch Jessica Chastain defends Florence Pugh’s Valentino-sheer gown

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