19 Crazy Celebrity Outfits From The Red Carpets Of 2014, From Rihanna's Nude Bodysuit To Lupita Nyong'o's Met Gala Gown And Beyond
It's that time of year again, when one and all are are judged on whether they were naughty, nice, or simply raving mad over the past 12 months. 2014's red carpet ensembles are one such way to judge one's character. As the year comes to a close, why not reflect on 2014's most outrageous and shocking red carpet look? After all, each daring outfit is a premeditated decision to buck blandness and give fans a good show. Here are 19 of 2014's most shocking red carpet ensembles.
Rihanna's Nude CFDA Gown
It’s safe to say that no one anticipated Rihanna to attend an awards ceremony for the fashion industry wearing essentially no clothing.
Lena Dunham's Ultra Girly Ruffled Getup
Lena Dunham jumped headfirst into a heavily tiered, pink Giambattista Valli ensemble, essentially thumbing her nose at fashion critics who claimed to have her style all figured out.
Kendall Jenner's Super-Slit Dress
For reasons only Kendall Jenner understands, the hip flexor was 2014’s favorite zone to highlight via super-slits. Perhaps next year we’ll all be wearing slits as high as the belly button.
Beyonce's Peekabo Dress
Beyonce didn’t go so far as to showcase her entire toned physique a la Rihanna, but her white, embroidered peekaboo gown with nude netting certainly turned a few heads.
Kim Kardashian's Swimsuit Er... Gown
There’s no explanation for Kim’s pleather bodysuit and sheer, net skirt, aside from the notion that the reality TV star woke up one day and decided to wear a futuristic bathing costume on the red carpet.
Rihanna’s robe may not have garnered as much attention as her CFDA getup, but it was a bold move for the red carpet. Bold, and perhaps a touch lazy.
Lupita Nyong'o's Flapper Gown
Lupita Nyong’o dazzled the world with her eloquence and refined style, then stunned fans into silence with this feathered fishnet of a Prada gown.
Angelina Jolie's Commanding 'Maleficent' Gown
To promote her starring role in Maleficent by draping herself in liquid evil… or perhaps just ruched leather.
Paris Hilton's Grammy Getup
Paris Hilton was ready to literally show the world what she’s made of at the Grammy Awards, donning a white gown with nude peekaboo paneling at the back, sides, and sleeves.
Miley Cyrus's '50 Shades Of Grey'-Inspired amFAR Gown
It has become apparent at this point how much Miley Cyrus adores the region between her waist and chin, if her many, many chest-baring ensembles are any indication.
Though to her credit, she didn’t show up in pasties or a transparent gown, Zendaya did don this appalling mashup prom dress/cowboy shirt of gown.
Pharrell's Now Infamous Hat
Despite stepping out in an entirely reasonable ensemble, the "Happy" singer created a minor hullabaloo with his incredibly tall Vivienne Westwood cap.
Ariana Grande's VMA Leathers
After trotting out twee-yet-vaguely sultry ensembles over the past year, Ariana Grande suddenly appeared in head-to-toe leather for the 2014 VMAs.
Amber Rose's Chain Dress
Props to Amber Rose for having the bravado to pull off a look like this at the highly-publicized VMAs of all places, but… where’s the rest of it?
Katy Perry's Musical Gown
When Katy Perry stepped out at the Grammy’s in Valentino’s wispy, musical gown, the only word for her public’s reaction was astonishment.
Taylor Swift's Patterned Bodysuit
This year, Taylor Swift moved to the Big Apple, swore off men for a bit, and debuted this intricately printed bodysuit at the VMAs. Give the girl a bit of credit; 2014 was a big year in a formerly twee country singer’s life.
Chrissy Teigen's Micro-Mini
The 2014 Billboard Music Awards were an innovative night for Chrissy Teigen; the model donned a micro-mini with a baroque print and wing-like sleeves to the event, along with — gasp! — fringe.
Zendaya's Oversized Disco Suit
Zendaya is a young star in the music industry, and therefore prone to the odd idiosyncratic getup. However, no one could speak to the reasoning behind this golden disco suit and bikini top.
Anne Hathaway's New Boldly Baroque Look
Anne Hathaway give fans (and haters) something to think about when she transformed her formerly timeless look into an altogether more daring style.