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Double take: Kourtney Kardashian and other celebrities who have dared to wear optical illusion naked dresses

By Harold Lemon Tubiano Published Jan 27, 2023 5:41 pm

Entrepreneur and reality star Kourtney Kardashian made a statement once again after sharing snaps of herself in Balmian's Renaissance illusion dress.

The body-hugging dress featured a naked body in the front and cherubs on the back, and she received lots of mixed reactions online for it.

"Sorry to say, but this looks ridiculous," one Instagram user said.

"I guess I just don't understand fashion," another wrote.

"I think it's funny how the other celebs lie to you and tell you this outfit is fire... but the rest of us tell you the truth," said another one.

Meanwhile, Kourtney's friend Phil Riportella left fire heart emojis, while her store Poosh, left fire emojis.

Trompe l'oeil (or "trick the eye" in French) naked dresses are nothing new in fashion, as it was popularized in the '90s by designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Remember those printed fake boobs and abs on t-shirts you see in tiangges? It's similar to that, only sexier and more stylish.

It has become popular in the recent years, having celebrities go gaga over  with photorealistic prints of the nude female form.

Here are some of the stars who worn similar illusion naked dresses:

Bella Hadid

American model Bella Hadid looked effortlessly sexy in her Jean Paul Gaultier x Project The Body Morph Pant Dress for a photo shoot.

Kylie Jenner 

Not a dress, but Kylie Jenner should never be missed when it comes to naked dressing. The reality star and mom-of-two had some fun under the sun wearing Jean Paul Gaultier's nude Naked Bikini.

Iggy Azalea 

Australian rapper and singer Iggy Azalea wore a seductive red illusion naked body dress with black adjustable straps by Spanish designer Sergio Castaño Peña for her 32nd birthday. 

Bella Thorne 

The former Disney actress also slipped into the same dress in March 2022 at a Morbius screening and red carpet premiere. 

Cardi B

American rapper Cardi B blasted the staged wearing a gold shimmering illusion bodysuit, which even featured faux private parts at the Chase Sapphire Lounge in Miami Beach in December 2022.


The Saudi-born model paraded Gaultier’s nude illusion dresses in a daring lavender shade. 

Marlo Hampton

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star freed her nipples in a daring naked illusion dress from the Lotta Volkova x John Paul Gaultier collaboration collection.

Tov Lo

The Swedish singer captured herself in a nude illusion T-shirt that made her appear fully topless underneath her blue blazer and skirt.