Jena Malone made her affinity for being naked quite clear in her debut scene in Catching Fire—or her character, Johanna Mason, did, anyway. As an actress with a knack for edgy and impressive red carpet dressing, it was inevitable that Malone would soon try something slightly more body-baring.
Enter: the underwear dress, a bizarre trend that’s been growing ever since Kristen Stewart made that her signature during Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 2’s press tour in 2012. Since, Jennifer Lawrence’s done it, Chrissy Teigen’s done it and Rihanna’s definitely done it—which means it’s a real, CFDA-approved “thing” now. And at last night’s annual For Love and Lemons “Skivvies” party, Malone decided to give the look a go, too, with a completely sheer (as in, completely sheer) dress and lingerie.
I’ll be honest when I say I’m a huge proponent of the sheer skirt styles of red carpet’s past, especially those of the Zuhair Murad variety Stewart wore two years ago. With a more structured gown, the peek-a-boo undies are just that, peek-a-boo, and properly so. It allows for the subtle undergarments to be alluring, not alarming.
I’m genuinely curious: are you a fan of Malone’s underwear-dress look? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter.