25 years ago, Gwyneth Paltrow showed off her bra at a major movie premiere

In today's fashion circle, almost every fashion girl is an advocate of bare breasts. In the past year alone, NSFW statements have dominated magazine covers, fashion month shows, red carpets, and even sexy holiday events.

However, decades before lingerie sets became the norm for celebrities, Gwyneth Paltrow was one of the pioneers in standardizing attire before the turn of the century. And she did it at one of the biggest movie premieres to date.

Gwyneth's dazzling sheer number

Just months before Paltrow won her first Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Shakespeare in Love , she hit the red carpet at the romantic comedy's New York premiere.

On December 3, 1998, almost 25 years ago today, she posed for photographers in an Oscar-worthy sheer gown by Giorgio Armani. Decorated with delicate pearlescent periwinkle beads, this maxi dress has a sleek high-neck, column silhouette. The ultra-romantic choice perfectly suited her role as William Shakespeare's lover.

Her look was pure Shakespearean romance, but the sheer fabric added an unexpectedly spicy element to the resulting fit—a subtle yet alluring addition that today's A-listers can't get enough of. Paltrow wore a beige bra that served as both lingerie and accessory.

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Accessory moment

Hollywood crews have never let 30-degree weather stop them from wearing see-through outfits—in fact, many have mastered it, including Paltrow. key? Cover enough to avoid frostbite.

For her winter premiere, Paltrow warded off the cold with a chic charcoal shawl that was a staple of '90s fashion. During that era, stars like Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder and Uma Thurman often wore scarves draped over their shoulders.

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Paltrow herself was into capes at the time - she wore a cream satin version to the 1995 premiere, a black velvet version to the 1996 Golden Globes, and a 1999 British Wearing a pastel pink ballgown to the Academy of Motion Picture and Television Arts Awards, among other things. It’s time we resume this trend.