News outlet Newsnack published an article on 8 of the most shocking dresses worn by actresses to various drama awards red carpets. Given that South Korea is still considered a rather conservative country when it comes to dressing, these dresses and celebrities made a huge splash in the news then.
1. Oh In Hye
Oh In Hye made a splash in 2011 at the Busan International Film Festival for her orange dress. Probably the first of its kind almost 10 years ago, Oh In Hye certainly got much attention for her bold choice.
Unfortunately, she passed away in September 2020.
2. Han Se Ah
Han Se Ah’s representative work would be in the movie Love Affair in 2014, starring big names Yoo Ah In and Kim Hee Ae.
She wore this sensational red lace dress at the premiere of her movie, at the 2014’s Grand Bell Awards.
3. Lee Sung Kyung
Dramaworld’s darling, Lee Sung Kyung, who was most recently in Sh**ting Stars, rocked the red carpet in a daring orange maxi skirt paired with a see-through nude top.
She wore the piece at the 2015 Seoul Drama Awards.
4. Ha Na Kyung
Ha Na Kyung kind of sunk into obscurity after her moment on the red carpet, with her last work being in 2015, in the movie Touch by Touch.
She made a hit in the 33th Blue Dragon Film Festival for her bold outfit choice – a black dress with a plunging neckline and a high slit up the front.
5. Kim So Yeon
A familiar face to many, Kim So Yeon starred in many hit dramas such as Mother of Mine and the Penthouse trilogy.
The dress was big issue back then, 10 years ago, for its strategically placed cut-outs and low front.
6. Bae So Eun
Bae So Eun rocked this glimmering gold piece at the 2012 Busan Film Festival before the launch of her only piece of work at the time, Doctor.
She was praised for her beautiful body line – ironic as she starred in a role that had her character seeking out full body plastic surgery to achieve beauty.
7. Kang Han Na
The name Kang Han Na may ring a bell to many of you – she acted in hit K-Drama, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart, as the spoilt princess Yeon Hwa and was also a well-known presence on Running Man.
She wore this dress at the 2013 Busan Film Festival, stunning everyone with the hidden twist at the back. The dress’ modest high-neck had everyone fooled until they saw the extremely low mesh panel at the back.
8. No Su Ram
What was interesting here was that this rookie actress showed up to the 35th Blue Dragon Film Festival‘s red carpet without invitation!
The bold move certainly gained her lots of exposure! She made headlines with her revealing black dress that only covered the important parts of her body.
Here’s what netizens had to say, a good five to ten years after these dresses made waves. Many questioned the fashion tastes of some of these actresses, while others commented on the revealing dress choices.
Not many were shocked by the dresses, perhaps a statement on how progressive society has gotten in terms of exposure and fashion! While many rookie actresses used the red carpets to make a splash back then, it seems that this tried-and-tested method didn’t go anywhere. Back in 2019, Love Catcher‘s Han Choim made headlines for her eye-catching dress.