Actress Rose McGowan was dating Marilyn Manson when she wore this "dress" -- and calling it that is being incredibly generous -- to the 1998 VMAs.

Back before she rendered her face nearly unrecognizable, the 'Charmed' star let it all hang out porn-star style, wearing a g-string and little else save some mesh and sparkly dental floss.

But we'll give her this: She was showing off sideboob long before everyone else in Hollywood started doing it. Way to stay ahead of the curve, Rose.

She later said she wore whatever this was "to cause an uproar." Mission accomplished. (If you wanna see the front of this gossamer creation, the uncensored NSFW photo is here.)