Australian Fashion Week trend: Sheer tops and chainmail bras

Is this the sexiest Australian Fashion Week EVER? Models storm the runway in VERY sheer…

Australian Fashion Week trend: Sheer tops and chainmail bras


Is this the sexiest Australian Fashion Week EVER? Models storm the runway in VERY sheer tops, chainmail bras and see-through dresses as brands debut their raciest collections yet

  • Australian Fashion Week has debuted a number of sexy outfits on the runway for the winter season ahead
  • Bec and Bridge featured glittery see-through dresses and chainmail bras to accentuate the female form
  • Michael Lo Sordo, St Agni, Rumer and Emma Pills followed suit with a collection of naughty tops

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Low cut silk trousers, chainmail bras and see-through dresses were on constant rotation at Australian Fashion Week as designers ramped up the sexy for the new season.

You wouldn’t know Australia was just a few short months away from winter as models at Bec and Bridge, Michael Lo Sordo and St Agni donned barely-there ensembles at Carriageworks in Redfern, Sydney, without fear of showing a bare hip or nipple.

At Bec and Bridge, designers Bec Cooper and Bridget Yorston debuted their collection titled TWENTY-ONE, a celebration of the brand’s milestone anniversary, inspired by the music, the grit and the grunge of the ’90s.

The Siren Midi Dress ($850) features a crochet style made from an ombre dyed knit and complimented by metallic payette sequins

All of the models were wearing Crocs shoes down the runway

There was plenty of nipples on display

The ERIK-YVON show was awash with colour at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (pictured)

‘It’s marrying archival silhouettes with nostalgic throwbacks from our late ’90s roots, all reinterpreted through a super-modern lens,’ the founders said.

The Siren Midi Dress ($850) features a crochet style made from an ombre dyed knit and complimented by metallic payette sequins. 

‘The sheer and chic, event wear style is designed to skim along the body to create a fitted and flattering silhouette. The midi dress features a scoop neckline and scoop low back,’ the website read.

Meanwhile Michael Lo Sordo incorporated his signature diamante detailing with low back slip dresses and chainmail bralettes and blazers for the ultimate date night outfit.

Meanwhile Michael Lo Sordo incorporated his signature diamante detailing with low back slip dresses and chainmail bralettes and blazers for the ultimate date night outfit

The Michael Lo Sordo show was held at the Crown casino

Meanwhile Michael Lo Sordo incorporated his signature diamante detailing with low back slip dresses and chainmail bralettes and blazers for the ultimate date night outfit

Over at St Agni, a brand born in the bohemian backyard of Byron Bay, there were plenty of midriffs and bralettes on show and matched with baggy trousers to enhance their lithe frames

Over at St Agni, a brand born in the bohemian backyard of Byron Bay, there were plenty of midriffs and bralettes on show and matched with baggy trousers to enhance their lithe frames

The Nicol and Ford runway show also championed a number of daring looks, including a completely backless number

This lime green dream was super backless

The Nicol and Ford runway show also championed a number of daring looks, including a completely backless number (left)

Over at St Agni, a brand born in the bohemian backyard of Byron Bay, there were plenty of midriffs and bralettes on show and matched with baggy trousers to enhance their lithe frames.

Some likened the show to looks that wouldn’t have been astray on Carrie Bradshaw, the main character in Sex and the City.

Stylist Elliot Garnaut likened the skimpy outfits to designers taking bigger chances now that we’re living in a post-pandemic world.

Emma Pills (right) stands with her model at Fashion Week

Emma Pills (right) stands with her model at Fashion Week

A model wearing a white cover up at the One Mile show

Models were putting their best assets on display for their close ups

One Mile debuted its Resort collection with a series of sheer tops and skirts (pictured)

‘From cut-outs to naked dressing we have seen so much more skin shown in the past two years than ever before,’ Mr Garnaut told news.com.au.

‘For me, the adaptation to everyday life – show the parts of your body that you feel most sexy and confident about.

‘The low-slung pants and cropped dresses and shirts are very apparent on the runway this year, which is giving consumers the confidence to own their body, and to feel empowered to rock those shapes that are most suited to you. Don’t feel like you have to have everything hanging out, because you don’t.’

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