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Lace and visible lingerie is Rita Ora’s new awards season uniform

She’s given ‘underwear as outerwear’ a whole new meaning, and it’s divided the internet...

Lauren Ramsay
Online Writer
January 9, 2023
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Last week, fashion fans couldn’t stop talking about Rita Ora’s lingerie inspired New Year’s Eve outfit that she sported to promote her upcoming single You Only Love Me. Not one to shy away from sartorial experimentalism, the all black ensemble was the epitome of daring, giving goth-glam a super sultry upgrade. 

Did we think she’d level up the audaciousness less than a week later? We certainly did not. But the wife of Taika Waititi has outdone herself once again, proving that the underwear-boasting trend isn’t leaving her wardrobe anytime soon.


Rita wore the bold Rodarte SS23 number

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Rita wore a stunning see-through purple lace dress by Rodarte to the Golden Globes pre-party last night. The gown boasts spaghetti straps, scattered embroidery and an asymmetrical hemline, giving this daring ensemble an elegant feel. The How We Do singer balanced out the attention on her transparent dress with dazzling bijouterie. She wore an array of chunky rings on her fingers, and an incredible pair of crystal embellished clip-on earrings – the “Sacred Heart Ruby Earrings” from Greek-Australian jeweller House of Emmanuel.

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Her hair and make up artist for the evening Chloe Schlossmann (@bychloerose) posted a close up of Rita’s sultry look and said “tonight w @ritaora✨✨ fun take on a shmokey eye and a tousled up-do ??nails by @nailsxanalysse

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It seems that the majority of sartorial detectives are on board with the sheer dress – a trend that took off in 2022. It was her choice to pair her underpants with her heels that raised eyebrows, and wore opaque black briefs that were pretty hard to miss. When previewing the SS23 ready-to-wear dress, Rodarte’s model wore nude coloured undergarments that were significantly less protruding .

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We shouldn’t really be surprised at Rita’s fearlessness, as her fish-gill make up and see-through Nensi Dojaka dress at the Fashion Awards 2022 set the bar incredibly high for her appearances thereafter.

Love it or hate it, it looks to be a 2023 trend that is here to stay, as Rita isn’t the only one to be using her underwear as a fashion statement right now. Hailey Bieber wore a bodycon black Mugler number with a built-in thong last week, whilst Dua Lipa dazzled in a diamante dress with a bright white thong on show.

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