As the adage goes, if only we were remunerated each time we penned about see-through attire. Indeed, the trend has certainly surpassed any reasonable boundaries. Everyday fashion chronicles are studded with celebrity appearances in sheer dresses, style-influencers illustrate their daily wear, and even Rihanna drops pregnancy hints via such outfits. Naturally, a controversy surrounding this phenomenon was only a matter of time. The first controversy was instigated by Dua Lipa.
The vocalist chose to attend the Barbie premiere in Los Angeles sans any cover-up, opting for a collared “nude” Bottega Veneta dress. She complemented her ensemble with white undergarments, silver accessories, and metallic high-heeled footwear.
The criticism soon followed. Internet users began to censure the Influencer for her alleged inappropriate attire choice for the event. They argued that the age rating for “Barbie” is 12+, therefore, the oversexualized trend is out of place here.
Our response is as follows. The immense buzz around the film and Margot Robbie’s recent appearances sporting homages to Claudia Schiffer’s iconic ensemble and the outfits of the initial dolls indicate that we’re dealing with a full-blown fashion phenomenon. And it’s an “adult” one – just consider the resurgence of the barbiecore trend, which is directly tied to Greta Gerwig’s movie.
We’re confident that the majority of viewers over eighteen will appreciate not just the light narrative of the picture, but the exquisite work of the team of costume designers. We stand firm: “Barbie” is not synonymous with the term “children”.