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Dua Lipa Was Every Inch the Mermaid Barbie in Her Shimmering Fishnet Dress

Plus, more celebrity looks from the 'Barbie' world premiere red carpet in Los Angeles.

This Barbie is freeing the nipple on the red carpet! Singer Dua Lipa wore a crystal mesh gown to the world premiere of the highly anticipated Barbie movie on July 9. And while most interpretations of Barbiecore have been either replicas of iconic Barbie outfits or head-to-toe pink (for the record, no complaints here!), Lipa’s custom chainmail Bottega Veneta look — whose all-over shine gave it an almost wet appearance — was the perfect modern fashion choice for her Mermaid Barbie character.

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Dua’s look was right on trend — naked dresses (and MIA bras) are having a prolonged moment, as evidenced most recently by at the Fall 2023 couture shows in Paris where the transparent trend appeared in street style looks, on the runways of Jean Paul Gaultier and Schiaparelli, and on Florence Pugh, who famously freed the nipple wearing sheer Valentino. For the Barbie world premiere, Dua Lipa accessorized her shimmery mesh moment with matching undies and jewellery by Tiffany & Co.

Dua Lipa, of course, has a buzzy cameo in Greta Gerwig’s star-studded Barbie movie that hits theatres on July 21. The pop star also appears on the film’s sure-to-be epic soundtrack with the summer dance bop “Dance the Night” alongside artists like Lizzo, Charli XCX, Nicki Minaj and Billie Eilish — the latter two both attended the L.A. premiere, too. And no, their outfits didn’t disappoint.

Check out more celebrity looks (including Barbie and Ken themselves) from the Barbie world premiere pink carpet in L.A.