First Hailey Bieber donned one for the 2019 Met Gala, then Bella Hadid showed off hers at the 2020 MTV VMAs. A few months later, Kim Kardashian West wore a Givenchy dress seemingly designed entirely to show hers off. We’re talking, of course, about the exposed g-string thong trend that’s been slowly creeping up and over the bare hipbones of A-listers for several seasons now.
The latest star to make a case for the polarising noughties trend? None other than songstress Dua Lipa. While on holiday in Mexico, the Levitating singer decided to embrace the divisive look, layering a Savage x Fenty g-string beneath a cut-out floor-length gown from burgeoning fashion label Mônot. The open back dress ensured that Lipa’s lingerie choice was the focal point of her outfit, which judging by the star’s Instagram shots was exactly the style moment she wanted.
2020 saw Lipa ascend to style icon status, known for her daring choices and sartorial inclination towards the early 2000s era. Amongst her recent fashion repertoire you’ll find velour tracksuits, chunky sneakers and preppy schoolgirl skirts, not to mention her love for bright, block-coloured highlights and acidic eye shadow looks.
So really, a foray into the underwear-meets-eveningwear trend is hardly surprising for the 25-year-old. She accessorised the look with oversized Chanel chains on her wrist, Dans Les Rues rings and Safsafu earrings. Crimson eye shadow and a fun multi-hued manicure rounded out the youthful ensemble.
Lipa has been enjoying a well-deserved break with her boyfriend Anwar Hadid in Tulum, on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. She shared a loved-up snap of the couple, with Hadid echoing his girlfriend’s playful fashion choices with a pinstripe Mickey Mouse shirt and skinny Prada tie. The pair were also joined by a few of Lipa’s closest friends, who the singer posed with in a separate snap.