Hailey Bieber and Gabriella Halikas Are Both Fans of This Dramatic Cut-Out Mini

We adore the way both women styled the designer number.
Hailey Bieber and Gabriella Halikas

Hailey Bieber and Gabriella Halikas.

Hailey Bieber loves a little black dress as much as the rest of us, and the Rhode founder is known to put her own spin on the garment to make it anything but basic.

Last summer, she donned a black Christopher Esber dress with ab-and underboob-baring cut-outs, which she styled with an oversized gray blazer and—ahead of her time—this fall’s trendy combo of athletic socks and loafers. Bieber completed her cool girl aesthetic with a slicked-back bun and round frameless sunglasses.

It appears that 2021 Swim Search finalist Gabriella Halikas is also a fan of the Australian designer, as the donned the same black mini for a photoshoot recently.

The self-proclaimed “CEO of confidence” showed off her take on the mini dress, which featured three golden ring accents up the front of the frock, on Instagram on Oct. 16. Halikas opted to pair the halter dress with black leather over-the-knee boots and gold hoop earrings. She posed with her arms above her head in the carousel and put her hands on her hips while offering up fierce look after fierce look.

We weren’t the only ones impressed with Halikas’s take on the trendy garment, as several of her 226,000 followers sounded off in the comments section.

“Literal Goddess!! 🤞🏽✨❤️‍🔥,” one person wrote.

“Gorgeous and those boots are so 🔥,” someone else added.

Olivia Dunne also appreciates Christopher Esber’s styles, as the LSU gymnast and 2023 SI Swimsuit model rocked a white one-piece swimsuit version of the garment while on location in Puerto Rico this year.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.