Look: Kelsea Ballerini Slays the Sheer Dress Trend During NYWF

The country-pop star had a front row seat at Prabal Gurung’s show.
Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini.

Kelsea Ballerini is stepping up her game for New York Fashion Week. The singer-songwriter rocked a sheer black gown with a strappy cut-out top and a pair of cheeky briefs underneath for Prabal Gurung’s show at the New York Public Library on Friday.

The “half of my hometown” singer shared her daring look on Instagram. In the first snap, she showed off the backside of her dress, while other photos in the collection depicted Ballerini getting ready with her team and several snaps of her posing in a car. She accessorized with statement earrings, long black opera gloves and Louboutin heels. Ballerini’s full look was styled by Molly Dickson.

The 29-year-old wore her long blonde locks slicked back in a wet look, while makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan Fisher opted for a bold smokey eye, fresh-looking skin and a glossy lip.

“i’ve paid for all my crimes // @prabalgurung #NYFW,” Ballerini captioned the post she shared with her 3.1 million followers. She credited photographer Sydney Jackson for the snaps.

“I’m loving whatever era you’re in right now. 🔥,” commented one person, while another fan added, “Invented fashion.”

“Amazing,” gushed Bebe Rexha.

“nuts,” wrote singer-songwriter Fletcher.

The same day, Ballerini attended PatBO’s NYFW show wearing a red sequined suit, which she again documented on IG. The “Yeah Boy” singer accessorized with black sunglasses, white pointed-toe pumps and a bold red lip.

Plenty of celebrities have been rocking the sheer dress trend with visible undergarments underneath lately—see Hailey Bieber’s recent take on it here.

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