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Brownlow Medal 2021’s best and worst dressed list revealed

A restricted Covid-era audience did not stop the WAGs from putting on a fashionable (and sometimes questionable) display at the Brownlow Medal 2021 ceremony on Sunday night.  

On AFL’s night of nights, the glamorous wives and girlfriends of footy stars stars descended upon the red carpet in a flurry of fabrics that could be considered hits and misses. 

Turning heads for all the right reasons was Talia De Marco, the girlfriend of Brisbane Lions star Dayne Zorko, who stunned in a waist-cinching gown by Oglia-Loro Couture, alongside Matthew Pavlich’s wife Lauren O’Shannassy who perhaps pushed the envelope too far with her arthouse chic dress that was reminiscent of a period costume. 

Too quirky? Matthew Pavlich's wife Lauren O'Shannassy (pictured) perhaps pushed the envelope too far with her arthouse chic dress that was reminiscent of a period costume

Brownlow Medal best and worst dressed: Turning heads for the right reasons was Talia De Marco, the girlfriend of Brisbane Lions star Dayne Zorko (pictured left), who stunned in a waist-cinching gown by Oglia-Loro Couture, alongside Matthew Pavlich’s wife Lauren O’Shannassy (right) who perhaps pushed the envelope too far with her quirky arthouse chic dress

Best-dressed  

Talia oozed confidence in the risqué abstract print frock that featured a one-shoulder design and a racy bodice that cinched in at her waist.

The beauty teamed the look with black and perspex pointy-toe heels and statement jewels by Sally Skoufis.

Talia’s caramel locks were styled into an elegant up-do, with several tendrils left out, framing her face.

Her makeup was slightly pared back to not overwhelm the dress, consisting of lashings of mascara and a glossy lipstick.

Beau Dayne, 32, was the perfect gentleman, allowing Talia to take the floor and have her red carpet moment. 

Stunning: Talia oozed confidence in the risqué abstract print frock that featured a one-shoulder design and a racy bodice that cinched in at her waist

Stunning: Talia oozed confidence in the risqué abstract print frock that featured a one-shoulder design and a racy bodice that cinched in at her waist 

Chivalry isn't dead: Beau Dayne, 32, was the perfect gentleman, allowing Talia to take the floor and have her red carpet moment

Chivalry isn’t dead: Beau Dayne, 32, was the perfect gentleman, allowing Talia to take the floor and have her red carpet moment 

Ben Cousins’ date Kelley Fergus looked nothing short of sensational as she slipped her phenomenal figure into a slinky vibrant red frock.

The dress featured a plunging neckline as well as a daring split that showed off her toned legs. 

Boosting her height with metallic strappy heels, the blonde bombshell accessorised further with a coordinating box clutch and statement drop earrings.

Her tresses fell loosely around her face and shoulders, and her makeup was ultra glamorous, enhancing her striking eyes. 

Eye-catching: Ben Cousins' date Kelley Fergus looked nothing short of sensational as she slipped her phenomenal figure into a slinky vibrant red frock that featured a plunging neckline and a daring split

Eye-catching: Ben Cousins’ date Kelley Fergus looked nothing short of sensational as she slipped her phenomenal figure into a slinky vibrant red frock that featured a plunging neckline and a daring split 

All the finer details: Boosting her height with metallic strappy heels, the blonde bombshell accessorised further with a coordinating box clutch and statement drop earrings

All the finer details: Boosting her height with metallic strappy heels, the blonde bombshell accessorised further with a coordinating box clutch and statement drop earrings

While she may be far from a WAG, former politician Julie Bishop, 65, could give the wives and girlfriends a run for their money with her envy-inducing wardrobe. 

Posing alongside her dapper longtime beau David Panton, 60, the former Minister for Foreign Affairs commanded attention in a body-hugging black and nude optical illusion frock.

Julie showed off her style credentials with coordinating accessories – platform metallic heels and elegant drop earrings.

Her shoulder-length blonde locks were styled into a voluminous half-up do, and her makeup included kohl eyeliner and a glossy nude lipstick.  

Minister for Fashion! While she may be far from a WAG, former politician Julie Bishop, 65, could give the wives and girlfriends a run for their money with her envy-inducing wardrobe. Pictured with longtime beau David Panton, 60

Minister for Fashion! While she may be far from a WAG, former politician Julie Bishop, 65, could give the wives and girlfriends a run for their money with her envy-inducing wardrobe. Pictured with longtime beau David Panton, 60 

Nothing short of sensational: The former Minister for Foreign Affairs commanded attention in a body-hugging black and nude optical illusion frock

Nothing short of sensational: The former Minister for Foreign Affairs commanded attention in a body-hugging black and nude optical illusion frock 

Codi Galvin, the glamorous girlfriend of Fremantle star Luke Ryan, had her own Angelina Jolie moment on the red carpet.

The blonde beauty put her best foot forward in a strapless chic black frock that revealed a generous glimpse of one toned leg.

Codi boosted her height with crystal-embellished stiletto heels, adding a mini black handbag to the statement look.

Her tresses were styled loosely around her face and shoulders, and her striking facial features were enhanced with elegant makeup.  

Look familiar? Codi Galvin, the glamorous girlfriend of Fremantle star Luke Ryan, had her own Angelina Jolie moment on the red carpet

Look familiar? Codi Galvin, the glamorous girlfriend of Fremantle star Luke Ryan, had her own Angelina Jolie moment on the red carpet

Red carpet glam: Codi boosted her height with crystal-embellished stiletto heels, adding a mini black handbag to the statement look

Red carpet glam: Codi boosted her height with crystal-embellished stiletto heels, adding a mini black handbag to the statement look

Worst-dressed 

Lauren O’Shannassy, the wife of retired Fremantle star Matthew Pavlich, perhaps pushed the envelope too far with her quirky arthouse chic gown.

The dress featured layers of fabric that swathed her petite frame, and consisted of billowing sleeves with a statement bow. 

Lauren’s accessories were on the ultra glamorous side, with a quilted black Chanel handbag and delicate drop earrings.

Her brunette locks were styled into a sleek chignon, and her makeup was elegant. 

One-of-a-kind look: Lauren O'Shannassy, the wife of retired Fremantle star Matthew Pavlich, perhaps pushed the envelope too far with her quirky arthouse chic gown

One-of-a-kind look: Lauren O’Shannassy, the wife of retired Fremantle star Matthew Pavlich, perhaps pushed the envelope too far with her quirky arthouse chic gown 

Layers of fabric: The dress featured layers of fabric that swathed her petite frame, and consisted of billowing sleeves with a statement bow

Layers of fabric: The dress featured layers of fabric that swathed her petite frame, and consisted of billowing sleeves with a statement bow

Sarah Cumming, the glamorous wife of Gold Coast Suns coach Stuart Dew, made a statement in a monochrome dress with an oversized bow and daring thigh split.

However the blonde beauty was caught wearing what appeared to be the same exact same dress as Rebecca Demlakian – the girlfriend of Greater Western Sydney Giants star Stephen Coniglio. 

While Sarah teamed the look with black stiletto heels, Rebecca opted for black Dior heels with a chic ribbon detail. 

Same, same: Sarah Cumming (pictured), the glamorous wife of Gold Coast Suns coach Stuart Dew, was caught wearing what appeared to be the same dress as Rebecca Demlakian

Unique look: Rebecca Demlakian (pictured) appeared to wear the exact same dress

Who wore it better? Sarah Cumming (left), the glamorous wife of Gold Coast Suns coach Stuart Dew, was caught wearing what appeared to be the same exact same dress as Rebecca Demlakian (right) – the girlfriend of Greater Western Sydney Giants star Stephen Coniglio 

Different accessories: While Sarah teamed the look with black stiletto heels, Rebecca opted for black Dior heels with a chic ribbon detail

Different accessories: While Sarah teamed the look with black stiletto heels, Rebecca opted for black Dior heels with a chic ribbon detail 

Georgia Mitchell, the girlfriend of Gold Coast Suns star Sam Collins, perhaps was overdressed with her wedding-inspired gown.

The blonde beauty’s plunging white gown featured an ample train, oversized sleeves and a daring split that some might say swathed her petite frame.

She teamed the look with white strappy heels and a coordinating clutch, and styled her tresses back off her face, drawing attention to a radiant and glowing visage. 

Too much? Georgia Mitchell, the girlfriend of Gold Coast Suns star Sam Collins, perhaps was overdressed with her wedding-inspired gown

Too much? Georgia Mitchell, the girlfriend of Gold Coast Suns star Sam Collins, perhaps was overdressed with her wedding-inspired gown

The gown: The blonde beauty's plunging white gown featured an ample train, oversized sleeves and a daring split that some might say swathed her petite frame

The gown: The blonde beauty’s plunging white gown featured an ample train, oversized sleeves and a daring split that some might say swathed her petite frame 

Hasina Baluch, the partner of Richmond star Shai Bolton, donned a more flimsy bronze silk frock that may have been perfect for a less prestigious event.

The brunette showed off her toned curves in the racy look, and went for high-octane makeup including a heavy smoky eye.

Hasina accessorised the look further with strappy black heels and delicate gold choker-style necklace. 

Flimsy material? Hasina Baluch, the partner of Richmond star Shai Bolton, donned a more flimsy bronze silk frock that may have been perfect for a less prestigious event

Flimsy material? Hasina Baluch, the partner of Richmond star Shai Bolton, donned a more flimsy bronze silk frock that may have been perfect for a less prestigious event

Dramatic: The brunette showed off her toned curves in the racy look, and went for high-octane makeup including a heavy smoky eye

Dramatic: The brunette showed off her toned curves in the racy look, and went for high-octane makeup including a heavy smoky eye

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