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FEMAIL looks at the outfits of the Brownlow and Dally M

Australia’s two biggest sporting awards nights are now over, with the WAGS’ fashion choices both stunning and shocking people on the red carpet.

On Monday it was time for AFL players and their significant others to shine while on Wednesday the spotlight was on NRL players and their wives and girlfriends.

Everyone loves a good sartorial competition and with the rivalry between AFL and NRL being well known, both codes put up a good fight.

FEMAIL takes a look at the best and worst dressed from both awards nights and asks the question, was the sartorial winner the WAGS at the Brownlows or the Dally Ms?

Brit Davis opted for stunning white and silver numbers ensuring all eyes were on her as she stormed the contentious carpet

Carley Widdop wore a stunning bridal-style dress with a statement netted train which beautifully fanned out at her feet

Carley Widdop wore a stunning bridal-style dress with a statement netted train which beautifully fanned out at her feet

Sheer dresses and thigh high splits made a regular appearance at both awards but at the Brownlow many opted for glittery dresses while wedding-like gowns made an appearance at the Dally Ms.

At the AFLs night of nights, Brit Davis was one of the women who stood out from the rest as she ensured all eyes were on her in her jaw-dropping glittery number.

Brit’s glitter stamped gown matched her kilowatt smile, which didn’t look out of place with her silver strappy heels and bouffant hairstyle. 

It was at the Dally Ms that Carley Widdop looked whimsical in white with her backless white frock, which captured attention with its enormous netted train.  

All that glitters: Kelly Beams, wife of Dayne Beams, showed off her beautiful dress by MXM Couture while Jessie flaunted the back detail of her shimmery number

All that glitters: Kelly Beams, wife of Dayne Beams, showed off her beautiful dress by MXM Couture while Jessie flaunted the back detail of her shimmery number

Kelly Beams, wife of Dayne Beams, showed off her beautiful dress by MXM Couture while Jessie flaunted the back detail of her shimmery number

ALL THAT GLITTERS 

As always, glittering dresses were all the rage at the Brownlows this year as women vied to be the centre of attention as they sashayed their way down the carpet.

Jessie Murphy, Alex Davis and Sarah Roughead all chose mesmerising gowns that shimmered under the lights for the occasion, with two of them showing off their baby bumps.

These Brownlow women looked sophisticated as they brought a touch of old school glam to the carpet while also revealing cheeky bits of skin. 

Although the women of the NRL absolutely glowed in their glittering choices, sparkles didn’t seem to be as popular a choice at the Dally Ms. 

Ladies in red: Anthea Sidirpolous and Kimberley Lonergan chose to opt for the daring red hue which turned heads as they sauntered down the carpet

Ladies in red: Anthea Sidirpolous and Kimberley Lonergan chose to opt for the daring red hue which turned heads as they sauntered down the carpet

Anthea Sidirpolous and Kimberley Lonergan chose to opt for the daring red hue which turned heads as they sauntered down the Brownlow carpet

LADIES IN RED

Red is often a hot colour choice when women want to make a statement, with women from both awards nights picking the hue for the evening.

The red gowns from both events failed to wow as the cuts of the dresses were kept safe, although a couple featured a daring thigh high split.

Anthea Sidirpolous from the Brownlows and Jess Yates from the Dally Ms wore very similar strapless scarlet dresses, and although both were a flattering shape, they failed to stand out.

Unfortunately none of the ladies in red seemed to attract much attention.

With this being said, Brittany Wicks was noticed in her red racy number at the Dally Ms, just for the wrong reason.

The dress almost hit the mark but her thigh-high split was a distraction as she was forced to cover it up with her clutch as she smiled for the cameras.

Brittany Wicks looked racy in red with a figure-hugging number which almost hit the mark - but her thigh-high side split stole attention away from the striking gown as she opted to cover it up with her clutch as she struck a pose for the cameras

Brittany Wicks looked racy in red with a figure-hugging number which almost hit the mark – but her thigh-high side split stole attention away from the striking gown as she opted to cover it up with her clutch as she struck a pose for the cameras

WHITE WEDDING 

The women in white at the Brownlows may not quite have hit the mark, as Rudy Keddie opted for a dress with power shoulders that were reminiscent of 80s shoulder pads.

The enormous shoulders were deemed by some to be too much for her slight frame and drew eyes away from her incredible figure while Eleanor Brawshaw arguably played it too safe with a simple gown and belt.

This was in contrast to the white-wearing women of the Dally Ms whose gowns looked chic and put together. 

Rudy Keddie left some people scratching her heads with her white gown, with its power shoulders reminiscent of 80s shoulder pads

Eleanor Brawshaw kept it simple with a dress that reminded viewers of a year 12 formal

Rudy Keddie left some people scratching her heads with her white gown, with its power shoulders reminiscent of 80s shoulder pads and Eleanor Brawshaw kept it simple with a dress that reminded viewers of a year 12 formal

Whimsical in white: Former Miss World Erin Holland channelled a bridal vibe - the 28-year-old positively glowing as she showed off her curves in the custom Pallas Couture creation

Whimsical in white: Former Miss World Erin Holland channelled a bridal vibe - the 28-year-old positively glowing as she showed off her curves in the custom Pallas Couture creation

Whimsical in white: Former Miss World Erin Holland channelled a bridal vibe – the 28-year-old positively glowing as she showed off her curves in the custom Pallas Couture creation

Unsurprisingly, former beauty queen Erin Holland looked incredible in a backless bridal-themed dress that featured a daring neckline that plunged down to her stomach.

She looked whimsical in white and she kept the rest of the outfit simple as she pulled her dark locks back and wore no jewellery, which allowed the dress to speak for itself.  

The other women in white at the Dally Ms also stunned onlookers with their glamorous dresses.  

Wonderous in white: Kayla Boyd and Chelsea Waerea-Hargreaves stunned in form-fitting white gowns as they posed with their dapper beaus on the carpet

Wonderous in white: Kayla Boyd and Chelsea Waerea-Hargreaves stunned in form-fitting white gowns as they posed with their dapper beaus on the carpet

Wonderous in white: Kayla Boyd and Chelsea Waerea-Hargreaves stunned in form-fitting white gowns as they posed with their dapper beaus on the carpet 

Jenna Kalin stepped out in a pure white figure-hugging gown revealing a modest sliver of cleavage with a high neckline 

Jenna Kalin stepped out in a pure white figure-hugging gown revealing a modest sliver of cleavage with a high neckline 

BLACK AS NIGHT

Black is a popular, yet easy, choice when it comes to black tie events. Although it is not a risky colour, both events saw women taking risks with the cut of their black gowns.

Unfortunately for the WAGS of the AFL, the NRL women were arguably more successful with the dresses that they wore.

Lauren Tscharke, Danielle Orlando and Charlotte Ennels all dared to bare all in very sheer black numbers that left little to the imagination and although the dresses had potential, the amount of sheer material made the dresses miss the mark.

In contrast to this, the risks that the women at the Dally Ms took with their black gowns seemed to pay off.

Ashleigh Sims made people do a double take with a gown that demanded attention with its long, black feathered train and flattering sparkly bodice and Phoebe Burgess wowed onlookers with a leather-look gown. 

The new mum was all smiles as she turned heads with the dresses low-cut neckline and racy thigh-high split.  

Ashleigh Sims decided against a figure-hugging gown and instead wore a long, black feathered train attached to a sparkly bodice

Ashleigh Sims decided against a figure-hugging gown and instead wore a long, black feathered train attached to a sparkly bodice

New mum Phoebe Burgess turned heads with both a low-cut neck line and a racy thigh-high split, pairing the striking choice with dark green pumps

Phoebe channeled her inner cat-woman as she stepped out in a striking leather number

New mum Phoebe Burgess turned heads with both a low-cut neck line and a racy thigh-high split, pairing the striking choice with dark green pumps

THE EMERALD CITY

Another popular colour of choice was emerald, with some frocks more successful than others.

Again, the emerald gowns from the NRL WAGS appeared to have a sophisticated edge, with the AFL women taking risks that unfortunately didn’t always pay off.

Adelle Bougis and Kahlia Ashton both went for a bold turquoise shade and although the colour was flattering for both of their skin tones, the two dresses distracted from their shape.

Adelle’s unique dress had too many frills and bows that made the gown too busy whereas Kahlia’s dress drew attention away from her.

The two emerald numbers from Sarah Woods and Nicole Slater proved to be more of a success as the metallic green gowns weren’t too overwhelming for their frames. 

Interesting choices: The partner of Joe Daniher and Kahlia Ashton both ditched black and white in favour of bolder green and turquoise numbers - each of them taking a risk with their daring, unique numbers

Interesting choices: The partner of Joe Daniher and Kahlia Ashton both ditched black and white in favour of bolder green and turquoise numbers - each of them taking a risk with their daring, unique numbers

Adelle Bougie and Kahlia Ashton both ditched black and white in favour of bolder green and turquoise numbers – each of them taking a risk with their daring, unique numbers

Sarah Woods dazzled in a pleated metallic style dress in a daring turquoise colour, but her windswept hairstyle failed to complement her glamorous get-up

Sarah Woods dazzled in a pleated metallic style dress in a daring turquoise colour, but her windswept hairstyle failed to complement her glamorous get-up

Barely there: Billy Slater's beau Nicole showed off her enviable curves in her form-fitting emerald number, however the very low cut neckline required some adjustment as she sashayed down the carpet

Nicole Slater made a statement in a figure-hugging emerald design which wowed from the back but had a curiously shaped neckline which took away from the stunning look

Barely there: Billy Slater’s beau Nicole showed off her enviable curves in her form-fitting emerald number

PASTEL HUES

Unfortunately Rachael Finch had eyes on her for the wrong reasons as she diverted from her usual style on the night.

Her very buxom appearance in a soft pink gown, with ribbons tied at each shoulder left social media commenters divided. 

In contrast, Tegan Martin managed to sway opinion with her 80s inspired gown which was reminiscent of the decade’s taffeta prom looks.

Although it has an extreme thigh high split the shade complimented her skin tone well and the metallic aspect helped her stand out from the crowd.  

Rachael Finch diverted from her usual style on the night, leaving viewers at home scratching their heads as her choice divided social media

Eye-popping: Rachael Finch diverted from her usual style on the night, leaving viewers at home scratching their heads as her choice divided social media

Rachael Finch diverted from her usual style on the night, leaving people to scratch their heads

Oozing confidence: Despite her unusual choice of gown, Tegan still managed to wow onlookers as she stepped onto the carpet

Oozing confidence: Despite her unusual choice of gown, Tegan still managed to wow onlookers as she stepped onto the carpet

Despite her unusual choice of gown, Tegan Martin still managed to wow onlookers as she stepped onto the carpet

Although a handful of the women at the Dally Ms wore gowns with thigh high splits that flirted with danger, overall their sartorial choices seemed more spot on than the women at the Brownlows.

This being said, the reason the gowns of the Dally M women may have been better received by the public may be because they appeared less risky choice. 

The WAGS of the Brownlows took risks – some worked out well, others did not – and at the end of the day that is perhaps one of the reasons why the evening attracts so much attention from the media, designers and commentators alike.

 

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