If there’s one way to boost your celebrity status, it’s to wear something controversial to a high profile event.

Tove Lo has become the subject of international headlines for wearing a mesh dress with an embroidered depiction of the female reproductive system on its front to last night’s ARIAs in Sydney.

The Swedish singer’s burnt orange ensemble was both celebrated and criticised on social media after she shared an image of it on Instagram with the caption: “Uterus dress for #ARIAS MADE BY @emeliejanrell.”


Uterus dress for #ARIAS  MADE BY @emeliejanrell @crapdiem

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The Cool Girl hitmaker paired the see-through piece with Hannah Jinkins platform boots and a set of striped socks.

Fans dubbed the outspoken star “the ultimate role model”, praised her for “normalising women’s organs and bodily functions” and even suggested the dress should be sent to Melania Trump to wear.


Aaaaw sydney stop it! #spacecake

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Other comments on the thread were not as encouraging with some calling the outfit “distasteful” and others suggesting the dress was “NOT forgiving”.


Paris like je t'aime  @mfox

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