Brownlow red carpet 2023: Best and worst looks from AFL’s night of nights

A Melbourne WAG was “harshly criticised for years” after wearing a G-string dress to the Brownlows in 2001 – but could we see the iconic look make a red carpet comeback at tonight’s star-studded event?

Tania Buckley was married to former head coach of the Collingwood Football Club Nathan Buckley for 18 years before their split in 2020.

But during one of their earliest public appearances together, Buckley’s then-girlfriend Tania Minnici caused a stir after wearing a pale pink dress with a built-in jewel encrusted G-string that flashed a cheeky amount of bottom.

However the fallout for the risque dress at such a prestigious Australian sporting event was harsh, with Tania explaining the scrutiny was too much.

“I wouldn’t wish it on anybody,” she told the Herald Sun in 2019.

“It was something we did and didn’t think was that full on.

“It was just a bit of fun but it dragged on for so many years [because of] all the judgmental individuals out there.”

While the dress was deemed too salacious for the partner of a Brownlow Medal winner back then, the G-string dress has made a firm resurgence in recent times.

Nadia Bartel turned heads in a Rebecca Vallance design with the racy feature at an event in Melbourne at the end of 2022.

The mischievous style also made an appearance on the 2023 Golden Globes red carpet.

Whether the once-shocking G-string dress will reappear at AFL’s night of nights at Melbourne’s Crown Palladium this year is yet to be seen.

But one thing is certain, with the wives and girlfriend’s of Australia’s best footy stars putting weeks of preparation into their looks, we’re sure to be dazzled.

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