Sunrise host Nat Barr blasts bold fashion trend: ‘I hate to sound old’

Sunrise host Nat Barr has called out a rather popular fashion trend at the moment, admitting that she feels like it’s “taking over”.

The Channel Seven star posted on Instagram on Tuesday to share that she isn’t a fan of cutout dresses, which typically expose your mid-region.

Nat Barr posing in a green dress with a cutoff.
Nat used a belt to hide the cutout on her dress. Photo: Instagram/natalie_barr7

“Ok girls… Anyone else struggling to find clothes without cutouts all over them!” she captioned a mirror selfie of herself posing in a mint green dress.

“I mean I hate to sound old but really, they’re taking over. Love the dress but had to hide this one under a belt this morning.”


She also added the hashtags ‘attack of the cutouts’, ‘hide the cutouts’ and ‘am I just getting old?’ alongside a face-palm emoji.

A number of Nat’s followers were quick to weigh in on the debate and comment that they “totally agree” with her opinion.

“I second that,” one person wrote, with another adding, “I hear you, girlfriend!”.

Nat Barr taking a selfie.
Nat regularly documents her Sunrise fashion on Instagram. Photo: Instagram/natalie_barr7

“So many beautiful dresses but too many with cutouts,” someone else replied.

“Yesssss. I'm overweight and struggle to find clothes without the cutout,” a fourth shared. “Not every big girl wants to show off their body and not every small girl wants to show off theirs either.”

Seven Early News presenter Jodie Spears also shared her thoughts on the fashion trend in the comments.

“I did think it was an interesting new style choice when I saw it hanging in the dressing room!” she remarked.

Sunrise stars Nat Barr and Edwina Bartholomew.
Nat and Eddy opened up about dealing with online trolls. Photos: Instagram/sevenstyling / Channel Seven

Nat’s post comes shortly after she and fellow Sunrise presenter Edwina Bartholomew opened up about dealing with trolls online in a candid interview with New Idea.

“I think the easiest thing is to block them and not get sucked in,” Nat said.

Meanwhile, Eddy’s opinion on receiving hate and criticism on social media has changed since she became a mum to her daughter, Molly, in 2019.

“I used to weigh into it a lot more and fixate on it, but it can be really bad for your mental health,” she explained.

“I take the same approach as Nat now and I tend to block, occasionally I engage if I think it’s informative… But I don’t go further down that rabbit hole because it’s a fruitless waste of time.”

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