Barbie chic! Julie Bishop goes back to the ’80s in bright pink mini

Jun 10, 2021
Julie Bishop has pulled out all the fashion stops for her latest outing in Sydney. Source: Getty

Julie Bishop has stepped out in yet another stylish look, this time donning a bright pink mini dress on a night out in Manly, Sydney.

The former foreign affairs minister posed up a storm in the fitted number by Australian label Meraki Official, which is proving to be a staple in her wardrobe. The statement mini featured puff-sleeves, a style that was big in the 1980s and has since made a comeback in recent years, and stopped just above the knee, showing off her trim pins. The 64-year-old teamed the outfit with a sparkly clutch, gold jewellery, and for a change, wore her now-longer locks out straight.

Julie was pictured at the event alongside her partner David Panton and former work colleague New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian, who stepped out in a black fitted skirt and dark green blouse matched with a spotted blazer.

Fans of Julie’s were quick to comment on her latest pics with one writing, “Looking fabulous Julie”. Another added, “Banging. This dress! Wow”. While a third wrote, “So pretty in pink”.

It’s the second time in just under two weeks that Julie has worn a piece from the Aussie fashion label. Last Wednesday the former pollie set tongues wagging in a skin-tight leopard-print dress.

Pictured at the First Nations Fashion + Design show at Carriageworks in Sydney’s Eveleigh for day three of Australian Fashion Week, Julie look incredible in the midi-dress, which flattered her trim frame. The boldly patterned outfit also featured a notable sheen, giving off a leather-like wet look. With long sleeves, a high neck and knee-length hemline, the fierce look proved to everyone that you don’t need to tone things down in the style department as you get older.

Julie donned a bright, bold animal-print dress on day three of Australian Fashion Week. Source: Getty

The statement dress needed only a few simple accessories, and Julie added diamond-studded gold drop earrings, a pair of black stilettos and black tights. For make-up, Julie rarely puts a foot wrong and this was no different. Opting for a minimal, natural look that let the dress have the spotlight, she wore a light dewy foundation with a hint of blush and a nude lipstick. Julie styled her blonde tresses in a low bun.

Are you a fan of Julie Bishop’s style? What do you like to wear on a night out?

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