It might be classified as a winter festival in Australia but that didn’t stop thousands of revellers from leaving their coats at home for Byron Bay’s annual Splendour in the Grass concert.
See-through trousers, nipple covers made of metallic tape and bottomless chaps made a huge return to the three-day affair, which saw plenty of leather, glitter and neon fashion trends being set by Instagram models and revellers alike.
Attendees were kept warm over the course of the July weekend by bouncing around to the tunes of Tame Impala, Childish Gambino, Hilltop Hoods and SZA, along with The Rubens, What So Not and James Blake.
It might be classified as a winter festival in Australia but that didn’t stop thousands of revellers from leaving their coats at home for Byron Bay’s annual Splendour in the Grass concert
Ready to dance! This reveller opted for plenty of glitter and sequins this weekend, covering her chest with nipple pasties
Music-wise there was something for everyone in Australia’s favourite hippy town and the outfits being sported around North Byron Parklands were just as individual and unique.
One of the most outrageous options were bottomless chaps, which first made an appearance at Coachella festival on makeup artist James Charles.
This time a leather variety was seen sported around the dusty camp grounds at Splendour on a brunette woman who matched them with a leopard print bikini, black fedora and silver chains.
Other ladies opted for a totally see-through ensemble with high-waisted underwear the only thing conserving the modesty of those wearing barely-there pants and skirts (pictured)
The Iconic predicted a number of festival-inspired trends would appear this weekend, based on the purchases made on their website over the last month
Other ladies opted for a totally see-through ensemble with high-waisted underwear the only thing conserving the modesty of those wearing barely-there pants.
Sheer tops in neon fuchsia and green tones were matched with metallic silver nipple covers, while some even used black masking tape to create a gothic look.
It would seem the hairdo of the hour was none other than the high ponytail, with hundreds of women slicking their tresses back and adding extensions to give it a horses’ tail effect.
Some had woven rainbow coloured string through their ponytail, creating the illusion of mermaid-like locks.
This striking all-black ensemble was a sight to behold, particularly paired with Kardashian-inspired long locks
Neon pink angel wings were certainly a standout over the weekend, as were these silken pants (left) worn by a reveller
Talk about a look! This bohemian mermaid pulled out all the stops at Splendour in the Grass
It appeared to be a good idea for those spending three days in the elements because it meant their hair wasn’t knotted by the wind.
The Iconic predicted a number of festival-inspired trends would appear this weekend, based on the purchases made on their website over the last month.
Sequins took out the top spot for searches onsite, while animal print and neon battled it out for spots two and three.
Posing in front of cars was all the rage: Little slip dresses were a common theme at the three-day festival
A number of fashion brand invited influencers to attend their wrap parties, including this one hosted by Boohoo
Glitter and metallic rounded out the top five trends likely to be spotted on the ground this year – and they were certainly right.
Sequins were spotted on tiny hot pants, as decorative extras on jackets and on bra tops festival-wide, usually in a shade of pastel pink, green or blue.
That pastel flavour continued with anime like costumes being paired with coloured wigs by many of the patrons.
On the other side of the fashion lens there were black leather bikinis, hats, belts and boots being worn by a number of fierce guests, who were striking a pose and uploading their snaps to Instagram.
Splendour in the Grass will wrap up on Sunday July 21 after midnight, before revellers slowly make their way back home for work on Monday.
Leopard ladies! A key theme for the weekend were dresses and jumpsuits in the cat-like colouring
These best friends matched each other in caramel and leopard print – with almost identical coloured hair