The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) music awards took place last night in Sydney and it looked like a pretty crazy night.
There were some big wins for our favourite pop stars. Troye Sivan was nominated for seven awards (yep, seven). He won a few, including ‘Best Video’ for ‘Youth (Acoustic)’ and ‘Song of the Year’ for ‘Youth’. One Direction won ‘Best International Artist’, which just proves these boys can still do it – even if they haven’t released new music in ages!
The girls stole the show at the ARIAs last night, really. Have you seen The Veronicas walking on stage for their performance?
That’s pretty much just our aesthetic for walking into any room, tbh.
One of our favourite part of the night happened long before any of the winners were announced. Just look at Tove Lo’s dress…
— steph harmon (@stephharmon) November 23, 2016
How amazing is that?! Tove Lo is quickly becoming our feminist queen. Who else could pull this dress off? We genuinely can’t think of anyone. Can there be an award for ‘Most Iconic Outfit’ now? We’re just so in love with her.
It was clear that some people weren’t that keen on Tove Lo’s outfit choice. Australian TV didn’t show any footage of her walking the red carpet and we just can’t really believe it.
bummed they didn't show tove lo's uterus dress on tv.. idk hw that could offend someone it is just ovaries..(1)
— hadassah (@lactoseprince) November 23, 2016
Why didn’t they show it on TV? It’s just the inside of a body. Surely it should be treated the same as when Jesy Nelson wore a skeleton dress for Radio 1’s Teen Awards red carpet?
We just don’t understand why some people still feel the world isn’t ready for the female body. In the words of Lauren Jauregui:
“I am proud to be a woman. Proud that the sex between my thighs provides a strength and resilience in me that only other women can feel, that my body curves in ways that allow me to create life within me.”
It’s time the world realised that women have the strength to express themselves however they want and they should be celebrated for it too. It’s not like Tove Lo’s dress was covered in anything offensive or she was revealing so much skin they weren’t able to broadcast it. It’s clear she just wanted to show off what she’s proud of, and there’s nothing wrong with that at all.
What do you think? Would you wear Tove Lo’s dress? How do you feel about it not being shown on TV? Let us know in the comments below!