The Biggest Trend Among Celebrities at Coachella? Wearing (Basically) Nothing
Near-nakedness is the new choker.
Last year’s Coachella ushered in a whole new era for “street style” trends. No longer were festival-goers all but required to accessorize with a flower crown at best or a culturally appropriative piece of jewelry at worst; in 2016, chokers became the event’s mainstay, and there they remained until Kendall Jenner (of all people) proclaimed them dead in January. With the choker now being The Number One Faux Pas, what would replace it?
We don’t exactly have a single clear-cut answer for you. But we can say with some certainly that many celebrities went in the opposite direction of a sartorial trend — which is to say, nothing. Many famouses wore (basically) nothing.
And you know what? This is the most goddamn practical Coachella trend we’ve seen in recent years. Flower crowns are tacky (and can be peppered with thorns, which is, you know, dangerous), and chokers can make the wearer feel like they’re experiencing a moderate case of asphyxiation. Chill! By omitting clothes altogether, you’re just dressing appropriately for the weather. It’s going to be 94 degrees in Indio, Calif. on Monday. That’s very hot. These people are onto something.
Kylie Jenner and her highlighter hair wore this nude-colored backless mini dress, which, if you squint, just looks like skin.
Sofia Richie wore a white triangle bikini top (temperature-appropriate) under a Reebok tracksuit (not temperature-appropriate).
Josephine Skriver wore a lace bodysuit with the middle portion cut out, presumably to combat boob sweat…
…while her fellow Victoria’s Secret Angel Elsa Hosk wore a bralette with those butt-slash jeans. You know the jeans.
Another Angel, Romee Strijd, wore a bra top under a green jacket worn in a very Monica Roseian fashion.
Hailey Baldwin also wore a bedazzled bra as a shirt.
Blogger Danielle Bernstein wore this Hardware London hyper-cropped T-shirt. (What purpose does that even serve? Unclear.)
Singer Madison Beer went the Surprise! I’m Not Actually Naked route with a flesh-colored mesh sports bra-type concept.
At the much-documented Revolve house, Shay Mitchell didn’t wear anything at all up top.
And then there was Kendall Jenner, who, ahead of the Travis Scott show, changed into a very prominent thong beneath a black sheer shirt. Baldwin documented it on her Instagram Story (left), which has since been deleted.