Gold Coast Schoolies are “baring it all” in their “fashion must haves”.
“See-through lingerie-style tops and stringy-net dresses and tops.”
They are posing for photographers (and uploading their own selfies of course).
They are at Schoolies and in 2016 it's more than just drinking as many vodka cruisers as you can, pashing some guy in the beer garden and passing out on the beach.
It's about being seen in the right outfit.
Today’s Gold Coast Bulletin has zeroed in on the trend with a spread on “schoolies fashion”.
While some might see it as a way to celebrate the individual choices of these young women, others might see it as yet more pressure and expectations for young people to look a certain way.
Or perhaps after you read the line: "Some people say your wardrobe speaks volumes about who you are as person” the article intends to shame the young women for wearing: "stringy”, “skimpy” and "see-through” clothing.
It's hard to tell.
In the story, there is one young school leaver wearing a “beach-inspired string dress that she found in an op-shop" that “clearly showed off her black undergarments, including a G-string bikini bottom” while other outfits “leave little to the imagination.”
It's schoolies turned into a red carpet, a “who wore it best”. Fashion shaming 18-year-olds who are simply out to have a good time.