WAGs sparkle on the Brownlow red carpet

Slits, sequins and a whole lot of tulle was on show as the AFL’s wives and girlfriends sparkled on the Brownlow red carpet at Melbourne’s Crown Casino.


High-profile WAGs Nadia Bartel, Jesinta Franklin and Rebecca Judd were a no-show, leaving it to the new guard to up the style stakes.

Brit Davis, partner of Geelong’s Joel Selwood, shone in a sequinned Jane Hill gown with a mega-high thigh slit, while Ana Calle went for wow factor in a tulle Con Ilio gown that made her feel like a princess.

“She looks absolutely stunning, but the main thing for me is not to stand on it,” her husband, Sydney Swan Josh Kennedy said.

Jordan Ablett was again dressed by Melbourne couturiers J’Aton, the pair designed her wedding dress last year.

With her dad a Tigers supporter, she’s hoping Richmond win Saturday’s grand final but husband Gary thinks the Crows will be stiff competition.

“I think Adelaide will win, but it will be a close one,” he said.

Baby bumps were this year’s most joyous accessory.

Hawthorn star Jarryd Roughead’s wife Sarah, announced her pregnancy on Instagram shortly before hitting the red carpet in an intricately sequinned One Day Bridal gown.

“One has a belly full of beer, the other has a belly full of baby,” she captioned an image of Roughead and herself.

Jessie Murphy, wife of Carlton captain Marc, also sported a baby bump in a stunning Oglia Loro gown styled by Lana Wilkinson.

“With the body changing every week we’ve had to make a few changes, we did have a different dress to begin with, so we’ve made a changes this week but it’s all come together,” Ms Murphy told AAP.

New mums Alex Pendlebury and Mardi Dangerfield have had a rare night out without their baby boys, with Alex opting for a dress by Jane Hill and Mardi turning to her favourite Jane Hill.

Raging favourite Dustin Martin was one of the last to arrive and a bit camera shy, saying he’s not used to all the attention.

“I’m just going to try and enjoy myself and see how the night goes,” he told reporters.

The Richmond star is the shortest priced favourite to take home the medal since betting records for the award began.