13 of Bridgerton star Simone Ashley’s most daring looks – from a see-through lace Gucci skirt and sassy Prada crop top to a fringed cow print Burberry dress for the Oscars after-party

Simone Ashley in some of her most daring outfits to date. Photos: FilmMagic; Reuters; AFP; Getty Images

When she’s not starring in Netflix’s Bridgerton TV series, Simone Ashley, 27, has been showing off her daring fashion sense. The actress, who also appeared in Sex Education, often wears sheer outfits and bold cut-outs. She’s also worn neon looks and plunging necklines at red-carpet events.

Here are 13 of the most daring fashion looks we’ve seen the actress wear so far:

1. Prada fashion show, September 2021

Simone Ashley served a whole lot of sass at the Prada spring/summer 2022 show in Milan in September 2021. Photo: Getty Images

She attended a Prada fashion show in a sparkling crop top, matching miniskirt, and ultra chunky boots from the designer brand.

2. Swarovski event, November 2021

Simone Ashley attends the Annabel’s x Swarovski Holiday Façade Unveiling party in Magda Butrym. Photo: Getty Images

Her sleeveless Magda Butrym black gown had cut-outs across its bodice and a tall slit in its skirt. She completed the look with a Judith Leiber clutch and a thick diamond necklace.

3. Fashion Awards, November 2021

Simone Ashley wearing a custom dress designed by Norman René Devera. Photo: @simoneashley/Instagram

Her black AZ Factory dress was custom-made for her by designer Norman René Devera. It had a single long sleeve, sparkles from top to bottom, and a thin strap across her stomach that held the gown’s top and bottom together.

Its skirt was also dramatic, with a long train and almost waist-high slit.

4. BAFTA event, March 2022

Bridgerton’s Simone Ashley doesn’t shy away from brights and totally rocked this Valentino jumpsuit. Photo: AFP
In Spring, Ashley walked the red carpet of the British Academy Film and Television Awards in a custom Valentino jumpsuit. The neon-pink look had loose-fitting pants, a see-through top made from mesh and a cape-like back.

Underneath the suit, Ashley wore a uniquely-cut bralette created by the fashion house.

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5. BAFTA after-party, March 2022

Simone Ashley wearing a vibrant purple plunging dress from Valentino in March. Photo: @simoneashley/Instagram

Her second Valentino look that day was a vibrant piece from the fashion house’s spring 2022 collection with wide straps that covered her chest and acted as a top. The feature also created a plunging neckline that connected to the waistband of her miniskirt.

For accessories, Ashley sported black sandals and a purple shawl.

6. Bridgerton season two premiere, March 2022

Simone Ashley wearing Gucci for the Bridgerton season two premiere. Photo: @simoneashley/Instagram

The focus of her red-carpet look was her see-through Gucci skirt, which was made from black lace with a floral design. The skirt also had green velvet at its hem and a silk waistband.

Her blouse was also bold. She wore a white crop top with a ruffled neckline and sheer lace sleeves that extended into gloves.

7. Pre-Oscar party, March 2022

Simone Ashley at the CAA pre-Oscar party in West Hollywood, California. Photo: Getty Images

Her brown and black Nensi Dojaka dress had a strappy bodice covered in cut-outs, and off-the-shoulder sleeves. She wore the dress with an updo hairstyle and pointed black heels.

8. Vanity Fair Oscar Party, March 2022

Simone Ashley attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California, in a striking cow-print number. Photo: FilmMagic

Her Burberry halter dress had multiple stand-out details: a lace-up bodice, fringe that extended from her waist to the floor, and an all-over cow print.

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9. Bridgerton dinner event, March 2022

Simone Ashley attends a Bridgerton Dinner celebrating South Asian culture in California in a gorgeous Alexandre Vauthier gown. Photo: Getty Images

Her white long-sleeved gown – designed by Alexandre Vauthier – had a triangular cut-out at her waist, a wrapped skirt and a thigh-high slit.

10. Tiffany & Co. event, June 2022

Simone Ashley channelling old-world glamour at a Tiffany’s event. Photo: @simoneashley/Instagram

British brand 16Arlington designed Ashley’s blush-coloured dress, which had a corset bodice and criss-crossed halter straps. For accessories, the actress chose a feathered shawl and sparkling Aquazzura heels with bows.

11. The Gray Man premiere, July 2022

Simone Ashley wearing a daring black bondage maxi dress from Mônot. Photo: @monotofficial/Instagram

This gorgeous Mônot gown had a bondage-style design up top, with thick straps across her shoulders and chest. Its skirt, on the other hand, was straight and reached her ankles. To add some glamour, Ashley accessorised with diamond jewellery and classic black heels.

12. Paris Fashion Week, October 2022

Simone Ashley attends Paris Fashion Week in early October in a sheer white lace dress. Photo: GC Images

Ashley attended Paris Fashion Week in a white lace minidress that had long sleeves and a micro-mini skirt. She also donned underwear that matched her skin tone but skipped a bra.

The rest of her outfit included a sparkling full length jacket, strappy black heels and a simple, updo hairstyle that kept all eyes on her outfit.

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13. Time 100 Next Gala, October 2022

Simone Ashley arrives for the Time 100 Next Gala celebrating Rising Stars on October 25 in another colourful see-through number. Photo: Reuters

Ashley attended the Time 100 Next event in a black Valentino ensemble covered in a neon-yellow print from her shirt to her heels. But it was her blouse that stood out the most. She wore the garment, which was especially bold thanks to its see-through mesh, with no bra underneath.

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  • The Sex Education actress is fast becoming a style icon thanks to her love of daring cut outs, lace and bright colours – from hot pink Valentino to head-to-toe Gucci lace
  • She wore a bondage style Mônot dress to Netflix’s The Gray Man premiere, a corseted gown to a Tiffany & Co. event and a daring Magda Butrym look for a Swarovski event