Inside Natalie Barr’s glamorous makeover: How the Sunrise star has transformed her wardrobe

Natalie Barr is embracing her new role as co-host of Sunrise with a glamorous new wardrobe full of designer clothes.   

The Channel Seven personality, who recently took over from Samantha Armytage, has swapped her sometimes plain outfits for flowing dresses and bright pops of colour.

Last week, the mother-of-two stunned as she showed off her trim figure in a plunging red Sass and Bide top, worth a cool $450. 

The mother-of-two stunned as she showed off her trim figure in a plunging red Sass and Bide top, worth $450. It was teamed with a thigh-split A.W.A.K.E Mode skirt, worth $732

The mother-of-two stunned as she showed off her trim figure in a plunging red Sass and Bide top, worth $450. It was teamed with a thigh-split A.W.A.K.E Mode skirt, worth $732

The top featured cut-outs in the billowing sleeves and was teamed with a thigh-split A.W.A.K.E Mode skirt, worth $732. 

And it seems that Natalie, 53, is loving her new wardrobe, thanks to Seven’s styling team, captioning her Instagram post: ‘Happy Monday everyone! New week new outfit.’ 

In the weeks leading up to taking over as host, Natalie also wore a series of brighter outfits on air. 

Making others green with envy! In the weeks leading up to taking over as host, Natalie wore a series of brighter outfits on air. On March 5, the brunette stunned in an eye-catching green striped dress by designer Rachel Gilbert, worth $599

Making others green with envy! In the weeks leading up to taking over as host, Natalie wore a series of brighter outfits on air. On March 5, the brunette stunned in an eye-catching green striped dress by designer Rachel Gilbert, worth $599

On March 5, the brunette stunned in an eye-catching green striped dress by designer Rachel Gilbert. 

The design, which featured a high neck, an A-line skirt and silver stripes, retails for $599 online.

On March 10, she turned heads in a $375 blush blouse and matching $445 trousers by Bianca Spender. 

More designer: On March 10, she turned heads in a $375 blush blouse and matching $445 trousers by Bianca Spender

More designer: On March 10, she turned heads in a $375 blush blouse and matching $445 trousers by Bianca Spender

Label lover: Natalie, pictured in the Channel Seven wardrobe department, has always prided herself on wearing Australian designers, often tagging her Instagram posts with the hashtag 'we wear Australian'

Label lover: Natalie, pictured in the Channel Seven wardrobe department, has always prided herself on wearing Australian designers, often tagging her Instagram posts with the hashtag ‘we wear Australian’

Pre-makeover: Natalie is pictured in August last year in a stylish, but plainer outfit for Sunrise

Pre-makeover: Natalie is pictured in August last year in a stylish, but plainer outfit for Sunrise

Natalie has always prided herself on wearing Australian designers, often tagging her Instagram posts with the hashtag ‘we wear Australian’. 

Last month, after landing the top job on Sunrise next to co-host David ‘Kochie’ Koch, Natalie said she believed that she’s living proof that women in television aren’t written off when they reach a certain age.

She told Stellar at the time that landing ‘the biggest job’ of her life the same week she turned 53 spoke volumes.

Speaking out: After landing the top job, Natalie said she believes that she's living proof that women in television aren't written off when they reach a certain age. Pictured in August last year

Speaking out: After landing the top job, Natalie said she believes that she’s living proof that women in television aren’t written off when they reach a certain age. Pictured in August last year

She explained she’d been warned in the past about women being overlooked by TV executives as they aged.

‘But I’ve just got the biggest job of my life the week I’ve turned 53. So I guess that’s not true, is it?’ she said. 

Natalie, who has two teenage sons, then thanked Channel Seven for supporting her through her pregnancies.

‘I think there’s a view that it’s a big bad TV station, it must be terrible for women. But I’ve had nothing but support from this company. I guess I’m living proof,’ she said. 

Reflective: She told Stellar at the time that landing 'the biggest job' of her life the same week she turned 53 spoke volumes

Reflective: She told Stellar at the time that landing ‘the biggest job’ of her life the same week she turned 53 spoke volumes

Sunrise has maintained its strong ratings since Natalie took over from Sam Armytage, proving she’s the right person for the job.

Sam, who joined Sunrise in 2013, resigned last month in order to spend more time with her family and her new husband Richard Lavender.

Her last day on air was Thursday March 11. 

Moving on: Samantha Armytage, who joined Sunrise in 2013, resigned last month in order to spend more time with her family and her new husband Richard Lavender. Her last day on air was Thursday March 11

Moving on: Samantha Armytage, who joined Sunrise in 2013, resigned last month in order to spend more time with her family and her new husband Richard Lavender. Her last day on air was Thursday March 11

Before that, she made headlines when she spoke about the toxic environment of the TV industry in an article for Stellar magazine. 

‘There’s a lot about television that’s all about you and that’s an awful way to live your life. TV isn’t a place that’s necessarily very healthy,’ she said.

‘It’s full of sociopaths and narcissists. It can be a dangerous environment, let me tell you.’ 

She also said unmarried, childless women in television were treated differently and given more work compared to their married counterparts.

Her remarks upset her colleagues and executives at Seven, and were described by some insiders as tantamount to ‘career suicide’.

Making headlines: Before that, she made headlines when she spoke about the toxic environment of the TV industry in an article for Stellar magazine. Her remarks upset her colleagues and executives at Seven, and were described by some insiders as tantamount to 'career suicide'

Making headlines: Before that, she made headlines when she spoke about the toxic environment of the TV industry in an article for Stellar magazine. Her remarks upset her colleagues and executives at Seven, and were described by some insiders as tantamount to ‘career suicide’