Sunrise host Natalie Barr divides viewers by wearing a $600 shirt and TIE on air

Natalie Barr recently had a complete wardrobe overhaul when she was promoted from newsreader to co-anchor of Sunrise.

But despite her glamorous transformation, the 53-year-old divided fans on Wednesday when she wore an eye-catching $600 silk shirt and tie, from the label Zimmermann.

Viewers couldn’t help but comment on social media about the blouse, with some saying they weren’t fans, while others remarking that they didn’t mind the more androgynous look. 

Taking a fashion risk: On Wednesday, Sunrise host Natalie Barr divided viewers with her $595 silk shirt and tie - after transforming her wardrobe for the top job

Taking a fashion risk: On Wednesday, Sunrise host Natalie Barr divided viewers with her $595 silk shirt and tie – after transforming her wardrobe for the top job

‘Looks terrible on TV,’ one person wrote on Instagram. 

Another added: ‘Not too sure Nat. Sorry. I love almost everything you wear.’

‘Not a fan, sorry,’ another chimed in, while one person wrote on Facebook that it was ‘hideous.’

Divided: Viewers couldn't help but comment on social media about the blouse, with some saying they weren't fans, while others remarking that they didn't mind the more androgynous look

Divided: Viewers couldn’t help but comment on social media about the blouse, with some saying they weren’t fans, while others remarking that they didn’t mind the more androgynous look

However, some viewers loved the look on Nat.

‘Looking very smart Nat,’ they wrote.

Another added: ‘Stunning as always.’

Loving it: On Wednesday, Natalie shared a picture of herself on Instagram wearing the Zimmermann blouse and wrote: 'Girls can wear ties too'

Loving it: On Wednesday, Natalie shared a picture of herself on Instagram wearing the Zimmermann blouse and wrote: ‘Girls can wear ties too’

On Wednesday, Natalie shared a picture of herself on Instagram wearing the Zimmermann blouse and wrote: ‘Girls can wear ties too.’

She wore the bronze, black and white blouse with high-waisted black trousers and her dark hair out and over her shoulders.  

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

Glamorous new look: Nat 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

Glamorous new look: Nat 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

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.  

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.

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

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

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

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.

'I guess I'm living proof': 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

‘I guess I’m living proof’: 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