The shortlist of possible grid girl outfits has been revealed for this year’s Australian Grand Prix, but this time there’s a difference: the fans will be able to vote for their favourite design to be rolled out for the event, which now reassumes the role of opening the Formula 1 championship season.

It will be a case of style ahead of skin at this year’s Australian Grand Prix, with fashion designer Jayson Brunsdon – reportedly a favourite designer for Australian-born Crown Princess Mary of Denmark – commissioned to create the outfits.

Will these outfits improve on the horrific grid girl outfits from last year’s race?

But first, there’s a rather worrying confession from the designer…

“I am not a big car racing fan, but when I think of car racing I think of Elvis Presley’s speedway-themed movies,” Brunsdon told Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper.

“I thought about it, and they can look sexy without looking tarty, they can look stylish without looking tacky. So I wanted [the outfits] to have a late-’60s, early-’70s retro feel to them.”

High-Neck Mini Low-Cut Dress Romper Suit

Brunsdon’s three shortlisted designs are a low-cut dress, a high-neck mini and a romper suit.

Readers can vote for their favourite outfit by clicking here – feel free to post your comments below as well…

[Original images via Herald Sun]

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.