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

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Natalie Barr recently underwent 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 a striking $ 600 silk shirt and tie, from the Zimmermann label.

Viewers had no choice but to comment on the blouse on social media, with some saying they weren’t fans, while others endorsed the more androgynous look.

Taking a Fashion Risk: Natalie Barr, Sunrise's new host, divided viewers on Wednesday by wearing a Zimmermann silk shirt and tie worth $ 600, after transforming her wardrobe for the top job

Taking a Fashion Risk: Natalie Barr, Sunrise’s new host, divided viewers on Wednesday by wearing a Zimmermann silk shirt and tie worth $ 600, after transforming her wardrobe for the top job

“Looks awful on TV,” one critic wrote on Instagram.

Another said, “I’m not sure, Nat. Sorry. I like almost everything you wear. ‘

“Not a fan, sorry,” said a third, while a fourth commented on Facebook that the outfit was “awful.”

'Not a fan, sorry': Many viewers disagreed with Natalie's edgy, androgynous look

'Not a fan, sorry': Many viewers disagreed with Natalie's edgy, androgynous look

‘Not a fan, sorry’: Many viewers disagreed with Natalie’s edgy, androgynous look

'Looks really smart, Nat': Some viewers liked the look at Natalie, though

'Looks really smart, Nat': Some viewers liked the look at Natalie, though

‘Looks really smart, Nat’: Some viewers liked the look at Natalie, though

However, some viewers liked the look at Natalie.

“Looks very smart, Nat,” wrote one supporter, while another added, “Beautiful as always.”

On Wednesday, Natalie shared a photo of herself on Instagram wearing the Zimmermann blouse, writing, ‘Girls can wear ties too.’

I love it: On Wednesday, Natalie shared a photo of herself on Instagram wearing the Zimmermann blouse, writing, 'Girls can wear ties too.'  Shown during a previous broadcast

I love it: On Wednesday, Natalie shared a photo of herself on Instagram wearing the Zimmermann blouse, writing, 'Girls can wear ties too.'  Shown during a previous broadcast

I love it: On Wednesday, Natalie shared a photo of herself on Instagram wearing the Zimmermann blouse, writing, ‘Girls can wear ties too.’ Shown during a previous broadcast

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

Nat embraces her new role as Sunrise co-host with a glamorous new wardrobe of designer clothes.

The Seven personality, who recently took over from Sam Armytage, has traded her sometimes simple outfits for flowing dresses and bright pops of color.

Last month, the mom of two was stunned when she showed off her slim figure in a deep red Sass and Bide top, worth a whopping $ 450.

Glamorous New Look: Natalie embraces her new role as Sunrise co-host with a glamorous new designer wardrobe.  The Seven star, who recently replaced Sam Armytage, has traded her sometimes-simple outfits for flowing dresses and bright pops of color.

Glamorous New Look: Natalie embraces her new role as Sunrise co-host with a glamorous new designer wardrobe.  The Seven star, who recently replaced Sam Armytage, has traded her sometimes-simple outfits for flowing dresses and bright pops of color.

Glamorous New Look: Natalie embraces her new role as Sunrise co-host with a glamorous new designer wardrobe. The Seven star, who recently replaced Sam Armytage, has traded her sometimes-simple outfits for flowing dresses and bright pops of color.

The top had cutouts in the wavy sleeves and was paired with a thigh split AWAKE Fashion skirt, worth $ 732.

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

In the weeks leading up to the takeover as host, Natalie also wore a slew of nicer outfits on the airwaves.

Last month, after landing the top job at Sunrise alongside co-host David ‘Kochie’ Koch, Natalie said she believed she is living proof that women on television don’t get written off when they reach a certain age.

Red hot!  Last month, the mother of two was stunned when she showed off her slim figure in a deep red Sass and Bide top, worth a whopping $ 450. The top had cut-outs in the wavy sleeves and was paired with a thigh split AWAKE Fashion skirt, worth $ 732

Red hot!  Last month, the mother of two was stunned when she showed off her slim figure in a deep red Sass and Bide top, worth a whopping $ 450. The top had cut-outs in the wavy sleeves and was paired with a thigh split AWAKE Fashion skirt, worth $ 732

Red hot! Last month, the mother of two was stunned when she showed off her slim figure in a deep red Sass and Bide top, worth a whopping $ 450. The top had cut-outs in the wavy sleeves and was paired with a thigh split AWAKE Fashion skirt, worth $ 732

She said Stellar the moment she landed ‘the greatest job’ of her life the same week she turned 53, she spoke volumes.

She explained that she had been warned in the past that women were being overlooked by TV executives as they got older.

But I just got the biggest job of my life the week I turned 53. So I don’t think that’s true, right? ‘ she said.

Natalie, who has two teenage sons, thanked Channel Seven for her support during her pregnancies.

‘I think there is an opinion that it is a big bad TV channel, it must be terrible for women. But I have had nothing but support from this company. I think I’m living proof, ”she said.

'I think I'm living proof': Last month, after landing the top job at Sunrise alongside co-host David 'Kochie' Koch, Natalie said she believed she's living proof that women aren't written off on television when they reach a certain age

'I think I'm living proof': Last month, after landing the top job at Sunrise alongside co-host David 'Kochie' Koch, Natalie said she believed she's living proof that women aren't written off on television when they reach a certain age

‘I think I’m living proof’: Last month, after landing the top job at Sunrise alongside co-host David ‘Kochie’ Koch, Natalie said she believed she’s living proof that women aren’t written off on television when they reach a certain age