You might be confused about the kinds and styles in this hard and mesh kind of dress. While chainmail was the earliest form of metal armor worn by average soldiers during the Medieval times and era, the mesh material has become very fashionable with modern celebs in the last decades.
First seen on '90s supermodels Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss famously stepped out in their coordinating silver Versace mesh mini dresses. In 2002, Paris Hilton, sported a slinky, shimmery chainmail dress on her 21st birthday party. Paris Hilton’s legendary barely-there chainmail dress with loose cowl neck, sparkling spaghetti straps and, well, no back at all - it was a fearless fashion moment that near-enough defined party dressing for the decade.