Wear or Die: Pretty in Pink

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Pink: it makes the boys wink, apparently. Will they be winking at you in one of these beauties, though, that is the question?  On the left, we have Wet Seal’s ‘Cold Shoulder’ butterfly dress (and before you ask, no, you can’t wear it with jeans, leggings or anything else – you have to wear it the way it’s shown, although we’ll let you choose your own shoes. We’re all heart.) On the right, meanwhile, we have Goddiva’s ‘Kate’ chiffon dress, which is apparently in the style of Kate Middleton. Eh?!

Goddiva say the Kate dress is "perfect for a romantic dinner", so let’s assume that’s what we’re picking outfits for today. So, two pink dresses, two very different styles – but which one will you choose to wear assuming that you must wear one, or die?

24 Comments

  • May 28, 2008

    Heather Young

    I HATE pink but if it were an absolute must I would definitely choose the chiffon. The Wet Seal dress looks too, too 80’s and way to short and way too pink, where the chiffon dress could be made to do with some vintage heels, a vintage purse, and a little jacket (probably denim) to tone it down.

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  • May 28, 2008

    Heather Young

    I HATE pink but if it were an absolute must I would definitely choose the chiffon. The Wet Seal dress looks too, too 80’s and way to short and way too pink, where the chiffon dress could be made to do with some vintage heels, a vintage purse, and a little jacket (probably denim) to tone it down.

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  • May 28, 2008

    Helen

    I hate pink, but I actually think this week’s ‘wear or die’ is relatively lenient. I’d go for the chiffon dress. I like the bow at the neckline, and the overall shape is not too dreadful either. Yes, it’s pink and see-through, but it’s a better option that death (which cannot be said about many of the previous ‘wear or die’ items).

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  • May 28, 2008

    Diana

    I definitely choose the chiffon dress. I´d wear it with some flats or sandals and a jacket (but it´s hard to know which colour). BTW I can´t see clearly if the skirt is see-through…
    The butterfly dress? NO THANKS.

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  • May 28, 2008

    Janet C

    I don’t much like pink, but I do like the style of the dress on the right. I’m short waisted and round-hipped, so the style of the right dress actually looks great on my figure. The dropped waist elongates my torso and the ruffles disguise my hips. Now if it was black or a rich dark blue, I might even love it.

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  • May 28, 2008

    Eva

    I’d love to wear both actually, if they came in size 18, or, more correctly: I was a size 14 or so.

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  • May 28, 2008

    Danielle

    I actually like both, assuming I also get the girl’s figure aw well.

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  • May 28, 2008

    amelia

    Well, I think this is hard. Neither of these dresses would do an awful lot for my figure. The one on the left would actually be a quite nice colour with my skin tone so that is a bonus, but it’s way too short and I’d have to be really careful at street corners in case I was mistaken for a different kind of girl altogether…
    And the other one is see-through! I take it you can wear the vest underneath? If so I’ll go for the Kate Middleton one – though I don’t think it’s a dress she’d wear!

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  • May 28, 2008

    Alicia

    I actually really like the one on the left. I would wear it even if I didn’t have to choose one or die. I think it’s cute.

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  • May 28, 2008

    Line

    I quite like the chiffon one on the right…
    such a nice wear or die this time..

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  • May 28, 2008

    Arielle

    It may not be obvious, but the one on the right actually does appear to have a slip attached.
    Even though my figure isn’t too far off from the girl’s, I’d still look extremely silly in either of those dresses – though I suppose the bemused look my husband would have if I wore either of them might be entertaining.

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  • May 28, 2008

    aca

    I actually think the chiffon one is pretty cute. Definitely that one.

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  • May 28, 2008

    Caroline

    The chiffon is at least interesting, original, and inspires possibilities… though I suspect the delicate flamingo pink would display best amidst a sunlit afternoon rather than candle or lamplights.
    The downside (literally!) for me is… the downside. I must confess: I must still have PTSFD (ie. Post-Traumatic Stress Fashion Disorder) from a looong time ago: a time when, during the Oscars, Kim Basinger showed up in a completely see-through black minithing, sans thong (or anything else).
    I do not want to Be That Woman.
    Yet I do find this dress fascinating. A playfully flaunty step away from traditional ballet pink or predictable classic black. When to make it work and what to wear beneath?
    Destined to make you classy eyecandy? Or Audrey Hepburn turned skank.

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  • May 29, 2008

    Caroline

    The chiffon is at least interesting, original, and inspires possibilities… though I suspect the delicate flamingo pink would best display amidst a sunlit afternoon rather than evening candlelight.
    The downside for me, quite literally, is… the downside. I confess: I must still have PTSFD (ie. Post-Traumatic Stress Fashion Disorder) from years ago when, during the Oscars, Kim Basinger showed up in an utterly transparent miniskirt, sans thong. I’ve had an aversion since to anything reminiscent of that.
    But I do find this dress fascinating. A playfully flaunty step away from traditional ballet pink or predictable classic black. How to make it work and what to wear beneath?
    Destined for either unique greatness? Or Audrey Hepburn turned skank.

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  • May 29, 2008

    Debamous

    This is tough. The chiffon might do in any other color, but really, it looks like something, well, predigested? I’d have to go with the other–are you sure you wouldn’t allow leggings, at least?

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  • May 29, 2008

    amaris

    left dress with a long beige trenchie and solid black pumps to anchor the outfit and with sliver or gold acessories…it might work

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  • May 29, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    Interesting that so many of you liked these dresses – I just can’t look at the one on the right without thinking of Dame Barbara Cartland, but ah well, everyone’s different!
    As a side note, it’s actually pretty hard to come up with two outfits that are of an equal level of ugliness every week for Wear or Die, so if anyone has any suggestions for this column, we’d be glad to hear them 🙂

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  • May 30, 2008

    cmap

    Goddiva, of course. With a denim jacket and pink metallic ballet flats. OR with a 1950’s vintage white sweater with white peep toe heels for a more feminine look.

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  • May 31, 2008

    Whitney

    I’d pick the one on the right paired with silver metallic ballet flats and a denim jacket.

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  • August 5, 2008

    DasKatzechen

    Can I just say I LOVE the dress on the right? I checked out the site to go and buy one, but they were sold out in everything but yellow.
    It’s adorable! I love pink, bows, and frills, and if I could cut out the tank slip and wear a regular white slip and a white t-shirt under it, it would end up one of my favorite pieces.

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  • November 19, 2008

    anonymous

    the chiffon looks like a ballerina dress, whereas the one on the left looks sexy. Id rather wear the one on the left to be honest. But they are 2 very different styles of clothing. I don’t think either of these dresses are hidious AT ALL. They are quite acceptable dresses to wear to me! I can’t believe this is in the wear or die section…

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  • September 4, 2009

    Diandra

    The Wet Seal dress.
    It’s slutty but at least it’s not exactly /ugly/.
    Hey, would I be allowed to buy it a few sizes too big so it’ll be longer? lol!

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  • November 5, 2009

    Umm

    I don’t think either would be too terrible on me.

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  • November 11, 2012

    Nala

    I like the Kate dress. I like the color.

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