Crimes of Fashion, Dresses

Gareth Pugh’s zip front sweater dress turns your shoulders into weapons of mass destruction


You know the expression "like a bull in a china shop"? We hate to think what kind of damage we could do in a china shop if we were to enter one wearing Gareth Pugh’s zip-front sweater dress. In fact, this is the kind of dress that would make waves everywhere you wore it – literally. Just imagine turning around in it while standing in a crowded bar, for instance, and watching as everyone around you was forced to hit the deck to avoid those shoulders. Interesting, but perhaps not all that convenient, we’d venture to suggest? And sure, you’d get to feel a little bit like a superhero (Big Shouldered Woman saves the world yet again! Er, maybe not…), but you’d also get to feel a lot like a cartoon character, and we don’t know about you, but that doesn’t tend to be the kind of look we’re generally after.

Also: good luck trying to fit a coat or jacket over the top of that dress! Unless, of course, the jacket in question happens to be Martin Margiela’s similarly wide shouldered leather number, in which case, that’s quite the shoulder fetish you have going on there, isn’t it?

Of course, if you disagree with all of this, and can’t wait to add this to your wardrobe, it’s £480 at Browns. Just promise you’ll be careful with those shoulders…

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