Wear or Die: print dresses

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We were a little bit stumped as to what to give you for this week’s Wear or Die, so we decided to take a look inside the Fashion Police jail and see what we could come up with. As you can imagine, there was no shortage of ugly items there, but we finally narrowed it down to the selections you can see above. On the left, a Matthew Williamson dress from July of 2007, on the right, a dress from Topshop’s Archive Collection of the same month.

Both of these dresses had us reaching for the Fashion Police handcuffs, but we’re now letting them out on parole, purely so you can play Wear or Die with them. You’re welcome!

The rules of the game: you must choose one item to wear, or… well, we kill you. Death is not an option. Neither is wearing the item in the privacy of your own home. These must be worn in public, exactly as they’re shown here. Which will you choose?

22 Comments

  • November 19, 2008

    Carol

    The one on the left. At least it has color and some shape to it…sigh. Though with black tights and shoes I might be able to pull it off.

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  • November 19, 2008

    Evelyn

    I’ll wear the one on the left…but only on Halloween with my other hippy accessories!

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  • November 19, 2008

    Luve

    I have to admit that I really like the Matthew Williamson dress… sorry … This is the kind of dress that looks great with black boots and a simple black vest. Am I banned now?

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  • November 19, 2008

    Am

    The topshop dress – the colourful one looks too care in the community for my liking…

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  • November 19, 2008

    Hannah

    You are sooo cruel… erm, I think I’d have to go with Matthew Williamson, because the Topshop ones remind me of a pair of curtains in the 70s… plus it’s maxi.

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  • November 19, 2008

    Mousykins

    I’d go with Matthew Williamson. I think I could manage that (although I’d REALLY want to cut the sleeves off). The other looks like some kind of musty, ancient gown you’d find in your gran’s attic.

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  • November 19, 2008

    Celeste

    Definately the colorful one on the left, at least there’s some shape, and it looks like something I would be amused to find in the back of a thrift store. Not horrified by like the one on the right.

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  • November 19, 2008

    hiunna

    i would chose the one on the right ,i would keep the rest of the outfit black and i d like to add some black eyeliner. also i think preppy hair would balance its girliness.

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  • November 19, 2008

    Kate

    I actually quite like the shape and lines of the one on the left, though of course the color is horrid 😛 But with the right black boots, sheer black tights…. maybe a simple cardi on top…I think it could be managed.

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  • November 19, 2008

    peachfish

    The one on the left, with cowboy boots, belted, sleeves rolled up, unbuttoned with a little tank top underneath. I could totally get away with it in texas.

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  • November 19, 2008

    Natasha

    The short one. I’m afraid the one on the right would just eat me alive!

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  • November 19, 2008

    Arielle

    The one on the left. The one on the right just seems like something you’d see worn in a bad 70’s horror movie.

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  • November 19, 2008

    Helen

    the colorful one. With some zany tights (perhaps striped?) and obnoxious boots. If I am going to wear that, I’m going to go full throttle.

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  • November 19, 2008

    edith

    The Matthew williamson
    You might put me in jail but actually I OWN the same outfit (OK, not the same but with short sleeves and slightly shorter hemline). I absulutely LOVE IT. The pattern is much more colourful in real life, the picture is a bit deceiving

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  • November 19, 2008

    b.

    I’d wear the one on the right, whilst pretending I’d got a role in Jane Eyre as Bertha Mason. That way I’d have an excuse if anyone asked me why I’m dressed as a mad woman.

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  • November 19, 2008

    Eva

    The one to the right – maybe even with a turban and some Biba-style make-up and hair?

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  • November 19, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    I’d go for the musty ancient gown, though I’d add a belt if that’s permitted and try and make it look more Victorian (or Edwardian or whatever). The one on the left reminds me of crimplene things in the seventies that I think were called “house dresses”.

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  • November 19, 2008

    Summermoon

    I’d go for the one of the left. As people above me have said, you could make it look almost presentable with the right shoes and a belt.

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  • November 20, 2008

    Gemma

    The Matthew Williamson one. With a faux fur gilet, tights, slouchy boots and a big floppy hat. If you’re going to wear it, you may as well go all out.

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  • November 20, 2008

    Stephanie W

    The one on the right. I really think I could pull off the one on the left better, but certain color combinations give me bad migraines. And that would be the left one.
    And if I must wear it in public, hello spontaneous costume party!

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  • November 21, 2008

    Lauren

    It would have to be the one on the left.I could wear black tights and black boots and a nice cardi and belt with it and it might actually look quite good!

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  • November 11, 2012

    Nala

    The one on the left. I don’t want to be eaten by that ugly brown dress.

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