Style on Trial: Tassel top from River Island

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Ah, tassels, our old nemesis! It’s no secret around Fashion Police HQ that if an item can be described as “tasseled”, we’re probably not going to love it – or even like it – and that has definitely proven to be the case with this top from River Island, which looks to us like it has someone’s hair stuck to it. A bit like the sartorial equivalent of Samara from The Ring, come to think of it, and now that we have thought of it, we just can’t get the image out of our mind. That top is coming to get us for sure, and we’re thinking the safest place for it would be The Fashion Police jail.

But of course, that’s just us. Your intervention here could save this item from prosecution, so tell us: is it really a crime of fashion, or do you find it innocent of the charges against it?

7 Comments

  • January 21, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    I actually like tassels if they’re in the flapper style or if making up the fringe of something (and are in the same colour).
    These meet neither of those criteria, and as such have been found guilty by the hyrax jury.

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  • January 21, 2009

    gokarm

    God awful. I can see the idea working somewhat…an all fringe shirt, while not a new concept, can still be striking if made with quality materials. This looks like the kind of string you make friendship bracelets with…cheap, unflattering, and even lacking in whimsy. Thumbs down.

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  • January 21, 2009

    Am

    Ha Ha it looks like a “fly-fringe’ I used to put on my pony’s head collar in the summer to keep off the flies.
    Guilty!

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  • January 21, 2009

    Kelly

    I can’t hate this. I just CAN’T!!!

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  • January 21, 2009

    Anna

    Fringe can look good sometimes. But this is not one of those times.

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  • January 22, 2009

    kevie

    Too stripper-like.

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  • January 22, 2009

    k

    It’s like super-long collar-bone hair.

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