Style on Trial: Asymmetric striped cotton shirt by Vivienne Westwood

Quite a few of you have commented recently about how much you HATE “the one-shouldered thing”. We would take it as read that you’ll ALSO hate this one-shouldered shirt from Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label , but just to be sure, let’s put it up on trial: after all, it’s a shirt, not a dress, and who knows, maybe you’ll find it refreshingly quirky, rather than just plain odd.

Need to see what it looks like on before you can make up your mind? Voila!

So, what’s the verdict? Guilty or innocent?

28 Comments

  • February 9, 2010

    Brie

    I usually love Vivienne Westwood but this top? Not so much. It just looks like a weird home economics project done by an junior high school girl trying to be “edgy”.

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    • February 9, 2010

      Rock Hyrax

      Stop reading my mind, Brie! 🙂

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  • February 9, 2010

    Moni

    It actually looks better when it’s worn than just on its own, but it’s still not my taste.

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  • February 9, 2010

    Miriam

    Normally I like asymmetric tops and Vivienne Westwood, but this just looks odd to me.

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  • February 9, 2010

    Alex

    Guitly. Definitely. Looks like someone did the buttons up wrong and decided to chop off the sleeve instead of rebuttoning it correctly.
    .-= Alex´s last blog ..The Princess and The Frog =-.

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  • February 9, 2010

    Hoshi

    I love one-shouldered dresses. Nothing else, except the occasional swimsuit.

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  • February 9, 2010

    Vesi

    If it is ugly on a photo, then it is definitely going to look ugly in reality. Guilty.

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  • February 9, 2010

    k

    It doesn’t look bad..it’s just a little tacky because of the whole button-down shirt association. If you look at it without any prejudice, you’ll find that it’s quite nice.

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  • February 9, 2010

    Martine

    I kinda like it! I would wear that..

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  • February 9, 2010

    Theresa

    I hate it. I don’t like anything with only one sleeve. One strap can work, but this is just awkward.

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  • February 9, 2010

    Sera

    You know what, I’m gonna be different to all you nay-sayers, and say although it looks kinda tacky and ew by itself, it doesn’t look so bad on the model, with the black high waisted pants… Oh. Oh dear. I think they are harem pants?!

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  • February 9, 2010

    Natasha

    While I’m not a fan of asymmetric clothing, I don’t hate it as much as everyone else seems to. I also kinda like this shirt. It’s not great, but it’s interesting.

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  • February 9, 2010

    shoes not blues

    Hate it, hate it, hate it with a passion! This is the kind of garment I suspect designers (and I use that word loosely) come up with to secretly poke fun at the hapless people who are actually manipulated enough to pay for sth as ridiculous as this.

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  • February 9, 2010

    Katie

    I first thought i would hate it when I saw it by itself, but it looks good on the model. I would wear it, if there was any place where it was appropriate, because I can’t think of any.

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  • February 9, 2010

    Marianne

    It looks to me like she’s trying to crawl out the neck of the blouse and got stuck. Not a good association. And wouldn’t the bare arm/shoulder get cold? If you cover it up with a sweater or jacket, why bother in the first place?

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  • February 9, 2010

    Nyka

    That’s the sound of a gavel pounding. This shirt is Guilty.

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  • February 9, 2010

    Aly

    I actually like it on the model. Altough I don’t know how it would look on me.

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  • February 9, 2010

    JillyB

    My son just had shoulder surgery and this looks like the perfect shirt for him. Without the puffy sleeve. Other than that- meh.

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  • February 9, 2010

    Bethany

    Guilty.

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  • February 10, 2010

    kevie

    Normally, I’m a fan of the one-shoulder look–probably my goddess complex. But this is for a secretary with a shoulder injury. Guilty!

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  • February 10, 2010

    Charlotte

    $10 says it’ll be in TK Max by the end of the summer.

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  • February 10, 2010

    Pomeroy

    Admittedly, I’m not crazy about how it looks here, but I do think it’s an interesting idea. Could maybe work better with the right outfit and accessories.

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  • February 11, 2010

    EricB

    This is very Westwood. Just great.

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  • February 11, 2010

    Lady_Shi

    I actually LOVE this!!!

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  • February 11, 2010

    Ash

    It looks like a fashion malfunction.

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  • February 11, 2010

    Carrie

    I’m going to be the odd one out and say that I hate one-shouldered anything, I’m over Vivienne Westwood, and I really like this top. It is pleasantly fresh and crisp and the fabric looks nice. It really does need to be seen on, apparently.

    I would, however, probably hate it untucked, because the bottom is asymmetrical in a different way and then it would just look like slobby wandering hipster begging to be paired with liquid leggings.

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  • February 12, 2010

    Miranda

    I don’t like one-shouldered dresses — they make me think of Wilma Flintstone. I definitely don’t like this shirt. It totally looks like she missed a button (but you know she didn’t). Also, that pinstripe looks like a business/daytime look, but to me a one-shoulder blouse (if you’re going to wear it at all) is much more an evening thing. That leaves me baffled as to where you’d even wear this.

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