August, 2010

Best Dressed of the Day: Audrina Partridge joins Dancing With the Stars

After all of those extravagant Emmy gowns from yesterday, here’s something short, simple and sweet, courtesy of Audrina Partridge, seen here attending a post-launch Dancing With the Stars party. We love the bright yellow of this dress, and think the hair and makeup works perfectly with it, as do the simple black peep toes. What do you think?

Who’s buying all the pre-ripped tights?

OK, time to ‘fess up, folks: almost every retail site we look at these days seems to be carrying some variation of the pre-ripped tights pictured above, and we just have to know – who’s actually buying them? Is it you? Because if we’d known people were willing to spend £10 on laddered hosiery, we’d have emptied out our sock drawers long ago and be writing this from a deckchair in the Carribean on the proceeds. And, OK, we get that some of you like the laddered look, but wouldn’t it be a whole lot cheaper to just ladder your own? Do you buy pre-laddered tights? Do you want to buy pre-laddered tights? If you do, click here and here for…

Fashion Trends for Winter 2010: Midi dresses

Maxi dresses were popular all summer, and mini dresses are popular almost ALL the time, which means that the midi dress has been due a revival for a while now, and this winter the fashion powers-that-be have decided it’s going to get one. Now, the midi (or mid-calf length) is a notoriously difficult length to wear. It hits right at the widest part of the calf, which isn’t always flattering, and the length can also look just a tad frumpy if you’re not careful. Still, midi dresses are currently finding their way into lots of our favourite stores, so if you do want to give the look a go, our advice is to: a) Go for a fairly fitted style:…

Harem Pants: Now available in leather By Marlene Birger

We thought harem pants were on the way out, but it would appear that they were only gathering strength before springing this on us. Seriously, leather harem pants? Sure, the fabric ones look bad, but at least all of that droopy material between your legs wouldn’t be uncomfortable. But leather. Acres of leather around the crotch just doesn’t sound like it would make for comfortable dressing, and it definitely doesn’t make for attractive dressing, so we have to ask: what’s the point? Anyone like to hazard a guess? Or do you just want to buy them? If you do, they’re $840 at Shopbop: click here to buy.

Fashion Police at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

It’s a public holiday here in the UK, but we couldn’t leave you without any Emmy fashion to look at, so we’re taking a break from our, er, break, to bring you this gallery. We’ll be back with more crimes of fashion tomorrow: in the meantime, don’t forget to tell us what you loved and loathed about the Emmys! (P.S. Look out for Part 2 of our Emmys coverage, coming up soon!)

Stuck together clothes crimes: Missoni silk and crochet jumpsuit

D’you know something, readers? These are not actually a bad pair of trousers. We mean, they’re not to The Fashion Police’s personal tastes, but as trousers go? Not bad. And the blouse, well, it’s quite fetching in an office-appropriate or “lunching-with-the-mother-in-law” kinda way. And as for the belt – well, we’d actually quite like the belt, if it were, in fact, a belt – as oppose to the waistband responsible for holding this whole jumpsuit together… What we can’t figure out is why this outfit needs to be a jumpsuit in the first place. Does the phrase “capsule wardrobe” mean nothing to Missoni? Wouldn’t they make more money selling two, even three separate pieces here? Why make bathroom trips so…

River Island leopard print platform heel sandals

Frankenshoes: F&F Leopard print cuffed sandal at Tesco

We were a little bit lost for words when we saw these shoes.  But are they shoes?  Tesco are calling them sandals, but with that amount of fabric up the leg, surely they are entering the realms of boots?  But there’s nothing covering the foot.  This makes them “bandals“. Now, we didn’t like bandals to start with, but we like them even less in this leopard print version. What do you think? Bail is set at the sale price of £7.50 (what, you mean these didn’t sell out at the full price?  Shocking!) and the release fee to buy their freedom can be paid here.

Who wears short shorts and mixed patterns? Beyonce in St Tropez!

Having just launched our Best Dressed of the Day feature yesterday, we hit an immediate stumbling block today with the realisation that the combined efforts of all of the image agencies we use could not produce a single image of a well-dressed celebrity. Celebs, you done let us down. Please try harder tomorrow. Instead, then, here’s a photo of Beyonce, who’s currently on holiday with Jay Z in St. Tropez, leaving her yacht to head to Club 55. You’re welcome!

Wear or Die: Mesh Dress Edition

Attention fashion lovers! For this week’s Wear or Die, we’re giving you the opportunity to be “bang on trend” in a mesh, bodycon dress of your choice! Well, not quite of your choice: you have to choose from one of the two options above. Oh, and if you DON’T choose one of them to wear (in public, exactly as shown in the image), you die. On the plus side, you get to show everyone your “banging” body! Awesome, no? Which dress will you choose, though? Boohoo’s ‘Cindy’ mesh dress (left) hides the crotch area, but looks like it could cause a nip-slip or two if you’re not careful. Then there’s all of that thigh action going on. River Island’s cobweb…

Evil Twin Cage Knit Crop Top: appropriately named

First we had the Guilty Brotherhood, now here’s the Evil Twin: hey, imagine what it would be like if they joined forces! We must say, though, we’re impressed that some fashion brands are starting to recognise the depth of their crimes and label themselves accordingly: acceptance is the first step towards becoming a reformed fashion criminal, after all. As for the crop “top”, well, what is there to say other than a) it’s not much of a “top”, and b) yeah. Still, this kind of thing is wildly popular in fashionable circles right now: in fact, we can’t seem to find a personal style blog that doesn’t feature someone wearing a harness of some kind, so more power to them….

Double the crime, double the price: TAO sweater with handbag detail

At first glance, we assumed this was a simple case of Stuck-Together-Clothes. Upon re-examination of the evidence, however, we’re just not convinced that the handbag stuck to the front of this sweater has any real function other than a decorative one, so we now have to conclude that it’s just ugly. (Which is kind of disappointing actually, because if it had been a handbag AND a sweater, that would have at least helped explain the $895 price tag. Double the crime, double the price, after all…) Or is it? We guess if you really like handbags – and this one in particular – you might find this the perfect way to demonstrate that love. To wear your handbag close to…

Best Dressed of the Day: Katy Perry in florals in New York

The rest of the world may be dreaming of Fall, but Katy Perry (and The Fashion Police) is still clinging onto summer style, choosing a floral tube dress, fluffy pink cardigan and Christian Louboutin peep toes to attend meetings in New York City this week. Katy’s style can be just a little too OTT a lot of the time, but we think this is a sweet look for the the end of summer. What do you think?