Wear or Die: Acne edition

Ugly_clothesAcne have amazed us on more than one occasion lately, so who better than they to provide us with this week’s Wear or Die options?

First of all, some ground rules:

1. You must choose one outfit to wear – or die, mwa-ha-ha!

2. You must wear the outfit in public, so no answers along the lines of “the second one, but I’ll make sure I don’t leave the house all day!” are permitted. We’re mean like that, sorry.

3. You may not cover the item up in any way, so no “I’ll take the dress and wear a coat over the top”, unfortunately.

With that said, all that remains is for us to pose the question: will you wear the strangely ruffled dress on the right, which isn’t exactly flattering to the figure, or will you go for the drop-crotch-pants-and-cardi combo on the left, which – and here’s the catch – must be worn with the shoes pictured. Well, we did say we were mean…

So, which outfit will you choose, readers?

24 Comments

  • October 29, 2008

    Arielle

    I’ll take the outfit on the right, because while a lot of people wouldn’t immediately notice the dropped crotch or the shoes, no one could possibly fail to notice the hideously unflattering ruffles on the dress!

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  • October 29, 2008

    Janet C

    Die. Definitely. The shoes alone are enough to make me choose death. They’re a broken ankle waiting to happen. And don’t get me started on the hideousness of both outfits. The models’ expressions seem to both be, “They are NOT paying me enough to wear this cr@p!”

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  • October 29, 2008

    Eva

    The dress. I might have chosen differently if that outfit included the same hideous shoes as the one with the trousers, but I don’t think it does.

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  • October 29, 2008

    kelly

    Got to agree with Janet, al;though I don’t mind the shoes so much, in a kinda gothy type of way.
    But those are not happy models…

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  • October 29, 2008

    Maddie

    The dress, seeing as I have a couple halloween parties to go to this weekend. ;]

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  • October 29, 2008

    Amanda Nicole

    The shoes in the pic on the left are enough to make me choose ANYTHING over having to wear them. So I guess the dust ruffle dress.

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  • October 29, 2008

    zosia

    dress!
    the first one isn’t that bad, but…THOSE SHOES?!
    definitely dress!

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  • October 29, 2008

    Maria

    I think this one is a case of wearing AND dying. But I would still choose the dress. True, you would DIE for the first time you’re wearing it but afterward one can unpick the seams and move the ruffles to the hem. Where they belong. And voila! You have something nice to wear. Except you would have to endure weeks of commenting “how much nicer THIS dress is comparing the another one. You know the one? From the other day? Yeah, the weird one?”

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  • October 29, 2008

    Raechel

    I was contemplating the first outfit, but the shoes are awful, so despite the sack like qualities of that dress, I’d have to wear that in public, maybe muss up my hair a bit and try and pull of some ‘edgy’ vibe..

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  • October 29, 2008

    Raechel

    If you click here
    http://shop.acnestudios.com/data/product/images/4070200895311314396861_L.jpg
    You’ll see an alternative picture of that dress, it doesn’t look AS bad, but look..the shoes..the second model has scary platform boats on her feet too!!

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  • October 29, 2008

    Anna

    Umm, I guess I’ll take the one on the left. That dress is just… no.

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  • October 29, 2008

    Am

    the trousers and the cardi – at least I’d be warm(ish)

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  • October 29, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    I was going to go for the dress but then looked at Raechel’s link. Nappy trousers it is then…

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  • October 30, 2008

    Minx GlamourModel

    it would be the first one, but
    the shoes took a chainsaw to it
    && murdered it, so i`ll go with
    the second . can i at least use
    some safety pins to give the dress
    some type of shape ?. . ..
    but lmao at the models` expressions !.
    xoxo .

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  • October 30, 2008

    Spengler

    I totally love the shoes. they are really amazing! I can’t see why all that hate.
    both dresses are ugly, though.
    Both models would look a lot better being naked with those shoes on.

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  • October 30, 2008

    mbbored

    Um, the pants & cardigan? They look more like a typical “bad” outfit, poorly fitting old sweat pants and sweatshirt while out running errands, etc.

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  • October 30, 2008

    Sophie

    while neither are vaguely fashionable, i would choose the dress, as i think that with the models arms down by her sides the ruffles may be less prominent.
    i hope.

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  • October 30, 2008

    Sarah

    Seeing as both sets of shoes are hideous (are they the same??), I would choose the cardigan and pants, only because I am…almost positive that with the right attitude and accessories, it can be…passable lol.

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  • October 30, 2008

    Lisa

    Usually, I am horrified by “wear or die” outfits, but today I cannot stop laughing. Just when I get my giggles controlled, I look at that dress and I just start up all over again. That being said, I would probably choose the dress (hee!).

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  • October 30, 2008

    Zoe

    I actually don’t mind either outfit much… just the shoes, oh ye gods, they burn my eyes. As far as the dress goes: it’s rather refreshing after an endless parade of ladylike, prim, fitted dresses, actually. I may be the minority opinion here. Understatement alert.

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  • November 16, 2008

    Whitney

    the dress

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  • November 29, 2008

    sandy

    ok so this is a hard one as I am totally in love with both looks. They are both unique and original and refreshingly far from the usual boring pieces that the fashion police tout as chic. I’d say both, but if I really had to choose, probably the 1st outfit since i prefer pants to dresses. ACNE’s Awesome

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  • September 7, 2009

    Diandra

    The one on the left, it’s a little too grungy but it’s pretty cute! aside from the drop-crotch pants of course, but I didn’t notice it right away so I think I could live with it!
    The ruffle dress is just so unflattering! I think somebody out there could make it work though, but i’m not going to risk it!

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  • November 5, 2009

    Umm

    The drop crotch would have to torment me… because the cardigan is CUTE.

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