Style on Trial: Topshop’s Silk Star Print Dress

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Readers, meet Topshop’s star print dress. It’s £65, and is apparently the dress du jour over at the Shop that is Top – so much so that it sold out almost as soon as the first batch was put on sale, and they’re now urging everyone who wants one to hurry and snap one up quick now that some new stock has gone online today. It’s the pansy print dress all over again, isn’t it?

Our question is: WHY?

I mean, is anyone else seeing a slightly 80s-esque dress here, with the kind of pointy, gathered waist that you used to get on bridesmaid’s gowns, circa 1982?

No? Just us then.

The Topshop Star Print Dress is On Trial, folks. Leave your comment now to speak in its defense or give evidence of its guilty (i.e. tell us what you think of it).

13 Comments

  • November 13, 2007

    Caroline

    I think it’s hideous – looks a bit dishraggy and lopsided to me – poor craftsmanship. I’m finding Toshop a bit hit and miss lately – some of their stuff is still fab, but half the time it feels a litle like they simply don’t need to bother anymore.

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  • November 13, 2007

    Nancy

    Its a little im trying to be modern/punk/cool but ive got it all wrong -ish
    perfect for a sock – hop if anyone is so daring as to go to one…

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  • November 13, 2007

    Heather

    Hmmm, I LOVE the print and hate the cut. It just feels “off”.

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  • November 14, 2007

    Ali

    yes, completely and utterly 80s! and not in a good way (although I’m still not convinced there is a good way to be inspired by the 80s). The print is also a little too craftsy for me… I used to work in a shop that sold patchworking fabrics and that’s what I’m seeing here…

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  • November 14, 2007

    Ali

    yes, completely and utterly 80s! and not in a good way (although I’m still not convinced there is a good way to be inspired by the 80s). The print is also a little too craftsy for me… I used to work in a shop that sold patchworking fabrics and that’s what I’m seeing here…

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  • November 14, 2007

    Laura

    I think it quite nice but its not one of those timeless classic dresses. I don’t understand why its flying off the shelves. Unless its anything to do with Alex Chung wearing it of course. I prefer the one they have as asos.com its so much nicer!
    http://www.asos.com/Asos/Star-Print-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=211197&clr=Print&SearchQuery=star&sh=0

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  • November 15, 2007

    Si

    I like it; it’s simple yet not boring and is probably really flattering. It’s also cheap for a silk dress. Personally, I can’t find anything wrong with it at all.

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  • November 22, 2007

    sal

    I hate this dress. Its frumpy!
    I love silk tops and dresses and love the site http://www.21jeans.com for silk kaftans at only $50

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  • January 8, 2008

    selina

    have you seen the chanel ss08 runways? i rest my case

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  • January 8, 2008

    Lucy Whiteside

    Slightly wizard like i think!

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  • January 11, 2008

    Gemma

    lovin the print, unsure about the cut, don’t like the waist and the neckline looks neither rounded nor square…oddness!!! Would go for a different style with the same print tho

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  • February 26, 2008

    harriet

    Only because Alexa Chung has this dress I payed £80 for it on ebay. If I get it and hate it, then I’ll sell it again on ebay for probably that much!

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  • January 18, 2010

    Daisy

    Does anyone else see the resemblance between this dress and a cheap witch Halloween costume? Just saying…

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