Aqua Couture Swing Sleeveless Shirt Dress: don’t bend over in it…

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Er, excuse us love, you seem to have forgotten your trousers… Whoops, no, our mistake! It’s a dress, isn’t it? Oh God, it’s a dress, and it’s exactly the kind of dress The Fashion Police hate, with enough volume up top to hide several people under and then… nothing. It only just skims the crotch, making it look like the slightest movement will leave you vulnerable to a wardrobe malfunction of the "knicker flashing" variety.

That’s how it looks on this model, anyway, and OK, granted, she’s probably a little taller than average. Maybe it would look better on a shorter person. Or with leggings. Or… actually, no, we give in: we wouldn’t be able to resist the temptation to put a belt around it to give it at least SOME shape, and that would just look silly, and make it even shorter than it is already, so we’re just going to stick to our original impression, which was that this is decidedly not for us.

Is it for you, though? We’ve spoken of our total aversion to "tent dresses" before, so we have a clear bias against this kind of style, and are probably therefore not the best people to stand in judgment of it. What do you think of it?

(If you like it, you can buy it here.)

9 Comments

  • January 19, 2009

    gokarm

    It’s too short and should be worn as a shirt. As a tunic-y shirt, I don’t MIND it…don’t love it, but i don’t mind it. But as a dress…no, it’s not a freakin’ dress, I don’t care what Aqua Couture says. Slip a denim skirt under that thing and add a big braided turquoise belt and maybe a cropped leather jacket over it.

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  • January 19, 2009

    peachfish

    I don’t care what they’re calling it, it’s a maternity shirt.

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  • January 19, 2009

    ben

    It’s as if they had buttons on “Logan’s Run.”

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  • January 19, 2009

    Kate

    Don’t sneeze, either, and FORGET IT on a breezy day. EVERYONE is gonna know your bidness.

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  • January 19, 2009

    Anna

    No. No, that is not a dress. I refuse to beleive that. Its a top. One that’s horribly unflattering to anyone not at least a few months pregnant.

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  • January 19, 2009

    chocoholic

    maternity shirt – exactly what I was thinking

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  • January 20, 2009

    Joey Sauer

    Refuse to believe that’s a dress, it’s an ovesized top that NEEDS a belt or strap or something, and pants or a skirt, to keep it alive.

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  • January 31, 2009

    a woman

    I would like to give it a lower neckline, get rid of the collar, give it a high waist belt and give the model some trousers – and voila!! It will look like an actual shirt!!

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  • July 14, 2009

    Heyam

    I have got this dress and it looks great on me!!!!! Team with some black tiny shorts so if it is windy ur safe! gorgeous colour and button straight to the top a must-have for summer!!! especially when ur havin a fat day!

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