Bag Lady Chic: Bag top by Lanvin

Lanvin silk halterneck topYou could be forgiven for thinking that this is a drawstring bag.  We thought it was a bag when we first saw it.  But we promise you that this is, in fact, a halterneck top.  Pretending to be a drawstring bag.  (No, it’s not really, it’s just doing a jolly good impression of a drawstring bag.)  If you visit the Matches website you will see it being worn.  And on a mannequin?  It still looks like a drawstring bag if we’re honest.

What do you think though?  Can you forgive the bag imposter tendencies because of that lovely bright yellow, which we actually quite like?  Or does it just look like a bag to you too?  If you want to buy it, and you have £620 to spend on a bag top, it’s by Lanvin and you can find it here.

8 Comments

  • February 9, 2011

    Evy

    I’ve got a similar top, but red, and I like it… But I bought mine for £5, so, yeah… 😛 Also, I don’t pull the strings so tight, so I don’t really wear it as a halerneck, but more like a T-shirt or something…

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  • February 9, 2011

    Aleutie

    It is just one of these things that don’t have any hanger-appeal. I bet it looks lovely on a figure. On a very good figure…

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  • February 9, 2011

    philly

    Tell me I have bad taste, but I like the top. I don’t care for the yellow color but I would purchase it in a different one.

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  • February 9, 2011

    Bre

    it kind of reminds me of the american apparel “le sac” dress, which can be worn a number of different ways depending on what you do with the straps. I think it *could* look cute.

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  • February 9, 2011

    Keeva

    I like it a lot. I think it would look a lot nicer on an actual person! 🙂

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  • February 10, 2011

    Mair

    I actually do like it, but it looks like a homemade type thing. Not something you pay $800+ for. Though it does look like it would be fun to try and recreate.

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  • February 10, 2011

    Amee

    I imagine there’s cheaper ways to look bad.

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  • February 10, 2011

    misty

    This is just a case of lazy designing. I live in Mississippi and every Crafty Cathy that owns a sewing machine churns these out for their little girl as soon as the weather warms up. There is nothing stylish about this top, it’s two pieces of grosgrain and a silk pillow case, for crying out loud!

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