Style on Trial: bustier t-shirt from Dorothy Perkins

Bustier_tshirt As far as we’re concerned, this white bustier t-shirt from Dorothy Perkins is the t-shirt equivalent of one of those "hilarious" novelty aprons which has a picture of a headless, bikini-clad babe on the front, the idea being that when you slip it in, you look like you’re the bikini-clad babe. Except not really, obviously.

This shirt follows the same principles, screaming out, "Look! I’m a t-shirt but I look like a corset! Fooled ya!" It’s the ideal way to wear lingerie in public (or to look like you’re wearing lingerie in public: the thing about this type of garment is that it doesn’t actually look like you’re wearing the item pictured, so you basically just end up wearing a shirt with a picture of underwear on the front. Which is weird.) without being accused of indecency, but would you be accused of committing crimes of fashion instead?

Your judgment is awaited: is this t-shirt a crime of fashion, folks?

13 Comments

  • July 1, 2008

    alicen

    While I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing that, it would be pretty slimming

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  • July 1, 2008

    Toni

    Hm, Did Dorothy Perkins just give up and run out of new ideas?
    I can anticipate the kind of woman that would wear this and I don’t think that it could be teamed with anything and still maintain any kind of class.

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  • July 1, 2008

    Nina

    Exactly what I was going to say, Alicen!!

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  • July 1, 2008

    Carol

    Ewwww.

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  • July 1, 2008

    Am

    I guess they got their ideas from something like this http://wonderworkshop.co.uk/breasts.html

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  • July 1, 2008

    Danielle

    How trashy and cliche

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  • July 1, 2008

    Zoe

    If, and I mean IF, the quality of the shirt is high enough, and the person wearing it has the style and zing to pull it off – it would make a very nice cutesy gimmick.
    However, I agree with Toni that I can already imagine the people wearing it. Nu-uh.

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  • July 1, 2008

    Natasha

    I think I’d rather wear my real underwear in public than this, and that’s saying A LOT!

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  • July 2, 2008

    JJ

    I’m pretty sure Miss Jay wore something like that in America’s Next Top Model…

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  • July 2, 2008

    Anna

    wouldn’t that be a Shirt Pretending to be Underwear crime of fashion? it’s one item of clothing pretending to be another… and failing miserably. ewww.

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  • July 2, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    I’m glad to find my instincts on this one appear to have been correct, then!

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  • July 6, 2008

    angie,uk

    this is ugly ugly UGLY!!!!!
    i hate these stupid tops people. I’ve seen em with head phones printed on(so it looks like theyre around your neck) which isnt THAT bad, and with trainers around the neck…Who carries trainers , laced together, around their neck?=/ But this takes the biscuit!
    You’ll see hundreds of em on the sale racks. guarenteed

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  • November 5, 2009

    Umm

    I’d wear it as a joke… but I saw a girl wearing something similar the other day.. only without the outline of the sides.. so it looked like a baggy corset.

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