Case Closed:Miley Cyrus And Gwen Stefani in Shreddy Tees by Obestity & Speed

Case File: Obsesity and Speed Shreddy T

We opened the case on Obesity & Speed’s Shreddy T back in March of this year, and since then it’s become something of a celebrity fashion favourite, with Miley Cyrus in particular taking the Shreddy T to her teenaged heart.

This weekend saw Miley turn once again to her faithful Shreddy, while Gwen Stefani also gave the shirt the Gwen seal of approval. (Gwen’s also wearing drop-crotch jeans in this photo. We feel like she’s almost trying to provoke us here.) The, er, joy of this item is that while it looks fairly unremarkable from the front, once the wear turns her back, it’s a whole different look:

If we saw anyone other than a rich celebrity wearing this, we’d probably toss her a coin, thinking, “Wow, poor thing’s been standing around so long, she got covered in cobwebs”. In fact, however, the shirt in question costs more coins than we can spare – (It’s $165 from Obesity & Speed), and we suspect most fashion-savvy folks would describe it as “edgy”, and happily cough up that much on those grounds alone.

Would you, though? What do you think of Gwen and Miley’s outfits?

14 Comments

  • July 19, 2010

    Andrea

    I wouldn’t hate this shirt if it were worn layered and not just over a bra. But Gwen does like to show us her bra. Maybe she IS trying to provoke you.

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  • July 19, 2010

    naomi

    The designers must be having a grand laugh over at obesity & speed knowing they can charge almost 200 bucks for that ridiculous “shirt” and get at least 2 celebs and their rabid devotees to part with that much money for a top my older relatives would have deemed fit for a rag pile. Who knew letting my cats go crazy with “happy paws” on my tops would make me trendy and save me some moolah

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  • July 19, 2010

    Monica

    I love No Doubt so feel pretty disheartened to see Gwen wearing this awful outfit, especially when I can think of a million times that she has worn superb outfits. I think it’s more the drop crotch jeans that do it for me here. They’re just awful. Though Miley Cyrus’s ripped/paint splattered jeans aren’t exactly high on my approval list either. But sticking to the tops… I wasn’t a fan when you showed it us a few month’s back and this hasn’t convinced me of them either. Still a big no from me!

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  • July 19, 2010

    Shoes not blues

    On the topic of Gwen’s trousers though, (I can find no words to comment on the tops) let’s all remember that she’s a twice preggers lady and repeat pregnancy can lead to incontinence (unless you do your pelvic floor exercises as any gynaeocologist worth her salt will point out to you) and those trousers would do a smashing job of hiding an adult nappy. Just sayin’.

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  • July 19, 2010

    Megan

    Other than being ugly as sin, they just make me think about the horrible feeling of walking into a spiderweb. Imagine that unpleasantness on your back all day long!

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  • July 19, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    How come they don’t keep getting caught in door handles?

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  • July 20, 2010

    Alison

    Gwen has always liked to show her bra. I remember one picture of her in an orange dress and it had, like, almost no top, pretty much all you could see was her bra. I don’t have a problem with visible bra straps but I think showing as much as she does is tacky.

    Even with the pants, I still think Gwen looks better than Miley. It’s hard to explain, but I find that even when Gwen wears bad clothes she still looks somewhat fashionable. I think it’s because her hair and make up is always very pulled-together. Also, I believe Gwen really is interested in fashion. Miley, however, looks like a poser, like she saw this outfit in a store window and went “Ooh, totally cool” and threw it on. Plus her hair looks dirty and needs to be brushed.

    P.S. What the heck kind of brand name is “Obesity and Speed”?! Whoever came up with that?

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    • July 20, 2010

      The Fashion Police

      Yeah, I think the hair and makeup do a lot for Gwen – she always looks polished, somehow, even when she’s wearing saggy pants!

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  • July 20, 2010

    Natasha

    Well it’s all very well these slim celebs wearing this, but wait til it gets to the high street and somone with back fat and no honest friends wears it.

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  • July 20, 2010

    Helen

    A first i thought they were just wearing what I wear everyday to my painting studio. (not the dropped crotch) Then i saw the backs….I am ….mystified. I suppose it would be nice and breezy in hot summer months?

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  • July 21, 2010

    Moni

    I wonder how these -hm, shirts?- even survive more than one wearing. As Rock Hyrax already said, they are just prone to get caught in about anything. You can’t even hang a bag over your shoulder or sit down without the risk of ruining your shirt even further.
    And it doesn’t even look good…

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    • August 4, 2010

      raur

      I’ve actually made (lol, more like shred) a few shirts like these myself, and they’re quite easy to wash. Surprisingly, the ones i’ve made actually come out intact, but the threads do get tangled. I guess the tee-shirts I’ve used have sturdy threads… I just wash them in a mesh-bag.

      $146?! I’d totally sell mine for $90!

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  • July 29, 2010

    yukina

    I personally have nothing against the tops (I think it’s a cool – albeit somewhat impractical – creation) but I agree with Andrea, they should be layered, maybe over a spaghetti strap or a tube. And worn with fitting, decent looking pants. I think it’s the combination of the top and bottom that ruined the look for the two.

    That said, $165 for a top that could be self-made for considerably less? Save the earth and recycle your boyfriend’s/brother’s/father’s unwanted tees (or take your cheating ex’s and destroy his favourite tee-shirt and show off your new handiwork) by making your own DIY shredded-tees. There are plenty of fashion blogs that teach you how to do them and you could probably relieve stress in the process.

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  • August 8, 2010

    caitlin

    Other than being ugly as sin, they just make me think about the horrible feeling of walking into a spiderweb. Imagine that unpleasantness on your back all day long!

    walking into spiderwebs… gwen stefani… LOL. sorry, that made me chuckle.
    anyway, i am more appalled by gwen’s pants than that wretched top… why oh why?

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