Clothes-That-Are-Stuck-Together Crimes: John Rocha’s two-in-one paisley dress

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Of all the items of clothing we've been forced to throw in the Fashion Police jail from breaking or law on Clothes-That-Are-Stuck-Together (It's a simple law: it basically states that those items should unstick themselves right away, or face the  consequences), this John Rocha dress, which is part of the diffusion line for Debenhams, has to be one of the most puzzling.

The thing is, this is a sundress. For wearing in the sun. You know, when it's HOT? So why on earth would you want to attach a cardigan to it? Sure, stick a cardigan in your handbag in case the weather gets cooler, but to actually stick it to your dress just seems like a waste of a dress to us. Why can't John Rocha sell the dress and cardigan as separates? We may never know. If you don't actually care, though, and you think this is fine and dandy, you can buy it for £70 from Debenhams.

7 Comments

  • June 2, 2009

    Miss Q

    Gah! I thought I was the only one who hated two-in-one clothes. It feels like cheating somehow… Here I go and painstakingly try to pick out a nice, matching outfit from my wardrobe, and then some cheater walks in with clothes that are already stuck together. Put some effort into your appearance, you lazy bum!
    Also, it’s stupid. Just a few days ago, I was sitting in class with a friend of mine, who was sweating like an ox. She was wearing two tops and I told her to take one off, so she could cool down. Turns out they were stuck together and she had to choose between dying of heatstroke, or walking around with only a bra. Nice…
    I will make one, and only ONE exeption: T-shirts stuck to longsleeve shirts. I have tried, but I can never put a T-shirt over a longsleeve shirt without feeling like I’m wearing a straightjacket.

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  • June 2, 2009

    debt reduction

    Your not the only one who hates two in one clothes. They are horrible especially if it has a little sweater over it that is attached, then it gets to hot and you can’t take it off. they are the worst clothing idea ever

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  • June 3, 2009

    a woman

    Personally, I like both the dress and cardigan. They’re both nice, and I would wear them together, just like that. But the fact that I wouldn’t be able to take the cardigan off if it got hotter would just annoy me.

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  • June 3, 2009

    Jojo

    This post is what made me bookmark this site and promise to love it forever. Stuck together clothes are the bane of my existence. This is one of the oddest I’ve seen though. I can’t think of a time in Britain’s ever changing weather when it would be sensible to wear this.

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  • June 8, 2009

    Claire

    I nearly tried this on in Debenhams today. I think the cardigan and dress are actually two separate pieces, just sold together to coordinate.

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  • June 12, 2009

    Ash

    I think there is only one exception for clothing that is stuck together; if both materials are light in weight and matching in pattern. I have one dress in my closet that has a small, very light weight shrug attached to it that is also the same flowery pattern as the dress. It could be called detailing on the dress but it looks like I’m wearing a little matching shrug and it isn’t impractical.

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  • June 14, 2009

    KittyRose

    i work at debenhams and i HATE the rocha stuck-together clothes! the spring collection featured some particularly awful specimens in the form of the front of a top sewn into a cardy, and trying to work out how to attach the clothes back together again once someone’s tried it on is a nightmare! i thought this kind of thing was reserved for childrenswear, as kids dont understand the concept of layering. but fully grown women? come on…

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