Crime of Fashion? Moschino’s Trench Coat/négligée hybrid

nightdress/ trenchcoat hybrid

[Buy it here for $2,995]

It took us a few seconds to work out exactly what we were looking at here, but then it hit us: you know all those times – those many, many times – when you want to wear a classic trenchcoat, but you ALSO want to wear a silky négligée ? Well, this item is the answer to your prayers: isn’t fashion marvelous?

Now, we have to admit, there have been times in our lives – and quite possibly in yours, too – when we’ve been tempted to throw a coat on over our nightclothes and run out on a quick errand. We’re not saying we’ve given into that impulse – yet  –  you understand: simply that we can understand how that could happen, and we do not judge. The act of wearing your nightclothes OVER your trench, on the other hand? We’ve been thinking about this all day (Well, OK, for as long as it’s taken to write this arrest report), and nope, we really can’t imagine a single scenario in which that would suddenly seem like a good idea.

Let’s just imagine for a second, however, that such a scenario existed. Yes, we know it’s a stretch, but just go with us on this one. Imagine you DID want to wear a nightdress over a trenchcoat, in exactly the manner shown above. Would you:

a) Give Moschino $3,000 to create the item for you


b) Pin an existing nightie to an existing trench coat, and create exactly the same effect

We know what we’d do in that scenario, and we’ll give you a clue: it’s not ‘A’.

Just to end this on a semi-positive note, however: this suspect isn’t guilty of QUITE as many crimes of fashion as you might think from the evidence above, because if you were thinking the droopy black hem was part of the coat (and we did too, at first), relax: it’s actually this:

sleeveless cape dress

[Sleeveless cape dress: $2,995]

The entire outfit, then, comes in at just under £6K. We’ll just leave you to mull that over, shall we?


  • August 1, 2014


    Sometimes during our hiking tours, I washed a t-shirt in the sink of the hostel and found it had not dried over night, so I had to pin it to my backpack and hope it would dry that way. This is obviously the more expensive version of “the modern nomad’s jinxed washing”. It is so ridiculous and uncreative that I really don’t know what to say. What do these designers do? Do they stand before a big box full of mixed clothes, pull out two at random and then try to figure out how to stick them together or hybridize them? Well, there have been hybrids of goat and sheep, and of pig and man, so why not of coat and nightshirt?

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  • August 1, 2014


    I say this is a blatant crime of stuck together clothes. The dress under the coat looks incomplete. However, I could only buy the incomplete dress and put it over a trench coat already existing in my closet to save 3K if I want the look(I don’t)

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  • August 1, 2014


    For a minute I kept trying to get my eyes to focus. Somehow the initial image would not compute in my brain. It reminds me of the cheap ($10)tee shirts printed with a sexy body in a bikini. Not what I would call chic. However, if the idea was to puzzle the viewer, it sure works, however as a viable piece of clothing–not. I am not sure arresting the piece will help. It seems the Moschino designers are the ones lately who need to be stopped.

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    • August 3, 2014


      I HAD to come back and look at this again! It’s about the model. In the first pic her head is tilted as if to say, “You REALLY expect me to model this?” And in the second, “Says who?”

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