Crime of Fashion: the Shirt Dress That Looks Like an Actual Shirt

the Shirt Dress That Looks Like an Actual Shirt

Before I go any further here, I should probably make it clear that I’m not dissing normal shirt dresses – ones like Gwyneth’s, in other words. Those kind of shirt dresses are absolutely fine – are good, even. No, I’m specifically dissing this $600 Daryl K shirt dress, and I guess, by association, anyone who would actually pay $600 to look like they’d picked their boyfriend’s shirt up off the bedroom floor and forgotton to steal the matching pants. I dunno, maybe it’s just because it looks like something Mischa Barton would wear, and you know how much I hate that. Or maybe I’m just wishing my legs looked that good in an oversized satin sack, who knows?

Talking of Mischa Barton!

Mischa Barton

Now, let me just begin here by shocking you all mightily with my admission that I’ve never really got the whole “Mischa fashionista” thing. Mischa Barton is no more a fashion icon to me than Sienna Miller is, and, in fact, while both will occassionally pull something quite sweet out of the (designer, natch) bag, most of the time they both look like they just rolled out of bed and couldn’t be bothered getting dressed.

With this little number, Mischa continues to work the “look what I wore to bed last night!” look. In theory, I love shift dresses, and I can kind of see where she was going with this. The satiny material and the “dips down at the front” shape, though, just makes it look like an old nightdress. Sorry, Mischa. Oh, and what the hell do you have on your feet, woman?


  • October 22, 2006

    Ambika B

    Ha! That is pretty bad, especially for 600.00. The Gap probably carries the equivalent in their mens section for 30. And that would look 100 x more chic.

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  • October 22, 2006


    Exactly! I mean, I could go to my boyfriend’s wardrobe and pull out something like that…For shame!

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