Daylight Robbery: Julien Macdonald’s £2,685 threadbare dress

Have you ever stood behind a girl at the bar and wondered whether you should tell her that her label, or worse, her bra clasp, is sticking out above her dress? Can you imagine the conversations this dress would provoke between concerned parties: “Do you think she knows her dress has fallen down? Is that a bra or a top underneath? Shall I offer her a couple of safety pins?”

Net-a-Porter call it “intricate”. They describe the dress as “cut-out”. We prefer “hanging by a thread” – because seriously, a couple of flimsy threads are all that is stopping the skirt of this dress from abandoning the bodice completely.

That’s assuming the bra-top warrants the title “bodice”, of course…

Seriously, ladies, for almost £3k we’re pretty sure you could do a lot better. In fact, for a fraction of the price and bus fare to our local M&S, the Fashion Police will willingly recreate this look for you!

Julien Macdonald lace and chiffon mini dress, £2,685 from Net-a-Porter.

8 Comments

  • October 7, 2010

    Brie

    It looks like it should be worn in the bedroom, not out in public. It has a very “hooker in a whorehouse” feel to it. Yikes!

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  • October 7, 2010

    Alex

    It is indeed very hooker-y, not a good look out in public in my opinion. And so far from worth nearly £3000

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  • October 7, 2010

    Mara Lima

    It actually look like something I’d wear (for about 5 seconds) on my honeymoon…

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  • October 7, 2010

    Steph

    I can imagine Helena Bonham-Carter wearing it with wellies somewhere but I can’t imagine what use anyone else would get out of it.

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  • October 7, 2010

    ilexica

    Lol. The net a porter model looks so cold!

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  • October 7, 2010

    kookakicha

    This is easy to re-create. Just take a bra and stitch it to a satin skirt. Add some lace here and there and here you go

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  • October 7, 2010

    drea

    looks like neglige… thats what i thought it was… dress indeed.

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  • October 8, 2010

    La petite française

    I don’t know why but i like this dress. I am very whoried about it lol.

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