Dress of the Day: Derek Lam strapless bow dress

Derek_lam There are lots of variations of this kind of style around at the moment, and we’d by lying if we didn’t admit that £810 seems like a wee bit much to pay for it, but Derek Lam rarely does wrong in our book, and this dress is lovely enough to warrant its position as Dress of the Day, even despite the hefty price tag.

This is one of those dresses that, like so many black cocktail dresses before it, will see you through any number of parties, with nothing more than a pair of great shoes and maybe a bracelet or two to set it off to perfection.

If the price seems just right to you, you can pick it up at Net-a-Porter.

11 Comments

  • December 4, 2008

    loogle

    i think whoever picks the dress of the day has a bit of a thing for bows

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  • December 5, 2008

    Beatnik

    ENOUGH with the bows! We’ve seen this dress a hundred times!!

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  • December 5, 2008

    Beatnik

    Or at the very least, a half a dozen times in the past month.

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  • December 5, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    Wow, Beatnik – sorry to have annoyed you. Obviously no one is forcing you to read this site, so if bows are really a big problem for you there is always the “back” button : )
    To everyone else who has complained about bows recently:
    1. I write all of the content on this site myself, so naturally it often reflects my own personal taste. I am aware that this is an issue, but it’s one that’s hard to avoid, and is an unfortunate side-effect of me being human. I hope to be able to take on more writers at some point, though, at which point the content will be more varied.
    2. I do try and include DOTD selections that AREN’T to my particular taste. The recent Warehouse sequin dress post shows how well THAT tends to go down! I just can’t win : )
    3. In an effort to include a wider variety of styls, I have repeatedly appealed for people to nominate their own Dress of the Day, but very few people ever do – probably because it’s more fun to criticise mine!
    6. I’m going on holiday at the weekend and have worked really hard to make sure The Fashion Police will still have posts for you to read while I’m away. Unfortunately, some of those posts include items with bows on them. If you can put up with that until the end of the year, we will be making some changes to the site anyway in January, and I will review Dress of the Day as part of those changes, and take into account the feedback I’ve had on it recently. Whether those changes mean moving to only reader-nominated selections or axing the column altogether, I don’t know yet, but rest assured that your feedback is important, and will be taken on board.
    Finally, if you’ve made it this far and are willing to bear with us until the end of the year, even although we don’t always get it right, you have my eternal gratitude!

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  • December 5, 2008

    Jude

    i love the bows.
    and please don’t take out the dress of the day column. It’s my favorite. Not everyone has the same style and taste and thats fine. 😀

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  • December 5, 2008

    Jenna

    Has anyone else noticed that the whiners are always people who don’t have blogs of their own? It’s a shame, because clearly they’d have PERFECT blogs, being as they’re so perfect themselves!
    Don’t worry about the nay-sayers, fashion police, I for one appreciate the effort you go to to keep this site going. Some people just aren’t happy unless they’re complaining.

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  • December 5, 2008

    Zoe

    Fashion Police, you can please some of the people some of the time, the rest will always find something to moan about no matter what you do. I also love dress of the day, bows and all, and would be sad to see it go just because a few people can’t just scroll on past the items that aren’t 100% to their taste.

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  • December 5, 2008

    Beatnik

    If you don’t want criticism, perhaps you should turn off the comments section. Not everyone is going to agree all the time. It doesn’t mean I don’t like the column or that I’m criticizing you as a person or as a blogger. I read your blog everyday because I enjoy it. But if posting my feedback in the comments section has created such a stir, perhaps it is time for me to move on to other blogs afterall.

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  • December 5, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    Beatnik – I certainly don’t expect people to agree with me all the time, but if regular readers suddenly start leaving comments saying they have a problem with the site, I don’t think it’s unreasonable for me to repond to those comments. To use your argument, if you don’t want a response to your criticisms, why bother posting them?

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  • December 6, 2008

    Anne

    Beatnik: For me I think the issue here goes back to the fact people respond on the Internet in a way they would not in real life. Your first couple of comments weren’t feedback and I don’t think that is the way you would speak to someone face to face. I am a bit of a lurker on this blog and I recognize your name from reading the comments, and I don’t recall you ever getting that wound up before 🙂
    Personally if I wrote this blog I would be a little bit annoyed at your original tone, but hey that is just me. For what it is worth I DO think it is perfectly reasonable for the blog owner to have responded to you in the way that she did.
    Also bows are on everything nowadays, it must be hard to avoid posting them on the site. But luckily I am in the still liking bows category 🙂

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  • December 6, 2008

    Beatnik

    Okay, well then consider me officially resigned from this site. Stay well.

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