Style on Trial: Vanessa Bruno V-neck tiered tank dress

Dress Hmmmm. So, we know we have a clear and unfair bias towards dresses with actual waistlines, but it’s hard to imagine anyone looking at this dress and not being ever so slightly reminded of a sack. A pretty, silky, lilac sack, to be fair, but still a sack: and we’re sure we don’t need to remind you that sacks are for carrying things in, not for paying $718 to wear.

Still, women come in all shapes and sizes, and have all kinds of tastes and preferences, so we’re going to try to cast our own feelings about Vanessa Bruno’s v-neck tank dress aside for the moment, and consult those of our readers.

What do you think of this dress? "Feminine meets fashion forward," as ShopBop describe it, or "A very upmarket sack," which is what The Fashion Police would say?

10 Comments

  • April 9, 2008

    Heidi

    OMG….I thought at first “paying $18 to wear” isn’t so bad, until I clicked into the link and discovered its actually $718! This dress does not justify the insane price tag!

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  • April 9, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    Whoops! Price now ammended to the correct, jaw-dropping £718 🙂

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  • April 9, 2008

    amy

    i love this dress! it’s a perfect middle ground between the overdone ‘sack’ look and the too tight gown that doesn’t allow room to eat. although i agree with you guys, a little too pricey. fyi: fashion police lovers- i just saw bluefly launched a new line b*fly that allows you to shop by trend- they have some really cute dresses there too.

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  • April 9, 2008

    amelia

    Well, not really my sort of thing, so I’m with the Fashion Police on this one. Even if I did like it it’s too damn expensive!

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  • April 9, 2008

    Diana

    Not my style really

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  • April 9, 2008

    Danielle

    NO. NO NO NO. I will willingly write a guest post against sack dresses if you’ll let me. I hate these things!

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  • April 9, 2008

    cp

    Looks like lingerie loungewear from Walmart if you ask me.

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  • April 9, 2008

    cp

    Looks like lingerie loungewear from Walmart if you ask me.

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  • April 10, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    Danielle – be our guest 🙂 You’re more than welcome to rant about sack dresses any time you like!
    http://www.thefashionpolice.net/write-for-us.html

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  • January 6, 2009

    Charli

    haha w o w …
    so it looks like a junior high attempt at a being a fashion designer. I mean really, its like fabric draped on a woman bc the designer lacked the skills to actually FIT it to her body even on a minimal level!! w o w. i’m speechless.

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