Fashion Crime Friday | Up to No Good

This Nasty Gal dress is called the ‘Up to No Good Dress’:

Nasty Gal Up to No Good Dress

It’s a good name for it, don’t you think? This dress is most certainly “up to no good”: that’s why our officers arrested it, after all. During questioning, we hope to find out the answer to the two most pressing questions relating to this suspect, namely:

1. What kind of underwear do you wear with a dress like this?

2. How on earth do you actually MOVE in it, without inadvertently answering question 1 for anyone who happens to be looking at you?

As for the second suspect in today’s lineup, we’re not actually sure this is technically a crime of fashion, or whether its only “crime” is “being a bit strange”. (Which, really, is no crime at all. If it was, we’d have had to arrest ourselves a long time ago.) You decide:

ostrich feather sweater

Those are ostrich feathers. We feel ticklish just looking at them. Do they constitute a fashion crime, though, or are they simply quirky, unusual, and super-duper expensive (this will set you back £1678)?

Finally, for those of you who hate deliberately distressed jeans:

distressed jeans

Let’s just say it’s not just the jeans that are distressed here: we were pretty unhappy ourselves when we discovered these creations.

And that’s it for this week’s roundup, folks! We don’t know whether to be happy or sad that we only managed to round up three style suspects for you this week, but we think we’re going to go with happy: at least it means the world is (relatively) safe from crimes of fashion, although how long this situation will last is anyone’s guess. Let’s just hope it lasts until Monday at least, when we’ll be back on the virtual streets, fighting fashion crime.

Have a great weekend!


  • November 8, 2013

    Annette Tirette

    How would you even wash that ostrich monstrosity without ruining it?

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    • November 11, 2013


      You don’t. This is obviously a wear-it-only-once-novelty. Would you be seen twice in this – I mean, what is there to it after the shock factor has worn off?

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  • November 9, 2013


    It seems to me that that Nasty Gal dress (and those of its ilk) are not actually trying to be stylish in any way. They’re just trying to be as sexual and provocative as possible. I mean, where would you wear it? To the bar? To a football game? Frankly, I don’t think anyone but a prostitute working her corner could defensibly wear that.

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  • November 9, 2013


    I love reading your blog! Too accurate and too funny!
    And as to that dress….. it’s not a dress. It’s lingerie !

    Kat |

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  • November 11, 2013


    You might wear a C-string under that dress:
    I wonder if it stays put when you have that fashionable thigh gap…

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  • November 20, 2013


    I will reading your blog! Too correct and too funny….. nice lady fashion wears….

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