Fashion Trends : Wet look

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Wet look. We've been seeing it for a while now on leggings, of course, but it would appear that wet look fashion was infectious, and has spread to other members of the world of clothes: on our travels around the web this week, we encountered wet look dresses, tops, skirts and tunics – and there's still an awful lot of wet-look leggings out there, too.

What does everyone think of this development? We've already admitted that we don't actually mind the wet look leggings (we know that admission will shock some of you, and we understand), but in the case of the dress shown above, for instance, we tend to think that if it shows up every lump and bump on the mannequin, it's going to do exactly the same for us – only worse. Much worse. As for shiny gold and silver things, well, the less said the better.

What do you think, though? Is this trend a crime of fashion?

Black wet-look vest dress, £20, Miss Selfridge; Black wet-look mini skirt, £16, Miss Selfridge; Gold wet-look vest, £16, Dorothy Perkins; Snake wet-look leggings, £20, Topshop; wet look one shoudler tunic top, £25, Topshop

12 Comments

  • April 9, 2009

    gokarm

    I’m a huuuuuge Catwoman fan, so if you can get away with it, more power to you. I love it, but more in theory than in actuality.

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  • April 9, 2009

    Evelyn

    Did the costume vault from The Matrix movies have a fire sale, or what?

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  • April 9, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Crime. Though I did see someone the other day wearing leggings like those with a mid-thigh length jacket and flat shoes, who looked OK. So the leggings acceptable under certain circumstances.

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  • April 9, 2009

    Kelly

    I like some of the “wet looks”, but indeed, not everything.

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  • April 9, 2009

    5am

    only very very very very very few people can pull off the full body wet looks, like the pussycat dolls wearing latex lately to events. but if you dont have a pcd body it can go terribly horribly wrong..

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  • April 9, 2009

    Theresa

    I pretty much hate all of it, but then maybe its because I’m imagining the horrors of what it might do to my body.

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  • April 9, 2009

    Evil Dolly

    I don’t know.. I think the world could use some more shiny.

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  • April 11, 2009

    Ella

    On the right person, for the right occasion… but that is not very frequent in either case.

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  • April 12, 2009

    Anna

    I’m not liking it at all. But I saw all-over wet looks in this skanky Australian store waaay before now. They were all over the place and I was like “Um okay?”
    Its not really a new thing.

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  • May 11, 2009

    Victoria

    With the perfect slim, fit body and nice perky nipplez, it is indeed very sexy (but then again, so is everything else). But I just know I will be seeing people not suitable for this look wearing it. When will we learn.

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  • May 29, 2009

    Diandra

    I like it, but in moderation. One wetlook piece per outfit, please! Plus you have to be really brave to pull it off: look what it does to the manikins!

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  • February 14, 2010

    Kat

    I knew the wet look would become some what big, and I hate it. To an extent its OK but please stick to one peice per outfit… (only if you can pull it off).

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