Fraud Squad: Paul Smith and ASOS Do Shirt Dresses

Shirt dresses from ASOS

You know that advert? The one where the man and woman are getting ready to go out, but she can’t find anything to wear, so she gets changed about a million times (because that’s what we girls are like, dontchya know!) before thinking to herself, "I know! I will totally just sling a belt around my husband’s white shirt and go out to dinner in that because it’s been washed in <insert name of washing powder> and now it’s just SO SOFT!" And then they walk into the restaurant, and she’s all, "GOD, look at me, totally rockin’ the house here in this white shirt", and everyone else is all "What a tit"? That one? Well, now you can look like that too. Aren’t you glad?!

On the left, Paul Smith Blue’s oversized cotton shirt dress, a snip at just £460. On the right, the ASOS version – £22. Is it just me, or does the Paul Smith dress look like a nurse’s outfit? (And not a sexy nurse, either…)

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  • March 5, 2007


    Ok..uh..didnt the shirt dress die out in the 80’s???I AM a nurse and I can tell ya,if I walked into work with this on,Id be called on the carpet so fast my ID badge would fall off!It’s not that the look is that bad with the one on the left,but on the right it definitely needs a few more inches of material. Good gawd,if she dropped her car keys,not one man around would get them for her,not with a pending bend-over in that dress! Overall impression…”has potential”

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