Style on Trial: Haute’s short dress with, er, shoulder detail

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We’re just not “feeling” this one. Or, indeed, understanding it, for that matter. Seriously, is that Photoshop, or has this dress somehow contrived to make the model’s actual shoulders look like they’re protruding from her collarbone like… actually, we don’t know what that’s like, to be honest. But it doesn’t look quite human somehow, does it?

With that, you can probably guess how we feel about this dress, but enough about us: what do you make of it? Do you find the shoulders pleasantly dramatic/possibly just photographed badly, or do they scare you a little bit too?

(If not, it’s £375 here.)

15 Comments

  • January 20, 2009

    Arielle

    Fashion criminal. Though for me it’s not just the shoulders, it’s how they drape all the way to the bottom of the dress. It’s not at all flattering.

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  • January 20, 2009

    gokarm

    Well, it looks like a shawl so it’s not ALL bad for me, but why do they have to defy gravity so?

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  • January 20, 2009

    Evelyn

    Great for a date with Batman!!!

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  • January 20, 2009

    Anna

    No. It looks like a box. So not flattering.

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  • January 20, 2009

    Siany

    If it was just the shoulders that were ‘enhanced’ i think it’d be OK. I quite like the colour and the fabric. Shame they big fat went and messed it up.

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  • January 20, 2009

    peachfish

    Oh my God! The Romulans have arrived!
    It’s looks really, really unflattering in almost every way.

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  • January 20, 2009

    Natasha

    Evokes Star Trek… I’ll pass, thanks.

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  • January 20, 2009

    chocoholic

    It would be a perfectly reasonable LBD without those shoulder thingames.

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  • January 20, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Too much of the Martin Margiela about it:
    http://www.thefashionpolice.net/2008/08/martin-margiela.html
    I think peachfish’s comment is a bit harsh though 😉 – I don’t think we’ve been assaulted with the full horror of Romulan couture yet…

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  • January 20, 2009

    SJ

    I think some fashion designers need to lay off the Star Trek. Fantastic show, but the Romulans aren’t exactly what I’d refer to as fashion icons. Got it? Good.

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  • January 22, 2009

    bookmole

    I don’t know about the dress, but someone needs to feed that woman some calories very very soon.

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  • January 22, 2009

    The Fashion Police

    Again, I would really appreciate it if people would refrain from the personal comments about people’s weight, whether you think they’re too fat or too thin. That’s not what this site is about.

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  • January 23, 2009

    paputsza

    She’s doing a funky pose and pushing forward her shoulders in the first one and her shoulder blades back in the second one.The shoulder things are weird too, but it also has to do with an already ridiculously skinny girl wearing black and poking bones towards the camera. Terrible timing for the cameraman.

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  • January 23, 2009

    paputsza

    Hey, I’m skinny too since I’m 5’1 and 89 lbs. It’s how I can tell she’s pointing her shoulders at the camera. The color doesn’t flatter her because she’s far from a winter complexion.

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  • May 30, 2009

    Diandra

    I think it’s all right, it kind of looks like a shawl, which makes it okay with me. 🙂

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