Holey Clothes! Natalie Encarnita Port Hole Dress

Port Hole Dress

This is the kind of dress that looks like it would force you to always stand in exactly the same way in order to show it off to its full effect. We’re thinking an arms-by-the-sides stance would be best, if you wanted people to notice the “port hole” effect created by the holes cut into the sides and elbows: we’re also thinking you’d possibly want to hit up the gym first, to make sure your love handles are shown to their best advantage, too…

This dress is by Natalie Encarnita, and is £75 at ASOS. We actually hesitate to call this one a Crime of Fashion, purely because the Clothes With Holes movement has claimed so many victims now that our eyes have started to adjust to it and, to be honest, we’d probably be more surprised these days to come across an item of clothing that DOESN’T have a gaping hole in it somewhere.

What do you think, though? Are you so used to holey clothes you could see yourself wearing this, or do you still long for the days when your mother would have those holes stitched up in no time for you?

9 Comments

  • April 14, 2010

    C

    I don’t think this is all that bad!
    I can definitely see myself wearing it for a nice meal out with some statement shoes.. 🙂

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  • April 14, 2010

    Couture Coco

    It’s a nice shaped dress, shame there are 2 sets of holes though – I think midrift OR sleeves not both?
    .-= Couture Coco´s last blog ..Vintage drool =-.

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  • April 14, 2010

    naomi

    younger fitter me would have loved this dress in the early 90s
    current me thinks it would sadly be nicknamed the portly hole dress on me now lol

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  • April 14, 2010

    Amee

    As art, fine. As clothing..one day, I too will cut circles into basic dresses and sell them to people.

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  • April 14, 2010

    Maeve

    This style just makes every waist look wider! Same with that monokini shape where the sides are cut out. Even that thin model loses the shape of her waistline with this shape of dress.

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  • April 15, 2010

    Diandra

    I actually really like this….Unfortunately I think your arms would have to be just the right length to get the desired effect! I still love it though, I would wear it!

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  • April 15, 2010

    Ash

    I feel like I’ve conditioned myself to over react to things like this. Upon viewing I cringed back with mouth agap. Really its not as bad as it could have been.

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  • April 16, 2010

    EricB

    This is so very Swinging Sixties. I love it. Emma Peel from The Avengers would have worn something like this.

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  • May 22, 2010

    Cristi

    Do you know where can I buy this dress? I really like it and I can’t find a small size anywhere:(

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