How not to wear lace…

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Last week, when we were discussing the current trend for all things lace, we said that, when it’s done right, lace can look fantastic, but when it’s done wrong… well, when it’s done wrong, you end up with something like this.

This dress was reported to us by a mystery correspondent, who said, "I feel awkward just looking at this dress…"

Yes, us too. But probably not half as awkward as the poor model felt wearing it – we can only imagine the scratchiness of that thing, to say nothing of the, er, see-throughness of it!

4 Comments

  • October 9, 2008

    Amanda Nicole

    Now my nipples are itchy.

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  • October 10, 2008

    Agent Elle

    Hmm, it IS rather awkward. I guess we could all get naked, grab a net curtain and finish off the ‘look’ with a random belt. It’s winter’s equivalent of a wet t-shirt comp!

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  • October 10, 2008

    Marie

    That’s what give lace a bad name!

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  • November 29, 2008

    Lai-Lai

    I love it!

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How not to wear leopard print

Leopard_print_crops Our rule of thumb regarding animal print is that a little goes a long way. A very long way.

Another rule of thumb we’ve adopted recently is that animal print should never be pink. Or indeed, any bright colour that animals themselves wouldn’t wear.

Just for the hell of it, let’s add another rule to that mix. Let’s say animal print should stay the hell away from your thighs. It may seem arbitrary, we know, but animal print on thighs… it just doesn’t seem like such a great idea to us, you know?

By following rules, we believe it is possible to wear animal print responsibly. It won’t be possible to wear these pink, leopard print capris from River Island, of course, but hey, you can’t have everything, can you?

14 Comments

  • August 18, 2008

    Alex D

    I think these a great but I would never wear them. The would make the smallest of bums look hippo-like.

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  • August 18, 2008

    Helen-LG

    I totally agree with you on this, im a leopard print fan but in moderation and never in pink! i tend to just stick with leopard print accessories, so belts, hair bands, underwear etc…the only time i would ever wear animal print tights is at fancy dress!

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  • August 18, 2008

    Veronika

    I would totally wear them..well maybe not but I like them (and I myself own a pink leopard print sweater).
    Rules are made to be broken;)

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  • August 18, 2008

    gokarm

    They look very “teenager” so…I can’t really take them too seriously.

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  • August 18, 2008

    sue

    I would never wear them in a million years. terrible.

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  • August 18, 2008

    KT

    The only people I can see wearing these are “ironic” hipsters and blind people.

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  • August 18, 2008

    Natasha

    Whoa, these look very cheap!

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  • August 18, 2008

    Amanda

    I think I’ve seen these on a hooker downtown before.

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  • August 19, 2008

    Jazz

    Welcome back to the ’90s…

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  • August 19, 2008

    den

    The second I looked at the picture, my mind just screamed…
    CHEETAH GIRLS.

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  • October 15, 2008

    Lauren

    Some girls in my year at school have jeans like this.And we’re sixteen and nearly in our last year of school…
    You’d think people would actually see that these sort of things that look like ‘Cult’ Items from Primark are disgusting.

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  • November 29, 2008

    Lai-Lai

    Even Peggy Bundy wouldn’t wear those.

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  • August 28, 2009

    Sharon

    What is the rule of thumb on how much animal print? My daughter says. “one item only” either shoes, purse, jacket, or dress, Never make a matching pair. is this true?

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  • September 7, 2009

    Diandra

    I don’t mind the color, but I think those pants look really cheaply made and very unflattering! Maybe it’s just on me but can you imagine how fat you would look in those? I’m sure some people can pull off bermudas like that but i’m not sure if I’m one of them!

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