How to dress like a pensioner: Graeme Black’s check shirt dress

Shirt_dress We’d almost come around to the whole "dresses that look like shirts and skirts" thing. Sure, we’d much rather just buy a shirt and skirt, and that way we’d be able to wear each of them separately, any way we wanted, but some of the current crop of shirt/dress combos have actually been not at all bad, and so we were starting to re-think our policy on Clothes That Are Stuck Together.

Until now.

Not only is this Graeme Black dress the very definition of stuck-together clothes, it’s also the very definition of What Pensioners Would Wear. Yes, the Dress Like a Toddler Trend has its polar opposite, and this is it. All it needs is a sensible pair of flat lace-ups and a headscarf and you’d pass for a pensioner, no problem. A rich pensioner, mind you – this is £1,225.

Any takers?

7 Comments

  • September 19, 2008

    Evelyn

    Yikes! A lot of money to dress like every school teacher I’VE EVER HAD!!!

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  • September 19, 2008

    Simone

    ‘Two in one’ clothes are the BANE of my life. They never fall convincingly (there aren’t any fake tucks at the waist: it’s supposed to be a tucked in shirt for goodness sakes!) and the two ‘parts’ are made invariably of the vilest, most cheap-looking fabrics. This outfit might look cute if they were actually separates and the skirt was either more fitted or shorter – but not £1225 cute!

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  • September 19, 2008

    PillyPen

    If it were a pencil skirt I’d love it!

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  • September 19, 2008

    Natasha

    Love it? This screams “teacher”!

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  • September 19, 2008

    PillyPen

    I know it’s pretty matronly, but with some flashy makeup and stilettos it could look retro sexy, methinks!

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  • September 22, 2008

    Alex D

    If the skirt was longer and detatched, I would buy it

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  • November 29, 2008

    Lai-Lai

    Teacher Couture?

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