Style on Trial: Marc by Marc Jacobs cotton twill bow dress

Marc_jacobs_bow_dressWe feel like we should like this dress. Bows are, after all, our thing, and when you zoom in on the picture, the workmanship on this one is exactly what you’d expect from a $568 dress. But the more we look at it, the more we find ourselves wondering: did the bow really have to be so big, Marc Jacobs? And its positioning just under the chest – that’s… interesting. Like, in the way a marsupial is interesting, you know? And actually, speaking of marsupials, we think that’s more or less what we’d look like, were to to wear this: like we just gave birth to a bow, basically, and now we’re carrying it around in our pouch. Again: interesting.

We’re also really curious to see what this dress looks like from the side, too. We somehow doubt that many people really want to make that area between the breast bone and belly button look bigger than it is, but that seems to be what Marc Jacobs has done here. It’s certainly dramatic, but it’s the kind of drama we’re thinking we could probably live without. What about you? Would you like to be the bearer of The Bow? If so, get this at Nordstrom.

6 Comments

  • September 1, 2008

    Daisy

    Fugly all the way!

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  • September 1, 2008

    Laura

    The gap in the bow, at the top, really puts my off. It looks wrong.

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  • September 1, 2008

    alicen

    If the bow was on the back of the dress it would be perfect.

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  • September 1, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    I can’t imagine what bizarre thought processes went into designing this.

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  • September 1, 2008

    Kelly

    What the F! Yuck!

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  • September 2, 2008

    Mousy

    This reminds me of a product on boystuff.com which is an online store that sells gadgets, silly things, gifts etc. mostly for guys but also for girls – I’m not going to link to the product, it might not be considered work-safe. But it’s a giant bow (the ‘Naughty Knot’) to wear in the bedroom, so your partner can unwrap you. Hmm.

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