Style on Trial: Luella’s ‘Bertha’ fringed dress

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  If you’re a Luella fan, you’re probably already used to seeing this “why use one print or shape when you can use two” style of design from the brand recently. What do you think of it, though? We agree that the floral dress was possibly in need of a makeover, but we’re just not sure if attaching it to a grey vest and then getting a little bit scissor-happy was the way to do it.

There’s a fine line between “edgy” and “just a bit strange”, but has this dress crossed it, we wonder? If you’d go for the former, it’s £795 from NET-A-PORTER

14 Comments

  • February 10, 2009

    Evelyn

    Horrible. Absolutely. Horrible.

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  • February 10, 2009

    gokarm

    This has crossed the border into crazytown. Terrible garment.

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  • February 10, 2009

    Arielle

    It looks like it would be hideously unflattering on anyone.

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  • February 10, 2009

    Susan

    Oh! It’s like the dress dropped a little so you can see the “bra”. Now I get it. It’s ugly.

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  • February 10, 2009

    Theresa

    Definitely crossed the line into crazy.

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  • February 10, 2009

    Celeste

    Totally crazy, I might cross the street if I saw this coming towards me.

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  • February 10, 2009

    Stephanie Rose

    Dont like it at all. Although, if the gray vest was nixed and the orange thing was also gone, and just the floral print, it might be cute.
    XOXO’s
    Stephanie Rose

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  • February 11, 2009

    Sophie

    If it was without the orange thing and the grey vest and the 2nd floral print, then it could be kinda cute 🙂

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  • February 11, 2009

    Noelia

    My only and first thought when I saw this dress: No, no, no, no, no. Ok, I don’t like floral print but the shape…

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  • February 11, 2009

    Laura Deadman

    I actually love this! I love the fact its a modern twist with a vintage style fabric. I mean don’t get me wrong where I live I can’t get away with this sort of ensemble! BUT I think if I was a) a celeb b)ultra thin and trendy and c)lived in a city with a great sense of diverse style such as London… I’d be tempted to go for it!

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  • February 12, 2009

    Anna

    without the horrid tank top thingy and the fake bra-revealing, and without all the fringe, it might just be okay…..maybe. I’ve seen some of her shows, and holy wow, its like someone threw up anime all over the poor models.
    psss, click on my name…

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  • March 10, 2009

    nompilo mathe

    and then again this dress is not so bad…ever heard the sayin that they lauugh at me bcos im different and i laugh at them bcos they are all the same, id wear it any day

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  • March 10, 2009

    nompilo mathe

    and then again this dress is not so bad…ever heard the sayin that they lauugh at me bcos im different and i laugh at them bcos they are all the same, id wear it any day

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  • July 18, 2009

    Serinde

    or if you think that anything with the name ‘Bertha’ should be quarantened

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