Wear or Die: One extreme or the other?

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For today’s game of Wear or Die we thought we’d show you some extremes of style, and find out which side you’d come down on, assuming that you absolutely had to choose one or die. On the left of the picture above, then, you’ll see Peggy Noland’s ‘Missbehave’ leggings (yes, the text says “Missbehave”, in case you were wondering), while on the right is a Victorian nightgown, whoops, we mean dress, by Comme des Garcons.

Which will you choose to wear, though? Will you “missbehave” in the leggings (and before you ask, no, you may not wear something over the top of them to cover them up – the leggings must be on show at all times!) or will you behave a little too well in the nightgown dress? Tell us in the comments!

34 Comments

  • October 22, 2008

    gokarm

    I kind of love that Comme des Garcon dress, lol. Seriously, I’d unbutton most of the skirt, wear some long socks and doc martens, throw on a leather jacket, aviators, and maybe a knit hat…you’d have a very dramatic look.

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  • October 22, 2008

    Hannah

    Definately the leggings. Is it just me that thinks they are actually alright? Don’t know if I would really have the guts to wear them though!

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  • October 22, 2008

    Evelyn

    Leggings. Absolutely no question.

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  • October 22, 2008

    Eva

    I like both actually. However, if I’m not allowed to cover the tummy with a shirt or tunic I think it’ll have to be the dress – I’ve had three babies and my tummy is not as flat as one would like.

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  • October 22, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    Lol! We wrote about black leggings last week and almost all comments were to the effect that ALL leggings are wrong in ALL circumstances, and no one should ever wear them. Then we post about really loud ones with writing all over them, and everyone loves them. Can’t win 🙂

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  • October 22, 2008

    KC

    The leggings won’t work for my seriously huge thighs so I’d go with the dress and wear it with red shoes and a red bag.

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  • October 22, 2008

    Lori

    I like the dress! It has this cute, Victorian, quasi-goth thing going on that I’m very into.

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  • October 22, 2008

    Jenny

    Those leggings are horrible, I can’t imagine anyone being able to pull them off, literally as well as in the fashion sense! And the dress! Pah, I choose to die…

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  • October 22, 2008

    Janet C

    Leggings, I guess. At least my ample curves would all be in proportion with each other. The dress would make me look like a shoebox — the black band is positioned to perfectly accent my round hips, while the rest of the dress would make my hourglass waist disappear.

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  • October 22, 2008

    Amanda Nicole

    I stand firm in my No Leggings Ever stance, and since the way I dress could be dubbed conservative anyway, I’ll go with the nightgown/dress.

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  • October 22, 2008

    peachfish

    Leggings! With a pink tunic top or long-ish sweater and some black pumps, and then I would throw an 80’s party and style some 80’s era madonna hair!

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  • October 22, 2008

    Natasha

    Oh lord, you’re merciless. I just imagined that dress actually worn, and now I’m gonna have nightmares about it for weeks. As hideous as they undoubtedly are, I’ll have to go with the leggings. Some sort of a punk outfit. Maybe I’d make a huge mohawk to divert people’s attention.

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  • October 22, 2008

    Arielle

    I have actually liked a lot of Victorian inspired fashion, but I find that particular example to be very ugly and probably pretty unflattering when worn. And the leggings…
    I can’t seem to choose the lesser of two evils on this one, so I may have to default to death!

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  • October 22, 2008

    Rexilla

    I’d wear the leggings. They’re very M.I.A.-ish.

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  • October 22, 2008

    Araceli

    Leggings, but that´s easy i spend most of my time taking dancing class, or teaching dancing class, or reahearsing dance, (see a pattern here?) and honestly, when it comes to dance wear i´ve seen worse, way way worse.

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  • October 22, 2008

    Ash

    Leggings, definitely. Although the leggings are excessively loud, they’re not as bad as the terribly frumpy dress. Ick. That black band can’t do much to flatter anyone. I’d just wear the leggings with some kind of 80s-punk flair that I wouldn’t pull off. But that’s okay. :]

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  • October 22, 2008

    Lauren

    I could wear the leggings to an 80s fancy dress party…

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  • October 22, 2008

    Anna

    Definitely leggings. That dress is just… no.
    Since I can’t wear anything over them, I guess I’ll just dress like one of those slutty 12-year-old girls and wear them with some high top sneakers and a long black t-shirt.

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  • October 22, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    The dress – and that’s for everybody’s sake!

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  • October 23, 2008

    Randa

    If I have to wear one, it would be the dress, but … yuck to both! (And yes, to me, leggings are always wrong, unless you’re just hanging around the house or you’re on your way to the gym.)

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  • October 23, 2008

    Mer

    I actually kind of like the leggings…

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  • October 23, 2008

    s-john

    im sorry to say, that i love missbehave magazine soo much. peggy noland i think designs to shock, and their collaboration is nice, but whatever. i dont about the leggings or the dress. but missbehave magazine is my fav, so if i had to, i would wear those

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  • October 23, 2008

    s-john

    yeah, i just went to see if i could find more of the missbehave magazine peggy noland collaboration, but it looks like that is all there is. i dont thing i could pull them off either.

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  • October 23, 2008

    Sarah

    If I had skinny thighs, I might say the leggings. But alas lol. You could totally rock out that dress with some attitude and some awesome accessories 🙂

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  • October 23, 2008

    anamika

    The dress, no contest. Partly because leggings are pure and simple evil, and partly because of that bow on the collar of the dress. That thing is cute.

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  • October 23, 2008

    Sea

    If I had skinnier legs, I’d go for the leggings with some sort of oversized sweater (in the same pink as the stars) with a vest underneath, maybe some legwarmers too.
    But I can’t, so I’d…
    *lightbulb*
    unbutton the skirt of the dress, wear the leggings underneath and wear a lot of bright pink necklaces and fabric belts? It could work, right? or is that just my insane imagination not working for me?

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  • October 24, 2008

    Daskatzechen

    Hmm. I think I would wear the dress, but pull the black thing up to my waist, and secure it with a black belt, and go with popular opinion and wear patent leather red heels and red disk earrings.

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  • October 28, 2008

    Amber

    My sister and I get a kick out of looking at these together (she lives abroad, so we log on while chatting via Skype).
    We both prefer the dress.

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  • October 28, 2008

    Melisande

    Every pair of leggings in the world should be rounded up and executed.
    I’d wear the dress for Halloween! Add a unibrow and you’re a member of the FLDS.

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  • October 30, 2008

    Mo

    I would wear those leggies in a second, no question!

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  • November 1, 2008

    Analee

    The leggings = disgusting. Even with a skirt over them, just NO. I would take the dress. but i would unbutton most of the buttons on the bottom, roll the bottom hem up to my knees (I would have to anyway because I am very short), pin/sew the hem there, unbutton some of the top buttons, put a blue low cut shirt under it, put on bright red leggings, multicolored knee socks, and black almost-to-the-knee boots. Oh yeah, and I would rip off the bow and attach it to a bracelet. So, for me anyway, I would consider that a fairly eccentric take on a presentable outfit. Which is okay in my books.

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  • November 16, 2008

    Whitney

    definately the leggings.

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  • November 4, 2009

    Frankie

    I personally have this weird crazy obsession with tights and leggings. i really love the leggins…their kind of punkish, emo cute…in a weird way. they’re random. im short so the dress would be a fail for me, unless i totally funk it up, which i can 🙂

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  • September 19, 2010

    Sarah

    I really love victorian-influenced clothing. Definately the dress.

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