Rick Owens tulle insert jersey dress: for days when the wasp-waist look just isn’t extreme enough

The Fashion Police will confess to being more than a little perplexed by this particular case. Because the photo above is actually a bit misleading. This dress is not, as it appears, corseted to within an inch of  your spine its life, but held together with sheer panels to either side. Kind of flattering if you happen to be the exact same colour as your backdrop – not so much if you have even the slightest hint of a stomach roll when you sit down. Between the jersey and the sheer they’ve made darned sure there’s nowhere to hide…

And at the same time there’s something about the dress – it might be the cut combined with the length, we’re not sure – that’s a bit… mumsy? It just doesn’t seem to sit right.

What do you think? Could this be worn in a way that was actually quite flattering? Or would you too be just a little self-conscious in so revealing a cut?

Rick Owens tulle insert jersey dress, £258 from The Outnet.


  • June 3, 2010


    All I see is another way for fashion designers to abuse women..

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    • June 3, 2010


      Exactly! Does this come with rib-removal surgery and a flask of inevitable self-loathing?

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  • June 4, 2010


    I like it. Or rather, I liked it, before i saw what it actually looked like on. I’d love it if it had sides.

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  • June 5, 2010


    Perhaps this is the hitherto unfathomable reason for lace body suits? No? Well it was worth a try.

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