Rogue’s Gallery: Holey clothes


Seamless holes leggings, $18. Wet Seal

 As most of our readers will have realised by now, that dastardly criminal known only as Jack the Fashion Ripper has been busy lately. REALLY busy. In fact, we've now reached a stage of critical mass with the holey clothes that have resulted from his vicious attacks, and we've had to open a whole new wing in our jail for them. (Don't worry, it's the hospital wing. We see these unfortunate items as victims, not criminals).

Of course, while we tend to view the holey clothes epidemic as a crime, we're sure some of you have other ideas: this look is so prevalent at the moment that SOME of you must be wearing it, so if you are, you'll love what we have for you under the jump…


Slashed vest, £19.99, River Island

Sometimes the holes cover the entire garment, as in the two cases above. Other times, they're more subtle, like this Marc Jacobs dress, £850.


Or this one by Costume National:


Sometimes they're very unexpected, like this ASOS top:

And sometimes they are part of a SHRESS. Thanks, Topshop!


Wherever and however they appear, though, it's clear that the holes are out there – and they're probably coming to an outfit near you soon. What do you think about this latest development in fashion, readers? Love it? Hate it? Or, as with so many trends, is it a case of "depends on the item"?


  • August 21, 2009


    that’s a “hole” lotta hot mess going on…eeeee

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  • August 22, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    I think the leggings would look alright over a pair of tights (e.g. fishnet), and worn with boots and a skirt or dress. But not that one with the holes in – would look too coordinated and instantly become pretty sad!

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  • August 22, 2009


    I’m thinking the holy vest might be fun over a bathing suit.
    That shress is piling on the crimes.
    In the interests of full disclosure, when I was a teen (in the 80s), I had a cutoff top that also had cutout shoulders. That made for some intriguing tan lines.

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  • August 22, 2009


    How would you put the leggings on without sticking your foot in the wrong hole?

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  • August 23, 2009


    I think it can work, if it looks intentional and is done in small doses. That said, most of these things are fugly, but I kind of like the Marc Jacobs number.

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  • April 29, 2010

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  • May 11, 2010


    Its all kinda cool in a wannabe a punk rocker so bad style

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