Sack the Stylist: See-through tops at Next

See-through-tops

  In defence of the items you see before you, we have to point out that they are not, in themselves, crimes of fashion. It’s just BY themselves that they become crimes of fashion – i.e. when there’s nothing underneath them but a fairly matronly looking bra. These tops presumably aren’t meant to be worn like that, though (are they?) which begs the question: why on earth would Next allow them to be photographed like that?

The top on the left looks like the kind of wardrobe malfunction you’d have if you didn’t realise quite how see-through your top was when you put it on, and then stepped into a brightly-lit room. The one on the right looks… well, the same, basically.

Just to add insult to injury, further investigation by The Fashion Police revealed that the blue top actually comes with a “detachable cami”. Which the stylist presumably… detached… for the purposes of this photo. WHY? Why would you do that to some poor model?

10 Comments

  • January 28, 2009

    Evelyn

    If camis WERE worn, they’d be really nice blouses!

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  • January 28, 2009

    JC

    Yikes, what where they thinking!?
    Plus pairing them together makes it looks like an ad campaign for Tescos or something
    Nasty

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  • January 28, 2009

    Bubbles

    At least wear a nice bra underneath if it’s going to be showing.

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  • January 28, 2009

    anonymous

    So freaking ridiculous.
    You really do wonder what they were thinking.
    Love your blog by the way.

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  • January 28, 2009

    Holly

    I have to say, I would buy the red one. It’s just that I’d wear it with a top underneath, to avoid the ‘Renee Zellweger’ look. Radical.

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  • January 28, 2009

    Nora

    Hate the blouses, love the blog!
    Why can’t I find _all_ crimes of fashion, even if I search through the archive? That is a crime against entertainment! Help a girl out!
    Seriously considering activating my facebook account solely for th purpose of joining your group.

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  • January 28, 2009

    gokarm

    Definitely an occasion for seriously classy lingerie. The utilitarian strapless bra is just hideous.

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  • January 28, 2009

    chocoholic

    I’d love the red one with a cami underneath.

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  • January 28, 2009

    melina

    i actually saw a woman wear a similar blouse to the red one sans cami at the shops
    but she looked somewhat uncomfortable
    maybe because she realised that everybody could see her bra

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  • February 3, 2009

    Caitlin

    I guess they didn’t use the cami’s underneath so that the ‘sheerness’ of the fabric is noticeable, still, give us a pretty black bra underneath at least!

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