Style on Trial: Selected Femme leopard print silk maxi dress

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We tend to think of maxi dresses as very much a “summer” item, but here we are at the very start of October, and ASOS have just stocked up on this pink, leopard-print maxi dress, presumably so we can all swish through the autumn leaves (and mud, and rain, and slush) in it. Hmmm.

Now, we have to confess that maxi dresses aren’t really our thing at any time of year, because as much as we’d like to like them, they just don’t suit us, and also make us feel a little like we’re starring in a costume drama as The Madwoman In the Attic. Which, OK, is pretty much what this dress makes us think of.

We’re clearly biased here, though, which is why we’re putting the dress in question up On Trial, to allow you, the Fashion Police Jury, to decide its fate. Is it a crime of fashion? Does it make you think of Victorian nightwear? Or do you actually love it, and think it should be acquitted of all crimes?

11 Comments

  • October 1, 2008

    Sophia

    i think it would be cute if it was shorter but only then 🙂

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  • October 1, 2008

    Helen-LG

    £129?! What a rip off! It’s … got no redeeming qualities and doesn’t look like an expensive material either. I’m not a big fan of maxi dresses but they can be lovely if done well. This is not done well.
    I just don’t get it at all!

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  • October 1, 2008

    Am

    Well, I don’t like that particular maxi dress. (its leopard print for christsake, and I think I’ve made my feelings on that pretty plain…)
    But I do like maxi dresses – I didn’t think I did, until I went to a wedding this summer and my twin sister was wearing one, and I thought “Wow, V Looks GREAT in that – I should get one!” I haven’t yet, because as you said this is a summer item, and we only had about three days of summer (in May too I might add!).

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  • October 1, 2008

    Natasha

    I don’t like it, but I wouldn’t call it a crime either

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  • October 1, 2008

    Kathleen

    The dress, particularly its leopard print, reminds me of something Rachel Zoe would wear. Well, and the model herself reminds me of Zoe because of her wavy blond hair.
    That said, the dress is not to my liking though.

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  • October 1, 2008

    Danielle

    Maxi dresses are NEVER okay unless you are pregnant. Maybe not even then.

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  • October 1, 2008

    Anna

    I personally don’t really like maxi dresses in general. I know they’re trendy and all, but they’re just so big and overpowering to your body. And this one is pale pink leopard print. I actually like leopard print, but I don’t think it should be pale pink like that. Or on a maxi dress.

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  • October 1, 2008

    Anusha

    My grandmother has a dressing gown like this. I’m not kidding.

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  • October 3, 2008

    edith

    I must be a really sad person but I like it and I would wear it. It looks very 70’s and I liked that area.

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  • November 23, 2008

    a.d.s.

    this dress is gorgeous. i love the way it flows, and the color makes it uber feminine. i’m definitely a fan. but you need to be tall and thin to pull it off.

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  • December 20, 2008

    meshoo

    it’s very nice
    how i can get the’s dress ???
    cuz i go to the website and it’s out of stock
    could u plz help me 2 get it
    thaaaanx

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