Sheer Coat by Mariella Burani: pretty or pointless?

Sheer-coat

We've had sheer versions of just about everything else over the past couple of years, so we guess it was about time for the sheer coat (Shoat?) to make an appearance.

In fairness, this Mariella Burani coat isn't totally see-through, but it's close enough to see-through to make us wonder just what the point is? We guess there could be some merit in the fact that it's a coat that lets you show off whatever outfit you're wearing underneath, but given that it's not going to do much in the way of keeping you warm or protecting you from the elements, we still have to wonder whether that's a good enough reason to spend £395 / $579 on it?

Also: when we look at the pictures above, the words, "The doctor will see you now," come instantly to mind. Maybe that's just us, though.

What do you think, readers? Good idea? Pointless idea?Daylight Robbery idea? Tell us!

8 Comments

  • June 17, 2009

    Marie

    Reminds me of the bluse Cher in Clueless is wearing. Wasn`t that in the 90es?

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  • June 17, 2009

    Squib

    *Cackles* Where’s me see-through plastic flasher-mac when you need it?
    I too thought of medics on looking at the photos; it must be the cut or the desultory hang of the cloth.
    It looks like it is made out of cheap material. It isn’t stiff enough to hold shape. Organza (spelling?) would have been a better fabric perhaps.
    S

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  • June 17, 2009

    kelly

    The huge hem at the bottom reminds me of a net curtain.
    Now, I’ve made clothes out of curtaining fabric before, but I tend to leave the nets on the window…

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  • June 17, 2009

    Bubbles

    It’s got to be seen as pure “adornment” and not serving any purpose [e.g. warmth, protection from rain]. I could see it possibly over nice black trousers and a black top? Whatever they have it over in the pic looks bad.

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  • June 17, 2009

    Danielle

    Coats should be functional and fashionable. This is neither

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  • June 17, 2009

    Carissa

    Pointless, just pointless.

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  • June 18, 2009

    Mia

    I like the idea, but I think the style of the coat is wrong for it.

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  • June 19, 2009

    m

    Awful

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