Shress Alert! ASOS Lace Trimmed Petticoat Maxi Dress

” A perfect number for sophisticated summer events,” says ASOS.com of this sheer maxi dress. Well, only if by “sophisticated summer events” you mean “ones where you’re required to wear two dresses – one long, one short – at the same time.” Or “ones where you expect a heavy rainfall, and want to be able to protect your little black dress from the elements while still showing it off”.

Yes, this definitely reminds us of those transparent ponchos you see people wearing in theme parks in the summer, only it comes in the shape of a maxi dress, and won’t actually be of much use in the rain. Still, if you’re feeling particularly indecisive, it could be a good way to wear two looks in one – three if you count the whole “underwear as outerwear” thing that’s going on there.

It’s £75 at ASOS.com. What do you think?

9 Comments

  • May 26, 2010

    Lauren

    I saw a topshop trench like this – clear with black trim – and it looked great. Kind of a nostalgic yet fashionable trip back to the macs of our childhood. It worked, however, because it was a coat. This is a maxi dress. A summer maxi dress. What on earth?!
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..A Temporary Leave of Absence =-.

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  • May 26, 2010

    Roisin

    I’m with Lauren on this one – I like the idea of a clear plastic trench coat, a smart one. But a dress? What? This is one of the more bizarre fashion crimes you’ve had on here in a while! x
    .-= Roisin´s last blog ..I am NOT interested in starting some married man’s car! =-.

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  • May 26, 2010

    Steph

    I think I saw the coat that Lauren mentions and it looked very stylish. This dress, on the other hand, looks like someone took a polytunnel and tried to make an item of clothing out of it.

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    • May 26, 2010

      The Fashion Police

      Pretty sure this is the coat in question:

      http://www.thefashionpolice.net/2010/01/high-street-vs-designer-clear-trench-coats-by-topshop-and-dg.html

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  • May 26, 2010

    Lindsay

    I can’t possibly imagine WHY anyone woudl ever come up with this. Who gets up in the morning and says “Hey, I’m bored. Why not make a completely see through maxi dress?”
    .-= Lindsay´s last blog ..New Blog! =-.

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  • May 28, 2010

    Diandra

    Hmm, I actually kind of like this! It’s kind of futuristic cool, but I wouldn’t call it “summery” lol.
    I think it would look good if the silver dress underneath was the same length as the sheer one; I don’t like the awkward cutoff and then the sheer dress would look like more of a sohpisticated mesh overlay.

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  • June 1, 2010

    Rei

    i know this is wierd but it kinda reminds me of a see thru tunnel a cheap see thru tunnel. and ive seen that jacket too. in fact i own it. it does look very smart. i like having my clothes showing but stay dry in the rain. very cute.

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  • August 17, 2010

    Simone

    I guess it would be OK if the clear part over the top was short…

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  • October 6, 2010

    Belease

    You guys are missing this – it’s obviously Lady Gaga fancy dress! And, for that, it’s PERFECT.

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