Shress Spotting: Armand Basi Cut Work Tulip Dress With Slip

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  Here’s a rare opportunity to see a see-through dress actually being worn in “real life”, readers: if you click here, you’ll see this poor model parade up and down the catwalk in Armand Basis’s see-through tulip dress. The description says it comes “with slip”, but unless it’s an incredibly realistic looking slip, we don’t see it here, making this a real “emperor’s new clothes” moment, as far as we’re concerned.

Also: we’re not sure whether to be most surprised by the £530 price tag or the fact that it’s sold out. This must mean the shresses are out there: on our streets, in our restaurants, bars and shops. WHO IS BUYING THEM? Is it you? Tell us!

10 Comments

  • April 2, 2009

    Veve

    Ugggh..ugly ugly ugly! and the sad thing? I watched the video and it looks a lot worse “in the real” than on the photo (also the model doesn’t seem to know how to walk..?!especially from the back view, maybe its just the dress, but her legs seem to be going all criss-crossy and just looks like she “had an accient”, poor girl). and although I do see the “slip” (though I’d susspect its more of a leotard-thing) I have no idea what-so-ever who would be even tempted to buy this?! WHY? why would someone WANT to? thats just beyond me..

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  • April 2, 2009

    V

    Maybe some philantrophist is buying them all, to spare all those whose fashion senses are lacking from the terrible temptation…
    Not likely, but one can hope, right? 🙂

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  • April 2, 2009

    gokarm

    *sighs* I’ll be the dark horse. I love this dress (with a slip, natch). The cross-hatch pattern is what makes it. I love the cut as well, and it’s versatile. Whatever color you wear underneath, that’s the color of the dress. I’m sorry, but I love it. THIS one, not all shresses.

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  • April 2, 2009

    Evelyn

    I’m not buying them and I don’t know anyone else who is…I’m really relieved about it too!

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  • April 2, 2009

    Penelope

    Im with gokarm. I like it. With something under it to cover my butt, of course.

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  • April 3, 2009

    chocoholic

    Yes I like the idea of wearing different coloured slips underneath.

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  • April 3, 2009

    Jenny

    I think maybe the sites are lying to us, and don’t actually have stock of horrors like these. They just pretend they’re sold out, because they know no one would buy them.

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  • April 3, 2009

    a woman

    I’m with you on that one, Jenny!
    I don’t love it, but I don’t completely hate it either. I dislike the fact that it gives the appearance of fishnets but love the cut and the design. Hating the see-through bottom though.
    Otherwise… meh.

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  • April 6, 2009

    xony

    maybe
    MAYBE
    for the beach?
    with a bright color bikini underneath?

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  • May 12, 2009

    Victoria

    I like it. It looks good on a non-Americanized body, and its more exciting than all those “Dresses of the Day”.

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