Style on Trial: 3.1 Phillip Lim sequin-embellished silk dress

We fear we may be covering old ground with this post, but The Fashion Police have yet to be convinced by dresses that look suspiciously like ice skating or ballroom dancing costumes. It’s the sequins that do it – they’re so difficult to finish neatly and always make things look of questionable quality.

Having said that, we’re not especially averse to the colour purple, and with the right tights, the right heels, the right clutch… well, it could cut an impressive figure at the office party!

What do you think? Could you make this dress work for you?
3.1 Phillip Lim sequin-embellished silk dress available from Net-a Porter, £945


  • August 7, 2010


    Yukh, no. The colour is crude, the sequins garish, and the shape … well, it hasn’t got one. Who wants to look like a misguided cross-dresser?

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  • August 7, 2010


    on a fitter younger more modelly looking gal than me it could maybe look good…on me it would probably look like i raided great aunt gert’s fancy party chemise corner of the closet lol

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  • August 8, 2010


    no I honestly don’t think so…this dress is a cross between a normal long purple tunic and a barney costume. just plain yuck!

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  • August 9, 2010


    It’s a shame that Bea Arthur is no longer amongst us… this would’ve been a perfect outfit for Dorothea to wear on a night out with the other Golden Girls…

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  • August 15, 2010


    Hello Liza!

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