Style on Trial: Balmain camouflage one shoulder dress

Hands up if this picture has sent you reeling back to the late 90s? Yes, The Fashion Police are pretty sure this particular dress was last seen on Sporty Spice circa 1998, with an upper arm cuff and platform boots.

So what possessed Balmain to reinvent this look just now? Sure, asymmetric dresses are now an established red carpet staple, but camouflage print? Shiny camouflage print?  And on a mini dress? Really??

We can see nothing right about it!

But maybe you can. If so, you can pick this little number up from my theresa for €2.139,00. And wear it out clubbing we guess – we certainly can’t imagine it in any other setting!

11 Comments

  • May 27, 2010

    Taleesha

    I think its disgusting! looks like sumthing u cud buy from riverisland for £40 not over £2000! shocking

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  • May 27, 2010

    Amee

    I don’t mind it, actually. I’ve seen way worse, even though it does remind one of a shedding lizard.

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  • May 27, 2010

    Lindsay

    It’s all right. Not horrible, but not my favorite either.
    .-= Lindsay´s last blog ..New Blog! =-.

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  • May 28, 2010

    Sandy

    I’m not going to lie, I think it’s kind of cool. I wouldn’t wear it myself, but I can see some absurdly rich and famous person turning up to a red-carpet event in it. The color scheme kind of reminds me of that silver and green sparkly cutout dress that Fergie wore somewhere a while back.

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  • May 28, 2010

    Diandra

    I think it’s only O.K. to wear if you are Fran Fine on “The Nanny” XD

    Actually it’s kind of ok. I don’t hate it; It’s not awful, just one of those things that is hard to pull off!

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  • May 28, 2010

    Natasha

    Actually, I don’t even think this would be so hard to pull off. I can see it looking really good worn as a top over skinny jeans, with one of those Balmain military jackets, and some cool Balmain shoes or boots.
    .-= Natasha´s last blog ..Whole-Wheat Pizza Crust =-.

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  • May 28, 2010

    K

    Well, the picture you’ve put up really doesn’t do it justice, as little “justice” as it should have. It would have been “the shit” in the 90s though, I could have seen myself wearing it back then.
    .-= K´s last blog ..Teen werewolves =-.

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  • May 28, 2010

    Natasha

    I couldn’t stop thinking about how this could actually work, so Polyvore was obviously the only solution. This is how I would wear it (if I had E10 000 to 12 000 to spare, which is approximately the price of this set)… BTW, I only had a few minutes to put this together, so it might not be as elaborate as I would like it to be, but the basic idea is there.

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=19145636

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  • May 29, 2010

    Renoir

    NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!
    I knew camouflage would be the next rubbish trend to be revisited!
    WHY?! Even the Army doesn’t have army print these days!!!

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  • May 30, 2010

    aishwarya gulati

    cant get over the fact that its a balmain dress.since when has balmain started catering to the cheap wannabe type clientele?its not loathworthy but no self respecting fashionista will give it a second look.

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  • August 17, 2010

    Simone

    Toe-dally not alpha, but OK I guess. Tone down the shiny maybe?

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