Style on Trial: Jonathan Saunders spark studded T-shirt dress

We’re a little bit confused by the nature of this dress. On the one hand, t-shirt dresses are effortless to wear, look great over leggings, are cool in the summer – laden with plus points. On the other, there’s something about this particular offering that looks like the kind of thing old ladies might wear on their summer vacation, perhaps with a visor, in an attempt to look youthful.  Hence the confusion.

But we think the real kicker might be the pattern. Graphic shapes have been steadily growing in popularity lately. But this one, well, it’s just a little odd. Maybe it’s the colours. Maybe it’s the quadrilaterals.

Ok, we’ll stop skirting the issue. We can’t be the only ones who look at this particular shape and see a cubist interpretation of a squat warrior woman?

(Look again – she’s wearing studded armour, a Xena flapped skirt, knee high boots and has a pair of thighs that could crack walnuts. She’s just missing a head, an oversight which, conveniently enough, you would correct simply by wearing this top!)

If the good outweighs the bad for you (or if you think The Fashion Police have been checking out far too many Picasso paintings of late!) you can pick up the Jonathan Saunders spark studded T-shirt dress from Net-a-Porter for £805.

7 Comments

  • June 28, 2010

    KatieOfTheSun

    Before you explained, I couldn’t see the uh, warrior woman!
    I luurve it. I would look pretty with converse, denim shorts and a fedora.

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  • June 28, 2010

    Miriam

    lol – great interpretation of the desgn ^_^

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  • June 28, 2010

    lizvocal

    Um, this isn’t daylight robbery? that is outrageous for a t-shirt!

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  • June 28, 2010

    Teodora

    Now that you mentioned it, it really looks like something an old woman would wear in an attempt to look youthful!!! LOL …. And the warrior woman makes it all the better.

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  • June 28, 2010

    Moda

    I love it. I want one! It’s not really a t-shirt, it’s tunic-y when you see it and it’s made of a fabric that has a slight sheen to it – not cottony. Sorry, my fabric description powers are pitiful but the picture doesn’t do it justice!

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  • June 29, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    I saw “robot woman” rather than “warrior woman” – what I don’t understand is why the armoured top would have straps…

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