Style on Trial: Miss Selfridge cream stitchy frill hem dress

Miss Selfridge cream stitchy frill hem dressWe would like to take this dress to task on a number of points.  Firstly, it has no underneath layer so what you see here is what you get: a crocheted dress, full of holes.  And it would most definitely be a case of ‘what you see’ because if you wear this dress as it is shown here, everyone will most definitely be able to see, well, everything.

Secondly, why is it stitchy?  Why are Miss Selfridge making up words?  Our spell check objects most vehemently to a ‘y’ being added to the end of stitch.

Thirdly, does it even look cream to you?  It doesn’t to us.  It looks beige, or light taupe, but definitely not cream.  That could just be our computer screen though.

It’s a style we’ve been seeing rather a lot of lately, though, so we’re prepared to give it a second chance: but only if our readers allow it. So, what do you think: Yay or Nay?

P.S. If you like this dress (and you promise to wear something underneath it), you can buy it for £49 here.

11 Comments

  • September 7, 2010

    shine

    lovely dress but should be worn wd a sort of an dress tht acts an undergarment and is opaque. so we can sort of layer it wd another dress….

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  • September 7, 2010

    Minka

    Yey, if there is something underneath it. Nay in all other cases.

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  • September 7, 2010

    Dial V for Vintage

    Too much frills on the bottom hem for my taste, but the dress itself is okay I think.

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  • September 7, 2010

    Grace

    As a swim suit cover, very cute. Other than that….maybe a style challenge is in order?

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  • September 7, 2010

    lizvocal

    I knew a supposedly professional woman who crocheted her own clothes and made this style of dress – with holes, to let her underwear show. She wore it to court, to meet the presiding judge. Having two advanced degrees did not confer a lick of sense. Last I saw her, she quit the professional world to crochet clothes in an art gallery. Apparently, it caught on.

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  • September 7, 2010

    Karen

    I quite like it, but would never buy it unless they wised up and decided to sew a liner into it. I am not in the practice of buying clothes that require me to buy other clothes simply to wear with the first item (i.e. I do not have a suitable slipdress to put underneath it).

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  • September 7, 2010

    fashiondisaster

    [Blatant spam posted by Overstock.com – removed by editor]

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  • September 7, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    Well, it’s just another variation on sheer, isn’t it? My monitor thinks light taupe too btw.

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  • September 8, 2010

    Amee

    No. That is all.

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  • September 8, 2010

    ami

    I like it, but only if it has another layer underneath it…

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