Style on Trial: Phillip Lim’s fringed boat neck tunic

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  Whee! Look how much fun this model is having in her Phillip Lim tunic! SO much fun! Doesn't it make you wish you, too, had a fringed tunic you could twirl around in, although hopefully while wearing some kind of pants or skirt while you were doing it? Well, that's too bad, because this tunic stands accused of committing crimes of fashion, and until we've decided whether it's innocent or guilty, it's not going anywhere.

In short, the accused is charged with:

1. Taking the current trend for fringes way, way too far.

2. Making people look like they have very hairy backs

3. Being too "wacky" for its own good

We did consider an additional charge of "model without pants", but as that's not actually her fault, we're going to let it go.

The tunic is $695 from eLuxury, but what do you think, ladies and gentlemen of the Fashion Police jury: will you convict or acquit it?

11 Comments

  • February 27, 2009

    Lori

    The fringed tunic…not so much. I do, however, LOVE the fantastic orange heels the model is wearing. Maybe it’s the shoes that are making her so happy!

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  • February 27, 2009

    Natasha

    I condemn the whole fringe trend, so naturally, I hate this tunic as well.

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  • February 27, 2009

    Evelyn

    Not being extremely graceful, I would be constantly caught in car doors, cutlery drawers, my handbag zipper, etc…
    I think it would have looked amazing with a sheer black over tunic, slightly longer than the tunic…sigh.

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  • February 27, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Evelyn has a good point – a tunic like this would be ripped to pieces within the hour unless the wearer steered clear of *all* door handles…

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  • February 27, 2009

    Arielle

    Convict it.

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  • February 27, 2009

    gokarm

    it just bores me. The day I see someone do something creative with fringe, I’ll get on board but so far, it can do nothing but just…hang there. YAAAAWnnn. Not a fan of the fringe, but i still got love for the Lim man.

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  • March 1, 2009

    kevie

    Convict. Why would anyone want to wear clothes that make you look like a yeti. And, as noted, the wearer will be leaving pieces of herself everywhere.

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  • March 1, 2009

    peps

    I usually hate fringes, but I love this tunic. It just looks nice on her.

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  • March 2, 2009

    Katie

    Not big on the tunic, but the shoes are nifty.

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  • March 7, 2009

    DesignerElla

    OMG I kind of like it. *hides*
    Even though I usually hate fringe.

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  • June 12, 2010

    Mari

    This black tunic is mind bogglingly elegant. I want it NOW! I an a tunic freak. Can’t live without ’em. I buy tunics from select sites like Yours Elegantly online, and from Urana Chic. I love Indian tunics and cotton beach tunics.

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