Style on Trial: Rose bubble dress by Haute Hippie

On Trial: Haute Hippie Dress

On Trial: Haute Hippie Dress

As regular readers will know, stick a flower on something and The Fashion Police will generally like it: and the bigger the flower, the better.

We think we may have finally met our match with this Haute Hippie dress, however, which makes this poor Shopbop model look like she just won first prize in some kind of bizarre contest run by giants. And it’s a shame, because it’s one of those cases where we feel like we SHOULD like it, but… we don’t.

What about you? Do you find this dress guilty or innocent of crimes of fashion? If you think it’s innocent of all charges, better get saving: it’s $985 at Shopbop.

12 Comments

  • December 8, 2009

    Kathrin

    The dress reminds me of Carrie of Sex and the City – it looks like it would have been totally her style.
    But actually, it looks like it’s good to hide your not-so-flat belly 🙂

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  • December 8, 2009

    Martine

    Kinda like it!

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  • December 8, 2009

    Diandra

    I like it! I think it just looks wierd because of the picture, the model, hairstyle, outfit, etc. (it kind of overtakes her small frame) I think it could look really nice though, definitely not a fashion criminal!

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  • December 8, 2009

    naomi

    i am not digging this dress…the giant flower ruins it for me
    i guess “tone it down” or “less is more” were not phrases the haute hippie people subscribed to
    on a silly note…can you picture the size of the bee that would pollinate that thing lol

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  • December 8, 2009

    Bethany

    Wouldn’t first place be a blue ribbon? I think white is third place or something.

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  • December 9, 2009

    Melanthios

    It’s silly looking.

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  • December 9, 2009

    Jaynie

    apparently contradicting kathrin here, but I kinda think it makes her look fat.

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  • December 9, 2009

    Anna

    It’s interesting to look at, but I’m not sure it would work in the real world.

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  • December 9, 2009

    k

    Makes her waist look enormous..either way, it’s too expensive for such a plain dress.

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  • December 11, 2009

    Moni

    To me this looks like it is actually a long skirt, which the model pulled up under her arms because she had no top to go with it… that’s why her breasts look so flat.
    I like the intention behind this dress, but somehow it just didn’t turn out good.

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  • February 4, 2010

    aly

    i almost had a heart attack! i hate that dress SO much!

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  • March 15, 2010

    steph

    i absolutely LOVE this dress, i wish i could afford it, its divine!!!!

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