Style on Trial: Viktor & Rolf off-shoulder shirt dress

Behold, the humble shirt dress!

It’s always been one of the fashion world’s more casual accouterments, but this one by Viktor & Rolf really takes “casual” to the limits, because rather than going for the “Oh, hey, I just rolled out of bed and threw on my boyfriend’s shirt, aren’t I adorable?” look, it’s proceeded straight to, “I borrowed it from a lopsided giant, it doesn’t fit me AT ALL, and I feel a bit like the madwoman in the attic in it, but I’m just going to wear it anyway, because I am seriously THAT COOL.” Or something like that, anyway.

(Don’t you just love the model’s expression in the photo on the far right? She’s all, “WHUT? Yoos never seen edgy fashun before?”)

What do you think, readers? Is this new incarnation of the shirt dress pleasing to your eye, or does it just make you ROLL your eyes, and think, “For the love of God, woman, put some pants on!” Tell us!

(Click here to buy it for a whopping $1,125 at Shopbop)

8 Comments

  • February 7, 2011

    Mousy

    It looks like it’s falling off her! Horrible collar. I could see nice things happening with the general shape… if it was made generally more dress like and not gargantuan-shirt like.

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  • February 7, 2011

    aLisonGREEN8

    RT @fashionpolice: New Post: Style on Trial: Viktor & Rolf off-shoulder shirt dress – http://www.thefashionpolice.net/2011/02/…

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  • February 7, 2011

    corina

    i’d never wear it, but it’s a question of taste. I does make me think though the maker of this was a bit undecided- should I make a shirt dress or an evening gown- and here is the result

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  • February 7, 2011

    trixytran

    Tsk….like a home-ec project gone horribly, horribly wrong!!! One long, giant FAIL!

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  • February 8, 2011

    Amee

    Ugh. As someone who despises off the shoulder collars, and asymmetrical anything in general, I think this is a tragedy.

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  • February 10, 2011

    Jeannine

    It looks like a shirt dress mutated and grew all wrong in it’s strange, mutant way and then attacked her.

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  • February 25, 2011

    Tonya

    I simply love, love, love this dress!

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