Style on Trial: Vivienne Westwood Red Label Witch silk-blend dress

Vivienne-westwood-dress

The Fashion Police love Vivienne Westwood, we really do. We’d live inside her closet if we could. Well, OK, maybe not.

Recent discussions on the rise (and rise.. and rise…) of wet-look fashion, however, has made us stop and think twice about this dress. It’s called a “Witch” dress, and we can see why, because it has more than a touch of the “Oh, hai, I’m your next Halloween costume!” about it, no? And the back has… well, we hesitate to mention it, but maybe just a touch of the “bin bag”:

Westwood-dress-back

Because it’s Viv, though, we really want to like it, so we’re going to abdicate all responsibility on this one and simply put it to you, readers: is this a crime of fashion? Or is it innocent of all charges?

12 Comments

  • April 23, 2009

    gokarm

    It’s a crime. Anyone wearing that would like like Elvira.

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  • April 23, 2009

    Evelyn

    More fire sale items from the set of The Matrix?

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  • April 23, 2009

    nj

    call me crazy…but is it just me or does that dress look like it has 2 fronts instead of a front and a back?

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  • April 23, 2009

    Theresa

    Definitely awful.

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  • April 23, 2009

    Lee

    Can you execute fashion? If so send this one down to death row!

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  • April 23, 2009

    Arielle

    I think the back of the dress is what makes it a crime. Otherwise, it *might* qualify as merely eccentric.

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  • April 23, 2009

    Roseanna

    crime.

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  • April 23, 2009

    Anne Pink

    Ew. Ew ew ew.

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  • April 23, 2009

    Melanie

    Not just a touch of the bin bag …

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  • April 24, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    I agree with Arielle. Did they forget to sew the zip in?

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  • April 27, 2009

    Lauren

    Reminds me of a dress Siouxsie Sioux wore on Top of the Pops one. Therefore it is awesome.

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  • April 30, 2009

    Kelli

    I actually really like the sleeves, I think it’s look alot better with in a different material maybe?

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