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Busted: Dania Ramirez’s revealing black dress

Busted: Dania Ramirez

This is Dania Ramirez, who is famous for her roles in Heroes, Entourage and The Sopranos, and also for wearing a dress that only just covers her nipples.

She has a really lovely smile, doesn’t she?

What, were you not looking at her smile? What were you looking at?


So, what do you think? Too much cleavage… or is it just right?

Dresses, Fashion Fraud Squad

Battle of the Black Dresses: ASOS Vs Roland Mouret

ASOS dress inspired by Roland Mouret

Even the least fashion-savvy amongst us would probably be able to tell these two dresses apart: there’s just no disguising a Roland Mouret, is there? Unfortunately for us, however, there’s just no way of paying for one either, so until our Fairy Godmother comes along to wave her magic wand, we’ll just have to content ourselves with this ASOS version of Mouret’s famous pleat neck dress. Well, the ASOS version is only £45, you see, and the Mouret is no longer available, and even if it was, it’s not like we’d be able to afford it on a police officer’s salary, so ASOS it is!

There’s one problem, though: the Mouret dress is from the Spring/Summer 2006 collection, so wearing it will probably cause fashion victims to look down their noses and declare it to be “SO last season!” Annoying fashion victims is one of our favourite hobbies, though, so we’d actually see that as a plus…

The ASOS dress is also available in blue and yellow: click here if you want to buy one.

Roland Mouret inspired dress from ASOS

Ask the Fashion Police

Ask the Fashion Police: Wearing black to weddings, stockings with sandals and other frequently asked style questions

One thing we’ve noticed in the years we’ve been policing the world of fashion is that certain style dilemmas tend to come up time and time again, so we thought we’d take a few minutes to re-visit some of our most frequently asked fashion questions…

Can I wear black to a wedding?

Wearing black to a wedding is no longer the fashion faux-pas it once was, although if you’re really worried about it, you may want to set your mind at rest by asking the bride (or the maid of honour, or someone else connected to the wedding party) whether they’re likely to be offended by it. Chances are, they’re not going to care what you’re wearing, as long as you look like you’ve made a bit of an effort: and as long as you don’t look like you’re trying to upstage the bride (this is why white, cream and most related colours are out). The key to wearing black to a wedding is to make sure your black outfit has a festive feel rather than a funeral one: try using some whimsical or colourful accessories to keep things light.

You’ll find more tips on what to wear to a wedding here.

Can I wear stockings with open toe shoes?

Well, you CAN, of course: luckily The Fashion Police aren’t actually real, so no one will come and arrest you for it. Personally, we feel that sheer hose with open sandals isn’t a great look (many of those who commented on this post seemed to agree with that): sandals are designed to be worn with bare feet, and that’s the way we prefer to wear them too, although this issue is a bit of a hot potato, and you’ll find plenty of people who disagree, and feel that stockings and open shoes is perfectly fine.

Can I boil and eat my Crocs?

We actually thought it was a joke when we started getting this question a lot, but it turns out that a lot of people believe that Crocs are organic, and can therefore be boiled and eaten. While we’d rather eat them than wear them, the official line from Crocs is that no, you can’t eat them. Bummer, huh?

And here are a few of the not-so-frequently-asked questions we’ve had, which we thought we’d answer for your anyway. We’re all heart.

Can I wear Heelys to work?

First up: we REALLY want to know where this person works. We can’t really imagine many jobs in which Heelys would be appropriate wear: in fact, we can’t really imagine many situations AT ALL where Heelys are appropriate wear for adults, but of course, without knowing what your office dress code is, we can’t really give you a definite answer on that one. Oh, what the hell, we’ll give you one anyway: NO.

Can I wear a playsuit to a wedding?

Why, for the love of Gaga, would you want to wear a playsuit to a wedding? Is it a wedding between toddlers? Are YOU a toddler? Then no, you can’t wear a playsuit to a wedding. Or, OK, you probably can – it really depends on the wedding – but for the most parts, weddings require fairly formal dress, and playsuits don’t really fall into that category, do they? (Are there formal playsuits out there? Interesting.)

Can I wear high heels while working in a hospital?

If you’re working on the reception: probably. Maybe. OK, sure. If you’re a nurse, doctor, or other patient-facing person? No, no, no. Imagine us saying “no” a few more times. Did you get that? NO. No heels in the hospital. Save the sexy nurse costume for your Halloween costume. (And maybe not even then, actually.)

Anything to add?

Fashion Police

Black lace satin dress from Oasis

The little black dress

Black lace satin dress
£90, Oasis
(Click here to buy)

Unfortunately this particular dress has now sold out, but don’t despair: The Fashion Police are here to fix your fashion woes, and we’ve tracked down a few alternatives in a similar style which are still available to buy at the time of writing. Please note, though: these dresses won’t stick around forever, and we can’t guarantee they’ll still be available when you read this, so if you see something you love, don’t let it slip through your fingers!

Here are some little black lace satin dresses!

black lace satin dress

It has a flared skirt rather than a pencil skirt, but that might just make this particular black lace/satin dress a little more forgiving to the figure. It’s by Ariella Zoe, and it’s £159 at John Lewis.
black lace satin dress by Dolce & Gabbana

Black lace and satin dress, Dolce & Gabbana [Buy here]

This lingerie-inspired dress by Dolce & Gabbana, on the other hand, isn’t QUITE as forgiving, and is a very sexy take on the black lace satin dress look. If you’re looking for something a little more demure, but no less sophisticated, meanwhile, how about this dress by Teatro:
black lace satin dress by Teatro
This is just £80, and is very similar in shape to the Oasis dress which started us on this search, thanks to the black satin pencil skirt and lace bodice. For those of you who prefer dresses with sleeves, meanwhile, we like this one by the Pretty Dress Company, which is all lace, with a black satin waistband:
pretty dress company

Finally, our personal favourite:

black lace satin dress by Alice & Olivia

Black lace satin dress by Alice & Olivia, £355 [Buy it here]

Not the cheapest dress in the world, granted, but definitely one of the prettiest!

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Find the black lace satin dress of your dreams in the gallery below!