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Don’t Mess With Denim: Dolce & Gabbana’s lace jeans

We’re sick and tired of people trying to mess with denim. LEAVE DENIM ALONE, people. It doesn’t deserve it. Denim has done nothing to harm anyone. Well, except this girl, obviously: She’s certainly being damaged by denim. (Or rather WE are, because this image cannot be unseen now. Sorry.) It’s like it just up and attacked her one fine day, isn’t it? You could also argue, however, that it’s not denim which has damaged her, but her who has damaged the denim, and that she therefore has brought this upon herself. THIS is what happens when you mess with the natural order denim, readers.  Treat it well and it will treat you well in return. Take scissors to it and…

Get the Look: D&G SS11 floral gypsy tops

Floral printed blouse, £21.99 £7.00 from New Look; Printed crop blouse, £35.00 from Miss Selfridge; South Floral print gypsy top, £14.00 from very.co.uk; Grey rose print gypsy crop blouse, £22.00 from Topshop; Grace Flower And Polka Dot Print Gypsy Style Cotton Crop Top from boohoo.com; Adrianna Chiffon Floral Flute Sleeve Gypsy Cropped Top £16.00 from boohoo.com. Dolce & Gabbana have really hit a high this summer with their romantic floral boho style, and the look is gloriously easy to recreate with just a few simple pieces. The key piece is almost certainly the gypsy top. Wear it with a floral floating maxi skirt or light denim flares for full on boho-chic, or with a plain summer skirt to nod to…

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Style On Trial: Double leopard print

We all know double denim is back with a bang this summer, but what about this dress, readers?  What do you think of double leopard print? Now the Fashion Police are partial to a bit of leopard print – shoes, cardigans, tank tops – we own them all.  But would we wear them all at the same time?  Probably not.  So when we came across this dress (the stuck together equivalent of a leopard print skirt worn with a leopard print top) we weren’t sure what to make of it. That’s why we’re putting it on trial with you.  Would you wear this or should it be forever consigned to Fashion Police jail? If you like it and want to…

Spot the Difference: Butterfly shoes by Dolce & Gabbana and Schuh

Shoeperwoman reported this blatant case of designer-inspiration to us last week, pointing out that Schuh’s ‘Frenchie’ pumps (£64.99) bear a more-than-passing resemblance to Dolce & Gabbana’s butterfly-embellished court shoes ($675, now sold out) from last season. When you see the two side-by-side, the differences are immediately apparent, but still, this is pretty much an open-and-shut case, wouldn’t you say? The Schuh versions are also available in red, however, should you wish to make the differences even more apparent. Case closed.

Dolce & Gabbana poplin mini skirt dress: expensive stuck together clothes

This is not fancy dress: we repeat, NOT fancy dress. In fact, it’s a £355/ $575 example of clothes-that-are-stuck-together: in this case, an old-fashioned bed shirt attached to a fringed suede mini skirt – although we use the word “skirt” in its loosest possible sense here. It actually looks more like a belt when viewed from the side, although we’re not sure that makes the situation any better, really. WE KNOW. [product page]

High Street Vs Designer: Clear trench coats by Topshop and D&G

We’re in two minds about the clear trench coat. On the one hand, we can see the practicality of such an item. How many times have you planned a great outfit, only to have to cover it up with a coat when it suddenly starts raining, after all? At least if the coat is see-through, you still get to show off your outfit, and that could be a good thing indeed. On the other hand, there’s something just a little bit “emperor’s new clothes” about the whole idea, and that makes us think that if we did suddenly decide we were in urgent need of transparent outerwear, we probably wouldn’t want to spend a whole lot of money on solving…

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Katy Perry in Dolce & Gabbana’s Suede Swarvoski Platform Pump at the Waking Up In Vegas Party

Our sister site, Shoeperwoman, spotted Katy Perry wearing Dolce & Gabbana’s crystal studded pumps as she hosted the Waking Up in Vegas party at Haze Nightclub this week. Katy wore the shoes with a very shiny mini dress complete with handkerchief hem and cowl beck. Shoes aside, this reminds us of the kind of things girls used to wear to go clubbing in the 90s, but that could just be us, of course: what do you think?

Boots pretending to be shoes, by Dolce & Gabbana

Anyone want to wear a pair of plain old court shoes, with some chunky ankle socks attached to them? No? What if we told you they were by Dolce & Gabbana? OK, well, what if they were bright purple? Still not convinced? What if they were reduced to £149 in the sale? Would you buy them THEN? Or would you continue to uphold one of The Fashion Police’s founding creeds: that shoes and socks should not be stuck together. Or any other items, come to think of it. If you disagree, however, these are waiting for you now over at Yoox.com.

Dolce & Gabbana’s jacket comes with handbags attached

At first we thought it was just an ugly jacket. Then we took a closer look: Ah. Well, on the plus side, at least you won’t need a handbag. On account of how there are two of them attached to your jacket. It also goes some way towards explaining the £475 price tag. Value for money, you see! Available at Yoox.com, but only if you’re a UK size 8.

Revenge of the Shoulderpads: Dolce & Gabbana’s puff sleeve trenchcoat

We’ve had to put up with a lot from shoulder pads this year. They’ve been on everything from dresses to jackets to shirts: in fact, chances are that if it covers your shoulders, it’s probably had a pair of giant foam pads inserted into it at some point this year. We think this Dolce & Gabbana trench coat is one of the more amusing shoulder-pad pieces of the year, though: not just because the thought of paying £1,850 for something we’d have trouble fitting through doorways in makes us snicker slightly, but because it looks like the Incredible Hulk is about to come busting out of it at any second. In fact, we’re pretty sure that if the Hulk shopped…

Daylight Robbery: Dolce & Gabbana’s tulle “dress”

Oh, Dolce & Gabbana, STOP IT. Please. You’re killing us here. You’re also fast becoming our Most Wanted “Shress” Offender – we’ve caught you in “Emperor’s New Clothes” style offences several times this year, and now we’re starting to think you’re just doing it to make fun of the people who’d hand over $713 for something that looks a lot like a pair of flesh coloured tights worn on the body rather than on the legs. Of course, unlike other “shress” crimes we could mention , you have at least thoughtfully provided a bra with this one. It’s stuck to the dress, of course, but at least it’s there. The knickers, however, are the model’s own. We’d hate to think…