[Buy here and here] We weren’t sure which of these two dresses to show you, so we’re spoiling you by featuring them both… These are a little more expensive than most of the pieces you tend to find in Miss Selfridge (they’re £135 and £85 respectively), but they’re also a little more special, with their mix of tulle, lace and floral appliqué, for a very delicate, pretty look. These have obviously been released with the Christmas party season in mind, but will work all year round, as long as you can find an occasion special enough to wear them!
Miss Selfridge tapestry print skatet skirt, £35 For today’s High Street Shopping Pick, we don’t just bring you something pretty to look at: we also bring you a whole new word to learn, for this, you see, is not a “skater skirt”, but a “skatet” skirt. We’re going to assume that refers to an ickle tiny wee version of a skater skirt, but it could also simply be a typo on the Miss Selfridge website. We may never know. What we do know, however, is that we rather like this. Tapestry print can look a little old fashioned on the wrong item, but the short hem and lantern shape keeps this modern, and it’ll look good with opaque tights now,…
Yellow jacquard dress, $80, Miss Selfridge Click here to buy it
At first we weren’t sure whether this was a Stuck Together Clothes Crime, or another case of the Clothes Slasher in action. Now we that we’ve had time to examine the evidence, however (a bit too much time, if we’re completely honest: it’s like looking at a car crash, isn’t it?), we can confidently say that what we’re dealing with here is a dress-attached-to-a-harness-attached-to-a-boob-tube. Which is… yeah. Of course, we have to admit to a degree of bias where this garment is concerned, because we HATE harnesses. Yes, we’re aware that they’re edgy and unexpected. We’re really struggling to give a damn, though. Anyway, enough about us: what say you to this example of STC (Stuck Together Clothes), jurors? Crime…
Take a look at our gallery of this winter’s offerings from Miss Selfridge, featuring our old favourites: colour-blocking, 70s-style, and some very bright tights… Things We Learned About 2001 Winter Fashion From the Miss Selfridge A/W 2011 Lookbook: 1. The midi skirt may be on the way out. Sure, there are a few skirts here which are knee-length or lower, and if you want midis, well, some of the other retailers we’ve previewed recently will be more than happy to oblige with that. But at Miss Selfridge, hemlines are much, much shorter, with a selection of mini skirts and dresses, and some items that look suspiciously like tops to TFP, but which are being worn as dresses anyway, as if…
[polldaddy poll=5052733] Orange skater dress £42, Miss Selfridge (Click here to buy it) The Argument for the Defence: This dress is the perfect colour for summer: the bright orange is very much “on trend” right now, and makes a nice change from all of the other traditionally “summer” colours. What’s more, the flared skirt, nipped-in waist and short sleeves will make this dress flattering to many figures, and really easy to wear: no straps to slide down or hitch up, a shape that’s easy to move in, a single colour that you can throw on a pair of shoes with and be done. The Argument for the Prosecution: Are you blind? Because WE are, now that we’ve seen this dress….
Big enough for all your bits, but hands-free and easy-wear – we love a good summer satchel at The Fashion Police. And this bag is the perfect partner to this summer’s floral hippy vibe – sling it over your maxi dress and you’re good to go! Chocolate leather x body bag, £45 from Miss Selfridge.
[polldaddy poll=4655112] Ochre bias cut maxi dress £65, Miss Selfridge (Click here to order)
[polldaddy poll=4648552] Red ponti dress £42, Miss Selfridge (Click here to buy it)
Ok, just for once let’s skip over the impracticalities of a crochet belt, the thigh-widening pockets and the elasticated ankles, and cut straight to the “crotch” of the matter (*groan* – pun entirely intended!). Because we’re just wonderin’, who exactly looks at a pair of trousers like these and thinks “Oh, yeah, the ‘wet myself’ look – I’m all about that this season!” If loss of bladder control is your thing, you can pick these up from Miss Selfridge for £35.00.
We were rather hoping that the shants trend had gone off and died a horrible death, as we had not been unfortunate enough to clap eyes on any examples of it recently. Sadly, that has not proved to be the case and Miss Selfridge are attempting to revive the look for the new season, with this rather garish pair. They are 100% polyester so we can’t begin to imagine the static cling that will be in store for your legs if you succumb and buy a pair. What do you think? Are leopard print shants the one thing missing from your spring wardrobe that will make all the difference next season? If so, you can buy these here for £45.
Ochre shift dress £38, Miss Selfridge (Click here to order) [polldaddy poll=4140197]
Limited Edition navy embellished dress £120, Miss Selfridge (Click here to order) [polldaddy poll=4024321]
Black bow detail dress £30, Miss Selfridge (Click here to buy) [polldaddy poll=3918481]
Tapestry bags are one of this winter’s big accessories trend, and our favourite so far is this one from Miss Selfridge, which retails for £39. Billed as an “overnight bag”, this isn’t too large to be used for day-to-day carrying duties, particularly if, like us, you tend to cart your whole life around in your handbag. Of course, if you don’t like this one, there are plenty of other tapestry bags available on the high street right now, so there’s no shortage of choice. What do you think of this look, though?
We would like to take this dress to task on a number of points. Firstly, it has no underneath layer so what you see here is what you get: a crocheted dress, full of holes. And it would most definitely be a case of ‘what you see’ because if you wear this dress as it is shown here, everyone will most definitely be able to see, well, everything. Secondly, why is it stitchy? Why are Miss Selfridge making up words? Our spell check objects most vehemently to a ‘y’ being added to the end of stitch. Thirdly, does it even look cream to you? It doesn’t to us. It looks beige, or light taupe, but definitely not cream. That could just…
Bow print tea dress, £37, Miss Selfridge [polldaddy poll=3577200]
Droplet bead dress, £85, Miss Selfridge [polldaddy poll=3441225]
T shirts with cartoon characters on the front were very popular last summer and there are still a few around this year. Miss Selfridge are taking this a step further and have no fewer than six different t shirts and tanks (and a pair of socks) available featuring the inimitable Barbie. Is this a step too far though readers? A step too far in the direction of dressing like a toddler? Or do you think that Barbie rocks and the perfect way to pay your respect to her is by wearing a top with her image adorning it? If you agree with the latter, the Barbie t shirts are available from Miss Selfridge from £18 (£3 for the socks).