mom jeans

Topshop try to make mom jeans happen

“Wow!” we thought when this item first crossed our fashion radar, “Those look like MOM JEANS! It must just be the angle of the photo, though, for surely the pinnacle of modern fashion that is Topshop would not be trying to foist MOM JEANS upon its unsuspecting shoppers?” Buy they ARE mom jeans. Deliberately so. It even says it in the product description, look: As you can see, “acid mom” is a thing now too, apparently. Which is… yeah. So: mom jeans. Now, we know a lot of women who ARE moms take offence at this term, and rightly so. It’s not like moms can’t be stylish, after all. It’s not like becoming a mother means you have to throw…


High Street Shopping: Topshop clean t-shirt satin maxi dress

We’ve always been slightly suspicious of maxi dresses. Oh, don’t get us wrong: we like them… on other people. On other people, the maxi dress can look effortlessly elegant, casual-yet-dressy, and that little bit different from all of the other dresses out there. On us, though? On us, a maxi dress can easily make us look like we’re en route to a costume party: or like we’ve just been watching far too much Downton Abbey. And honestly, the length issues alone are enough to put us off, because if you’re anything less than model height, you’ll know that any maxi dress you try to pluck off the racks will trail along the floor behind you, gathering dust bunnies and other…

mustard swing coat

High Street Shopping: Topshop A-line 60s swing coat

We’ve been showing you a lot of coats lately, but given that those of us in the Northern hemisphere have reached that time of year when it’s impossible to leave home without one, we hope you’ll forgive us. This coat is from Topshop, and combines a simple shape with a stand-out colour. Mustard is one of those shades that gets a bit of a bad rap sometimes. It definitely doesn’t work on everyone, but if it works on you, it can be surprisingly versatile, and will also provide a splash of pretend sunshine on days when the real sun won’t oblige. We can’t say no to that… [Buy it]

Richard Nicholl for Topshop bridal collection

Richard Nicholl creates wedding collection for Topshop

Say you’re a bride-to-be who’s also a fashionista. Where are you going to get your wedding dress? You can’t get a regular dress, obviously: you need to be edgy and fashion-forward at all times, and if you’re getting married in the summer of 2012, say, that basically means you’re going to need some kind of a mullet skirt. Ideally one of the ones that take the form of a short skirt, with a sheer maxi skirt over the top – a bit like a veil for your legs, basically. See? Bridal! You’re also probably going to need a pair of ugly, clumpy shoes, ideally by Jeffrey Campbell. Well, we can’t help you with the shoes (or not right at this…

Topshop Factory Girl Collection

Topshop Launches ‘Factory Girl’ collection

It’s grim up north: or at least, it is for these models, apparently – look at those scowls! (Modelling is hard, of course, as we should never forget…) These images are from Topshop’s ‘Factory Girl’ collection, for Fall 2012, which drawns inspiration from the north of England in the sixties: think beehive hair, lots of eyeliner and a Bardot-esque pout. To compliment that look, Topshop’s collection consists of a lot of tweed, some very ladylike pieces, such as the pencil skirts and kitten heels, and, well, hotpants. Quite a few pairs, actually. You can shop some of the items from the collection here (more will be filtering out over the coming weeks), and see some more images from the lookbook…

Bunny animal all-in-one

Adult Onesies: What’s Up Doc?

We know we’re fighting the good fight against adult onesies all on our lonesome here, and that as soon as this post goes live, we’ll start getting comments telling us it’s “NONE OF OUR BISNISS!” what people choose to wear at home, and that they’re “SO COMFY!”*, but we will continue to fight it. Because if there’s anything funnier than the idea of grown adults solemnly going about their business while dressed as Bugs Bunny, we’ve yet to see it. Actually, on second thoughts, maybe we won’t fight the growing wave of adult onesies. Sometimes we all need a good laugh, after all, don’t we? This one is from Topshop: click here to buy it. *The same argument is regularly made in…


Cousin Itt would love this

(PREMIUM OMBRE FRINGE CAPE BY DRESS UP TOPSHOP) We don’t know about you guys, but we’re not really seeing “fringed dress” here. We’re seeing one of those women who refuses to cut their hair for like, 40 years, and ends up with it trailing along somewhere at ankle height, all dead and creepy looking. By comparison, the, er, “hair” on this dress is actually quite shiny. Does that make it any better, though? Are you currently doing seal claps over the edgy, fashion-forward dress you see before you? Well, some people obviously are, because it’s already sold it in medium/large, which means that only the small/medium fashionistas among you will be able to wear this, and only if you have…

Topshop tropical print suit

Summer in Boca: Topshop tropical print bomber jacket and cigarette trousers

We’re getting a real “Florida pensioner on a day-trip to the casino” vibe from this little number. You, on the other hand, may well be getting an “edgy fashionista, about to be street-style snapped” one. Because, well, it’s as ugly as sin, and that gets you major points in the fashion world. (You know when people say “It’s so ugly it’s cute?” This isn’t that.) Which vibe do you get? If you fall on the side of the edgy fashionista, you can click here to buy the whole outfit for £77. If anyone needs us, we’ll be lying down in a darkened room, trying to get rid of this migraine that just hit…

Wonder Woman One-Piece from Topshop

Wonder Woman’s One-Piece, from Topshop

Wonder Woman would approve of this, wouldn’t she? We know it doesn’t have the stars on the pants, and that is, indeed, unfortunate, but even so, if you’re looking for an easy way to look like a superhero on the beach this summer, this would be it. And honestly, we kind of love it. Golden rope and crown not included. Colourblock one-piece, £32, Topshop: click here to buy it.

Victoria Beckham dress copied by Rare

Designer Dupes: navy and orange dresses by Victoria Beckham and Rare

‘Ello, ‘ello, ‘ello, now what have we ‘ere, then? Why, it looks like a case of Designer Dupes to us! On the left, a navy and orange pencil dress, from Victoria Beckham’s Spring 2012 ready to wear collection: it cost $2,295, but the price is academic at this point, because it sold out as soon as it went on sale. On the right, meanwhile… a navy and orange pencil dress, although this time by Rare, which is available at Topshop. This one is only £49, and was still available in most sizes at the time of writing, and can also be purchased at the Rare website, should it sell out at Topshop, which, let’s face it, it probably will. Which…

Topshop smock dress

Crime of Fashion? The Sad Smock

This has to be one of the saddest dresses we ever did see. In fact, it makes us feel like this: In fact, honestly, this dress is like one of Harry Potter’s dementors: as soon as we look at it, we start to feel like we’ll never be happy again. You know what else makes us sad? The fact that it’s £85, it’s ugly, and it’s SOLD OUT. Oh, and if you’re thinking that maybe it looks better on: That would be a “no” to that. [Product Page]


Mary Katrantzou for Topshop arrives, sells out almost instantly

Well, that was quick work, Topshop shoppers. Mary Katrantzou’s capsule collection for the high street brand launched this morning, and at the time of writing, all that’s left is the hideous trousers pictured above, a scarf and a pair of leggings. And there’s not much of these left online either, so if you really want some of this stuff, you’re literally going to have to beg, borrow or steal it, and we don’t recommend the latter. Or, of course, you could dedicate the next few days to visiting Topshop branches, in the hope of finding something, or simply trawl eBay and pay more than the already-high prices you’d have paid in store. Shopping: it’s basically turned into a competitive sport…

Topshop 'Kate' sweater

But what if your name isn’t “Kate”?

They didn’t really think this through, did they? Or, on second thoughts, maybe they did: this ‘Kate’ sweater arrived on the Topshop website yesterday morning… and was sold out by 8pm. Are there really that many people called Kate out there? Did the Kates Moss and Middleton buy them all? Or are there now a ton of people who aren’t called ‘Kate’ walking around with someone else’s name on their sweater? Is it a reference to the Duchess of Cambridge? Do people really worship her THAT MUCH, if so? Explain it to us, please.

Topshop wallpaper dress

Style on Trial: Topshop Wallpaper Ombre Hourglass Dress

Well, there’s a lot going on here, isn’t there? For one thing, this dress looks a bit like it’s on fire. Or at least, it does to us, but that could be because we’re slightly blinded by all of the eyeball bleach we instinctively reached for as soon as we laid eyes on it. Topshop describe it as a “wallpaper” dress. This, of course, made us wonder what kind of room would have walls like this? And who would live in such a room? You can leave your answers to that one in the comments box. Mostly, though, we just want to know whether it would be a super-stylish someone, or the type of someone The Fashion Police should be…

Kate Middleton shops at Topshop

What Kate Bought: Kate Middleton shops at Topshop

This week, certain sectors of the UK media were absolutely astonished by the news that Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, has been spotted doing a bit of shopping at her local Topshop, in Kensington. Honestly, we’re mostly just amazed by the amazement. If she’s anything like any other British girl – and, small matter of being married to a Prince aside, the evidence so far would seem to suggest that she IS – Kate probably grew up shopping at Topshop, just like the rest of us did. Why would she stop now, just because she’s suddenly filthy rich. If YOU were rich, would you walk past Topshop on your way home, without so much as a glance? We wouldn’t. Sure,…


Say something nice about this gold Topshop maxi dress

We can’t think of anything nice to say about this gold maxi dress by Topshop Unique. In fact, if we came round to your house, say, and you were wearing this, we would think we got you out of bed. We’d also think it was 1972. It’s Friday, though, and, well, it’s nice to be nice, isn’t it? So we’ll leave it up to you. If you share our view, you can consider it a challenge. If you don’t, you can consider it an opportunity to change our minds. If you just want to buy the dress, you can click here and have your £195 at the ready. Go!

Dress of the Day: Tulle spot prom dress by Dress Up Topshop

What’s your favourite fashion season? (polls)   (Tulle spot prom dress, £75, Topshop: Click here to buy it) This dress is from Topshop’s ‘Dress Up Topshop’ collection, which, as the name suggests, is a collection of dresses. Do you see what they did there? According to Topshop, there are two different ways to wear this dress. Well, we mean, we’re sure there are more than just  two ways, but there are just two which they’ve chosen to illustrate: the traditional, pretty-prom-dress way shown above (i.e. add shoes, a bag, and maybe some jewellery and you’re good to go), and this, more casual way: (Aside: this model really looks like she means BUSINESS, no? No one’s going to be accusing HER…