Wear or Die: Denim dresses

Denim-dresses

This week's edition of Wear of Die – the game where everyone loses – is brought to us, not by some specialist clubwear site, or even by avant-garde designer who thinks it's "creative" to wear your skirt on your head, but from our very own Miss Selfridge. Yes, the store that spawned many a fine Dress of the Day has now turned to the Dark Side, and has been busily churning out denim dresses for the past few weeks. The 80s revival claims another victim!

What if you absolutely HAD to wear one of those denim dresses, though? What if it was that or… death? What if the two dresses above were all that stood between you and the opportunity to meet your maker? That's the hard decision facing you today, readers: faced with the choice of either wearing one of the two dresses above, or dying, which dress would you choose and why? Tell us!

40 Comments

  • February 4, 2009

    Maria

    If I had absolutely no choice but to wear one of these dresses, I would go for Dress B. I would hate to wear Dress A even if it weren’t made of denim!

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  • February 4, 2009

    hiunna

    i would wear the strapless one without much thought, assuming it fits me fine . i would pair it with a cardigan to cover up some nudity and add a pair of chunky boots to make it look less feminine and more fashionable. i mean this week isnt too hard compared to the previous !!

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  • February 4, 2009

    ana

    dress B is actually not that bad!

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  • February 4, 2009

    gokarm

    Aargh, I hate denim dresses. I’d wear Dress A, as I am a defender of the hip dresses. I think with a cool clutch and some fierce patent leather pumps and gently curled hair, that could be classy and cool, and more modern than the other dress.

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  • February 4, 2009

    Madeline

    Dress B, i guess. It actually looks kinda cool, but anybody over the age of 25 would look stupid in it

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  • February 4, 2009

    Megan

    I would wear dress A. I like the bodice part of that one more than the random hangy bits the other one has.

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  • February 4, 2009

    Veronika

    Dress B and I’d wear a lovely trench coat over it:) too bad it will cover it up completely, such a lovely dress (kiddin)

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  • February 4, 2009

    Spiragirl

    Dress B – I actually think death would be preferable to Dress A.

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  • February 4, 2009

    Am

    Dress B – but can I dye it so it isn’t that hideous colour? The cut is actually quite interesting, and it could be quite nice if it wasn’t made of denim! (god, I remember wearing short short denim skirts – I so couldn’t/wouldn’t do that now!)

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  • February 4, 2009

    Theresa

    Dress A, because i like the color and the bodice. It is also more girly, and although I have big enough hips already, I think poofy drapes would look better than skin tight, which I believe would be the fit of dress b.

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  • February 4, 2009

    Angel

    Oh my- I would wear dress B- Dress A looks like something I had when I was 3- (I was born in the latter part of the 80’s- thank goodness)

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  • February 4, 2009

    Gemma

    Umm…is it really bad that I quite like dress B? And have been considering buying the green version?
    I’ll get my coat…:-)

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  • February 4, 2009

    Evelyn

    B. but only with a blazer.

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  • February 4, 2009

    Holly

    Dress B, which I suspect is redeemable through good accessories. possibly.

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  • February 4, 2009

    Celeste

    Dress B. Atleast the shape is interesting. And I might be able to convince my friend to throw an 80’s themed house warming party.

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  • February 4, 2009

    Meg S.

    Dress A for sure, because at least it will look like I didn’t make my dress from my old jeans. And you don’t want me making dresses. Besides, B is very slutty I think.

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  • February 4, 2009

    Kelly

    I’m going with the masses here – B would be way less painful. I’m not saying it’s even remotely pretty, but the shape is more flattering.

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  • February 4, 2009

    Moni

    You don’t have to threaten me, I take B right away. I actually kind of like it – the shape, the colour. I only hope these are hems and not zippers (It’s hard to see from here).
    In fact I freely admit I’m a denim-lover. Yes, I was a teenager in the 80s and of course I had denim shirts, vests, and even a denim sweatshirt. I still own a denim corsage which I wear occasionally. So sue me, but I like it and am going to wear it. 😉

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  • February 4, 2009

    nj

    I’d pick B…i have enough natural hips of my own…but only in A’s color…otherwise get my casket ready
    these 80s clothes really really do not need to come back…they were terrible the first go round and weren’t we supposed to be wearing jetsons style clothes in the 2000s? and where’s my flying car

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  • February 4, 2009

    Nora

    B, but you are making death tempting.

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  • February 4, 2009

    Kerry

    Arrgh! My hips are big enough without help from Dress A! Am going to have to go with Dress by default *shudder*

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  • February 4, 2009

    The Fashion Police

    I’ve just come back from a shopping trip, during which I managed to see Dress B in person. I’d love to say it’s nicer in real life, but nope, it still made me cringe. Each to their own though 🙂

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  • February 4, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Dress A. Don’t know what the skirt is supposed to be but I agree with Theresa on the bodice, and the material looks softer and less denimy then B.

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  • February 4, 2009

    chocoholic

    I’d wear dress B.
    Its actually not that bad. I’d just really 80s it up. It’d be fun 🙂

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  • February 5, 2009

    Helen

    Dress A. The color is better and it looks better made.

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  • February 5, 2009

    Marianne

    Dress A, I think. A little hip camouflage might be okay. But looking at them both, I can’t help but be reminded of Leanne Marshall’s work from season 5 of Project Runway. She did a crazy hip thing and a zipper thing at different times, I believe.

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  • February 5, 2009

    Steph

    Dress B. It’s not very nice, but it’s infinitely better than Dress A. I’d wear it with a black suit jacket and black Converse.

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  • February 5, 2009

    annox

    what a horrid little dresses!
    My first thought was dress A, it’s not as revealing as dress B,but more I look at it more I feel the urge to burn it.Dress B it is than…..

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  • February 6, 2009

    Anna

    I would wear dress B (it would be OKAY if it wasn’t denim. Ew.) with a chunky red belt around the middle, a black short-sleeved jacket, chunky colorful plastic jewelry, bright yellow tights, and black heeled knee boots. I would wear my hair in curls down to the shoulders with edgy straight side-bangs. And bright red retro lipstick and black mascara. Yay! that makes it not so bad (but the dress still sucks)

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  • February 8, 2009

    Daniielle

    I Think i would wear dress B
    but i can never really tell if i like a dress till i try it on or see it on a model

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  • February 17, 2009

    Hilde

    definitly dress b. I think it is kind of cute actually.. A lot of people wear denim in Norway now a days:)

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  • March 3, 2009

    Elizabeth

    I guess dress B? It would be fine if wasn’t made out of denim, had a diffrent colour, didn’t have the long hangy things, should I go on. I would wear it if I could hide at home and not be seen by anyone while wearing it.

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  • March 14, 2009

    Marisa

    Dress B is stunning, without hesitation-i would buy and wear the dress in a heartbeat. The shape is extremely flattering and the zipper feature adds an edgy and eccentric appeal to a common denim dress. Tied with a pair of black gladiator heels and studded cuffs-this dress could be seen strutting sydney city every saturday night.

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  • May 14, 2009

    magby

    dress b for sureeeee a is ugly..a creation gone wrong…really wrong

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  • May 16, 2009

    Sonya

    Is it just me? I actually….
    *really quiet* like the second one.
    Here look at it in purple! http://www.missselfridge.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=20555&storeId=12554&categoryId=111693&parent_category_rn=63757&productId=1131441&langId=-1
    pretty fierce!!!!

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  • May 30, 2009

    Diandra

    Don’t shoot me, but I like them both! I think Dress B is more wearable though, so I pick that one.

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    • May 21, 2012

      Khuloud

      You shouldn’t be afraid of anyone shooting you at all, I agreed with you from the moment I saw them to the very end of the comments, there’s nothing wrong with them. I’d be glad to wear either ones, people need to stop being suffocatingly pretentious.

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  • July 11, 2009

    sue

    I think both are horrible

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    • August 22, 2010

      haley

      acctually, i dissagree, bfloth are beautiful but if if had to choose witch was the best it would be B.

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  • November 11, 2012

    Nala

    Dress A. It looks like it could be cutER than dress b.

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