Would you buy… pre-wrinkled clothes?

We know from previous posts here that  a lot of our readers hate ironing. So do we, to be honest, although we do it in preference to walking around in wrinkled clothes.

What if the clothes were ALREADY wrinkled, though? As in, that’s how they’re supposed to look, and if you tried to iron them, you’d be completely defeating the purpose, stupid!

These Miss Selfridge tank tops fall into that category: they’re £14 each, and come with that “pre-worn and washed” look, so they’ll look like they’ve been lying in a crumpled heap at the bottom of the wardrobe no matter what you do. They remind us of those “crinkle” shirts people used to wear in the 80s, and they actually make us feel a little itchy, like we desperately want to IRON something. Right now. That’s what OCD does for you, kids!

Do you like the “I don’t own an iron” look enough to want to buy clothes like this? For us they fall into the same category as pre-ripped jeans: yes, it’s a particular kind of look, but it’s one we can achieve perfectly well on our own without paying someone else to rip and wrinkle our clothes for us, but if you love these to death (they actually look like they’ve ALREADY been loved to death, but whatever), you can buy them here.

9 Comments

  • March 15, 2010

    Monica

    The first thought that came to my mind was, “what would your mother say?!” It is safe to say that mine would definitely not approve! I would never buy something like this. I have to admit, I do never iron my clothes but then the clothes I own can get away with not being ironed. The few items of clothing I do have that need ironing clearly, are the items that rarely get worn simply for that reason tbh (except for certain work clothes). But to actually go out of my way to look like I am wearing something that desperately needs ironing? No thanks.

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  • March 15, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    Oh, I’m all in favour of pre-wrinkling, and as I write this am turning to look at the twenty or so garments waiting to be ironed, wondering which ones I could get away with sticking straight in the wardrobe…

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  • March 15, 2010

    Lucia

    I don’t think I would ever wear something like that.
    Some wrinkled clothing items might look nice and a little bit edgy but these don’t…
    Wrinkled clothes don’t appeal anybodys bodyfigure and they make you look like you don’t really care for your appearrance…
    I guess they could look good for some people but definitly not for me…

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  • March 15, 2010

    Tex

    You got me. I would totally buy those tank tops. Probably one in every color!

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  • March 15, 2010

    M

    Heavens, they look like blistered plastic bags.

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  • March 15, 2010

    Amee

    I don’t care about my clothes being wrinkled. But I won’t buy them that way.

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  • March 15, 2010

    Pomeroy

    Pfft. They’re fine. Pre-wrinkled clothes generally look like they’re supposed to be wrinkled, not like they just haven’t been ironed. And in the end, who really cares?

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  • March 15, 2010

    Ash

    The one in brown looks intentionally wrinkled and kind of cute but most other colors will probably look sloppy.

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  • March 19, 2010

    Diandra

    No way!
    I like pleats, and ruffles and things, but on these, the wrinkling doesn’t look intentional!
    There are ways to work other kinds of wrinkling, but this looks way too much like ACTUAL wrinkles. It would just look sloppy!

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