Would you wear… a denim dress with shoulderpads?

denim-shoulder-dressOK, hands up if you’re over the whole “massive shoulders” thing yet? We are, and it’s still only September: we expect this trend to run aaaaallll winter, so it looks like it’s going to be a long one. And a large-shouldered one at that.

This Miss Selfridge dress combines the aforementioned shoulders with… denim. This is something of an unholy alliance as far as we’re concerned, because we’ve yet to meet a denim dress we’ve really liked, but what about you, readers? Do you think denim should be reserved for jeans, and maybe the odd skirt or jacket? Or do you think it’s just fine and dandy, with the shoulderpads being the icing on the cake? If you do, this is £45 at Miss Selfridge.

11 Comments

  • September 15, 2009

    Mitr-Friend

    I’m actually fine with the concept of denim dresses. Esp. vintage denim dresses… See these pics from assorted sites…
    http://images50.fotki.com/v1570/photos/3/123343/7818184/IMG_3880vi1-vi.jpg
    http://www.revolveclothing.com/images/p/r/BETS-WD140_V1.jpg
    http://www.singaporemotherhood.com/forumboard/messages/449183/2702603.jpg
    http://www.mtvindia.com/mtvasia/highheels/images/Image/gauri_and_suzanne-triumph.jpg
    I actually like em all….

    But the one in the post is weird… Its a sack dress + shoulder pads + crinckled fabric + nothing elegant…. A big NOOOOOO…
    .-= Mitr-Friend´s last blog ..On the Train Tracks =-.

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  • September 15, 2009

    Karlie

    OMG, I had that dress in the eary 90’s. I wore bright white shoes this it.

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    • September 15, 2009

      Rock Hyrax

      That’s a brave admission! 🙂

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      • September 16, 2009

        Karlie

        I also had really big blonde Texas hair. I made quite the picture, but so did everyone else

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    • September 17, 2009

      Sally

      Yes, been there, done that and it didn’t work the first time!!

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  • September 15, 2009

    Leigh

    Dear Fashion Industry,

    Shoulder pads and denim everything were a mistake the first time around. Please remember this soon.

    Love,
    Me
    .-= Leigh´s last blog ..Boots No. 7 Natural Blush in Petal =-.

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  • September 15, 2009

    Bella

    I’ll say it every time I see any garment victemized by shoulderpads in such a horrible way:
    justice must be done: the shoulderization must be put to a stop!

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  • September 16, 2009

    Nikki G

    Oh heck to the no. This must stop now. That is just wrong wrong wrong. Ring ring!! 1987 calling – it wants this dress back.

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  • September 16, 2009

    Melanie

    I think I would have rejected that dress even back in the 80’s, but I’ll admit that I owned a similar denim dress back then, but it was strapless, and had a diagonal zip running up the entire front of it (and in retrospect, kinda slutty … I wonder how I got away with leaving the house in it).

    Also, that’s not just any old denim. It’s acid wash or stone wash denim. Horrors.

    The 80s was not a stylish decade. I fail to understand why we’re re-living it.

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  • September 16, 2009

    Fozzie

    No! Nay! Never!

    Ugly was ugly in the 80’s and it remains ugly now. Bad! Bad, bad Miss S. Get thee to a fashion nunnery!

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  • September 18, 2009

    Romanticide

    I have nothing against denim dresses but this… impure!!!!! impure!!!
    .-= Romanticide´s last blog .. =-.

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