Would you wear this Miu Miu dress with a shirt?

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I’ve been admiring this Miu Miu party dress over at Net-a-Porter for a few days now. Pretty, isn’t it? And OK, it’s a little too short and too low for an old hag like me, but if you had the figure for it, all  you’d need to do would be to throw on a pair of sparkly heels, and maybe a nice necklace, and you’d be good to go. Oh, and a white, short-sleeved shirt, of course. Because that’s totally the way to wear this dress, according to Net-a-Porter. And while I guess it does solve the "too low-cut" problem, it still looks all kinds of wrong to me.

I suspect I may be in the minority with this one, though, because I’ve been seeing this look cropping up all over the place. It’s part of that whole "wear lots of clothes that don’t really match, all at the same time, because it is "interesting" and "artistic" thing that the high fashion types seem to love, but I still have to question why anyone else would want to do this. It’s not like the white shirt suddenly transforms the dress into daywear now, does it? It’s not as if the addition of the incongruous white shirt will let you wear this to the supermarket, and wearing it as evening wear will probably just convince people that you don’t know how to dress yourself. Or that you’re "interesting" and "artistic" and also: got mugged by your wardrobe on the way out the door.

Am I alone in hating the "daywear under evening wear" look, folks? Say it ain’t so!

4 Comments

  • November 23, 2007

    Caroline

    I don’t think the look works with shirts as they tend to bunch up and contradict the smooth lines. But I’m afraid I would wear it with a polo-neck underneath – if it looked ok! Not for work, but for the pub. That’s just the kind of gal I am!

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  • November 23, 2007

    Anne-Marie

    Amber, you are totally not an old hag! But I do agree with you, it’s not really a look I would go for – it looks a bit messy, and also maybe uncomfortable?

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  • November 25, 2007

    Janet

    I have seen this look attempted at parties and social functions, and I think it only works if you are flat chested. An ample bosom would look too top heavy attempting this look, but on a lean figure that may have a hard time keeping the dress up to begin with, it provides a balance to the full skirt.

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  • November 26, 2007

    Cosplay Diary

    The outfit is such a Japanese style fashion! I *heart* it!

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