Dressing gown chic strikes gain: Amanda Wakeley’s silk-crepe shirt dress

Amanda Wakeley silk-crepe shirt dress

No, really it is a dress. Yes, even though it comes with a matching nightdress slip, it is insistently, a dress. A £395 shirt dress, in point of fact. And at that price, definitely not one you’d want to risk dripping your marmalade on at breakfast!

After all the furore caused by the underwear as outerwear trend, the whole “dressing gown as dress” scandal admittedly seems a bit tame. But we’re not the type of officers to let the small stuff slide simply because we have bigger fish to fry… (Bra dresses, we’re still coming for you!)

And in truth? We quite fancy lounging around the house with our hair in curlers and our lips painted scarlet, looking glamourous in this little number. There’s something very old-school glamour about the whole, ummm, dress.

The big question here at Fashion Police HQ is: Would they let you wear it in Tesco?

Amanda Wakeley silk-crepe shirt dress, £395 from Net-a-Porter.


  • January 21, 2011


    Looks like my mother’s dressing gown, only it’s pink.

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  • January 21, 2011


    I sort of like it, in and of itself its pretty comfy looking.
    In theory I’d wear it as a “house” dress though, But for the price…

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  • January 21, 2011


    They certainly won’t let you shop in Tesco. I wonder how much Costco paid the designer to come up with this “sabotage dress”.

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  • January 22, 2011


    WAAY too expensive for this poor university student to buy, but I love the idea because I always find I look best wearing my housecoat for some reason (?)! I think it’s the wrap-around effect.

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