Style On Trial

Style on Trial: Clothes that are attached to each other


This is one fashion trend that we just can’t get our heads around. You know the deal: dresses with sweaters sewn onto them; sweaters with a fake shirt attached to the neckline; shirts that have a shrug or cardigan sewn on. They look like two items of clothing, but here’s the thing – they’re not! They’re just one, slightly freaky, item and we Just. Don’t. Get. It.

Take the pinafore dress above, for instance. Looks fine, doesn’t it? It’s being worn with a black polo-neck sweater, and that’s also fine. The problem with this outfit, though? Well, it’s not actually a dress and a sweater, is it? No, it’s one crazy hybrid sweater-dress, and we’ll say it one more time: WHY? What’s the point of that? It’s not like it takes a huge amount of extra time to put on a dress AND a sweater, so why sew them both together? What if you wanted to wear the dress with a white shirt? Or something else? What if you wanted to pair your classic black turtleneck with a pair of skinny jeans or a shirt? Well too bad, you can’t: it’s stuck onto the dress, so you will wear them together, always and forever. WHY?

Now, don’t get us wrong: we don’t think these hybrid items look bad – we just don’t understand the point of them, and we think we’d prefer our clothes to be a little more versatile than that. Anyone out there care to explain it to us? Do you buy the stuck-together-clothes?

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