How to ruin a perfectly good top, by Marc Jacobs


Lookit this Marc Jacobs top – isn’t it just too cute? The bow detail at the front, the gorgeous purple silk… we love it. Or we did until, whoops, the mannequin turns round, and yes, it’s backless. And not in the good way either, where the top plunges down, showing off a sexy bit of shoulder. No, this one is backless in the kind of way that’ll have people coming up to you all night to whisper that, "Hey, I thought I better tell you, your shirt’s come open at the back, and everyone can totally see the back of your support corset." And that’s another thing: the backs of some pieces of lingerie are rather pretty – pretty enough to make you want to put them on display. Not this one, though. It just looks like the back of a regular old bra/bustier. Shame.

Mind, you, given that this is £915, which is way more than we’d ever consider paying for a top – even one with a back – the situation above is not one we’re ever likely to find ourselves in. Are you?

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  • March 20, 2008


    Wow, that back looks like a corset I tried to make when I was 16 and didn’t know how to sew.

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  • March 22, 2008


    Wow, 24 hour support. I think Marc Jacobs needs to have boobs for a day so he can better understand bra strap woes.

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  • March 24, 2008


    I think the front of the top is beautiful! The back is also pretty w/the ruching, but the WHITE? corset looking-thing is NOT cute. Maybe it would look better if it were purple to match the rest of the top?

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