More granny-chic with Marc Jacobs’ shirtdress


Oh dear. When we reported on Graeme Black’s check shirt dress earlier this year, we felt sure it had to be an isolated incident, for surely there couldn’t be more than one designer out there labouring under the impression that we all suddenly want to walk around dressed like old maids?

There is.

Marc Jacob’s shirtdress is a shocking £1,750 at Browns, but we think that waistband makes it look an awful lot cheaper than that, no? True, the addition of the belt, pearls and heels on the mannequin is an improvement (a shorter skirt would improve it even more, though), and makes it a little Victoria Beckham-esque, but we’re still not even remotely tempted by this latest example of Clothes That Are Stuck Together. Are you? 


  • December 8, 2008


    I actually own a blouse and a skirt quite like these, and there’s lots of potential for 40’s-detective-novel-heroine hotness, but the fact that they’re stuck together is just terrible. I agree that the waistband looks cheap, too!

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  • December 9, 2008


    I love this. Absolutely, totally, unreservedly love this.
    Except that it is obscenely expensive and not well done at that. So I would not actually buy it. Even on sale. Even on eBay for super duper cheap.
    But other than that…it’s swell.

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  • December 9, 2008


    Personally, I feel that Librarian chic has loads of un-mined potential. But this ain’t it. That stuck-together thing never fails to look cheap. And at a price that is higher than what I have paid for several cars, NO WAY.

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  • December 9, 2008


    I got to agree with the girls, I actually like this too. Even not beeing big fan of Marc Jacobs’ designs.

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  • May 30, 2009


    Honestly, I really like it! I do wish she skirt was a little shorter and it was two seperate pieces, but I don’t think it’s that bad.

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