Richard Nicholl’s printed dress scares us

This dress scares us. Not as much of the idea of people willingly wearing Crocs scares us, obviously, but close.

At first, we didn’t actually realise quite how much the dress was going to scare us. Sure, we were just a little freaked out by the idea of wearing a person on our, er, person. Having a second head just beneath our first head, another set of arms right next to the existing set. Bit trippy, no?

But at that point, we though the arm in the photo – the one touching the oversized lips of the photo – belonged to the model wearing the dress, and that it was emerging from some concealed pocked cunningly designed to look like a sleeve.

Then we realised that there WAS no model wearing the dress.

The dress is empty.

It was just three arms.

And when there IS someone wearing the dress?

Why, then that person appears to have FIVE ARMS, of course:

And now we won’t sleep tonight. Or possibly ever again.

This is £434. Click here to buy it from Far Fetch.


  • June 14, 2011


    This takes creepy designs to a new level… it doesnt traumatise the wearer the way it traumatises the people who have to look at it!

    Perhaps I should buy and wear it to work- freak out the work place bozos! lol

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  • June 14, 2011


    I really like it…. I think it’s the hipster in me.

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  • June 14, 2011


    That dress is just weird, and the shoes only make it worse; talk about creepazoid style.

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  • June 14, 2011


    I would possibly wear this dress. But only if it actually gave me five arms – that would be bloody useful.

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  • June 14, 2011


    i like it a lot!!

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  • June 15, 2011


    I don’t get it. Even without the creepy print, it’s just a white sack. This is what passes for fashion now?

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