Style on Trial: Matthew Williamson corset ruffle hem dress


  "Make like Madonna circa 1980…" says Net-a-Porter of this Matthew Williamson dress. And that's about as far as we got before deciding we had to put it up On Trial. And don't get us wrong: we loved Madonna in the 80s. It's just that we don't want to look like Madonna-in-the-80s now. (Actually, we don't really want to look like Madonna now, now, either, but that's a whole other issue, and we're pretty sure she wouldn't want to look like us either. But anyway.)

The real reason this dress is On Trial is that we've seen a few variations of this hugely be-ruffled hem recently, on our travels around the Internet, and we're curious to know what you all think of it. For ourselves, the combination of print, corset and hem is just too much, and obviously the same can be said of the £1,495 price. Is it so OTT that it's guilty of crimes of fashion, though, or would you like to acquit this suspect, and maybe even take it home with you?

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