Unsolved Mysteries: The back-vent dress



From: Meryl
To: The Fashion Police
Subject: The back-vent dress

"There are actually some really nice, really cheap dresses on this site (boohoo.com) if you're size 14 max. But…this one makes her look like a balloon expelling air from a gigantic hole in the back. Fantastic."

– Meryl

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And indeed, Meryl is correct. It looks a little bit like this model has just burst, no? Assuming she hasn't, though, we have to ask: what is the purpose of the back vent? We know a nicely toned back can be very sexy, of course, but to present it like this, framed by a frilly curtain, seems to defeat the point.

Your assistance in solving this mystery is, as always, welcome!


  • May 18, 2009


    uh…well, i had to do a DOUBLE double-take when i saw this. the dress would have been much better off without the hole or without the frills or… without both, actually. this style does not look much appealing to me.let’s just hope they don’t bring it on the front. Brrrrrr…

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  • May 18, 2009


    hahahhahaha. hahahaha, that so ruined the dress.

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  • May 18, 2009


    As a part human-part whale, as many of us are these days, I would find this dress useful. It will very much ameliorate my blowhole clearance problem.

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  • May 18, 2009

    The Fashion Police

    Lol at ayemiy – I always forget how many whale/humans there are around these days!

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  • May 18, 2009


    This is so bad, I’m just confused. Maybe there are people who wanted to frame their back tattoos in curtains that I wasn’t aware of.

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  • May 19, 2009


    Hmmm, the new X-men movie is coming out about this time. Maybe one of the winged mutants could use this dress.

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  • May 27, 2009


    I think one or the other would make this dress really pretty. But both? Yeah. Kind of unattractive. I do like dresses with an open back though.

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