Every year, Zara manages to create an item of clothing which is snapped up and worn by absolutely everyone. And by “absolutely everyone”, we mean “by fashion bloggers”. Fashion bloggers often seem to exist in their own little trend microcosm, don’t they? For instance, we don’t recall seeing anyone wearing THAT Zara skort (which was LAST year’s fashion blogger ‘must have’) in “real” life, but every fashion blogger on the internet seemed to have one, and so it is with this eyeball-print dress.
This dress is currently sold out online, but if you’re lucky you may be able to find one in store, and if not, there’s always eBay, where you’ll find tons of them, all selling for double the price you’d have paid to Zara themselves. (Fashion Police tip: try typing the words “Blogger favourite” or just “blogger” into the eBay search engine for an interesting insight into all of those fashion blogger trends…). Oh, and if you DON’T want to pay double to cover your body in eyeballs (All eyes will be on you: geddit?) SheInside are selling an identical dress for just… £10.
(It may actually be the SAME dress, in all honest. We’re still not clear on whether sites like SheInside, ChicWish etc are actively copying brands like Zara, or whether the clothes are simply being made in the same factory in China, and Zara et al are just adding a bigger mark-up. Either one is possible.)
All of that aside, however, what we really want to know is what you THINK of this dress. You’re probably going to be seeing a lot more of it as the summer rolls on, because although it’s been out for a while now, it shows no sign of diminishing in popularity. Do you like it, though, or do you consider it to be a crime of fashion?
Is this dress innocent or guilty?