Well, baby, you can turn me on

by Erin on November 15, 2010


I love this dress from Holly at Lucite Box. This falls into the "It's so obvious, it must be ironic!" category — don't you think?

I can see it worn that way — ironic Brooklyn hipster style — with a long fuzzy sweater and flats, or (heaven forfend) those slouchy elf boots that have inexplicably returned from the dead. Or you could rock it straight-up with classic stiletto heels and big hoop earrings.

To modernize it, you'd have to wear those (also largely inexplicable) open-toe wedge-heel booties that I see everywhere and a Balmain shoulder (unless the Balmain shoulder is already out? I can't keep track).

If this is your size, I'd jump on it — it's a great holiday-party dress and it's only $85! 

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Stephanie November 15, 2010 at 7:43 am

wow… this is giving me flashbacks to high school when I would wear this gold leotard with matching gold button-down shirt that I stole from my mom. I thought I was so cool!

This dress is infinitely cooler than that!


edgertor November 15, 2010 at 10:49 am

dang…if the hips were only 2 inches bigger. I’d wear it with just an old big sweater and boots. dress it down, as it were.

and while i’m dreaming, i’m going to pretend it has pockets.


Theresa November 15, 2010 at 7:09 pm

A Balmain shoulder would make me look like a dawrf in armor! Horrible. Fun dress though…it was my size way back in the 80s


Packrat November 17, 2010 at 10:13 am

Oh my. This would be so, so simple to make.


thursdayschild November 21, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Oh no, I would totally wear this un-ironically! Then again… Peg Bundy has been one of my style-icons since high school. –And I’m not being ironic there either.


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