Fugstiny’s Child

I don’t actually hate the pattern on this; I just wish it had been used more selectively.

As it is, this outfit — with all its jaggedness and its bits and pieces and the way it overwhelms her — gives her a very dated air. Like she’s a hybrid of 9 to 5 and Who’s The Boss? and The Golden Girls, and Tony Danza is helping her try to find some important paperwork while she puts on a massive pair of spectacles and dreams of putting rat poison in Stan Zbornak’s coffee. I might WATCH that show, but I don’t think anyone needs to dress the part for REAL.

[Photo: Getty]

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Comments (17):

  1.  Amalia

    All this needs is a straight hem and we’re in business. I’d even take the whimsy at the wrists ’cause those shoes go a long way toward awesomeness in my book.

  2. Art Eclectic

    Actually, I love the skirt portion. The top is the overkill for me. Something simple would have let the skirt do the heavy interest lifting.

    • Kate

      Yeah, make it not a turtleneck (is there fabric tied around her throat?) and it would be better.

    • Helena

      I agree – would love this pattern either as just the skirt, maybe with a plain black silk tank, or even as a blouse for dressy business wear, with tailored pants or a pencil skirt.

  3.  Mina

    Wow. That’s a whole lotta fabric! I put the last bite of my sandwich in my mouth and then my jaw fell open when I saw this dress. My sandwich fell out of my mouth.

  4. qwertygirl

    I would say the fabric or the cut, but not both. Pick one. I’m not wild about the cut, so I’d prefer the fabric, but the dress itself might not be awful if the pattern were less distracting.

  5. Cphnina

    Isn’t it the same pattern as Julia Roberts’ Critics Choice dress? I have to say I prefer the cut on Julia’s by far.

    •  Jenz

      I think it is and I still don’t like it. Like with Julia’s dress, it’s too much fabric for a pattern THAT busy.

  6. nmlhats

    I almost love it. Maybe with a straight hem? Or a trumpet shirt? Or a solid color trumpet skirt?

  7. Marcia

    This could totally be an Unfug It Up. There is so much potential here. Cut off all the dangly bits on the sleeves and the skirt. Or leave the skirt as is and streamline the top into a simple sleeveless tank style. Loads of possibilities, from one big Fug.

  8. Gigi

    That is definitely a lot of pattern and fabric but it looks SO comfortable, and 70s sassy in execution and something about that fabric makes it look like it is super soft. Plus, good to see you Solange!

  9. Christy

    This makes me want to staple things in the office using my chin. However, I’m pretty certain that I would accidentally staple one of flowy bits of this dress in the process and then have to explain myself.

  10. Kristin Isnor

    Wow, no one has commented yet on her left armpit-area? It’s a terribly cut dress when I can’t tell if that’s just a drape of the fabric, or a boob making a run south of the border.

  11.  Marte

    Coloured lipstick! (I bravely restrained myself from shouting/CAPSOLOCKING this)

  12.  Narshkite

    This is definitely an either or. The fabric is pretty and the dress is pretty, but together they make a big scary 80′s mess. The dress would work in a solid, particularly in a great color, and the fabric would make a stunning simple shirtdress, or some other garment with a similarly restrained cut.