The Great Fugsby


There are a lot of things I like about this dress — sleeves! pattern! — but the fact remains that basically I super super hate it:

Chop it off at some point, and I would have put it to a vote, but I needed to take a stand. This SHEER LEGS AHOY LACE SEE THROUGH thing has GOT to end. At its rare best, it looks “surprisingly decent,” but generally it falls somewhere on a spectrum ranging from genially snoozeworthy to outright hideous. Those aren’t good odds. Would you undergo elective surgery if the doctor told you that in the best case scenario, the surgery would change literally nothing but that it was more likely that he might screw up and accidentally take out your entire brain while he was in there? I’m just saying.

[Photo: Getty]

 

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  1. goldfish
    0

    It’s like a stick puppet. There is no other reason for so much coverage down there.

  2. Willow
    +2

    This summer is going to be The Actual Worst because of this damn trend.

    • LT1
      +5

      Also because walking to work the other day I passed two women (not together) wearing skin tight/super shiny, Sandy-at-the-end-of-Grease pants. Not a good trend to come back either.

      • googler
        +1

        I was on a bus once where a woman loudly said that she was “sweating in places that weren’t even ladylike”. Now that’s all I can think of when I see those types of pants. Dear god please don’t let this be a SUMMER trend.

  3. Billie
    +14

    Such a scroll down fug, the top of that dress is gorgeous and has so much potential.

  4. Lauren
    0

    I just bought a skirt and dress in this style…not lace, but see through with a miniskirt underneath – I like it!

  5. mary lou bethune
    +7

    When you have gorgeous hair like she does, why not just wear a kelly green sheath and let the chips fall where they may.

  6. Linda
    +16

    Just cut off the lace leg curtains, and it’s a win

    • Courtney
      +2

      Agreed! Everything else looks really lovely otherwise.

    • Erin
      +11

      My thoughts exactly – the top part of this dress is soooo lovely. Just make it a bit longer, hack off the hideousness at the bottom, and we’re good to go!
      In other news, her hair really is fantastic.

  7. TaraMisu
    +5

    UGH I so agree, the see through/sheer whatever has got to stop. Also, shooties.

    Just chop this off a little above the knees and un-sheer it (I know, that’s not a word grammar police)

  8. Helen
    +2

    From the waist up, I love it, and that poppy-colored lipstick is fabulous on her. How about a knee-length skirt to match? And better shoes (which would not be difficult).

  9. lindsay
    +1

    take the top and tuck it into a bright pencil skirt and i am in love. as it stands i am in LOATHING.

  10. qwertygirl
    +1

    Another vote for hacking it off. I really like the top, but the bottom is just a world of No.

  11. MKKS
    +4

    I saw the lace on the bottom on a throw pillow today. I loved it on the throw pillow. But it was lined, to be fair. Even the throw pillow knew that lace needed to be lined.

  12. Leah
    +1

    There are FLOWERS IN THE LACE!?!?!?!?!

  13. Sarah
    +1

    I actually like this long and she is managing to look tall in it (which she is not). However, the lace has got to go. I’d like to see it opaque black with scattered flowers all the way down.

  14. witjunkie
    0

    Jessica, you have articulated it perfectly. I’ve seen, what, 100 of these damn sheer skirts over the last year or 2? On this site alone. And I can remember one (1) that I thought was pretty. I don’t remember who was wearing it. The ODDS ARE NOT GOOD, event-attenders, that you will end up looking fabulous. Quit letting your stylists bully you.

  15. Elizabeth in SF
    +2

    What I want to know is “Genially Snoozeworthy” going to be the aunt no one wants to sit by at formal dinners in your long-running English soap opera?

    • Vandalfan
      0

      But General Snoozeworthy is in the library, with the port and the dog on the rug.

  16. Tamburlaine
    0

    Isla doesn’t look that happy with the dress herself (at least in this photo), judging by her expression. This would be so pretty if the skirt was opaque.