When we first saw this pattern on Stella McCartney herself, I noted that I actually really liked it, and I still do:

From the waist down, I think she looks a treat. But from the waist up, I’m just confused. Does one really need to belt a body-con sweater-top? My instinct is no. This is the runway outfit, but on the model, the top was tucked in, and that makes MORE sense. Either untuck it and lose the belt, or tuck it and belt it, but untucking and belting is a perplexing life-choice and also now the words “untuck” and “belt” are just nonsense to me. You take over in the comments, Fug Nation….After you see what she wore on the way out, AFTER YE OLDE JUMPE:

This is also Stella. It’s quite clearly inspired by the J Crew rugby I wore out back in ’92.

[Photo: AKM/GSI]