The first thing you need to know about this dress is that the Armani press release about it bragged about the “iridescent hombre waist.” Even though we knew better, we had such high hopes. Would it just say “HOMBRE” on it? Would there be photos of various hombres? A button that, when pressed, played clips of a fragrance-pimping Joey Tribbiani drawing against the Hombre Guy?

Unfortunately, it was just ombre. And it didn’t really work for me. I LOVE the idea of the herringbone pattern formed from all the turquoise, but the ombre hombre strip here (which matches the whole back) just makes it look like they ran out of beading and had to spill something on the dress lining so that it looked intentional. I want to pack the whole thing back to Armani and be like, “That was just a first draft, right? I have notes. Let’s get together in two weeks.” Also: darker eye or darker lipstick. Has she just been to the gym?

Am I overreacting?

  • Yes. It's a gorgeous dress. (21%, 1,202 Votes)
  • No, it needs minor adjustments (46%, 2,561 Votes)
  • Actually, it needs MAJOR adjustments (33%, 1,865 Votes)

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Speaking of the gym:

I mean… it’s A Look, as they say, but I just keep wanting to ask her why her track suit fits so badly, and whether those look like a pump but feel like a sneaker.

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