You know when I was falling for that D & G Strapless chaotic number? I wasn’t en mesure to put my hands on the original, I got myself a Zara ripoff (recession first, duh!).
Now all I can think of is this T by Alexander Wang T Shirt dress. Long sleeves or short sleeves, black or charcoal, I just keep thinking the hows and the whens of showing that jersey beauty the way to my wardrobe! It’s just so… me! (the story continues right after the jump with more images!)
(after I got back my willowy pre-baby body, it’s completely understandable that I should want to get all that D & G –ish frills off for a more body-embracing number, right?) I may have started this with the wrong foot, and you may not have guessed it yet, but this is actually a pretext to ask you about your favorite dress this season or any season! (it’s called group therapy! I’d rather share my wardrobe pains with you…) (photos via 1, 2, 3)
So simple and so boring: the LBD, long sleeves, halve sleeves, no sleeves but NOT short sleeves. Wearable at any time with all sorts of tights, or no tights, shoes, shoeties, booties, boots, sandals even flip flops on a hot day. Every sort off hat wear, bag, accessory matches even in some cases dare to wear it with pants. Jackets of all kinds from denim to chic. No leggings though here. Or just simple with nothing else than some underwear, sorry lingerie.
Any day, week, month, season, year, decade since I was like 13?
“Play it safe” as the slogan of this decade is in fashion? NOT! Because you can so much with a LBD…….:)))
This is dress could be a wardrobe staple. It can be dressed up and or down, with the right accessories! I really like it! :)
now why is this boring? Few weeks back, I bought two simple tees, just like these ones (only in shorter, t shirt version). Ripoffs, obviously. Can’t, won’t take them off anymore! Comfy, they go with almost anything-jeans (and Converse) or wide-legged summer pants! It’s not play it safe! It’s play it comfy! Plus, the way that jersey embraces the body, it’s so feminine and flawless without being too in your eyes! just saying… you’re right, in a way it’s just a simple LBD. Very… little.
I’m happy you liked it! At first it didn’t impress me that much. It grew on me in just few minutes, I had to get back where I first saw it and stare. and stare some more. and then some. Like you said: it can be dressed up or down, there’s no limit.
Gorgeous, isn’t it? I fell in love from the first time I caught a glimpse of it.
Kpriss, why are your T’s “rip-offs”? Why are smaller brands rip-offs or less than big names? I would rather turn this around! Levi denim, as an example was the first big brand in work wear right? And it did evolute into “rebel wear” first, than common clothing and then big labels “ripped it off”. I don’t even care which denim brand I wear as long as the fit is perfect on me. That’s my opinion and that’s how it is.
In the past all the big designer names were Haute Couture. Until the great Yves Saint Laurent started “Prêt-à-Porter”. And that has gone, in my not so very humble opinion, far out off hand these days!! I’m not very willingly to watch hundreds of shows on my laptop every half year. I’m not interested in “what we are in gonna wear” next Spring and Summer. I’m gonna think about that until then. It’s Autumn now, Winter is coming up as far as the current state of our environment let us enjoy the changing of the seasons. That screams boots and warm clothes where I live.
As for this Alexander Wang long T-shirt dress, it’s lovely. But it’s not very interesting or new. His name is kinda new and his prices high, also a trend of the last 15 years, expensive is better.
Nonsense. there are lots of smaller, nice, great quality labels around. They are not rip-offs. The shows I’ve seen did not made me fall flat or left my jaw on the floor in bewildering of their originality. Their prices does though pffff….
With a good sewing machine, the right fabric and some patience to do it right everyone who’s a bit handy can sew such a T-shirt dress like this.
LOL! I’ve a lot off troubles with this site…..it doesn’t want my long opinions anymore I guess…….sorry…..
Kpriss, I’m glad though you agree this is such mult funti T-shirt dress or dress T-shirt…:)
(Adriana, you’re not the only one having troubles with the site! I’m currently unaware of what causes the technical difficulties, but I sure got the best man working on it! ;) If My Husband can’t solve this mystery, nobody can!)
Getting back to ripping labels/design off: I’m not so much in love with the idea of copying someone else’s inspiration, you see.. If someone else had the idea, anything similar and dated after that first inspirational spark (of someone else’s head), it’s a rip off. It’s copying. It’s taking credit for someone else’s creativity.
With some things fashion, it’s another story. (I’ll try my best to keep this very long story short!) Starting with the label, fashion has created a legend around it. Some kind of myth, like behind every label hides the Loch Ness bliss, so that really justifies paying (in some cases) a year’s revenue for a dress. That is wrong. That is what should change, not asking who’s the original original. Who invented the egg. Sadly, I think fashion will never be popular/democratic.
Getting back to ripoffs: I still say that, and I will continue to use that terminology for anyone copying someone else’s work. For I think that’s wrong. I had no idea the T shirt I bought was actually a mini Wang. I just knew it felt wonderful on me and looked comfortable and relaxed. I couldn’t care less if the clothes on my back are signed (and hand sew) by Marc Jacobs himself or his dog! (though in the last case, I think that would actually be a problem) All I care is that I feel great (not good, great!) wearing those and that they’d be properly, respectfully made (all perspectives considered from tayloring to environment).
(“Great” to hear I’m not the only one having “trouble” ;) with this site! Hopes you find someone who can solve it. Or it is Yahoo? Since Google thinks since it thinks so big it has become annoying too you see! Sometimes I’ve no access to my mail for hours. Same with YouTube. Good luck with it, to you and us!)
I think we get each other’s point. Of course Wang’s dress is not a rip-off it’s not that all original as should be as it hails for. It’s a wonderful piece though, I also loves it. But the T-shirt was there before Wang’s T-dress was right? Different people, same ideas. I see the same at the fashion shows, a lot is very much of the same, same.
Rip-offs, as we call it today, is something different right. You know what I mean….
Well, I’ve yet written a far too long piece, and not for the first time, I fully agree with your last paragraph!
By the way, thanks for taking your time to reply. :)
I was searching for something just like this when I found your site. A dress like this is only boring if you don’t have the bone structure and facial features to wear it well. If you know something of style, you’ll know that this doesn’t suit everyone, but it doesn’t make it a bad choice. Lucky for me I happen to be one it suits perfectly. And you only confirmed that I had a great idea going in my head. Thanks for illustrating it so well for me!
Happy to hear you found confirmation and peace of mind Kathryn! I sometimes go so much against the ‘trends’ that I feel less is definitely more! And I think a simple tshirt dress like this one could be all I need for every day.
… until I break the jewelry drawer and stack up bracelets up to my elbow and get a mohawk working… then more is definitely more! ^_^
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