Would You Wear This Dress?

08/03/2006 at 12:21 PM ET

The fashion world is a buzz about a new look for fall. It’s all about The New Volume(!), or what non-industry folk like to refer to as oversized clothing. Kate Bosworth, who is generally stylish and always beautiful, is one of the first stars to embrace the trend, recently wearing a Lanvin dress that has been ooh-ed and ahh-ed over in many a fashion magazine. I just can’t help but think that it looks like she’s dressed in a hot air balloon instead of clothing. It’s too much fabric for one little body, but on the other hand, could anyone larger than Kate possibly wear it without looking like they are in their final trimester? This is one trend i’ll be sitting out, as comfortable as it does look. Something tells me that this is just the beginning; we’ll be seeing many other trend-setting starlets test out this trend this fall and winter. What do you think? Would you wear this look? — Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

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danielle on

im always one for trying new things and usually all for icons experimenting with their ensembles. however, i believe there is a line that may be crossed when compromising how fashion may be flatters the body. many people pick up on trends simply because they are trends, with little or no consideration of what it does for the appearance of ones figure. i see styles such as this dress will be very very difficult for designers and fashionistas alike to pull off as it does nothing for kate’s feminine shape aside from the sheer neckline. when looking at the rest of the dress, i feel like im looking at another maternity outfit for britney spears.

christy on

Uh…no. Hell. to. the. She looks like an itty, bitty little girl wearing her mama’s miumiu (granted…it’s a nice miumiu) Get the girl a corndog! An ice cream cone! A cookie! Anything with any fat whatsoever.

Lisa on

She looks like she’s wearing a tent and the hair is too blond. A honey blond would look good on her and her thin frame would be more suitable for something in a brighter color, a simplier design and more form-fitting (but not tight or clingy).

yenny on

man… she’s tiny and the dress is so so so big… is she drowning? glad that she has superman to save her

Kathleen on

It’s not terrible, not great. Kate actually looks like she’s put on two pounds, not quite as skeletal as she’s been. But I’m curious, why does she only ever smile with her lips closed? It’s like the Olsen twins. So uptight and posed and trying to look grown up. It’s strange and overly controlled.

nadine on

Not in a a million years… she’s a nice looking girl and it does nothing for her that dress …

Gee on

with a body like hers, why on EARTH would kate want to hide behind such a monstrocity? I agree, that this trend is one better left in the dark!

secondhand on

i like the style because i like comfort, but i don’t like this particular dress. way too much material. it’s overpowering her natural shape. i like the whole A-line look, but i prefer something more flattering.

stephanie on

love the dress

sooz on

It’s hideous. Aside from looking likes its about to slide off of her, I think it is just a ploy to cover how very thin she is.

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