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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Lisa on

I would never wear this dress! The only women who want to add “volume” with their clothing are woman who are dangerously skinny, like Kate here. It looks like she’s trying to cover herself too much, to detract, by wearing a skirt for a dress.

Tegan on

It looks like she tried to turn one of last summer’s voluminous prairie skirts into a dress and failed miserably….it looks god-awful. I think she’s trying to hide the fact that she has gotten too skinny or something.

Allison Taylor on

I would buy this dress in a flash — right after I ran to my favorite French bakery and bought myself four chocolate eclairs, half a dozen almond croissants, and maybe a dozen assorted cookies. I mean who could tell I’d just pigged out!

Skratchy on

The dress is amazing, the girl is awful. She is too skinny, her hair is too blond, her makeup is too neutral, and the shoe is a disaster. If you look at the dress from the runway show or in person it is amazing! I wonder how all you people who hate the dress will incorporate the new shapes for fall into your wardrobes, because you will. . . My fashion crystal ball shows short skirts, volume, and more volume coming to a mall near you.

Jake on

Yes, if I were pregnant or covering up my anorexia

Bunky on

I have to question some of Skratchy’s reasoning here. If this dress looks terrible on Kate because she’s too skinny, how could it possibly look good on the runway? Does the crystal ball reveal a future in which runway models eat? Most runway models that I’ve seen make Kate look like she needs staples. Moreover, how would turning her into a redhead or a brunette suddenly make her dress shrink? Blond goes with black. It always has gone with black. What it doesn’t go with is camping gear. The same principle that applies to art should apply to fashion: if a 5-year-old can make it, it’s not that good. Turn down the volume.

Jaelean on

Absolutely not! Looks like someone shifted a full skirt up to the chest! I’m sure Kate Bosworth has a perfect figure; however, the way the “dress” is sitting so low on her chest it makes her boobs look like they are suspiciously grazing her navel…

Monica on

Aaaah! Another outfit to drown Kate Bosworth’s ever-shrinking skeleton-body. Remember Blue Crush? She was a “person” in that movie. Now she’s an unsmiling, starving refugee-looking waif in ridiculous “designer” clothing. Maybe she could get together with Nicole Richie & Mary Kate Olsen. With their death-camp homeless chic looks, they could play some of the orpans in a production of Annie.

chofa on

just love it
i would go with and in it all the way

Mish on

GOOD GRAVY — NNNOOOOOOOOOO! Kate is SSOOO beautiful and this is just a disgrace!

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