Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Ugly UO Item of the Day: Would You Believe This Was Only $58?

Sometimes it seems like Urban Outfitters is really trying to recreate some kind of ugly thrift store find- the kind where someone bounds up to you in some shining, drooping polyester sack that a Russian grandmother clearly recently gave to Goodwill because it became too out of style even for her, crowing about how it only cost $5 and isn't that a steal and you're like, "Um, yeah..." It's bad enough when there is only one of these items around, but Urban Outfitters just seems so intent on mass-producing these types of things. I mean, the fact that you will probably see other people wearing the exact same thing makes one wonder why the hell anyone would actually purchase stuff like this.

Case in point: the Lux Kaleidoscope Dress, (which, they warn, "Runs big, you may choose to order a size down.") What is even going on here? It looks like a bad acid trip. Why is the front yoke gray and red? Why are the sleeves so puffy? Who knew a floral print could be so depressing? The model looks like she is trying to escape from the dress and is attempting to hide herself within its droopy folds, like a turtle retreating into its shell. But I bet it's even scarier inside.

2 comments:

Gaby + Simone said...

This definitely deserves a place in some sort of hall of shame. I'm not sure WHICH hall of shame, perhaps several... also, it looks like, perhaps if you bedazzled it a bit, it could be a costume from "the apple." I think that's mostly the yoke talking, though.

M said...

yeah, the yoke says "i have the potential to be in a costume from 'the apple'", but the rest of the dress says "i'm a depressed old russian woman on the bus."