Pretty or Ugly?

Knits are all the rage this Fall and Paul Smith, that funky English gent, has jumped on the bandwagon with this crochet dress that is reminiscent of an afghan made lovingly by my grandmother.  What do you think?  If you saw someone with this dress on, a pair of funky heels or thigh-high boots and leggings would you think Salvation Army or high-end British designer? Pretty or Ugly?

[image from Paul Smith]

7 Responses to “Pretty or Ugly?”


  • Hot Mess! Wait… maybe it would be okay with a great pair of boots. If I have to vote, I vote ugly.

  • Good question! This is a tough one! I think on the right person with the right understated funky heels (is that possible?), it could be pretty. Having said that I think that it will only be pretty on about 1-2% of the population. Because there is so much going on, it I think that only the most petite women can pull this off.

  • One of those outfits that seems cool in the moment, but fast-forward one year and you’re confiscating pictures and any other evidence of you having ever worn it or owned it! I call that ugly!

  • Hmmm… I actually think it would be really cute on the right person. Not everyone (and I think probably most can’t) can pull this off. I vote pretty with an asterisk.

  • I am voting ugly also – it just gave me a headache!

  • Love it. I think it is so out of the box that it has to fall into the cute category. My only concern is how much bulk it would add to your body.

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