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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Chelle on

Kate is a beautiful woman…but this dress does not do her justice…i don’t like it…i think it looks like she’s 8 months pregnant…this is one look that i really don’t want to see come to pass

SCH on

Good Lord no. I don’t understand it from any angle. How does it stay up? And how does it flare out? V. strange and v. good comment about the third trimester. I think sweet Kate needs to eat a biscuit to look human again.

Alicia on

It looks like a curtain! Maybe she is trying to counter all of the recent attacks about being too thin? Personally, I think she is.

tabitha on

I love it. It’s different and fresh. Fashion is all about trying something new that makes you feel excited about getting dressed, whether it’s a new sweater for work or a progressive oversize dress like this one. Also, remember that these types of “volume” pieces aren’t neccessarily meant for the every day woman to wear in the same way Kate has done. A high volume top looks really new and modern with a skinnier bottom, whether you like leggings or skinny jeans or just a straight leg. On the other hand, one of my favorite looks for fall is the wide leg trouser with a small top or sweater. It’s really flattering if you have longer legs but are perhaps trying to hide a little width. Anyway, that’s my input

Britt on

I wholly agree, she looks 9 months pregnant, and I think that the only reason she’s wearing this dress is to distract from all of the comments on her weight. I love Kate, but it’s true, she’s too thin! I can’t believe this is actually coming in to style, its horrendous and nothing but unattractive.

donna on

hell no i wouldn’t wear this dress. but i know why this is the new trend among stars – it’s to keep the paparazzi guessing: is she pregnant? is she not? lol

ellen on

i have enough volume on me as it is. why would i want to add so much extra?! but i kind of wish some women would start wearing them…it would give me something else to stare at on the subway.

Lauren on

I would definately wear this dress. I actually have a similar dress in cotton.

Barbara on

This dress is horrible. Thats all I can really say. Its gross

Barbara on

Its gross. Thats all I can say. GROSS!!!!

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