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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Rebecca on

Why would Hollywood work so hard to achieve the perfect body only to cover it up later and make themselves look like a blimp on steroids! Silly!

Roshelle on

Kate is a beautiful woman! And that dress dosen’t serve her any jusice!! And me personally i woulnd’t wear it!!! I used to be fat and it may bring back a memories!!!

Erica on

I think that the dress looks beautiful and it takes some attention away from how small she actually is and gives her some body.

sabrina on

I’d not wear it… but if I had to wear it i’d wear it in other way….

Christine on

I honestly think this is a nice dress. Sure it is a bit unusual and not everyone can pull it off, but I think Kate does pull it off. Would I wear it….. no, but it works for her.

T.C. Robson on

Most women are trying to find clothes that make themselves look slimming…this is the exact opposite of that. It doesn’t flatter her one bit. She is such a beautiful girl…a slimmer sheath slip dress would’ve looked more elegant and would’ve complemented the beautiful shoes.

Jenn on

this dress looks absolutely horrible. this is one fashion trend i definetly wont be following

Faith on

This “dress” is a bit ridiculous. It looks like she pulled a full, tiered peasant skirt (from several seasons back) up over her chest to create a new look. While fashion would be boring without change and innovation, I think some concepts, such as “The New Volume” are too far fetched. If designers are trying to assert that clothing doesn’t have to conform to the human shape, thus losing the need to flatter our bodies, then they have a winner here. Love Kate, hate the dress.

Jenny on

I am all for new trends, but this one is plain ugly.

Gisele on

everyone is diffrent, and if she likes to wear this dress well its up to her. We all have diffrent styles and we should accept that.

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