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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Bunky on

It’s comforting to know that, were Kate to fall out of a plane, she would float gently and safely to Earth.

Lisa on

Leave the poor girl alone. Imagine if the whole world was critiquing every pound you lost or gained and every outfit you wore. Imagine how horrifying that would be.

David on

Beautiful!!!!! Women need to understand that there is something increadibly sexy about wearing clothes that are not completely revealing. The true beauty of this dress is how it will hug the body when it is in motion. Great choice and good on Kate for not falling prey to the mindless fashion that permeates young Hollywood. Very remeniscent of vintage Balenciaga.

steph on

its not a bad looking dress, although i would probably never wear it, as others have said it works for her. maybe this trend will stop the people who like to start rumors like ‘this one has anorexia’ or ‘she’s way too skinny’. maybe thats why she’s wearing this-to stop the rumors!

Dea on

I think she is trying to put the eating disorder rumors to rest by overdressing. The dress is very stylish but would work better on someone with more curves, Kate’s dress looks like it could slide off at any moment.

sarah on

The dress is great, Kate is great. I applaude her for trying something new. Keep in mind how many more chances she’ll have to look amazing in a dress that everyone will love? You can’t please everyone, but the sultry smile on her face tells me she might just feel sexy in it. I respect her ability to wear anything and still glow.

Johnny Boughton on

I, for one, would not wear this dress. But then I am professional class, hetersexual man about to begin a teaching assignment in the Central Florida Schools. I simply think it would send the wrong message.
But then, I do sort of like the way the frills are layered, like a cake, and I do like cake. I have also been working hard to tone my arms without making them too “muscley” – which is something I think this lovely young starlet (I have no idea what her name is) would appreciate.

Julie on

It just looks silly. When are women going to stand up & stop buying ridiculous clothing to fill the pockets of some designer/corporation? If they would stop changing the “look” each season, we’d actually wear things more than once. Wow! What a thought…………

Joey on

Kate looks beautiful and I LOVE the Lanvin dress. The outfit with the matching necklace perfect updo of her blonde hair is just adorable!

Natalie on

looks more like a parachute to me….or that shes pregnant.its very unflatterring and doesn’t give her any shape at all.

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