Love or Loathe: Too Many Ruffles?
In March, I called Meadham Kirchhoff's Fall 2011 show "Helena Bonham Carter as mistress of a Catholic school for troubled young girls." This ruffly dress from The Gap would belong to one of those students, the one who sneaks into the bathroom for a smoke. She's all ripped stockings and smudged eyeliner. In that circumstance, I like this dress. The reviews are pretty positive, but it's a little...slouchy. I certainly wouldn't wear it with the belt. What do you think? Does it help to know it's on sale?