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?
It's not the amount of ruffle, but the color, placement and shape make them look so droopy, ragged and lazy instead of fluttery, girly and pretty.