In or Out: Katy Perry in Twenty Cluny

Posted on May 14, 2012

We’ve been ragging on Katy a lot lately, but we kinda dig this look for having a low-key, goth-inspired elegance to it.

Katy Perry attends the Music Biz 2012 Awards Dinner Party in a Twenty Cluny dress paired with Christian Louboutin pumps.


Christian Louboutin Lucifer Spike Bow Pump

Oh, sure the sheer skirt thing is very played out, as far as we’re concerned, but this is at least an interesting take on it. And at least there’s no goddamn black lace involved. It’s one of the few times we think her current hair color has really worked for her and despite what looks like an overuse of blush, we like the makeup here. The shoes are well-chosen too. The only thing that bothers us – and it’s a big thing – are the visible bra straps. Obviously, she needs her support and obviously, a dress like this makes it difficult to camouflage that support, but if you can’t figure out a way to wear this dress without showing off the infrastructure, then maybe you should have put it back on the rack, dear.

But it’s SO CLOSE, right?

 

Vote Now!

 

IN! So close that I’m willing to forgive a little boobular support!

 

OUT! No. Visible bra straps are totally trailer park.

Eva Green’s somewhat heavier take on goth-inspired elegance received an enthusiastic IN from the minions.

 

[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos, bergdorfgoodman.com]

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  • MinkaL

    Her breasts don’t look like they’re going to leap out at me and attempt to smother me to submission, and her hair color actually works with this type of look… so I’ll give it a lukewarm in.

    • Violina23

      Yeah, I like the makeup & hair on this. The dress is OK, but I think she’s generally lookin’ good

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/4KLZGI7NMQE2LQDYYSMPFXANW4 Uche

        Her makeup bothers me,combined with the lavender hair. Had her hair been black, she would’ve looked much better. The length of the dress makes me sad. But Minka’s right.No babyheads.

  • Laylalola

    Out. One giant mess.

  • Rrroza

    The straps bother me too, but the rest is so great I say IN.

    • Knightley

       Agreed, although to be fair, I didn’t really notice the visible bra straps until TLO pointed them out, and only then when she turned around and you could see them clearly from the back.  From far away, in the first few shots, they actually looked like they were apart of the dress, so I guess kudos to her for wearing the same color bra as the dress? 

      • ampg

        I also thought they were part of the dress at first, and I actually liked the design detail they added, so I’ll give her a pass on that.  I usually hate this type of dress, but I think it’s done pretty well here, and really suits her.  IN.

      • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

        Same here – this is an in for me!

        • raininmai

           I agree, it’s an IN for me too.  The bra straps in the front integrate with the design well enough to be fine. And as a large busted woman, I appreciate the need to support the girls. I like the dress; I think it complements her body beautifully and I think the hair rocks.  Love the shade!

  • Sobaika

    Out. It’s a lot better than she usually looks, but something about this takes it over the line just a bit. It might be the necklace or the bra straps.

  • http://twitter.com/ohmybears48 Michelle Argento

    I hate the bra straps… but I still give it an IN. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clydette-Wantland/673315286 Clydette Wantland

    I liked the dress until I saw it went to the ankle.  Crop it off at the thigh and it would be so cute. Shoes rock.  Roots need help and for God’s sake, no bra straps!

  • phrenk

    OUT.  It’s not the bra straps, I just think this is ugly.

  • cam_lo

    out. the bra straps are straight up tacky.

    • shirab

      Too true. On the plus side, though, at least she’s wearing a bra.

  • moppet

    Didn’t we see Rihanna in this dress? Or a dress much like it? Much search archives…

    • moppet

       Love those shoes, though.And I think the purple hair is working.

  • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

    I don’t like the dress or the shoes, but I love the hair and makeup. This purple is better on her than the blue, I think.

  • RebeccaKW

    I say In.  Even in a sheer skirt, she’s not dangerously close to flashing her crotch.  Her breasts aren’t being presented. This purple is a much better color for her, and the hair style works for her.  I’m still worried her hair is going to fall out in 6 months, though.  Overall it’s very dramatic and looks good on her.  I only mind the bra straps from the back.  From the front, they blend well, but the back, with the plastic rings…she’s rich, she can afford a good strapless bra.  I’ve got boobs as big as hers, I’m not rich, and I splurged on one.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    This reminds me of an outfit I wore to a high school dance, purple hair, spikes, and all.   I will always have an inner goth girl.  I call it IN.

    (And for those who are picky enough to complain about bra straps… the girl clearly can not go without one, and her boobs look too heavy for a flimsy strapless.  Think of the big boobed girls!)

    • TheOriginalLulu

      I was thinking the same thing, strapless bras probably don’t work for her. What I think would have looked better here is one of those bras with clear straps. Granted, they always have that plasticky shine to them, but at least they would have been more discreet.
      I also give her an IN. She looks cool and I love the purple hair (even though I don’t dig the 5 miles of root she’s sporting).

      • sweetestsith

         I think a quality nude corset (and heaven knows she could afford to have one custom made!) would have been her best bet for this dress. The bra isn’t terrible, and hooray for support, but the nude corset would have made her boobs look fantastic without distracting.

    • Corsetmaker

      There is a very good and easily available strapless bra on the market  that goes up to a G cup and really does work. She’s too big for the clear straps but she could get a strapless that would work under that dress.

    • sekushinonyanko

      I’m a 36DD and I have strapless bras that work, it just took me some patience and shopping around. Where there’s an underwear requirement there exists a garment to fill it invisibly, even if it’s got to also do some heavy lifting.

  • PeggyOC

    Out.  Kill the hair (How can purple hair have roots?!).  Cut off the skirt where the sheer starts.  Then maybe we can talk.  otherwise, it’s crazyballs.

  • http://twitter.com/amndad amanda lynn

    wow, i really like it.  j’adore the hair color now.  IN.

  • Deac82

    Though certainly not ideal, I don’t mind the bra straps here.  Some of the other stripe elements of the dress are in a similar proportion–from the front I couldn’t even tell it was a bra strap.  From the back, that shot is poor but I am guessing that her hair would hide it 90% of the time. I give it a passable IN for being theme-y but not cartoon-y.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UCLO5V2YD36T7QMPKOC7YXPOFU Erica

    I don’t understand why she couldn’t have just worn a regular ole strapless bra.  That means that the visible bra straps are an intentional statement.  OUT. (She is really cute, though.)

  • BeeBeauNYC

    IN – it is a beautiful address and I agree, this is one time where I can “kind of” get behind the blue/purple hair. She was styled as well as possible for this photo. Still, I’ll be happy when this blue and purple hair stage fades. She needs to get pregnant so she’ll stop dying her hair. 

  • kerry dee

    the length is so awkward and tight that i would give this an out. if it went to her knees and the straps weren’t showing, i would think its really cute.

  • kaycem

    IN, who really gives a flying fuck about visible bra straps anyway?  in this context, they work, mainly because i didn’t even notice them until the last picture.

    plus, with everything else working so hard in her favor, VBSs can not possibly make this an out imo.

    loving her in the goth look — i think it all suits her to a T and the heavier/darker makeup is faboosh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/AdriannaGrezak Adrianna Grężak

    I think this would have worked as a shorter dress, without the cut outs below the knee

  • Paigealicious

    Hair and makeup are BAD.

  • BazoDee

    IN. She’s making it work. And from the front I didn’t realize it was bra straps. 

  • BazoDee

    IN. She’s making it work. And from the front I didn’t realize it was bra straps. 

  • Sara Leigh Merrey

    They do make strapless bras for women with something to support. One of them would work with this dress.

  • Laurie Bergman

    Love the shoes and her dark lip, but the dress reminds me too much Cher in her ”If I Could Turn Back Time” video.  Out.

  • Laurie Bergman

    Love the shoes and her dark lip, but the dress reminds me too much Cher in her ”If I Could Turn Back Time” video.  Out.

  • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

    She looks cute and playful, the shoes rock, and I had to stare to see the bra straps: I thought it was part of the dress. IN.

  • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

    She looks cute and playful, the shoes rock, and I had to stare to see the bra straps: I thought it was part of the dress. IN.

  • http://twitter.com/theorymeg Megan K.

    I think she looks great.  IN.

  • http://twitter.com/theorymeg Megan K.

    I think she looks great.  IN.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    I’m going with IN.  She looks good in that grape jelly color hair, even with the shading to raisin color in the center part.  The dress is pretty great for her.  And I agree completely, hasn’t she heard about strapless bras?

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    I’m going with IN.  She looks good in that grape jelly color hair, even with the shading to raisin color in the center part.  The dress is pretty great for her.  And I agree completely, hasn’t she heard about strapless bras?

  • http://twitter.com/PsychicMuppet Bitsy Carver

    IN! I actually don’t like the makeup, but I love the dress and the hair. I’m not gonna fault a girl for wearing a bra. Designers need to start remembering that bras are highly necessary.

  • http://teabagsinfusion.blogspot.com/ Laura Toepfer

    In.  The strappage is subtle enough not to bother me, and I think it looks great otherwise.

  • http://teabagsinfusion.blogspot.com/ Laura Toepfer

    In.  The strappage is subtle enough not to bother me, and I think it looks great otherwise.

  • MilaXX

    OUT. I don’t mind the hair color, I like the shoes  and I think the  makeup is fine. However, for some reason I don’t like this dress on her and the visible bra steps are the least of my concerns.  This dress just feels more Rhianna than Katy to me.

  • http://twitter.com/msjwatt J.Watt

    Out. She’s covered, but looks…not her best.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Chase/731391326 Julie Chase

    In. I’m obviously still drunk from last night, but in. She looks cute. Bad makeup though.

  • http://profiles.google.com/alison.sigman Alison Sigman

    IN. I don’t mind the straps because from far away, they look like they belong. 

  • christinewithanx

    In, except for the middle part in her hair. It enhances her giant fivehead. She probably thought the bra straps looked cool.

  • http://twitter.com/triskuit Tristan

    The girl is IN. Some errant bra straps don’t overshadow the fact that she looks a lot better than she has in a while.

  • mom2ab

    Can we all agree that the crayola hair is played out?  As for the outfit the dress could have been chopped off at the knees and worked better, and if you are going to wear a bra you should pick one that actually provides support.  All in all a big boring droopy OUT.

  • lrhoff

    I’m going to have to really think about this…..the bottom of the dress really bothers me.

  • SpcilK

    I like the dress and shoes on her very much. Nea, for the hair, visable bra straps, and the necklace.

  • jw_ny

    IN

    I like it all except for the 2 obvious flaws…bra straps and hair color (or lack thereof) up at her part/top of head.

  • Jangle57

    I thought the dress was ugly without noticing the bra straps; they just add fuel to the fire (as in burn this dress).  OUT

    • kimmeister

      I second that.  The dress looks particularly bad when she stands like that in the last photo.

  • sagecreek

    IN  -  this is the best I’ve ever seen her look.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GTG3A5BVL3JGIFT5M4MSPWYNCM Mathilde

    Not a fan of the sheer skirt but she looks good overall. Like the shoes, love the purple hair. IN.

  • gsk241

    It’s a good look for her – IN

  • piecesofconfetti

    OUT. I’m sorry, I’m just not digging this one. I don’t think I can get past the sheer skirt thing.

  • Lina_bee

    IN. Best she’s looked in a long while. The hair is pretty, although the brown roots are distracting, the makeup is fine, the dress is interesting without baring too much, and I’m not bothered by the bra straps. The only other option for her cup size, besides a bustier that fastened at the waist and would hide her bare midriff, is to have a strapless bra sewn into the dress, and I’m guessing the dress was a loaner she couldn’t alter. Also, it’s a music industry event. Exposed bra straps and giant rosary evoke Madonna’s heyday, which is either completely desperate or else terribly business savvy of her, depending on how you feel about her career.

  • http://twitter.com/Menshevixen Diana

    IN. I think she looks cute. 

  • SapphoPoet

    In. (Lowercase.) I do like the look of this dress, and I actually like her hair color (can’t believe I’m saying that). But I think she easily could have gone with strapless bra for this. Visible bra straps are just tacky, even for the Goth.

  • http://twitter.com/keljokob Kel of the Pop Tarts

    I vote IN. I’d rather see visible bra straps than no bra. 

  • janetjb

    I was so ready to say she looks terrific, but now you’ve mentioned the bra I’m on the fence. Can I give an out for underwear?
    After pondering that for 60 seconds…IN.

    Sure she should have gone strapless, but it’s not a deal breaker this time.

  • saanrio

    OUT.  She isn’t big enough that she cannot find a bra with those nifty plastic ‘invisible’ straps, or a decent strapless bra, so she has no excuse for that one.  Also, while the dress is interesting, that thick opaque stripe across her knee should have been the end of the dress.

    • AthenaJ

      THIS. You said everything I was thinking!

  • http://twitter.com/ennisamy Amy Ennis

    I agree that this is the best she’s looked in a while. I like the darker hair color instead of smurf blue. I would kill for those shoes. Pam from True Blood totally needs those. In. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Linda-Harris/1358701372 Linda Harris

    Out the thing that really bothers me are the different colored roots in her hair

  • Caitlin O’Brien

    I can’t believe you like this, TLo. 
    OUT.

  • Deedles

    If your lady friends are too large to effectively exist in a strapless bra, then you have no business wearing a dress like that (speaking from experience, here). Also, the extensions are looking a wee bit tired/over-processed.

  • out for a walk

    Out. Meh on the dress, and I really don’t like the lipstick or necklace. Or the hair, for that matter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720742723 Sarah Winningham

    Regardless of the color her hair looks so much better without those 40′s style giant rolls or stiff bangs in the front. In.

  • Isabelle Murray

    I’m goth and I don’t like this outfit. It does nothing for the girl’s shapes. Maybe if the skirt stopped where the sheer starts on it (so mid-thighs). And that’s a big maybe. But this is just fugly.

    Out

  • girliecue

    IN. Katy Perry is one of the very few women who can rock this dress and the shoes. The bra straps really aren’t an issue for me since they work in the context of this particular dress. Plus, I’d rather she have obvious boobage support than none at all. She looks great!

  • TSkot

    Head to toe horrible.  OUT

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    I’m kind of digging the bra straps. But this is an OUT for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    In. I can forgive the girl a vbs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joy.yeager Joy Yeager

    In, the overall look outweighs the bra straps…at least she’s wearing one.

  • http://theargiehome.blogspot.com/ Gus Casals

    I like the stripes in the dress, I think it’s a nice take on what you correctly identify as a tired design trend. And the shoes make the outfit. I’m willing to forgive the bra strap,  and it’s an IN for kathy

  • Srw27

    It’s called a “strapless bra”, sweetie.  Look into it.  OUT

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=4501978 Martha Jackson Deutsch

    I don’t care if she IS Katie Perry, this is a big fat OUT for all kinds of reasons. (Sheer skirt, hair, rosary bead necklace, etc.)

  • lolaleen

    I saw this the other day and hoped you would do a post on it. I like it. IN.

  • NCDFan

    in

  • TieDye64

    I think the overall look is an IN, though I think a quality strapless bra would definitely have been the way to go.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bethany-Roullett/100000413803142 Bethany Roullett

    OUTttttttt… bra straps are always bad bad bad!

  • kikisayshi

    Out, only because I wish the dress ended at mid-thigh before the sheerness starts. I do like her hair though.

  • Synnamin

    In here. I’m with you on the bra straps, but otherwise, overall, love it.

  • http://aldonsusi.blogspot.com/ Susi R

    OUT. agree on the bra straps.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Goth is determined to have another moment, isn’t it?

  • AlexisPayne

    Feeling generous, In.

  • belfebe

    OUT.  I like the dress, but the bra straps are a no-no.  And I hate the hair.  Not so much the color but the style.

  • buildmeatower

    IN. I think she looks great, and I’m totally willing to forgive the VBS. As someone who has never found a strapless that works for longer than about 5 minutes without needing to be adjusted*, I can totally get why she didn’t want to wear one.

    • Corsetmaker

      Have you tried the wonderbra one? It works a treat.

  • giiiirrrr

    IN.  I like all of this a lot.  I think the bra straps are, more or less, a reference to a kinder gentler age when Madonna roamed the earth in wife beaters and black bras.  I kind of miss that.

  • leave_Blake_alone

    IN. Well done Katy!

  • http://handsfullofyarn.wordpress.com/ Nicole

    Out. Gross.

  • Sunshine16

    out

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=517890557 Willis Cramer Kliefoth

    I’m sorry, but the bra straps ruin it. I’ll admit it was an interesting idea and right up her alley, but let’s admit that this was never going to be a great outfit- only passable- and the bra straps took it from pop star uniform to down right trashy. If she wanted to do the goth thing properly, she should have sprung for jewelry NOT from Claire’s and let go of the idea of showing skin for once. But I guess she can’t bear to wear a long skirt and high neckline without showing some cleavage, so that’s an OUT. Sorry, Katy, but fashion requires sacrifice.

  • quiltrx

    IN…I like this look.  Plus, I would cut several bitches for those shoes, and I (at 5’11″ and big all over) don’t even wear high heels.

  • VicksieDo

    IN, I like everything except the dark roots showing in the hair.

  • Sophie Collier

    I don’t like it for a couple of reasons: the bra straps for one, but also she doesn’t know how to pose in it and looks awkward in each shot.  Maybe it’s the long skirt.  If it had been a mini dress, with only the sheerness at the top and sleeves, it wouldn’t look so… I don’t know, like it’s trying too hard to be interesting.  Fun shoes though.

  • http://twitter.com/tthobe tara thobe

    IN–didnt notice the bra straps, cool and kind of scary.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZFKRECRF5BOBWB4RXAJGI4D6KA mmc

    Meh.  The horizontal sheer panels in the skirt don’t work.  It cuts her off.

  • granddelusion

    Ah hahahahaha! Oh. You were serious.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQPXLNCBM5CZSHZZXJDHPVFS7E Buffy

    I’ll give it an in because usually I see pictures of her and have to run screaming from the room

  • TheLaurenJean

    In!

  • Larkin21

    The hair’s alright and I like the eye make-up. But that’s it. OUT.

  • marilyn

    Out.  Bra strap plus large brown roots showing in her ‘do.  I think her hair color sucks, but if she is going to do it, she should at least keep up with the roots.  I am sure there is no touch-up kit for that hair color, which is her problem.  Bra strap + roots = OUT 

  • Spicytomato1

    Out. Out. Out. Ugh.

  • Jessi03

    In!  And I’m so glad the blue hair is gone.

  • chitowndg

    In, she is a performer and can do things like this.  At least the hair goes with the dress.

  • SewingSiren

    She should have used the clear straps on her bra. Other than that damn near Katy Perry perfect.

  • altalinda

    Yeah, especially from the back.  But, overall still an IN.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JSGAZPEESHQT47ATH55GNOHHBY Erin

    Overall IN, though I too am puzzled as to why she couldn’t wear a strapless bra.

    • AnaRoW

       She’s barely being held up by the bra with straps. How’s a strapless bra going to do any better.

  • estella_nyc

    IN!  I can forgive the straps, I don’t think they take away from the look.  Has she dyed her roots pink?  

  • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

    In, I love that dress on her.  I hate her roots more than her bra straps, though.  They do make bras with clear plastic straps, but I’ve never owned one, so I don’t know if they give good support. 

    • Corsetmaker

      They aren’t really up to the job on anything over a D cup. And Ms Perry is way over a D cup :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/adj.blair Adriana Blair

    The visible bra straps don’t bother me as much as the visible roots, but I am liking this “gothic elegance” she’s been going for lately so the look is an IN for me.

  • sk8tfan

    In. Interesting take on the sheer trend, and I love the shoes. I applaud her for wearing a bra and not letting the girls attack. I’m surprised that in a dress with this many straps and bands they couldn’t have strategically placed a few to hide the support gear, but at least the bra straps aren’t intrusive. Still not loving the lavendar hair trend, it’s time for it to go away. But still, an in.

  • aimee_parrott

    OUT.  How freaking hard is it to either get a good strapless bra or even a racerback? (she’s wearing her hair down, so it would be hidden under there.)  Inexcusable.  It’s not like she doesn’t have the money to have any possible permutation of a bra she could ever need.

  • Susan Crawford

    Yes, I will give Miss KP an IN for this. The dress is one of the more interesting of the solid/sheer combos I’ve seen, and she is rocking it fitwise. In addition, those shoes are absolutely KILLAH! 

    I have a little reservation about the Rosary-style necklace, but it is just Gothy enough to pass. And the somewhat toned-down hair is a good change from the Smurfette blue. But those roots – eww. The make-up is actually sort of fabulous in a drag-queen way – and I love me some drag queen facial spackle with a vengeance!

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    IN!

  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    I like the dress, despite the bra straps, but that purple hair with the roots showing is appalling.  Out.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

    Yikes.  I hate it all.  Well, almost.  I like the hair color except for the visible roots, and I like the makeup except for the lipstick.  Otherwise, it’s…ugh.

  • karena10

    I think the bra straps are the least tacky part of it.  The long sheer skirt is much more tacky.  Out.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JO2ZPMWZR7BENRHIQ7DYGJP2HQ Melanie

    In!  Much better than usual for KP.

  • calimon

    HotTopicGothPromQueen …out.

  • Beth G

    In.  And a strapless bra would have done just fine.

  • golspie

    Pretty good, except for the still stupid hair. 

    But… In!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OYWH5NAGE3TS2MWXRAVBSWBSZA Brittany

    OUT. She looks witchy, to quote The Duchess. 

  • KQ67

    I wish she had purple’d her hair all the way to the roots; they are terribly distracting to me. Also the dress would have been way cuter if it had just stopped as a mini instead of going into the weird stripe/sheer panels.
    Close but no, out.

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    I think she looks great.  Visible bra straps happen – get over it!!  :)  IN.

  • Anathema_Device

    Out. I don’t care for the dress all that much and the visible bra straps ruin the look of the top (which is the part of the dress I do like).

    Nice make up, and the purple hair does nice things for her eyes and skin tone.

  • carolynmo

    I’ll give a reluctant IN ONLY because I want those shoes. And the necklace.

  • MzzPants

    There’s something that feels really dated about this.  OUT.

  • Louise Bryan

    I am seeing young people’s underwear hanging out all over the place.  At least they are wearing some.

    In.  She looks very nice, and the bra straps are not glaring except from the back.

  • sweetlilvoice

    Out.

  • greyhoundgirl

    IN, though I’d vote more in if it were cut off just above the sheer skirt part.   But the whole comes together in a pretty cool way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Katherine-Weintraub/2254899 Katherine Weintraub

    This whole look (especially the hair and makeup) reminds me of a teenager trying to look edgy and get attention; screams “Hot Topic”, and not in a good way.  OUT.

  • Judy_J

    I’ll forgive the bra straps since they’re black.  And I like the grape Kool-Aid hair better than the Tropical Blue Kool-Aid hair.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Katherine-Weintraub/2254899 Katherine Weintraub

    Much more than the bra straps are the problem here; the whole look (especially the hair/makeup) screams “teenager at the mall trying to get attention at Hot Topic”. OUT.

    • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

      Super-duper-ultra DITTO! OUT! 

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/toodleskitty79?feature=guide AWS

    I don’t care about the bra straps.  It’s a bit Halloweeny but I forgive.  I’m a forgiver.

    IN

  • cleep1000

    To me, this is the worst she’s looked in a long time. I can’t with the roots. The dress is boring. OUT.

  • formerlyAnon

    Very weak in.

    I know casual and formal wear ‘never the twain shall meet,’ but the way the young things around these parts think nothing of showing their bra straps with their tiny-strapped or even spaghetti-strapped shirts has worn me down. I can no longer man the barricades, just rail weakly from my corner.

    What bothers me most is that the skirt looks confining (and I thought that before I saw the shot of her intentionally stretching it as far as it will go.)

  • Amy Ellinger

    IN!  same color straps under sheer doesn’t bother me.  She looks beautiful and striking. Love the hair.

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf UltimaEsperenza

    No.  I wonder what SHE looks like other that the character she has created for herself.  Personally, she exhausts me WAY more than Gaga.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2P2ANLRZ6YAVGONA36I2AQJYGI VicD

    OUT.  Just …. OUT

  • Michelle_Be

    HOW IS THIS LOW-KEY? OR ELEGANT?  Someone please enlighten me…

  • Stubenville

    Yawn – aging Goth in a black Herve Leger knock off bandage dress. Are her roots on purpose?

  • harleydear

    I say IN.

  • Pennymac

    Per my avatar, whats wrong with a smidge of trailer park? I hate floppy girls far more than a tastefully indiscreet black bra. I love her makeup, and even can tolerate the odd haircolor. I do take exception to the roots, however. I think if you’re going with an unusual hair color, one that garners quite a bit of attention, then root rot is a faux pas.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carrie.l.boram Carrie L. Boram

    Girl is rockin the rock girl look!

  • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

    The hair could be better, but the overall tone is good, and she really is working that crazy-ass dress. IN.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    i think because the brastraps are so far apart, they look like part of the dress. they dont bother me. the length, however, does. shoulda been cut off at the miniskirt length several inches above the knee, then it would be a great dress. i like the hair color. i wish they had colors this wonderous when i was younger than she is now. i still dye my hair into colors, i look very young, but even w/ me thats gonna stop before i have a chance to use them all up. sad.

    edited cos i couldnt figure out how to describe which length i meant. after i coudnt remember how to spell the word length, of course.

  • dharmabum8

    Out. She looks pretty damn hideous, from the hair color to the lips to the goth mummy dress.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    OUT.  Too long and bra straps make me sad.

  • http://twitter.com/moodring54 Rachel

    IN! 

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    Yeah, the bra straps are a no no, but otherwise the dress works.  The shoes are great, but her hair makes me weep. I miss her dark hair. Oh, IN.

  • http://twitter.com/Eovaai Eovaai

    IN. I can excuse the bra straps because of the rest of the look works so well.

  • LambeeBaby

    In, and I love the purple hair.

  • demidaemon

    IN. I think she looks great and happy, despite the visible support.

  • SatelliteAlice

    In.  It isn’t perfect but it works.

  • http://www.facebook.com/douglas.rodrigues Douglas Rodrigues

    OUT

  • butterflysunita

    OUT.  

  • LilyPad

    OUT. PERIOD.

  • http://www.facebook.com/crystal.harnden Crystal Harnden

    IN!

  • http://profiles.google.com/ruthieoo Ruthie O

    I think it’s fab. In!

  • DebbieLovesShoes

    I don’t like the hair.  Otherwise I think she’s super-pretty.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K3O2QNXDJIU3AJINAGNJRYWDZ4 mrspotts66

    in!

  • Sarah Robinson

    out. out out out. i remember buying a shirt in high school from HotTopic that was very similar to this dress. K.Perry and I both share a delusional streak, it would seem.

  • MarissaLG

    IN!! I HATE Katy Perrty but she’s rocking this goth look. I’d much rather her in this kind of stuff than in cupcakes and bumblebees.

  • DesertDweller79

    I’ll say IN, but barely.  I hate visible bra straps.  And I’m not fond of sheer skirts.  But, this is kind of interesting.  

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    IN. I didn’t realize those were bra straps – I thought they were part of the dress. I think it’s fine, although a strapless bra would have been chicer. But she chose a bra that works here, so, IN.

  • bellafigura1

    The bra strap made me gasp in total fashionista pain and horror.  If you’re gonna show bra strap, can’t you at least get a nice Eres with the perfect thin straps?  You’re gonna go with the Wacoal, little metal circular thing and adjustability and all? Like, seriously. 

  • Char Crop

    OUT because of the visible bra straps…there is a way to properly construct that dress to support boobages. PLUS…those roots…those roots! UGH! You’re on the Red Carpet hun, not the industrial carpet at Costco!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=768540908 Badriya Al-Badi’a

    Definitely IN!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=708586411 Michelle Jb

    The stripes on the bottom of the dress ruined it. I understand fashion has gone to the 1990′s now but designer’s need to realize HOW to do edgy, ‘cos too many times sheer is looking tacky. No to the bottom half of the dress, no to the jewelry, YES to the shoes for they are fabulous <3

  • guest2visits

    This is a really cool dress on her, and I didn’t see the bra strap issue ’til she turned. It still looks ok.  But I hate the roots.

  • lilazander

    Out! Plus, she looks like a modern version of Moticia Adams.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27432316 Ally Monge

    I actually kind of dig it… so IN from me… but Katy, sweetheart, do not stand with your legs planted shoulderwidth in heels with a dress with no slit… it is just awkward. But still… you rock that purple hair, studded heel, peekaboo sheer dress.

  • oohsparkley!

    in.

  • http://mutteringfool.com/ Modpodge

     
    IN!

    I love this look, it suits her so well.

  • http://twitter.com/snookumslynn snookums lynn

    acutally I’m like for once, her hair looks slammin! but that dress is goofy, it looks like a column of lifesavers and every other one had the color sucked off…idk, something is off about the dress

  • eight_of_nine

    Love the hair, makeup, and shoes.  I wish the entire skirt part was solid black, I like the sheer stripes on the sleeves but not going around both legs.

  • ErmengardeGreen

    I don’t mind the bra straps from the front, but do mind them from the back. I think it’s because the back is where the loop-and-hook architecture is visible. Someone should make bras that place those structural elements elsewhere, for looks in which the bra straps might be visible in the back. Though I concede that this may not be the hugest market. 

  • Lisa Quintanilla

    OUT! the “goth” elements are too overwhelming. i love the shoes and lip color on their own, but think the dress (esp. being full length!) speaks for itself and needs something less obvious.  and as a hairstylist, i cannot condone a fun color with horribly apparent/unmatched roots – unless you’re in a punk rock band or courtney love. ;)

  • Lisa Quintanilla

    OUT! the “goth” elements are too overwhelming. i love the shoes and lip color on their own, but think the dress (esp. being full length!) speaks for itself and needs something less obvious.  and as a hairstylist, i cannot condone a fun color with horribly apparent/unmatched roots – unless you’re in a punk rock band or courtney love. ;)