Florence Welch in Christopher Kane

Posted on February 28, 2013

This is really mean of us.


Florence Welch attends the NME Awards 2013 in London, England in a Christopher Kane blue velvet floral dress.

Christopher Kane Pre-Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Hedvig Palm

We should have never shown you that first thing in the morning without any warning. We’re such bitches. Stare at a point in the distance and count backwards from 10 until it passes. When you’re ready to join us again, we’ll be over here, arching our eyebrows and flaring our nostrils in judgment.

Oh, Flo. And you were doing so well there for a while.


[Photo Credit: Tim Whitby/Getty Images, style.com]

    • TRSmith

      Don’t worry; we can take it!

      • Sobaika

        Speak for yourself. I need a bucket of coffee to recover.

        • Little_Olive

          Speak for yourself. I need a bucket to throw up my coffee. 

        • http://twitter.com/emilyf007 emily

           I’m with Sobaika and Little_Olive, I can’t take it.

        • mshesterp

          That was one of the ugliest things I’ve seen in a very long while.  Flo, how could you?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571205045 Kent Roby

            This was fugly on the model as well; hell, I even feel sorry for the piece of paper that had this thing sketched on it in the first place.  

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

              Yeah, total loss. It’s FUGLY – nobody could wear that dress.

            • editrixie

              And the model looks SO PISSED.

            • judybrowni

              THAT was a DRESS?

    • call_me_schmeg

      whoa jesus. ok, awake now…

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=610791985 Aniela Marie Perry

        Not me.. I just want to crawl back into my bed and pull the covers over my head. Bad way to start the day!

    • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

      Dear Lord. 

      If there was ever a Bad Idea Dress, this would be it.

      • Vlasta Bubinka

        Got in himl, that schmatte is a shondeh.

        • sk8tfan

          No idea what you said but I agree with it anyway.

    • http://twitter.com/jack_attack88 Jackie Stewart

      I braced myself and it still wasn’t enough. I think some coffee came out of my nose.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ginny-Ellsworth/534496198 Ginny Ellsworth

      Wow. That’s just….words cannot express how bad this looks. I like the bangle though!

      • Targettaste

         Ha ha.  Damning with faint praise: “I like the bangle though.”  You must be a kind person to find anything to like here.

        • 3boysful

           Seriously–I found nothing.  It’s kinda I Dream of Jeannie’s slutty evil twin, come to wreak havoc.

          • Adriana_Paula

            Jeannie II had better taste than this.

            • sk8tfan

              I had an uncle who used to compliment every woman he met, no matter how hard it was to find something. One time he told a woman, “you have the loveliest forearms I’ve ever seen.” I think TLo praising the bangle is like that.

    • Judy_S

      Well, if somebody had to wear that dress, she’s a better choice than most. At least you can look at her face and try to ignore the rest.

      • lehen

        no one should have to wear that dress

      • erinbinek

        Nope, doesn’t help.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      What a monstrosity of a dress.   Its a bad color for her, for starters.  Then there are too many design elements going on. The short capelet sleeves are just,…strange with this. and the elastic in the waist and under the breast just cheapens it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ginny-Ellsworth/534496198 Ginny Ellsworth

        Do you think the designer put elastic as the sleeve edging so you could pull up the sleeves life a wife beater t shirt? Oh, the horror!

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          (rocking in corner)
          Make it go AWAY!

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ginny-Ellsworth/534496198 Ginny Ellsworth

            I’m sorry, I’m sorry! Think of pretty clothes…..Jennifer Lawrence in the Dior ads!

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

               Getting momentarily serious here, (don’t worry, it will pass quickly); if you look with a more dispassionate eye, the dress would actually read better in the configuration you suggest.  Not that I think it would save it one bit. It would simply be a trifling bit less awful

            • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ginny-Ellsworth/534496198 Ginny Ellsworth

              I’m squinting my eyes and trying to look at the dress with the straps up and the sheer gathered along the shoulder seam….would you have to change the neckband to the velvet if you did that?

              Then it would be a column of velvet, sheer, velvet, sheer, and velvet. It would have looked so much better if the velvet was fitted because that elastic just looks inexpensive.

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

              It sure would make more sense that way.  In fact, if the elastic straps were pulled all the way to the edge of the collar, and it was changed out to the velvet, all the proportions would change, and it would be very much improved.

            • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ginny-Ellsworth/534496198 Ginny Ellsworth

              Hey, I can see that! Thank you for the lesson in fit and design. :-) 

              Although I am now seeing her with I Dream of Jeannie hair because of 3boysful!

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

               LOL  Of course she will also need to jettison the Pirate Hoard of jewelry she has on.  All that complexity with this complex dress, is serious overkill.

      • http://twitter.com/janedonuts Jane Donuts

        NO FLO NO!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002396153672 Ann Martina

      Am I the only one who looks at her and thinks of Glenn Headley?

      • Vera L-

        I was getting a Chloe Sevigny vibe, but yeah, Making Mr. Right Glenne Headley works too. 

        • LLuL

          I honestly thought this was going to be a Chloe alter when I saw the thumbnail. I sat straight up in my chair in preparation to LOL. Instead…stunned silence.

      • miagain

        yes indeed… and she’s only 26 years old!!

      • MoHub

         Nope. The spouse and I have been saying for years that we thought she was Glenne Headleys long-lost daughter.

    • Annabelle Archer

      Jeezus that is an ugly dress.  If only she’d worn some jewelry, maybe the look could have been saved.

      • Alyssa

        Ha! I like your sarcasm!

        • Annabelle Archer

          It’s my primary language. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ginny-Ellsworth/534496198 Ginny Ellsworth

        One of those rings looks pretty cool but I can’t really get a close look at it because I am blinded by the glare.

      • TRSTL

        HAHA!  Seperately, a lot of that jewelry is stunning.  All together, with THAT dress thing?  Awful…….

        • kimmeister

          Indeed.  A bold cocktail ring loses all of its impact if you’re wearing 10 of them at the same time.  Sheesh.

      • not_Bridget

        Perhaps an emerald-encrusted burkha?

      • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

        LOL, she’d need “I’m Gonna Get You Sucka” calibre jewelry to save this look.  Unfortunately though, that would require death by gold.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      Wow. That is a shit design. Total shit. Flo, go home and think about what you’ve done.

    • Jangle57

      Wow, there is just not enough time to list everything that is hideously wrong with that dress.  Who looks at that and thinks: I want to wear something that makes me look flat chested Smurf? 

    • PeggyOC

      Yeah, that was a bit much first thing in the morning.  I imagine  it wasn’t any kinder to the cater waiters and workers at this event to get hit with this after a long day.

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      I like her rings. Especially that cushion-cut faceted one on her right hand. Kinder not to mention the frock.

      • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

        I love the rings! i couldn’t even see their awesomeness because of the blindingly bad dress!

      • RebeccaKW

        I LOVE those rings.  Every one of them.  And the bangle.

        Christopher Kane must have been high when he designed this.  The stylist must hate Florence since she put her in it.  And…well, I guess Florence must’ve been high to be willing to wear it.  The only redeemable quality about this thing is that lovely blue, and that is NOT Florence’s color.

    • Wendi126

      Victorian mummy

    • iheartbuffy

      This seems pretty old school Sarah Jessica Parker to me…

      • TRSTL

        OOOOH! So MEAN!!  LOL!  Yes, I could see Pat Fields throwing this at SJP but at least Pat would have had the good sense to then do something else totally wacky to balance.  Like a track suit jacket and fur hat. LOL!

      • Little_Olive

        Or just old Sarah Jessica Parker :p

    • http://twitter.com/Glam_Dixie Glam Dixie

      Haha     hahahahaha     omigod hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    • lehen

      ugliest dress ever?

    • A.

      wow…simply wow

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      I think that we can determine that attempting to gather and drape sheer fabrics is a lost cause. Sally Field’s Valentino dress at the Oscars is also proof. The bandeau bra here is the worst offender. 

      • TRSTL

        And then combined with cheap (looking at least) floral printed velvet in BLUE?!?!  HORRORS!  Who is the Christopher kane and why has he not been shunned?

        • iheartbuffy

          Maybe he’s blind… he’s creates clothing solely by the way it FEELS… but then again this dress looks terribly uncomfortable so that’s probably a bad explanation.

      • iheartbuffy

        did we ever determine whether she and Hilary Swank got in a fight? and if so, who won? I’m going with Lady Fields

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

          I put money on Sally any day. 

      • H2olovngrl

        First thing I thought of-other than how draggy she looks.

    • Le_Sigh

      Love the color on her.  Hate the… gawd I’m going to go switch out my coffee for decaf.  Eesh. 

    • Martha Anderson

      The bad started with the creation of that cloth and went downhill from there

      I cannot imagin this woman didn’t hove some random outfit in her closet that would have been far and way better than this mistake brought forward by her stylist.

    • alinana

      WOW! That is one ugly…ummm…dress? The elastic waistband is just…words fail me…

    • http://twitter.com/hugandpint Courtenay P

      elastic waistband — I just can’t with this. never again.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=790818401 Laurie Landry

      She needs a good Derm. Zits all over the place. She looks like she has a mustache with that make-up.

      • Delaney Davis

         I wouldn’t have recognized her without being told who it was – definitely something weird with the makeup there.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=603005248 Jeff Warhurst

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.  Holy shit; a royal blue chiffon spare tire?  Hahahahahahaha.

    • Alyssa

      Wow, I hope you’re going to follow this up with something very pretty to make up for starting our mornings like this! :)

    • allaboutthewalterbenjamins

      The Givenchy Grammy dress will give her a free pass throughout the season. In my book at least.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/F4H4ZBPJLBRNQKOGM7OUZSFSPY queencee

      Velvet, elastic and blue mesh…together, in one dress.  That should be illegal. Christopher Kane, may God have mercy on your soul.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      if i can’t say anything nice……..

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ginny-Ellsworth/534496198 Ginny Ellsworth

        …come sit here next to me! 

    • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

      Oh Florence. You went from Lizard Queen Goddess at the Grammy’s to…. this.

    • TRSTL

      Possibly one of the ugliest dresses EVER!  To her credit, I love her hair like this and her make up is pretty. And the earrings are gorgeous.  Ok, I am trying really, really hard here, I should have stretched first.

    • Kristy Evans


    • Judy_J

      She must have lost a bet, because that’s the only reason I can see for appearing in public in this atrocity.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      Maybe I’ve had too much coffee this morning…I think it’s perfect on her. Love the colors!

    • http://www.facebook.com/sally.mabadi Sally Shield Mabadi

      I love that she felt the dress needed something more…huge earrings, massive rings, detailed handbag

    • RescueMe23

      Wow – I need another cup of coffee after that…got to look away from my computer screen…

    • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

      The dress is ghastly of course but hair! and makeup! She looks decades younger!

    • decormaven

      Is it a tube top over a sheer banded t? And an elastic waist in the skirt? Huh? That’s an interesting little purse, and the jewelry is eclectic. Odd choices abound here. 

    • http://twitter.com/BrerAndy Andy Morris

      Not even going to discuss the dress because do not have the strength. But, on a positive note, is it just me or does her makeup seem softer/ her face seem more youthful? In the close up anyway.

      Might have another cup of coffee to make sure.

      • Qitkat

        Oh gosh, I was thinking the exact opposite. Her hands and arms look so youthful, and her makeup ages her a couple of decades. Maybe I just haven’t seen very many pics of her. Or I need my first cuppa. But my first actual thought was that Chloe S had created a new altar. It’s difficult to believe this dress was designed on purpose. For anyone, anywhere.

        • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

           I agree that this makeup isn’t doing her any favors. And my first thought was Chloe, as well. :P

    • http://www.serpentsdance.etsy.com/ SerpentsDance

      She looks like a few Oompa Loompas ought to be rolling her away so they can juice her.

      Seriously though, her hair and makeup are lovely and her jewelry is pretty awesome (if only she’d chosen one or two pieces instead of ALL THE THINGS though..). It’s just that oh-so-very-blue dress with all the different crap going on with it that I cannot get behind.

    • miagain

      Boys… you are not being mean… and that get-up is a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head!

    • Kathy_Marlow

      I love her, but she looks like a bad drag queen here. A really bad one. 

      • demidaemon

        Is that Shangela bad or Phi Phi O’Hara bad?

    • SewingSiren

      Something is wrong with me, because I don’t hate it. I love the blue and the sheer. Hell I can even get with the printed velvet.
      I cannot however abide the visible elastic tunnel, not only is it cheap looking _ it is extremely unflattering.
      If only the sheer had been a yoke and the sheath had had darts, or the chiffon had been the entire bodice and again the skirt fitted with darts it would have been a complete In for me.

      • BrooklynBomber

        Something is wrong with you, but I love you anyway.

    • MilaXX

      Could she wear anymore rings?

      • http://www.serpentsdance.etsy.com/ SerpentsDance

        Makes me think of my goth days, when I had a huge silver ring on every finger. I still love big showy rings, but now I limit myself to 1 or 2 at a time.

    • formerlyAnon

      Don’t feel badly. She’s obviously doing it on purpose. That is a “Gotcha! Thought I was buying into it all, didn’t you?” smile/smirk in that final shot if I ever saw one.

      It’s amazing how much I love her hair color.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/37TPKASIMXVUPYK5BNQFOL43KU Carina

      WHAT the WHAAA!? was she high when she chose this? scratch that, was the designer high when he ‘designed’ this?

    • Little_Olive

      This is what an 80 year old belly dancer would wear. 
      Side note: that is dome HARSH lighting on the model

      • Snailstsichr

        Hey – I have friends who are 80 year old belly dancers! They would want a bigger skirt. And belts that jingle. And fake coins on the bra. But, other than that, I think they would love this since it isn’t so different from some of their home made costumes. Of course, they would cover the elastic with things that jingle.
        Maybe Flo’s going to go home, put on an apron, make some falafel and hummus, and invite the geriatric belly dancers over and have one hoot of a great evening. That sounds a lot more fun than wearing this dress out in public.

    • deathandthestrawberry

      I’m getting a Chloe Sevigny vibe from this. As much as I enjoy Chloe’s unique brand of style, I’m not sure that’s such a good thing.

    • Puckndc

      Her face looks like a drag queen…

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1594250515 Kim Brightman

         Nope…not pretty enough.

    • Tatiana Luján

      That is the most hideous dress I’ve seen in ages! It made me think about showercaps.
      The color looks amazing on her, though.

    • http://twitter.com/chylde chylde


    • BaddestMotherEver

      That elastic waist just screams Home-Ec.  GAH!  

    • ojosazules

      The earings are fabulous.

    • BayTampaBay

      That is one FUGLY dress!

    • lobsterlen

      Honestly I think my fashion outrage meter is off after that Heidi golden titten nipple cover dress. I am not hating this. Certainly not the worst dress ever as some have commented. The color on her is sort of appealing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Charlotte-Siewierkiewicz/503556621 Jessica Charlotte Siewierkiewi

      Anne Hathaway must be glad that the sheer wtf-ugliness of this dress probaby will cancel outthe talk of her own two less than stellar frocks.

    • AthenaJ

      All will be forgiven if she adds Philly on her next tour.

    • Anne At Large

      Whoo. How can we erase that dress from existence and yet give me all the jewelry?

    • MissMariRose

      Oh gawd, the sheer ruched overlay is going to be a thing now, isn’t it?

      Why can’t we go back to opaque clothing??

    • ashtangajunkie

      Um. I like her earrings. That’s all I got.

    • betorah

      Oh, the humanity! Christopher KNe should have his designer’s license pulled stat.

    • lrober03

      I think she could have worked the skirt, but not with that awful top.

    • mightbewrong

      Man, that is not a pretty dress.

    • joything

      Mean of you? I think it was mean of Christopher Kane, and Flo’s stylist. I believe Flo will bounce bounce back.  

    • tereliz

      Yikes. That wasn’t so much mean of y’all, as mean of Christopher Kane to do to Flo. What happened to her waist? She does have one, right?

    • Valerie Jones

      Oh, come on, you guys. It’s cracktastic! I love it on her. Could only be better in green. Leave aside that it looks like Molly Ringwald made it from a sheer window panel from the K-mart Transformers collection and a velour blanket picked up at the wholesale import store.  I can see the argument brewing about the elastic, but after watching ingenues in torturous corsets keel over throughout Oscar night, I’m rather glad to see comfort masquerading as couture.  All she needs is eggbeater hair and that cavernous handbag full of pills and liquor that Bette Midler lived (and died) out of in “The Rose.”

    • Ruth Preston

      I’d have to check the archives to be sure, but that might just be the most atrocious high-concept drapery that’s ever appeared on this site.

    • xmixiex

      good god.  too early for this, yes.  and I’ve been up for hours…

    • meowing

      First thought:  the Olsen’s crazy Aunt Matilda.  Wow, what a bunch of bad ideas.

    • Joanna Schuth

      She looks like Daniel Radcliffe in drag.

      • H2olovngrl

        I thought it was maybe one of the South Park guys. Yikes. All her gays need to be slapped for this.

    • Lilithcat

      Oh, man, that is one ugly dress!

      I cannot even think about those rings.  Or I will run screaming into the night.

    • Indigo54

      Good Grief!  Is this some kinda sick joke???

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Dr. Florence Welch was working late in her laboratory, trying desperately to finish her work on the sexual dimorphism of an extinct strain of hermit crabs when made to live under circus tents filled with primordial sea scum, when a huge explosion rocked the building. Sea scum everywhere! Her hands now covered in ancient crustaceans, long dead but now brought back to life! Her lab coat splattered with bits of circus tent and old clown costumes! Oh, the humanity!

      • formerlyAnon

        Brilliant! and yet . . . this scenario does not explain the blue sheer elements. 

        • ThaliaMenninger

          It’s all part of the circus under the sea motif. Fish netting, trapeze lady costumes… Somehow it all works to make this Lost Circus of Atlantis.

    • marilyn

      To begin with, the top is too tight.  It makes the midriff area look like it has a roll of fat   Since this cannot be true, that is the first problem.  This looks more like a costume than a gown.  The colors are bad, the design is bad, too bad.

    • Guest

      I thought there was a typo — Christopher Kane as Florence Welch.

    • PaulRin

      ugly dress from Kane. It makes her top half look like a strangled blue sausage. Bottom half is crazy grandma-chic. 

    • bertkeeter

      She wanted a dress that made her middle look THICK? She got it!

    • Mexxoo

      It looks like “I Dream of Jeannie” gone wrong.  Very wrong.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000088447181 Sam Smith

      What’s up with all these brightly colored but sheer long sleeve dresses, not flattering at all.  

    • Susan Crawford

      Oh, Flo. This is just so, so sad. The midriff pouf, the hideous pattern, the elastic waist, the droopy faux-straps. I can only assume everyone concerned with designing, crafting and selecting this dress for you had been huffing glue for days. The only thing is that the color is great for you. Ditching those mis-matched, clunky rings (some of which are probably VERY cool except they all blend into a crazy jumble) would have been in order. Love the earrings, and darling they would have been exactly enough for this . . . well, they look good on ya. And a shoulder bag with this dress is heartbreaking, although I have to say I love that sort of Edwardian thing.

      Please, Flo, just promise you will keep the glue away from anyone concerned with dressing you. Because THIS is the result.

    • MsBusy

      My goodness. Harem costume made from upholstery fabric from a discarded couch in rural Ireland.

    • kschwarting

      Here’s the one positive:  the color is great on her.

      But wow, that’s a hot mess of a dress.  It makes our tall, slender Flo look bunchy around the midsection–hell, it makes the model look bunchy around the midsection.  That’s a dress fail, period.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=731065538 Jann Mouer

      looks to me like one of Sevigny’s alters went red.  Let us introduce you to Den lille havfrue.  Her favorite color is blue and since she will only have feet for 24 hours, she has opted to wear ALL her jewelry.

    • http://www.facebook.com/AntoniaDonnelly Antonia O’Connor Donnelly


    • Mistie Holler

      Her hair looks nice. Her face looks great.

      I get the impression that she is heading to the beach in Slutty Amish Girl Swimwear.

      • l_c_ann

        Agree about her face looking great.
        Just scroll up and stare into her intelligent eyes. 

    • j_anson

      Something about her hair and makeup is making her look like Chloe Sevigny. Which is appropriate, given the clothing failure.

      • Mistie Holler

        Definitely. And the way she’s looking at the camera in the second picture of her is a Sevigny trademark: stoned and coy.  

    • stubbornthoughts

      I’ve never seen Flo’s face look so masculine as it does here. It’s weirding me out.

      And how does a human allow another human to make this kind of dress, let alone walk out the door wearing it?

      • charlotte

        I’ve always thought that she looks very masculine and just never dared to say it because I didn’t want it to sound like body snarking.

        • H2olovngrl

          I went there. I couldn’t help myself.

      • formerlyAnon

        I like that about her face. A lot.

    • ellabob

      I love that she just goes there…. bad dress but I keep staring at the pic..

    • mhleta

      I’d say something, but I don’t think she gives a rat’s ass what I or anyone else thinks of her costume. She’s quite comfortable with her selection and we can all go fuck ourselves. My cat used to give me that same disdainful gaze. 

    • Snailstsichr

      I really want to like Christopher Kane, but really??? 

    • http://twitter.com/ThisMersLife ThisMeredithianLife

      Is it wrong that I love everything she wears and does…because I love her? 

    • Deb Oswald


    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      That dress is HIDEOUS. And the hair and makeup look like someone didn’t even put in any effort. And is it just me, or does she look a bit like one of Chloe Sevigny’s alters? That, and her face looks really… masculine… here. 

      • SRQkitten

        Yes! Chloe’s red haired stepsister who is out to wreak havoc, the fashion-kind, that is.


    • peachy

      She should go back to the green dress — that was FANTASTIC. this one; not so much. too much elasticness everywhere. a weird bathing suit over ugly sheer curtains does not a gown make.

    • IAmJ

      This is tragic. No way to redeem this look. Must rinse my eyes now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000393765005 Garcia Loca

      I actually love it. Am I crazy?

    • DiverK

      At first glance, I thought we were getting to view another of Chloe Sevigny’s alter egos.  Much disappointment ensued.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZLU6YVO4BRTELTTH3GRAAMWZQ Dot

      Oh my God…is that *covered elastic* around the sleeves, bodice, and waist??

    • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

      Can we seriously talk about her make-up and hair? The dress is terrible. But the make-up makes her look like she has stubble–and it doesn’t help that the lighting makes her nose cast an unfortunate mustache-like shadow. And the hair–I just can’t. She just looks awful from top to bottom. 

      • H2olovngrl

        I thought she looked like she had stubble too! You are not alone!

      • http://twitter.com/DuBey2 Marie Fessler


    • http://twitter.com/uyeahu Michelle Wilson

      Seeing far too many elastic waistbands these days. 

    • erinbinek

      Just terrible.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QK3MTAHUVJCMI7DANY6WFCAIUM n a

      She’s a man, baby yeeeaaahh!

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

      I really needed the laughter!

    • libraangel

      LOL, T&L, are great first thing in the morning! Beautiful face, but then downhill all the way – 1920’s beach cover-up

    • MaryAtRealityTea

      I Dream of Jeannie on acid. 

    • AnnaleighBelle

      I think the elastic waistband really makes the look!

      • BrooklynBomber


    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RDEDI3ONWSVDQS5GXKKBIML3H4 Chase

      Amish hooker.  Yikes.

    • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

      On paper, you’d think this dress should suit her: Christopher Kane, unique concept, vibrant color.  Amazing the difference between concept and reality.  I agree with Chase’s Amish Hooker comment.  Lord, Florence!  What were you thinking?

    • TSkot

      Candidate for worst look of the year.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1245406754 Tracey Magyar

      So awful that it is beyond words.

    • sk8tfan

      Chloe Sevigny’s musical incarnation

    • http://twitter.com/Mylynka Mylynka


      • BrooklynBomber

        That made me laugh out loud, which I needed after looking at that atrocity. Thank you.

    • Corrie Collins

      The expression on the model’s face says it all…

    • EEKstl

      It’s just ridiculous.

    • http://twitter.com/sweethomebflo Nancy Krall

      There’s nothing positive to say about that dress, with or without Florence in it.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

      Ah, a key example of 90s fashions that should NEVER have come back. 

    • http://twitter.com/sweethomebflo Nancy Krall

      There’s nothing positive to say about that “dress” with or without Florence in it.

    • poggi

      Not only does this look awful (on both her and the model) but this couldn’t possibly even seem workable on paper.  A floral elastic waist tube top and long skirt over a sheet bodysuit… yes, let’s make that.

      Personally I say bring it on.  It makes me feel better about my own choices.  I can look better with far fewer natural and monetary assets, or even if I look awful I did with less effort and less money.

    • prettybigkitty

      Ohhhh my eyes!!  Yikes, that is one ugly dress.

    • Trisha26

      It looks like a PR challenge – “Here’s a snuggie and a negligee, make a dress.”

    • margaret meyers

      I like this, and the look on her face says she knows this is a challenge for all of us to expand our idea of what smart, unusual and attractive clothing can look like, epsecially when it is personal.

    • BrooklynBomber

      We should have never shown you that first thing in the morning without any warning. 

      And not even mid afternoon. That’s one of the worst things I’ve ever seen in my life.

    • Imasewsure

      She looked like a very mean mean man in that screen shot…. Don’t love the dress but she looks fine in the real pictures – not cause she looks good but because she is awesome anyway

    • http://www.facebook.com/darva.sutra Darva Sutra

      Batshit design.  

    • H2olovngrl

      Looks a bit like a drag queen version of Florence Welch. That sounds terribly mean, but in the thumbnail, I truly thought it was a guy. I usually find her so striking and unusual looking, too. Oh Flo, so sorry!!

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      oh no, honey, back away from that mess.  christopher kane, how could you inflict this upon the world?

    • frannyprof

      No one should ever wear that dress. Ever.

    • glennethph

      That’s not Florence Welch.  That is one of Chloe Sevigny’s alters.

    • girliecue

      Somewhere in London Stella McCartney is hysterical with glee that some other English designer is getting raked over the coals today.

    • http://twitter.com/SillyGrrlJen Silly Grrl


    • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

      Why on earth is she so aggressively attracted to the awkward and frumpy?  Doesn’t she realize that just because it’s expensive doesn’t mean it’s good?  Damnit, it makes me angry.  What a waste of great hair and a nice bod.

    • jw_ny

      ugliest and most unflattering top ever!  

      she looks like she could use a nap too…

    • newtonGOTbeaned

      The…thing she’s wearing is obviously horrible. But I really like that bag. I would take the earrings, too. Any idea where that bag came from, TLo?

    • Zippypie

      If I could scrub my eyeballs, I would.  GAK

      Nice bag, though.

    • MissAmynae

      Oh honey, no.  She looks like a bad Chloe Sevigny alter ego…Miss Havisham goes down the Silk Road.

    • demidaemon

      Yes. Asylum level crazy.

    • Toto Maya

      Nice… try?

    • PeaceBang

      But is it a dress? I’m strangely fascinated with the whole… ensemble. And I kind of love it. I love the idea of the skirt and the little top over chiffon and I’m nuts about the color. And I love the hair and earrings with the concept of the dress, but that fabric is flammable couch upholstery. I applaud the failed effort because it’s so much more interesting than the usual pretty girl gowns and tarted up thigh-slit yawners. This is True Bohemia and I’m always going to stand up and salute that.

    • jetpackdino

      “Feminine” and “young” are two words that would never, ever be used to describe this look.

    • MzzPants

      Let us all quote the poetic Sue Silvester:  “Think of the FILTH I will have to look at to get this image out of my head.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/renate.yerkes Renate Yerkes

       I do like her fancy antennae in her picture #2.

    • Jecca2244

      Looks really, really cheap.

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      The most offensive part about this for me is the crazy elastic stuff–as a designer/student, I’ve been tempted many a time to try to reclaim elastic anything as chic, but it pretty much never, ever does.

      Also, the pattern is so pathetically basic. Shame on the intern that put that into a half repeat!

    • JJ513

      Fug, especially around the mid-section

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1266410766 Phyllis Craine

      An elastic waist on a gown?  Really?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1266410766 Phyllis Craine

      And Christopher Kane needs design intervention for sending this hideous monstrosity down the runway

    • Nancy Dunn

      Christopher Kane should lose his license to design for such a joke of a dress. Really absurd!

    • BookishBren

      She looks like a sad transvestite here. 

      Like someone fabulous transvestites would grab and make over. 

    • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

      Well, it’s interesting that you CAN make a dress out of halter-top and two bands of elastic, but whether anyone SHOULD have ….

    • librarygrrl64

      Beautiful woman in a HIDEOUS gown.

    • Zyxomma

      This is Florence Welch, right? Not Shirley Manson? Because it looks like Garbage. Now I’m confused …

    • guest2visits

      Why do I think Chloe S had something to do with this…. somehow? 
      I looked at it earlier and just couldn’t find anything to say.. it’s so awful. It’s like she tucked her nightie into her clothes.
      Her cheap, cheap, elastic slip-on clothes.

    • mom2ab

      Welcome back Flo- for a minute there I thought you had joined the Stepford brigade of boring pretty girls in appropriate outfits.  Never change- the world needs a little crack to break up the monotony.

    • kathrineb

      I love Flo but this is bad. So over-styled (HATE the hair and the earrings are too much) and dress is an over-designed nightmare.

    • ccm800

      a tube top over a blue nightie tucked into an elastic waist maxi skirt  pulled up to her Steve Erkel. This is gonna be tough to beat and it’s only just March. O M G.

    • Rrroza

      What is the tattoo on her righthand middle finger?

    • Michelle Wesley

      That has got to be one of the worst dresses I’ve ever seen.  Even the model looks horrible in it!  But then I’ve never been big on anything about Florence except her voice.  

    • littlemac8


    • littlemac8

      Looking at it second time was even worse than the first time!  Egregious blot on fashion!

    • PhillipWilde

      This is so very bad, but FWIW, it looks terrible on the model too.  Girl, this is no one’s dress.