We’re not kidding. Lace-up boot cosplay:
We were prepared to roll our eyes and make all sorts of jokes about this at first glance, but it’s honestly pretty chic and fab the longer we look at it. A bit on the overdesigned side, to be sure, but we love the play of the pin stripe and the corseting. The mini-skirt feels unresolved or poorly thought out to our eyes. It distracts from the main design elements of the dress. Better to have some sort of panel or flowy underskirt that goes to the floor. The stripper shoes aren’t exactly helping each other. If ever a pair of pointy-toed black patent stiletto-heeled f-me pumps were called for, this would be the time.
Jean Paul Gaultier Lace-Up Pinstripe Strapless Dress
Giuseppe Zanotti Shoes
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