Nicole Kidman Wants a Balloon and a Piece of Cake at the Goldene Kamera Awards 2017

Posted on March 06, 2017


We’re gonna be honest here, dolls. We spent an almost embarrassingly long time staring at this. Not for creepy reasons, but because every time we tried to compose a crit, it came out really angry in a way you don’t deserve on your Monday morning.

But can you blame us? Look at this:


It’s a $20,000 nightgown, for Coco’s sake.

But the fact that this silly frock could help pay for a chunk of someone’s college education is beside the point. What really gets us is this: Why the fu– are designers foisting so many of these faux-naive, disturbingly juvenile dresses on grown women? What is the deal with the sister-wife trend? We don’t mind a high-necked, long-sleeved gown, if you can work some sophistication into the mix, as with Ruth Negga’s Valentino Oscars gown, but these little-girl nightgown dresses are starting to get really annoying. And while we try not to tell real women what to wear or speak on their behalf when it comes to fashion and style, we find it really hard to believe that this trend is going to trickle down in any big way to street level. We know versions of this style are available already, but we can’t imagine we’ll see racks and racks of girly pink Laura Ingalls-style maxi-dresses in H&M or Target as the hottest retail trend of 2019 or so.

Seriously, we’re asking: Would you wear a frilly, pink sister-wife dress like this? Because – and maybe we were too subtle on this point – we think she looks very silly in it.



Style Credits:
Giambattista Valli Long-Sleeve Dress from the Spring 2017 Couture Collection

[Photo Credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images, IMAXTree]

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