“Where’s the dress?” PrettyLittleThing ridiculed for £11 ultra-split maxi dress, as shoppers joke they ‘will be arrested for inappropriate exposure’ if they wear it
- PrettyLittleThing advertises ‘my thread dress’ for £11 and shoppers are at a loss
- The design leaves little to the imagination with just a string tying it together
- One user said that the ‘dress’ separated by a side-tie looks like an apron with a lamella bowstring
Online shoppers were baffled after retailer PrettyLittleThing announced a sequin dress that leaves little to the imagination.
The UK fast-fashion store shared an influencer wearing the dress, called the ‘Beautiful Side Lace-Up Maxi Dress’, on its Instagram page to its 17.3 million followers.
Australian model Gabe Epstein is shown on the beach holding a glass of white wine and her hair held up in a clip, gazing at the sea, with the front panel of the black dress floating up.
It has three sets of “tie side” contact points, one in the back and two on the sides of the body, and in the photo, Gabby has only made the first two sets in the bow.
This, in turn, has left social media users in shock, with many online retailers jeered by asking, “Where’s the dress?!”
PrettyLittleThing shared a photo of influencer Gabe Epstein wearing a ‘long side-tie split dress’ on her Instagram page to her 17.3 million followers.
PrettyLittleThing describes it as a “floor sweeping dress” that’s sure to get all the attention on you, and pair it with “high heels for your next big event.”
In Gabby’s post, she captioned it: ‘Watching the sunset at @prettylittlething’, and the store said of their post: ‘The ocean view -gabbyepstein made us feel great in the Shape Black Slinky Tie Extreme Split Dress’.
But social media users were quick to mock the dress, now only available in sizes 10 and 12, which reveals legs to the waistline.
One person said she would be “arrested for inappropriate exposure” if she wore the number, which comes in black and brown and has been reduced from £22 to £11 on sale.
Another said: Nice, but where’s the rest?
One compared the “normal girl” wearing this to model and influencer Gabe, saying, “Being realistic, imagine a normal girl in this, I’d look like I got caught in a spider’s web.”
Another added: “I mean what is the point of wearing something dang.
‘It’s just strings and a cap in the front! cold is that.
“What’s she like from the front, I wonder,” asked a woman, referring to the model’s posture that exposes her thighbone and looks like she’s wearing nothing underneath—perhaps because the dress would show her otherwise.
Another said gleefully: “This is like an apron of sheet thread.”
Social media users were quick to mock the dress, with most people asking ‘Where’ was the rest of the dress?
The dress was advertised on PrettyLittleThing as being designed for women with an hourglass figure, in their figure range.
They describe it as a “floor sweeping dress” that’s sure to get all the attention on you, and pair it with “high heels for your next big event.”
But some people also did not like the choice of the dress model on the Instagram page.
A few users commented that it wasn’t good for their confidence, with one sarcastically saying, “This helps my self-esteem drooping belly, cheer PLT Huns xx”
Another said, “So there are probably seven people in the whole world who wear that awful thing you call a dress and this model is one of them.”
However, most of the comments focused on the dress, or the lack thereof, in terms of material and the “extreme” thigh split.
Someone said simply: “Dress…?”
Another added: “This isn’t a dress, so what’s Pretty Little Thing doing?
The semi-sold out dress, now only available in sizes 10 and 12, reveals legs to the waistline