Readers, we all occasionally fall victim to the odd wardrobe malfunction: the mysterious coffee stain we didn’t notice ‘til we already left the house … sneaking in one more wear than we probably should have on those dry-clean-only skinny 7’s … a strapless-bra/slutty top combo that maybe requires constant adjustment …
But lo, gentle readers, we wouldn’t be caught dead attempting Kate-precedented perfection if we couldn’t eek out at least an LA 6 in that shit.
Wearing a dress Kate just made hot a week ago is signing up for serious smack-down comparison shots. Unfortunately, The Only Way is Essex (think Coupling plus Jersey Shore with a dash of Real World) star Lydia Bright felt she was up for the challenge today …
Kind of bunchy and maybe a size too small from the way that bra strap is desperate for daylight; the chunky heels perhaps poorly paired with such a delicate dress – all of this, readers, is semi-forgivable. After all, Essex girls — are we right?)
But then there was this …
Visible Panty Line is unforgiveable always – but sporting VPL with such a high-profile dress so soon after the Duchess rocked it out of obscurity?
We’re speechless. Talk amongst yourselves …
OK, this is the $280 beige Shola Reiss dress that sold out just hours after Kate wore it to meet the Obamas last week. You could say it’s kind of high profile right now. VPL? Seriously? What are we, 78?
Victoria’s Secret has a $10-solution, Lydia. Just sayin’.
Luckly, the dress is being reissued and you can get on a waiting list now to score your own — and show skanks-at-large in your own hood how it’s done.
Lydia clacked her hot mess into a London office with a Selfridges bag and maybe more than a little bit of regret – we’re guessing by the look on her face. (Which, while we’re being catty bitches can we just say that dudes in the room at UKate headquarters thought she was in her 40s? Girlfriend is 20. But, that’s another story …)
We’ve all left the house in a little bit of a try-hard outfit that we’ve maybe kind of regretted, but VPL?
We had to vent on this one readers. That said, we know you guys could rock it better, so head over to Grazia for a chance to win your own Reiss Shola dress (UK gals only, unforch).
Then, drop us some comments on how you think Lydia could have worked it better. How would you accessorize the Shola? Think about it and drop us a line!