Almost wasp-y

Rihanna generally looks pretty darn good in Chanel, or indeed in almost anything, but I kept looking at this and going “Girl, what is the matter with your waistline?”

Rihanna in Chanel 2014

The answer, of course, is nothing. This is something Karl Lagerfeld pulled out of his magic hat for the Fall/Winter 2014-15 collection, and it’s all optical illusion: crop top and skirt fit rather loosely, and there’s a mild control panel around the midriff, to create the illusion of wasp-waistedness without having to hit the Industrial aisle at Corsets R Us.

Not everyone finds this appealing, however: neo-neocon says it looks like a lampshade.



  1. Nicole »

    24 March 2014 · 6:14 pm

    Not a lampshade to me but she looks broken in the middle. Like someone put her back together and didn’t get the pieces lined up right.

  2. McGehee »

    24 March 2014 · 9:14 pm

    Yeah, that’s not the kind of outfit for standing hipshot.

  3. fillyjonk »

    25 March 2014 · 7:18 am

    Eh, if I had a waist sized like that, I’d want to dress to show it off too.

  4. Lynn »

    26 March 2014 · 9:49 am

    It looked weird to me at first glance but I think it’s the stance more than anything. It vaguely reminds me of something I saw in the Jetson’s years ago. I can’t remember what; I just, for some reason, thought “Jetson’s”.

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