The Goods: Revisit Your Grunge Days With This Under-$50 Dress
We may all want to while away the hours prancing from one sample sale to the next, or loading our virtual shopping carts with an entire season’s worth of new duds. Of course, real life (and even realer bank accounts) get in the way. The Goods, our new curated daily feature, delivers one stand-out steal hand-selected for your quick and easy shopping pleasure. Today’s find: a Viva Vena! by Vena Cava dress for paying tribute to Kurt, Courtney, and — of course! — Hedi.
Whatever your stance on Saint Laurent Fall 2013, there’s no denying the allure of ’90s grunge.
Viva Vena! by Vena Cava might not have been around in the heyday of poor personal hygiene and plaid, but this square-necked, geometric lace dress (on sale for $47.60!) has throwback attitude to spare. It already combines the best qualities of two Saint Laurent looks (a baby-doll silhouette and swingy skirt with sheer sleeves), so getting the full effect is no tough task. All you have to do is top the dress with a label-less, preferably thrifted, flannel shirt, and give your bed head a thorough dousing of Surf Spray. Add Swiss dot tights, short combat boots and almost-worn-off eyeliner, and start calling yourself Winona.
Not so keen on channeling angsty Seattleites? Easy — just remember that black lace is a favorite fabric of the Italians — slap on a coronet and some red lipstick for a striking yet casual-chic festival outfit.
Some might not have loved his interpretation of grunge, but with the collection’s commercial success, Hedi Slimane is laughing all the way to the bank. Buy this dress, and you will be, too.