Hussein Chalayan Drapy Balloon Shirt Dress

Updated on May 10, 2008
black vintage braided Belt belt - beige Hussein Chalayan dress
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shopmycloset 's Thoughts:

i’m finally letting go of one of my favorite pieces… the drapy piece turn skirt turn tube shirt dress! this is by hussein chalayan, one of my adored designers! my favorite way to wear this piece is as a tube dress layered over a fitted tank or scoop neck tee, cinched with a belt! the “shirt” enclosure first buttons down (inside layer) then loops upward and buttons-(back)-up (external layer)! this looping of the button-down-up creates the voluminous balloon bottom of the piece. it’s somewhat free-size at the waist and down… so, cinch it with a skinny belt! yours for only $148!

size: 40 as a skirt; s/m as a dress!
o bust: ~15.5" laid flat across
+ *note: if the bust is too small, wear it over a white tank this summer and unbutton the top button for a little v-opening! it will stay, since you’ll cinch the waist with a belt :)
o waist: free
o length: 30" label: hussein chalayan
o made in italy color: beige material: 100% cotton
o comes with an extra button condition: excellent!

originally: $495+
yours: $148

*styled with the opening ceremony classic flare coat s/s ’08, uniqlo scoop neck fitted tee, a vintage black braid belt and black tights!

love it? to buy, email shopmycloset@gmail.com.

Comments (24)

ellefraction
ellefraction on April 09
Nice jacket! You look nice in thick glasses.
shasharishi
shasharishi on April 09
I love this. There's something utilitarian about it which I appreciate.
KatieBurry
KatieBurry on June 01
Love the shirt under the dress!
YoQueSe_
YoQueSe_ on March 02
<3
KP0ssible
KP0ssible on January 13
Love it.
Maritruenos
Maritruenos on November 02
i love your glasses.^^
ScreachingRat
ScreachingRat on August 06
I love the layers
annaiscloset
annaiscloset on July 31
great style!
elleandthecity
elleandthecity on July 22
love it!
pandasarered
pandasarered on July 01
your hair looks stunning in the photo!
pandasarered
pandasarered on July 01
your hair looks stunning in the photo!
TheStylishWanderer
TheStylishWanderer on June 20
AH GORGEOUS
TheStylishWanderer
TheStylishWanderer on June 20
AH GORGEOUS
Maeko
Maeko on May 18
you are a mad scientist.
shopmycloset
shopmycloset on May 13
bittersweet sadness.. i just sold my hussein chalayan dress!! -k of shopmycloset
nycgal1
nycgal1 on May 13
i love this outfit - so cool!
homme
homme on May 12
I like this color palette! Would you be able to change up the dress? It looks versatile!
shopmycloset
shopmycloset on May 12
yup, you can! it's actually a skirt! so it can be worn as a long skirt or pulled up as a dress. also, I think it would be quite cute if the button enclosure did not align side by side... you can button to a different part of the dress! this experimentation and mix-match buttoning could totally create new silhouettes!
j_e_n
j_e_n on May 11
Wow, this outfit is AMAZING!
shopmycloset
shopmycloset on May 11
*with* tees!!
shopmycloset
shopmycloset on May 11
aww thank you! it's originally a skirt... what's better way to vamp up a skirt then to wear it as a dress! :) also, i'm a big fan of layering dresses of tees!
parsimoniousgem
parsimoniousgem on May 11
It's a skirt!? Ah, the convenience of being short :D
parsimoniousgem
parsimoniousgem on May 10
I really like the dress and how you put everything together overall :)
carolinephoto
carolinephoto on May 10
this is so adorable!
chucknorris
chucknorris on May 10
i love that outfit!
graciousplum
graciousplum on May 10
That jacket is making me drool...gah!
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