Monday, July 14, 2008

Like it or not? - Urban Outfitters Laser Cutout Tees

One disturbing trend that seems to be springing up in Barbados is cheap, brightly-coloured shirts with random, horizontal rips worn usually with just a bra (in a different colour from the shirt) underneath. Most girls just look like awfully trashy in them, especially those with fuller figures who insist on wearing clothes that don't suit their bodies.

Anyway, I immediately thought of those horrible shirts when I saw these two from Urban Outfitters but surprisingly I don't despise these as much. Probably because the shirts look of a better quality, they're in more subdued colours and the cutouts actually form a shape . I prefer the top one because the shirt seems to look better fitted and the spider web design looks cool. However, if you have a little extra somethin' on your back and sides, chances are this type of shirt won't do a good job of flattering those areas so I suggest you steer clear.





I'm still on the fence about them though. What do you think? Cool cutouts or tacky tees?

65 comments:

yiqin; said...

I actually like the idea of it! Might be pretty cooling to wear them! But I have a really ugly birthmark that I really won't want to show :(

Troy Sayakumane said...

haha these tees are hilarious!

I have to drop by urban to check them out.

thanks for dropping by Tangy tidbits. From all the Tina Tang crew -- Hello Barbados!

Troy
www.tinatang.com

CoutureCarrie said...

You know how I'm a sucker for anything backless, right? Well, by the same token, I kinda love this look!!

Sugar Pop said...

I think they're pretty cool! A little tacky, sure...but I suppose that's the fun in them.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Danz-hope you are well, my dear friend!! I really like the 2nd one, I would think the key is to wear it slightly loose with denim. I agree a tight fit or lumps and bumps in the wrong places sends out a trashy look! Have a great week!!

Blicious said...

i dont know how i feel about these!? it might grow on me.....

fashion herald said...

like the spider shape, but don't like the waistband showing!

Pamcasso said...

first impression is tacky, but I can think of many a fashion blogger that could "make it work" in the words of Tim Gunn.

saray said...

I don't really like this tops..
the second one can look cool but you have to be very careful...

Tina :) said...

I'm not a big fan of them, but, even though I wouldn't wear the tess, they are interesting.
I definitely agree with you about the girls who have "a little extra something" and wear those kinds of tops...it's extremely unsightly when someone has loose skin and fatty bits bulging out of holes in their top...
I think I like the spiderweb better than the second tee, though. I guess it all depends on waht the cutout is.

lucy said...

it might be cool if someone has tattoos on their back??

yes, the bright colors with cut outs and bra showing... does sound garish.

i think i'm just gonna stick with the shoulder cut-outs for now :)

Cheryl Lynn said...

Hey, sweetie pie.

I just love your posts. Again, you have endeavored to educate with much success. I positively love the comment about wearing clothing that's appropriate for the body. This is so important if one is not to be deemed a fashion victim.

Sometimes when I see those cutout tops on certain women it makes me contemplate starting a website entitled "Why You Got THAT on?

Cheryl Lynn said...

Hey sweetie, I forgot something too.

I used to show my work in galleries all around the state of Michigan. I sold quite a few pieces, in fact, that was how I used to make my summer money. Time and life kind of got in the way, but I believe God is bringing me full circle now.

Thanks for the wonderful comment and I love you.

Have a great day, yourself.

MUAH!

La Clocharde said...

Tacky tees, definitely...
Anyways, I don't know...Maybe it's because they are not my style at all...but anyways I can't think of a good way of wearing them...

Your blog is sooooo cool, as always, dear Danz...I love visiting you.

L

jayne said...

eww i would never buy this regardless of how in shape i could be

Blonde hair, Blue jeans said...

at the moment i wouldn't wear them...
but you know what happens with fashion...never say never! =)

One Eighteen said...

lazer cutout tees??? did they lose their scissors???

and yes, we should trade links

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Vain and Vapid said...

I like the cutouts, it's the fake LV logo graphic that's kind of bothering me.

Winnie said...

I'm really not so keen on those UO tees, the skull one is the worst though! By the way I tagged you for an award!

STYLE DU MONDE said...

I don't know if i would actually buy it. But it certainly is special.

Thank you dear for your great comments!!!

xx

:Fashion Frenzy: said...

Cool idea. But not for me.

Savvy Gal said...

I agree with style du monde. It interesting but I don't know if it's me. Maybe for my rock and punk day???

Sam said...

they could look cool, but i'd have to see them on. the idea is really great though!!

Laurel said...

Danz, lovely how are you? I'm going to agree with a previous commenter, I think the terrible faux-LV print grosses me out a bit - but the idea of lazer-cuts are pretty awesome. I can't really think of anything I would want specifically, but I have a feeling it will gain a bit of popularity.

What is going on with you, bella!? Those Zara jeans are a bit annoying, they totally just kinda ride around on my no-butt and sag like crazy, but I guess I'll just deal, hahaha.

I hope you're having a good week!
Speak soon, babe! xoxo

Bombchell said...

LOL thanks so much!!!!!

i fell in love with the spider web, then with ur post i remembered I wasnt a size 0-2, ha ha.

and with DD boobs, where would my bra go.But I have the ans!!!! inner bright tank top, or white!!

**Queen B** said...

idk I kinda like it...hey if it looks good i ll rock it..lol
thanks hunny for the comment. your too sweet...whenever your in nyc hit me up!! hope you like the magazine..its a really fun mag!

we wear things said...

hmm.. i'd have to say i'm not a fan... but you never know.. some things grow on you!

and of course! let's trade links! i'll add you now :)

-issa

Ti said...

yeah we can def trade...and i like this shirt i might get it and just layer..cuteeee..

Farren said...

i really like them. and they could easy be worn with a spaghetti strap tank underneath for a nice contrast if you don't feel risky and showing your entire back.

Thu said...

i think they're kind of cool, but i don't know if they'll survive the washing machine?? i prefer the top one as well. link me back if possible? thanks!

Nay'Chelle said...

I like the first one a lot! I'm glad to say I've been spared seeing that sight around town.

AlicePleasance said...

I tried to look at them again and again but I really don't like them...!

Eleh said...

i don't fancy it actually. but i think it would be passable if something is worn underneath it.

bi-style said...

I don't like it! It's too much 80's!!

Imelda Matt said...

let's hope that this doesn't go global, because it's gunna be ugly!

Siljesfashion said...

I would not buy it, but cant wait for any of you girls to wear this look!

Dapper Kid said...

I quite like them actually, I think some girls would look absolutely fantastic in them!!! Then again, it's true some would look totally trashy, but I guess it depends how you wear it!

Cate said...

mmm no. i don't like this look.

Katlin at URPLE said...

Love to trade links! I'll add you pronto! And I'm not liking these laser cutouts. They were popular where I live for awhile because this girl would take regular tops/dresses and make cutouts into patterns. But it sure would add some nice ventilation on hot days!

Debbie Shiamay said...

The spider one looks good... but the second one looks almost a bit scary! I never seen these b4. Thanks for posting them up!

And thanks so much for the tag :)

Fashion Addict said...

wow, I've never seen tees like this before, and I'm not so into them either. But it's a new look...

J e s s i c a said...

hmmm...i find these are kind of tacky. They would look great on certain people, just like anything, but i wouldn't wear it.
Wearing a bra underneath would look wrtong and i feel so naked without one :S
Thanks for posting, i had never seen such a thing. or even heard of laser cutting.

Shay said...

maybe they would work as layering pieces? Over a neon tank perhaps?

Times of Glory said...

I love the colour, but the cutouts may be a bit challenge for me! I guess I will be worried about anyone see me through, then it may be hooked with something else.... Ummmmm, I am not 100% sure now... Maybe if the cutouts are smaller and fewer can be better? xxxxxxx

enc said...

Cool-looking tops for the right girl!

teenvoguette said...

sure i will trade links =]

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i'd consider the cut-out one of the skeleton if it didn't also have the pattern. while i think it's a bit much, i appreciate the originality.

Always In Style said...

I think they're dangerously close to the tack but if you're young and thin, why not?

boho chic said...

Ia actually like, but depending in with what you combine it.

The Seeker said...

Actually I'm not feeling these shirts, maybe the spider shape without seeing the waist of the bottom...
Hmmmm... must be worn carefuly.

Thank you darling for your sweet words.

Love
xoxo

pam said...

hmmm.. not for me (for now? not sure if forever) :):)

emily said...

lol, i really like the cut-outs, but not the patterns on the tees.

Psyche said...

I am drawn to these, and would definitely rock one on J'ouvert.

jess said...

i'm not really sure how i feel about them but the spider web one is growing on me a bit

CoutureCarrie said...

Hey D it's just CC again! I did the tag today - thanks again for nominating me :)
Also - our gal Laurel is now in 3rd place - woohoo!!!

Page said...

why thank you!!!!

you crack me up! i see you are friends with my friend laurel (we both live in the same town)!

Crazy good fun!

p.s. your blog is fantastic-o!

p said...

i love the first one. . but i do agree that it's imperative to only wear what suits your body

Dana (pron. like Donna) said...

Ewwwwwwwwwwwww
I hate this
I would never wear this with a contrasting bra, and I couldn't walk around just bra-less...
Ihe idea is kind of cool in theory but just doesn't work.
I'd totally tear up the thinner fabric areas by mistake, too, in like 3 minutes.

vogued out!!! said...

very cool but i would probably never wear them. i would pay to see someone walk past me wearing one of those.

Toni Alexis said...

I actually have the Urban tee! The exact color and everything! It looks great over a swimsuit! Not sure if I would wear it with anything else though!

xoxo

Lil Midget said...

hmmm...I dont know..The spider web one looks cool but the bottom one looks too tacky. It's a fine line..

rosie. said...

i LOVE THIS. it's so so funky and different.
i like your blog as well :)
would you like to exchange links?

xx,
rosie

LA MODE VOGUE

Fusion said...

I think it depends how you wear them-
with a solid coloured shirt underneath it might not look so bad, but I would never wear it with skin showing it would look trashy

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

shamed as I am to admit it, i LIKE them! hehehe.be fun to play dress up in them perhaps?
muah
x
Marian

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Tacky.
at first i was like omg backless. coz im a sucker for anything backless but i dont know its a little "i got beaten up and my shirt ripped" kind of thing plus it would look hideous if youre anything but super skinny.

Great post though!
Cheers,
Becca