PrettyLittleThing mocked for dress leaving little to the imagination

‘Where is the dress?’ PrettyLittleThing is mocked for £11 tie-side, extreme split maxi frock, as shoppers joke they’d be ‘arrested for indecent exposure’ if they wore it

  • PrettyLittleThing are advertising a ‘string dress’ for £11 and shoppers are baffled
  • The design leaves little to the imagination with only a string to hold it together
  • One user said the ‘tie-side extreme split’ dress ‘looks like a sheet string apron’ 

Online shoppers have been left baffled after retailer PrettyLittleThing advertised a string dress that leaves little to the imagination.

The UK fast-fashion shop shared a influencer wearing the dress, called a ‘tie-side extreme split maxi dress’, on its Instagram page to its 17.3million followers. 

Australian model Gabby Epstein, is seen on the beach holding a glass of white wine and her hair up in a clip, staring into the sea, with the front panel of the black dress floating upwards.

It has three sets of ‘tie-side’ connecting points, one at the back and two on the sides of the body, and in the photo, Gabby only has the top two done up in a bow.

This in turn left social media users in shock, with many mocking the online retailer by asking, ‘Where is the dress?!’

PrettyLittleThing shared a picture of influencer Gabby Epstein wearing a ‘tie-side extreme split maxi dress’ on its Instagram page to its 17.3million followers

PrettyLittleThing describe it as a ‘floor-sweeping dress’ that is ‘sure to have all the attention on you’, and to pair it with ‘barely-there heels for your next big event’

On Gabby’s post, she captioned it: ‘Watching the sunset in @prettylittlething’, and the shop said of their post: ‘Ocean view – @gabbyepstein got us in our feels in the Shape Black Slinky Tie Extreme Split Dress’.

But social media users were quick to mock the dress, now only available in sizes 10 and 12, which reveals the legs up to the waistline.

One person said she ‘would get arrested for indecent exposure’ if she wore the number, which comes in black and brown and is reduced from £22 to £11 in the sale. 

Another said: ‘Cute but where is the rest of it?’

One compared the ‘average girl’ wearing this to model and influencer Gabby, saying: ‘Being realistic, imagine an average girl in this, I’d look like I got caught in a spider web.’

Another added: ‘I mean what’s the point of wearing a dang thing.

‘It’s just strings and a cover in the front! The hail is that.’ 

A woman asked: ‘What does it look like from the front I wonder,’ referring to the pose by the model which reveals her thighbone and looks as though she wears nothing underneath – probably because the dress would show it otherwise.

Another hilariously said: ‘This is like a sheet string apron.’

Social media users were quick to mock the dress, with most people asking ‘where’ the rest of the dress was

The dress is advertised on the PrettyLittleThing website as being designed for women with an hourglass figure, in their Shape range.

They describe it as a ‘floor-sweeping dress’ that is ‘sure to have all the attention on you’, and to pair it with ‘barely-there heels for your next big event’. 

But some people also didn’t like the choice of model for the dress on the Instagram page.

A few users commented on how it was not good for their self confidence, with one sarcastically saying: ‘This helps my self esteem with belly hanging out, cheers PLT huns x x’

Another said: ‘So there is probably like seven people in the entire world who would wear this monstrosity you’re calling a dress and that model is one of them.’

Most of the comments however focused on the dress, or lack thereof, in terms of its material and ‘extreme’ thigh split.

One person simply said: ‘Dress…?’

Another added: ‘That is not a dress, what is Pretty Little Thing doing?’  

The almost-sold-out dress, which is now only available in sizes 10 and 12, reveals the legs up to the waistline

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