The saying goes, “You get what you pay for” but when it comes to fashion, that isn’t always the case.
For example, for a cool $415 you can be the proud owner of a see-through strapless mini-dress from online retailer ASOS, which Twitter users are comparing to... a giant bag of onions.
Jay Sharif was the first to point out the resemblance, tweeting, “350 [British pounds] for a dress that looks like onion bag sack.”
He shared a snap of a model wearing the frock - which is by UK designer Elissa Poppy - alongside a hefty bag of veggies to make his point.
Since then, the ‘onion dress’ has taken off on social media, with one Twitter user noting, “[Not] many layers to that onion” along with an embarrassed face emoji.
BYO talcum powder
Called the ‘Lacetex Slip Dress,’ the controversial creation features a sweetheart neckline and a lace-up back, and is made of 100 percent natural latex.
Latex is, of course, a common feature of fetish fashion and tends to be skin-tight.
As such, the product details suggest wearers apply talcum powder for “ease of dressing.”
BEHOLD.... the onion dress. pic.twitter.com/ciwIkamttR— Jeff and Lauren (@jefflaurenonair) July 29, 2019
Dress designer Elissa is an award-winner - she took out the 2016 ASOS Fashion Discovery award - and calls herself a “Lacetex and Marbletex Innovator.”
Along with dresses, her clothing range also includes latex underwear, bike shorts and catsuits.
Elissa’s designs have so far been worn by members of girl band Little Mix, pop star Zara Larsson and supermodels Lara Stone and Jourdan Dunn.
Additional reporting by Alyssa Tria.
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