Victoria Beckham wears her own quilted, tent-dress design: unfortunate or…?

Victoria Beckham showed her VB Spring/Summer line over the weekend at NY Fashion Week, and the show was attended by Anna Wintour (and Vogue-bait baby Harper). So Victoria is now free to wear her own new designs out and about, as a way of self-promotion. That is what’s happening in these photos. Posh was spotted out and about in NYC yesterday, wearing this dress which she designed.

Apparently, this is her new “favorite piece” from the Spring/Summer collection. She tweeted a photo of it yesterday, and now here she is wearing it. I don’t get it. ANY of it. I don’t get the quilting, which makes this look like a repurposed coverlet. I don’t get the flat-out bedskirt attached to the bottom. I don’t get why it’s so oversized, to a truly comical level. I don’t get why the pockets are SO low on the dress. Seriously, explain it to me. Is this the high-fashion version of overalls? Are we supposed to look at this and think, “Oh, comfortable. I’ve always wanted to wear a quilt and a bed-skirt. Please, let it be comically oversized too.”

Victoria also told Grazia Daily that baby Harper Seven helps her out, fashion-wise. Why do mothers always say this about their daughters? Posh said: “She definitely has a point of view. If I’m going out for the night and I’m coming down the stairs she’ll say ‘nice dress mummy’ or ‘nice handbag mummy’.”

Last thing – to celebrate a successful show, Posh looked at some cronuts. Just like she celebrated her birthday by looking at a cake. ONE MUST NEVER EAT THE CRONUT.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Nicole says:

    I don’t know enough about fashion, but that looks hella comfortable. Maybe she’s tired of being a slave to fashion wants some comfort in her life.

  2. blue marie says:

    reminds me of Quilted Northern (toilet paper) that is huge on her and not attractive. while it’s probably comfortable, if a big wind comes she’s flying away.

  3. DebDebP says:

    For those days when you don’t want to leave your warm blanket and face another day. My daughter needs one for wake-up time every morning.

  4. lisa says:

    so much fabric! the same silhouette could be made without so much fabric, it’s like a cartoon dress

  5. judyjudyjudy says:

    i have a dress exactly like it – same shape and color etc. Just a lighter fabric. Crazy!

  6. Denver Danni says:

    It totally looks like the dress from “Overboard” that she first gets and is from goodwill but 22 sizes too big.

  7. ncmagnolia says:

    WOW. That’s a sharp departure from the collection I saw yesterday. Love Victoria- and that looks comfortable as all hell- but not for me.

    That would be a great maternity dress, though!

  8. lenje says:

    It does look very comfortable to me. I think this is also wearable to all body types, no? (just change the fabric to something more flowing, like jersey).

  9. vixo says:

    This is a horrible silhouette for 99,99% of women. It doesn’t really look good but seems like a trend, I’ve seen many similar dresses on recent runways.

  10. RN says:

    It really looks like a beginning sewing project, doesn’t it? Very amateurish seams and cut, along with a poor fabric choice.

  11. Spikey says:

    I love this dress – it seems to be the most glorious, comfortable and cuddly sack ever conceived by (wo)man. I’d buy that in a nano second!

  12. Jackson says:

    So, this is what she wears after she looks at the cronuts and cries to her mirror about how “fat” she is? Or is this her attempt to make clothing for “regular-sized” women? Forget about all that pesky sizing for the fatties over a size 6!
    Just kidding, I generally like her and some of her dresses but this thing? Come on. I have to say though that that is a sublime shade and I don’t mind the quilting. Just not those two facets together. Or interpreted this way.

  13. TherapyCranes says:

    I wish she would have been wearing the maroon dress from her collection. I actually really like that dress. This one is terrible.

  14. thislady says:

    Maybe she sniffed the cronut and was feeling fat so she had to hide her body in a sack.

  15. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    Here I was thinking it wouldn’t be that bad…..

  16. KellyInSeattle says:

    And ususally Victoria can do no wrong in my eyes…I’m going to have my coffee and a dozen cronuts right now.

  17. Lucy says:

    Could she be pregnant again…?

  18. Amory says:

    She looks different, no? Either she just isn’t aging well, she had something done to her face, or she’s sick?? Her face just looks off recently.

  19. emmie_a says:

    It looks like a couture dress for a Raggedy Ann doll or maybe formal wear for Holly Hobbie? Victoria must be using Harper’s dolls as inspiration — bad idea.

    I do like the quilted fabric and the color and the black contrast – and I think it would have been amazing in a fitted silhouette.

  20. i says:

    I like it! It’s very unusual. The quilting works for me and the sleeve treatment, but I think it might be better shorter proportion wise. Can NOT get behind the shoes though…Vicky’s growing on me…

  21. Reece says:

    I choose to ignore the dress but the shoes need to go!

  22. Her indoors says:

    I really hope this becomes a must have. I’d love to go to the office in my duvet with some nice heels. I really would. Bliss.

  23. JAM says:

    my duvet cover looks JUST like that.

  24. MissNostalgia says:

    If it was a tad fitted it would have been very cute. I actually like the quilting.

  25. Jayna says:

    Horrrrribbbblllle. I usually like her style, but this is atrocious.

  26. Mandy says:

    Awful. And yet, she still manages to look skinny to me in that “dress”.

  27. StaCat1 says:

    this dress and the cronuts tweet are just begging for PREGGO rumors.

  28. Linda says:

    So last year she tried very hard to start the trend of carrying bags by holding them at the bottom. This year it’s hands in the pockets.

  29. Ellen Smith says:

    The average price for a Victoria Beckham dress is over $2,000 (see net-a-porter website). Fortunately we can all afford to hire a tailor and buy a blue quilted bedspread at Bed, Bath & Beyond. That is, if one desires to wear a bedspread.

  30. Harriet says:

    Right. I’m going to go ahead and say it. I hated her collection, I thought it was referential and not original enough. I also hate this woman didn’t go through design school (and I know you don’t always have to- I’m all for self made people too) Less than a decade ago the term WAG was invented for her, she looked like a hooker and NOW look at her! I’m unconvinced. There! I’ve said it! Kill me!

  31. HK9 says:

    ahhhahaha, bwahhahahah, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam omg Jesus take the wheel this is killing me..bwahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Thank you for the afternoon funny. Now, will some kind soul please tip toe into her house, remove that frock from her closet and put it in the nearest trash bin???? This is like the “emperor’s new clothes, but with a duvet cover a la Rumpelstiltskin”.

  32. LilyT says:

    The tent dress is a fashion tragedy. This is just tragedy: quilters edition.

  33. Lauren says:

    Lazy dress (the design). Looks like something from H&M a few seasons ago.

    But then, Victoria isn’t a real designer. It’s all very lazy, very easy, nothing too challenging.

  34. Claudia says:

    I kind of like it, it looks really comfortable and I’m kind of lazy enough to throw on something tent-like just for comfort. Granted, this is no dress for a woman with any sort of curve or sans high heels.

  35. IceQueen says:

    I kinda like it. It looks super comfy especially for a pregnant woman….

  36. Mirna says:

    And there will be 15 celebrities wearing this quilted muu muu in 3, 2, 1 ..

  37. LilyT says:

    I want her to whip out her wand and turn my pumpkin into a stagecoach.

  38. LaurieH says:

    Only Victoria Beckham could get away with this, but even then – only when pregnant.

  39. elaine says:

    It looks like something you drag out of the back of a UHaul to cover ur crap when u move…

  40. E-v-E says:

    well this just made my day. After ALL those dresses, THIS? I guess Roland Mouret is not on the team anymore ;)

  41. jane16 says:

    It looks like a giant dolls dress. Don’t like anything about it, or the shoes.

  42. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Ridiculous and hideous.

  43. gogoGorilla says:

    I like the shape but it’s too exaggerated to be effective here.

    Also, someone on Project Runway used this very same design last season, but he did it in a yellow satin or something like that, I think. It was pretty striking.

    I also love quilting, but I’m not sure it works here.

  44. Penelope says:

    It’s absolutely hideous. And why starve yourself (as we all know she does) only to wear a fucking tent?


  45. Audrey says:

    I kind of like it, in a high fashion way. I wouldn’t wear it in public, but I wouldn’t wear a lot of things celebrities wear. However, I work from home and for me, it’s perfect for “the office”. I like her designs for the most part. I like the clean lines, geometric patterns and cool simplicity of her style.

  46. gg says:

    She’s in a Stoopid Contest with Stella McCartney. This is the proof.

  47. lola lola says:

    Her design looks like a house dress i.e. a dress to put on your house. horrid.

  48. bw says:

    i actually like this when i saw it
    do’nt know why
    just do
    it’s appealing to me
    maybe the color?

  49. palermo says:

    That thing is so bad I’m surprised Kim K isn’t wearing it

  50. DGO says:

    I think she’s pregnant again. Not because of the dress, which I think is hideous. She just seems to look like she does every time she’s expecting.

  51. Gigi says:

    Isn’t that one of Kim K’s maternity dresses. I swear I saw this before on Kim K…

  52. Melissa says:

    I would wear this in a heartbeat!
    VB just keeps getting better and better.

  53. Mon says:

    Or maybe she had had a few hence the dress… ;) this dress is ot great and looks a few sizes to big. I don’t really get those tent-like garments… They simply don’t look good!

  54. lisa2 says:

    I’ve see a dress very similar to that. I don’t think she is wearing it for comfort. But making a Victoria statement.

    I don’t know where I have seen it before. Maybe another celeb wore something similar or it could be from something I saw on Project Runway..

    Don’t like it.

  55. NeoCleo says:

    Um yeah, the kid, at her age, actually said, “nice dress, mummy.”


  56. ann valor says:

    She’s wearing a moving blanket.

  57. NANALU says:

    This is not being Fashion Forward, more like STUPID ASS

  58. Jennifer12 says:

    She’s usually more on point. Yes, this is unfortunate.

  59. KeepinitWeird says:

    VERY unfortunate.

    Tent dress is not going to happen. Ever. I don’t care who wears it.

  60. Baskingshark says:

    OK, yeah, I’ll believe she designed this one.