Cardi B wore a Pierre-Louis Auvray optical illusion dress: crazy or amazing?

Cardi B and Offset shop at Bottega Veneta

Cardi B and Offset are currently in LA, not Atlanta. I wonder about their travels – I feel like they’ve spent so much time in New York, LA and Atlanta over the past year, and they’ve failed to social distance everywhere they’ve landed. They went shopping at Bottega Veneta in Beverly Hills over the weekend, perhaps to pick up some fine leather goods. There was some mask drama – Cardi wore her mask as she entered the shop and for a time in the shop, but she pulled it down at one point, perhaps because she wanted the paparazzi to know it was her. Cardi, don’t do that!

But the real story here is Cardi’s insane optical illusion dress. The dress is by Pierre-Louis Auvray. If you look at the construction, it makes no sense – the sweater “shrug” is built into the dress and your eye is supposed to be fooled into wondering if the dress is transparent. It’s not? But it is eye catching. She paired the dress with YSL heels. People were so surprised to see her that regular people were stopping to take photos of her.

Cardi also tweeted about missing the inauguration because she had a dentist’s appointment, which is funny. People are like “haha you should have performed WAP at the inaugural” but honestly, Cardi interviewed President Biden during the campaign and she did a lot of GOTV work, I’m a little bit surprised that the Biden people didn’t reach out to her to at least speak at that virtual inaugural ball. She also tweeted some stuff about how glad she is that Trump is gone, etc.

Cardi B and husband Offset go shopping at Rodeo Dr

Cardi B and Offset shop at Bottega Veneta

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34 Responses to “Cardi B wore a Pierre-Louis Auvray optical illusion dress: crazy or amazing?”

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  1. CherHorowitz says:

    Hideous dress. Bet she paid a fortune to look that ridiculous too!

  2. agnes says:

    Can’t concentrate on the dress, as I am completely focused on her nails.

  3. Char says:

    I think she and maybe Kim Kardashian are the only ones who could pull this look off. I really like the fact she tried, fashion can be fun as well!

  4. Jesus says:

    Its ridiculous but its fun. So its on brand for her. Love love love her shoes.
    Everytime i see a celeb doing a pap stroll I cant help but think abt how long did it take to get all cute just to walk around and get your pics taken… seems silly to me.

  5. Nanny to the Rescue says:

    The whole piece (dress, hair, nails, shoes) is very consistent and kinda pretty IMO in a crazy sort of way, and she wears it well. That said, I’d think that’s more of a red carpet crazy gown than an everyday attire.

    Although, what’s with double boob?

    • Esmom says:

      Agreed. Belongs at the Grammys, imo. Offset looks jarringly ho-hum (but great) next to her, lol.

    • Ang says:

      That’s hilarious, and part of why the dress looks so weird. The top boob is the drawing on the dress (all perky and high) and the lower boob is her real one (sagging down below the illustration on the dress — which was presumably where the male designer thought the boob should go).

      • Talia says:

        I think the designer apparently thinks all women have small breasts. I don’t think Cardi’s breasts are sagging, there is just significantly more to them than the drawing suggests. In a tight dress with a high neck, which this is, they get compressed downwards in the chest area as they have nowhere else to go.

    • Mac says:

      Cardi didn’t need to remove her facemask to be recognized. No one else could pull off this look.

  6. Wannabesith says:

    That has got to be the ugliest dress I’ve ever seen. Seriously!

  7. SarahCS says:

    Putting my views on travel and taking off/fiddling with masks during a pandemic, I love this. It’s silly and fun and we have had so little of this kind of nonsense in the last year I miss it.

    Having said that, the double boob effect is annoying.

  8. Stacy Dresden says:

    It’s thought provoking for sure. She is styled well. Those shoes look painful.

  9. Mrs. Peel says:

    Tacky from head to toe – I expect nothing less.

  10. Mignionette says:

    Emperor’s new clothes vibes…

  11. lucy2 says:

    That dress reminds me of that Bodies exhibit that I was always too freaked out to go see.

  12. Nina Simone says:

    I love it! It’s so…her

  13. Ann says:

    I spent too much time looking at this dress last night on Cardi’s IG. If it was an illusion it was a really good one because it moved when she moved. Like you could see the motion of her legs and butt and tattoos move when she was walking. Crazy.

    Also, dress is fug as hell, illusion or not.

  14. K says:

    Dreadful. It reminds me of the Tshirt shops at beaches.

  15. Julia K says:

    Quoting Dolly Parton; it takes a lot of money to look this cheap.

  16. Kylie says:

    This might be me being super dumb, but how is it an optical illusion if you can see her tats and movements through it? Isn’t it just sheer?

  17. elfie says:


  18. ME says:

    She’s calling other people dumb but someone ask her how many parties she’s had during the pandemic? She had two huge ones (for her bday and his). She was also on-line complaining because McDonald’s f*cked up her order and gave her a regular burger instead of a cheeseburger. She refused to eat it ! Also, those pics are telling aren’t they? They have masks on outside but when they went inside, they put the masks under their chins. Hmmm ok someone explain things to them please.

  19. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Worst dress I’ve ever seen in my life.

  20. Nikki* says:

    Ugly to the max. Red blood corpuscles walking..

  21. Sunny says:

    So gauche!

  22. emu says:

    I saw this on instagram! I love it. So crazy lol. Definitely not a dress I would wear myself, but it is really fun.

  23. Christa says:

    Ok at a club. Not the mall. Thirsty.

  24. Elizabeth says:

    Whatttt I love this on her! Okay you can tell Cardi misses the red carpet.

  25. Annaloo. says:

    That’s a lot of look

  26. janice tkach says:

    Got to say I really hate it, it looks like she has double boobs, sort of Total Recall look