• November 2012
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Tacky Attack

I’m sure most of us have heard of the infamous Hello Kitty wedding and prom dresses. I have difficulty purging them from my memory. I can’t honestly fathom that an individual conceived of these garments, and then took time, out of their LIFE, to create them. It’s not to say that the dresses are poorly made (mind you the blue gown looks like something a teenager made in home-ec class), they’re just so outrageously hideous and tacky that anyone who would wear them clearly has a lack of taste and style. Sure I was smitten by the idea of sporting a Hello Kitty dress once myself, when I was a child. There’s no excuse for a grown woman to degrade herself in such a way, especially on her wedding day. First, let us examine the aforementioned dresses.

Hello Kitty Wedding Dress

Hello Kitty Wedding Dresses

Hello Kitty Wedding Dress - Red

Goodness, it hurts my eyes just to gaze upon them. Look at the first one! If you remove the Hello Kitty heads, it’s a horrible, ugly dress. It’s about as trashy as trashy can be. If the dress itself is that disgustingly awful, then whether you stick Hello Kitty on it or not, it’s still going to suck. It looks like a reject Cinderella dress, with too much organza, and puckering in the bodice. There’s also no rhyme or reason to the placement of the plush heads; they look like they’ve been slapped on there with a hope and a prayer. This dress is the worst offender of the bunch, which is why I’ve posted it first. It’s the epitome of wrong, and my heart goes out to the girl who wore it, because in a few years time she’s going to look back and say “what was I thinking?”

The second dress, which is pink, appears to be favored by many. I can’t help but get the feeling that it’s the overwhelming infatuation with Hello Kitty and Hello Kitty Pink that inhibits the ability to distinguish garish from glamour. This is another dress that features Hello Kitty appliques, and if you remove them underneath lies an ugly dress! Does the fact it features Hello Kitty’s face somehow make buying this ugly dress justifiable?! I say NO!

The third dress is pretty awful as well, in terms of design, and material. It’s not poorly constructed, it’s also not well constructed. The overall design of the garment is a little dated. It looks like a floor length square dancing outfit. The material is what really bothers me about this dress, it looks like it’s been made from a bed sheet. It appears to be the thinnest, cheapest cotton; you can tell by the way it hangs limply and that it has distinct wrinkles running through the skirt. In Gone With the Wind, Scarlett makes a dress from her mother’s drapery; in real life, a woman makes a Hello Kitty dress from toddler’s bedding. Lord have mercy.

The final dress that I’ve included I happen to have a pure bias towards. I hate velvet, velour, or anything that emulates it. It just comes across as incredibly cheap to me. I know for a fact that this material is actually expensive, it just doesn’t look it. Surprisingly, this particular dress wouldn’t be so bad if the appliques were removed; which I wish they were because they are pretty horrendous. The Hello Kitty appliques are red, which I hate any coloured version of Hello Kitty - she’s a white bob-tailed cat! Let’s leave her that way. I also can’t stand the floral detailing, with those cheap little ribbon roses, and the mish mash of pink, white and green. It looks like someone took a three year old’s Christmas party dress and super-sized it. The only construction issue I can perceive occurs at the bottom of the dress, where it appears they attempted to ruffle the material, but failed to do so (largely because this type of material is thick).

If I’ve offended you, and I hope I did, it serves as a reality check. These dresses are not attractive in the least, and they’re also not worth spending a ton of money on. If you wish to incorporate Hello Kitty into your dress for your wedding, or prom, or formal event; you can do that without degrading yourself. The best way to look elegant AND have Hello Kitty, is through jewelry. Good, quality jewelry. This way you don’t have to sacrifice the opportunity to have a beautiful dress, and you can have some fantastic HK jewelry that you can wear again and again. It’s win/win.

Hello Kitty Jewelry

One Response to “Tacky Attack”


  1. Theese are lovley,clothes critic(not)

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