Bangin’ Out the Dresses will be the name of our autobiography.
Here you go, girls. The obligatory shirtless morning coffee shot. Enjoy.
Model: Fatma Dabo
It’s a hell of a sight better than that zippered thing he made last week, that’s for sure.
But that’s because this is probably the least ambitious of any of the designs offered this week. Sure, you could argue that Mitchell’s wasn’t too ambitious either, but we tend to think making three pieces, one of which was a pair of shorts for a woman in her third trimester, was a little riskier than this department store look.
It’s really not bad at all. There’s something to be said for simplicity, especially in maternity wear.
But aside from the gold leather collar, there’s just not a lot of there there. It’s fine, but it earned its place in the middle.
We so hope he unveils a new accessory from his magical accessory box every week.
Model: Katie Sticksel
We thought this was a super-cute look.
It’s another top-and-tights combo, though. We hadn’t realized there were so many of them this week. Clearly the judges felt looks like these were a bit too safe and we have to agree.
Still, this is a little more stylish than Logan’s entry and slightly less interesting than Gordana’s.
Much has been made of the boob issues this week by the commenters. We’ve never been pregnant, so we’ll take your word on the impracticality of a lot of these designs. We assume that a third-trimester woman probably wouldn’t be inclined to wear a one-shoulder top like this.
Even so, it’s a nice color, a practical silhouette, and it has some pretty detailing like the pin-tucked bust and the bubble hem. This may not have been a contender, but Christopher has proven himself to be one to watch.
Dr. Whitfield continues her trend of over-designing her garments.
Model: Kojii Helwein
Because kittens, there is a LOT going on here. We barely know where to start.
Taking it from the top, that little jacket is not only painfully over-worked, it looks like it belongs with an other outfit entirely. And from a design perspective, it’s working against her goals by covering up and smooshing down the details at the top of the dress. And that toga/baby sling detail she’s got going on is more of the same. Even if a very pregnant woman wanted to go around in an outfit that draws all the attention to her stomach, why would Dr. Whitfield add something that, again, smooshes up the skirt like that?
“Smoosh” is a highly technical fashion term.
The top does look a lot better without the jacket.
But the back is the only part of the design we like as is. Even then, it’s just okay. Take a tip from Coco, Carol Hannah. The next time you design something take at least one element off before you get to work on making it.