NYFW Trends Part 2: Marge Simpson Dresses

by jennine on September 14, 2011


It may have been a while since I watched The Simpsons, but after nearly 15 years of watching them every day, the image of Marge’s green strapless dress is seared into my mind. Personally, I’ve always thought it to be a little sexy for all the housework she does, and by the fact that Homer isn’t too fancy. This season, a couple of designers have had dresses that remind me of the dresses worn by Marge (and Lisa has a similar style) dress.

I love the simplicity of this style but wonder how it would work in real life.. with a blazer? With a string of red pearls? Who knows, although I’m pretty sure this style was probably one of the first ever created by humans, its simplicity sits in a place where I’m not quite sure if I love it or hate it, and you know that’s usually a very good sign.

Dresses: Tibi • Zero + Maria Cornejo • Peter Som

Photos by Jennine Jacob and Nando Alvarez

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Pam @over50feeling40 September 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm

OK…the Marge Simpson example just made me laugh!! I am not a fan of this, but then again I do not have the body for this style.
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Vyque September 14, 2011 at 3:27 pm

They look good on models, but I think I would look like a sack in one!
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David Venter September 14, 2011 at 3:49 pm

This made me LOL! Great observation :-)

Terri September 14, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Ha! Reminds me of my repeated attempts to turn a skirt into a dress!
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Jacqueline September 14, 2011 at 4:43 pm

I like the pink version the best but I think the shape is super unflattering. It doesn’t even look good on the models and that is a strong hint for how bad it will look on the rest of us mere mortals.
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Closet Cravings September 14, 2011 at 5:58 pm

The dresses do have a chic-Marge Simpson vibe to them. Lovin’ the pink one. =)
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GawgusThings September 15, 2011 at 2:32 am

Nothing wrong with a bit of Marge ;) I really love these dresses, simple but elegant.
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For Those About To Shop September 15, 2011 at 8:41 am

The Marge Simpson dress! It’s missing a certain element of practicality and it doesn’t flatter the feminine physique, neither does it show off the designer’s skill so I don’t really “understand” this dress.
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Sally Thompson September 15, 2011 at 8:48 am

It really looks so sexy.. I really love the color of the dress!
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Laura September 15, 2011 at 3:54 pm

I love the mustard colour!! It seems to be big this season.. .

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Laura Hueto Puig September 16, 2011 at 11:21 am

Hahaha :D I’d never have thought of this comparison! But to be honest, I don’t think it’s one of the most flattering shapes out there, which means that this trend will probably not find its way to my wardrobe… ;)
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Jackie B. September 16, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Love how simple yet colorful these dresses are! It was lovely to meet you at the Crystals and Crumpets event and thanks again for hosting it! -JB.
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margo September 17, 2011 at 7:02 pm

wow, those dresses are amazing!

Ces September 19, 2011 at 4:18 am

they still look very fashionable with such simple dresses

Kevon September 21, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Hah! Marge Simpson! Nailed it! These designer bath towels don’t do any body any favors. Even the young, thin and gorgeous look good in spite of the dress, not because of it. Like the slip dress plague of the 90s, this style is not minimal, it is non-design.

Carolina September 26, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Love them! Simple, clean silhouette and so chic!!! The pink one is my all time favorite!
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