Why Sack Dresses Are Dangerous to Your Health

This is one of those cases where a picture really is worth a thousand words. This image is from the July issue of Lucky, and if that's the best they could get the model to look with a team of stylists and hair/makeup people dedicated to her very gorgeousness, you should stay the hell away from anything known as the "gathered smock" dress (aka sack dress). Because no, Lucky, the gathers do not give a slenderizing just-roomy-enough shape. They make her look heavy (possibly pregnant) and swathed in draperies.

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Amy Haimerl