This one comes around every FW season, or so it seems. And while the expected plaids abounded (as well as a houndstooth takeover!), some of the cuts were a little too young to ever be taken seriously. Case in point: This pinafore-Little-House-on-the-Prairie number by Rodarte. The fluttery sleeves with the girlie-style bodice AND the fluttery bottom is too flighty for an adult female. Then, Marc Jacobs really muffed it up with this fugly frock that looks like an ugly Catholic school uniform and/or nun habit with a gym pinny over it.
The verdict: While many of the prints were pretty, the cuts were all wrong. Hopefully many of the brands us minions wear will keep the patterns but ditch the bizarre tailoring choices.
Photo credit: style.com for Rodarte & Marc Jacobs