Nordstrom ad for $740 gown mocked as 'murder dress' by fashion critics

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Murder, she wore.

Fashionistas are mocking a dress being offered at Nordstrom, likening its color to that of a medical gown and noting that its attached red leather gloves look more suited for surgery. Because of this, some critics have even dubbed it the “murder dress.”

​ The "Gloved Double Satin Bolero” dress made by designer Meryll Rogge. (Nordstrom).  ​

The “Gloved Double Satin Bolero,” made by designer Meryll Rogge, features an A-line baby blue satin gown with oversized puff sleeves, punctuated with a bright red cape that’s fitted with lambskin leather gloves. And if the getup doesn’t exactly scream criminal, the $740 price tag just might, at least according to some shoppers.

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Nordstrom’s website describes the look as evoking “the golden era of Hollywood,” but some fashion critics are saying it’s pure horror.

“What’s with the $740 murder dress @Nordstrom? Odd ad targeting,” one user tweeted. 

Others noted the "killer style" resembled an actual serial killer. 

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"Today Nordstrom recommended this. For $740 I can look like … Dexter? In a fancy gown?" 

Another critic referenced “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” upon seeing an ad for the dress.

“Is it just me or does the model in this Nordstrom ad look a little like she’s just made a man in seven days and she’s ready to show him off to the Transylvanian convention[?]” the user quipped.

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