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First, it was the case of a criminal prom dress. Now, a young woman is tossed from the mall for wearing a short dress. Funny thing is, she bought the little number at that very mall hours before, and the dress in question was actually a shirt. See the fashion crime and tell us--is she cute or should she get the boot?

Every year, girls' dresses seem to be getting shorter and shorter (as we get older and older). But when they're wearing shirts as dresses...hmmm. Kymberly Clem, 20, was thrown out of a Kentucky mall Saturday because the "dress" she was wearing was deemed too short by security guards. (Who knew they had such power?) 

"The article of clothing that she is trying to pull off as a dress is actually a top--it was purchased at one of our retail stores," says Vickey Strunk, Richmond Mall manager. "We have a dress code here...if you are coming here to shop today, and you come in wearing a top with no pants, then we are going to ask you to leave." 

Clem tells a different story: "I was walking through and 10 minutes after I was there, the security guard approached me, asked me to step aside, made me completely do a turn around while he stared me up and down and then asked me to leave because my outfit was too provocative and people's husbands was [sic] looking at me."

Men weren't the only ones staring.  One mother with small children complained because she says Klem's dress was so short you could see her thong. 

The tank shirt, called a club shirt, was purchased at a Deb clothing stores in the mall. "We've seen this a million times," says a rep from Deb Stores. "Girls are always buying shirts as dresses--it depends really on your height, whether you can pull it off."

Because of the incident, the Richmond mall says they might have to update their dress code. "On our doors we clearly have posted 'no shoes, no shirt, no service,'" jokes Strunk. "Well, I guess I'm going to have to add 'no pants' to that."

Do you think the trashy looks sold in stores should be banned from malls?

What's up with wearing a shirt as a dress?! It's just one of the many fashion trends we wish would go away. Check out our photo gallery:

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432 comments so far | Post a comment now
penny August 27, 2008, 6:00 AM

Well when your underwear if you can call that what she had on is showing I think that is going a little to far. So her two butt checks where hanging out so the whole mall could see. That is a little to far.

Anonymous September 2, 2008, 4:43 PM

Wear some leggings under it and it will be alright.

JasmineK199 September 4, 2008, 3:45 AM

Not a single one of you have any right or any business telling ANYONE what they can or cannot wear.

Mind your own business.
Get a life.

Chubbygirl September 5, 2008, 9:03 PM

This is called insecurity at it’s finest. She apparently has low self esteem and needs attention from men to feel good about her self. I am betting that she did not get enough attention from her Pa Pa

trinaclaren September 6, 2008, 6:30 AM

Whoa! Some should be banned and some shouldn’t be. Why won’t the US government have the Fashion Regulation Board, a new government agency that checks on clothes before allowing it to hit the shelves

Girls Formal Wear September 24, 2008, 3:57 AM

Girls can wear what ever they want to wear. If one feels that this dress is not meant for this occassion then I think it only depends on the mind of the girl wearing the dress. People’s comments should not matter.

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