Friday, August 17, 2018

On the Street…Otto Busses Vej, Copenhagen


I love that the style in Copenhagen is very “pretty” but with an underlining sense of challenging the norm.


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  1. Name*

    August 17, 2018 at 10:22 am

    oh dear.

  2. RJH de la Haye

    August 17, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Such a beautiful dress,love the way the sleeve drops before it hits the wrist,the see-through fabric is almost haute couture…and showing off a bit of flesh and feeling so beautifully at ease with herself…deserves a huge standing ovation!

  3. Dax

    August 17, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Wow! Nice sunglasses! ;-)

  4. JV

    August 17, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Bold, to be sure. She looks great, but I think it’s appropriate only in certain situations.

    • tsk

      August 18, 2018 at 9:15 am

      Why so much fear of breasts? If she were showing her thighs we wouldn’t be discussing it’s appropriateness (even if that, too, is not always appropriate).

      • JV

        August 20, 2018 at 1:14 pm

        No fear, but societal norms exist for a reason. If this were a guy in a see-through shirt, I’d say the same thing: appropriate for some occasions, not for others. I’m not a fan of flaunting skin in everyday life for either sex. Save it for the beach or a party. Otherwise it just becomes commonplace, and since humans are built to establish and then test taboos, we’d move on to something further.

      • Kresimir Odlicnic

        August 20, 2018 at 4:48 pm

        There is a gradient of appropriateness in polite company when it comes to body parts. we are generally accustomed to exposed toes, knees, thighs, arms etc but there is a limit. I happen to believe the breast is, well, beautiful. In fact it naturally causes arousal and intrigue. Is there any limit in your opinion? Should we walk around with her cooter out as well? Again, it happens to be one of my favorite body parts, but best revealed in private.

        • tsk

          October 28, 2018 at 11:34 pm

          Methinks the patriarchy doth protest too much.

  5. William Kuhn

    August 17, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    I think she looks wonderful. Reminds me of my mother who had a blouse like this in 1968-69 when the Stones played in Hyde Park. It was swinging London. I miss her.

    • Ana

      August 18, 2018 at 10:57 am

      Nicest comment *

      • stacey

        August 19, 2018 at 9:06 pm

        I agree. sweet comment.

  6. Castillian

    August 17, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Sensual yet subversive. Love it

  7. Anne

    August 17, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Now we’re just getting silly. Great fabric, though.

  8. tsk

    August 18, 2018 at 9:14 am

    There is simply not enough of this around.

  9. Savannah

    August 18, 2018 at 10:33 am

    This colour suits her so well! The sunglasses are gorgeous as well x

  10. anora

    August 18, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    I love that the designer has a bit of a naughty sense of humor as the yoke and cuffs of the dress appear to have a smocking technique often used in girl’s frocks. Then the eye travels below the smocking and SURPRISE!!! Anyway, it’s the perfect color for her and her breasts are lovely too. Not many people could pull this off but if you’ve got it, why not flaunt it when the opportunity arises?

  11. Anthony

    August 18, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    This is indecent.

    • tsk

      August 20, 2018 at 10:22 am

      Don’t be silly. Hating women’s bodies is indecent.

  12. carl

    August 19, 2018 at 3:18 am

    ‘dont you touch my flowers !’ ..and she means it.

  13. StyleFinder

    August 19, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Love that look. She really pulls it off.

  14. countyd

    August 19, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Speaking strictly of the dress: doesn’t quite appeal to me. Just not a fan of the color or style.
    As for the “Big Reveal”…. whatever edges us toward equality, I’m for it. If the grungy, overaged skateboarders in my ‘hood can peel off their uninspired, sweaty t-shirts because “…dude, it’s hot, man…”, let the lady have some fun. She’s not hurting anyone. And, Lord knows, I’ve seen some fully-covered examples I sincerely wish I could un-see. Anyway, to lunch: two eggs, sunny-side up, please. Peace out, m’lovelies1

  15. Laura

    August 19, 2018 at 4:52 pm


    the sense of humor of this dress is so unique that the first thing that comes to my mind is to ask you: did you talk to her? We need to know what she thinks!
    while we do not know, I must say: Brava!


    • somegal

      April 4, 2019 at 10:56 am

      pretty sure sartorialist wouldn’t know what to say to her LOL.

  16. LoveCompassionateLee

    August 19, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Beautiful dress! I’m enamored by this deep shade of green.

    Happy Sunday

  17. Gordon Lewis

    August 20, 2018 at 9:53 am

    This look has charm and insouciance in a photograph. It’s clearly intended to be provocative and attract attention. In the real world, however, this young woman might not or like or appreciate the type of attention it attracts. Given that there are so many other ways for someone so chic to attract attention, one wonders why she would choose this one.

    • Tracey

      August 20, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      Well put.

    • topol

      August 20, 2018 at 5:38 pm

      Agree. I especially like how covered up her clavicle is …

  18. RJH de la Haye

    August 20, 2018 at 11:50 am

    All those holier-than-thou comments…y’all go visit the Prado in Madrid and admire Francisco Goya’s La Maja Desnuda and La Maja Vestida!

  19. Velma Vance

    August 20, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    As an American who lived in Denmark as a teenager, I learned that the Danes have far fewer hangups regarding bodies than Americans. (Case in point, I was looked at askance as prude in locker rooms for wearing a towel, rather than walking about nude as the locals did. I eventually learned to get over myself, and live as the locals did.) People change into their swimsuits on the beach, and going topless along the shore is not unusual. Children play naked on the beach, and no one considers it an invitation to perversion. It was deeply healthy for me to receive this body-positive shock to my system. A quarter century later, I am still in possession of this gift of body-freedom the Danes offered. Tak skal du have, Sart, for this series of images of the casual, confident, and classy Danes. xoxoxo

    • AKS

      August 22, 2018 at 4:27 pm

      I appreciate the cultural insight. A lot less scandalous knowing that. Still, I think the exposed breasts detract from the beautiful color and feminine details of the dress. I realize she’s subverting the Victorian modesty of it, but surely I’m not the only one who thinks modesty can be chic? I’d rather be admired for my style than my flesh.

  20. Susanne

    August 20, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Wow, this lady is really courageous!
    She should wear a top or a bra underneath the beautiful dress, though.

    • marianka

      November 23, 2018 at 4:57 am

      She “should”???? for you? oh lord!

  21. Darcy

    August 20, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    cringe. Not what I want to see.

    There is no shortage of ways to make people uncomfortable. As always, it begs the question: Why? Attention? Kicks? Something to prove? If so, prove what to whom?

    Doesn’t make sense to me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  22. Annie

    August 22, 2018 at 5:30 am

    Many of us would be uncomfortable with this level of daring but as a feminist I feel she has every right to wear her beautiful dress in any way she chooses; she has a beautiful body . Love the smocking detail on the dress and that luxe boho vibe.

  23. William Seville

    August 23, 2018 at 8:53 am

    I have to echo the comments that the shock-horror (or not) is a very cultural thing. It is my observation that many Americans consider seeing a woman’s breasts as more shocking than seeing a brutal murder. To be fair in some parts of the world (e.g. the Gulf) it’d start a riot. But in summer, in northern europe, not so. You could get away with in certain parts of Australia too, at certain times of year, in certain contexts.

  24. charles hows

    August 23, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Best comment; Tak skal du have, Sart, for this series of images of the casual, confident, and classy Danes. xoxoxo

  25. rine

    August 24, 2018 at 6:37 am

    I think you mean PRETTY..OUT THERE, yeah it would be

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  27. hana

    August 24, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    I like your opinion. It so good

  28. Marco B.

    August 25, 2018 at 7:58 am

    WuWuWu – senSual

  29. Laurie

    August 25, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    I remember going braless with a rather prim shirt, (not transparent)in the ‘70’s to work. It was shocking and I felt delightfully subversive. Reminds me of what she is doing. Women are bound by conventions much more than men.

  30. bella

    August 25, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Not a fan of the dress or what it’s supposed to represent. I guess that is one way to get attention.

  31. Anthony

    August 26, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Kinda weird mix of weight and light in the design. It’s unbalanced.

  32. Tina Haagensen

    August 29, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    That’s how we do it in Scandinavia!

  33. Cris

    September 5, 2018 at 7:05 am

    So sensual but I think I can’t wear this on the street.

  34. jaj

    September 8, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    She’s covered..high collar neckline…long sleeves… long dress, suggesting modesty, sort of Victorian.. then, oh my! The irony.

  35. temple run

    July 3, 2019 at 5:02 am

    The shirt you wear too thin can see through. The photo you took is very beautiful.

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