Some argue that fashion, ultimately, is meant to be worn, and if you can't figure out if a hole is a head-hole, an armhole, or a metaphorical space that expresses' the artist's rejection of traditional material mediums then that's a problem. Thank goodness for those truly brazen among us — the Michelle Harpers and Rei Kawakubos of the world — for demonstrating what a little imagination (and a lax HR department) could do for your wardrobe. Still, though, we've been hard-pressed to discover just the right time to wear a human-sized quilted trivet.
So, if your calendar isn't full of VMA performances and tea with Gaga, are there still places to pull off these challenging looks? Yes!...Well, maybe? For real women with real-women schedules, we've finally — finally — found the perfect occasions to wear a handful of looks that've been eluding us.