Rad Or Bad: Should We Give The Hand Motif A Hand… Or THE Hand?

There's something a little Picasso's Funhouse about turning bodyparts into decoration. From wearing teeth around your neck to little ears that act as wall hooks, seeing parts of your body not on your body kind of gives us the willies. When it comes to hands, the sentiment's not much different, though the creepy factor gets compounded with the creep factor when these items start looking like a perv masquerading as a sweater. But are we just too squeamish? Are hands the Next Big Thing or are you keeping your own mitts away from this grope-y motif?
Above, from left: Hussein Chalayan spring '10, image via Style.com; Delfina Delettrez Hand Bracelet, $2890, available at Opening Ceremony.
Above, from left: French Connection Hands Up Dress, $97.59, available at French Connection; Benjamin Cho fall '08 dress, image via Flint Knits.
Above, from left: A'N'D Touch of Luxury Brooch, $25.20, available at Creatures of Comfort; 3.1 Phillip Lim Shirt, $150, available at Barneys.
Above, from left: RosenMunns Pants, $392, available at Light Vision Store; A.Y.Not Dead Hand Print Tee spring '10, image via ASOS.
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