We are not at the forefront of fashion reporting here at The Consumerist unless that fashion is particularly horrifying. Which is why Mediaite’s Rachel Sklar brought a new item for sale at Top Shop to our attention: a crocodile-print dress that places the beast’s gaping toothy maw over the wearer’s pelvis. Oh, yeah, and the eyes over her breasts. It’s where fashion meets Freudian analysis.
We can’t link directly to the US version, but rest assured, it is for sale here. Be scared. In case you fell asleep in your folklore classes, let Wikipedia explain vagina dentata to you:
Various cultures have folk tales about women with toothed vaginas, frequently told as cautionary tales warning of the dangers of sex with strange women and to discourage the act of rape.
The concept is also of importance in classical psychoanalysis, where it is held to relate to the unconscious fears associated with castration anxiety.
Sure, it’s a whimsical animal print. Sure.