Whitney Port’s Stunning Sundress at Mara Hoffman Swim Show: A Fashion Hit or Miss?

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This fashion story is months delayed, but we think it deserves our readers’ opinion (and answer).

Whitney Port is known for her natural yet chic makeup looks, often using soft browns, golds, and pinks on her eyesWhitney Port is known for her natural yet chic makeup looks, often using soft browns, golds, and pinks on her eyes (Credit: Jeff Daly / WENN)

Former reality TV star Whitney Port was spotted wearing this unusual-looking sundress while attending the 2012 Mara Hoffman Swim Show held in Miami last July.

The dress worn by Whitney Port features pastel color blocks on a printed grey base, creating a distinctive lookThe dress worn by Whitney Port features pastel color blocks on a printed grey base, creating a distinctive look (Credit: Jeff Daly / WENN)

As you can see, the dress looks rather unique, featuring pastel color blocks here and there, while a printed grey base keeps ‘em all together.

Whitney Port attends the Mara Hoffman Swim show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012Whitney Port attends the Mara Hoffman Swim show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 at The Raleigh on July 16, 2011, in Miami Beach, Florida (Credit: Jeff Daly / WENN)

So here’s the question: do you think Whitney looks fantastic in that dress? Should she have worn something else?

We’re a little torn on this one, so we will ask you to decide. You see, although the dress is not exactly what you’d call sexy, it does look rather interesting. And perhaps, just perhaps, with the right pieces, that dress CAN work beautifully. What do you think?

Whitney Port attended the Mara Hoffman Swimwear Runway Show in Miami on July 16, 2011, wearing a Rebecca Taylor Resort 2012 printed maxi dressWhitney Port attended the Mara Hoffman Swimwear Runway Show in Miami on July 16, 2011, wearing a Rebecca Taylor Resort 2012 printed maxi dress (Credit: Jeff Daly / WENN)

If you love the dress’s unusual design, we’ll share the details on Rebecca Taylor’s floral printed halter dress (from the designer’s Resort 2012 collection).

It’s essentially a patchwork of blocks and prints. And although the front of the dress may not exactly be skin-revealing, the low back detail (more like backless, actually) will more than make up for it.

Rebecca Taylor Floral Print Halter DressRebecca Taylor Floral Print Halter Dress, $425

This isn’t exactly something you’d wear for winter, but if you’re already making that shopping list for spring, feel free to add the dress to your list if you like it. Also, here’s another Rebecca Taylor color block dress you can include:

Rebecca Taylor Jacquard Combo DressRebecca Taylor Jacquard Combo Dress, $325

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