Anne Hathaway's Dress Is a Shirt… But It’s Also a Dress… And We Are Confused — See Photos

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Anne Hathaway just gave new meaning to the word "shirtdress." The actor flew to Rome for a Bulgari event (she's an ambassador for the luxury jewelry company) and paired her glittering gems with a semi-sheer white button-down dress…that was also a shirt…that was also a dress.

Let's examine said dress, shall we? As noted by Vogue, Hathaway's garment was custom GAP via its creative director, designer Zac Posen. The dress takes the idea of a shirtdress and turns it on its head with clever little styling tricks. One shoulder was bare, with the sleeve falling off her shoulder into the crook of her elbow. She wore the full-length dress semi-unbuttoned at both the top and the skirt to reveal a little skin, not to mention a corset underneath the "shirt" portion of said dress.

<h1 class="title">Celebrity Sightings In Rome</h1><cite class="credit">Franco Origlia</cite>

Celebrity Sightings In Rome

Franco Origlia
<h1 class="title">Bulgari Aeterna High Jewelry Brand Event</h1><cite class="credit">Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images</cite>

Bulgari Aeterna High Jewelry Brand Event

Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images

So what is this? A dress, or a shirt? In the immortal words of that little girl from the commercial, why not both? Vogue compared the dress to Tom Cruise's underwear moment in the classic movie Risky Business, but to us, it looks more like when you wear your dad's shirt as a kid or that iconic moment when Carrie Bradshaw wears one of Mr. Big's shirts with no pants and an Hèrmes belt. If this were 2004, she'd probably wear a pair of flare jeans underneath said dress and unbutton the entire skirt to show them off, a styling decision blast from the past — and one Hathaway has worn in the past.

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All jokes aside, the dress is super chic, especially when paired with all that jewelry. It's a little preppy, a little sexy, and yes, a little confusing too. It's unlikely you'll be able to snap up this dress at your local Gap, given that it was a custom piece by Posen for Hathaway, but you never know!

Originally Appeared on Teen Vogue

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