8 Fashion Faux Pas ...

Alison

8 Fashion Faux Pas ...
8 Fashion Faux Pas ...

There are some things that prove the existence of a vast gap between fashion and style. If you commit any of the fashion faux pas below, hang your head in shame.

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Bra Straps Showing with Strappy Vests

Bra Straps Showing with Strappy Vests I remember the days when it was shameful if your bra strap accidentally revealed itself (and no, I’m not that old). Now summer is polluted by the visual horror of straps proudly on display with spaghetti vests. For the love of all that’s holy, if you need a bra then buy a vest that covers it, and leave the thin straps to those who don’t need a boulder holder.

Photo Credit: cavale

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Harem Pants

Harem Pants Harem pants look like you’re wearing a very full nappy. Inexplicably popular in Spain. I urge you to rise up against the spread of this monstrosity to your homeland, or civilization as we know it will be over.

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Young Guys Wearing Their Jeans Halfway down Their behind

Young Guys Wearing Their Jeans Halfway down Their behind The close male relative of harem pants, and forces me to fight the urge to "debag" them. For God’s sake, you don’t look cool and nobody wants to see your underwear, no matter how hot you are. Put it away.

Photo Credit: LouisA.Net

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Polo Shirts

Polo Shirts I cannot express the complete and utter distaste and contempt that strikes me whenever I see a man wearing a polo shirt. A garment that cannot make up its mind if it’s a shirt or a t-shirt. Ban them. Now.

Photo Credit: Fa.bian

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Gladiator Sandals

Gladiator Sandals This is the 21st century, not the first. Please, no more gladiator sandals!

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Shoe Boot

Shoe Boot And while on the subject of footwear … do designers hate us so much they had to invent the shoe boot? A boot doesn’t have bits cut out of it, a shoe doesn’t cover so much. The polo shirt for feet.

Photo Credit: SammyDoll

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Excessively Long Nails

Who are you, Freddy Krueger’s sister? Long nails does not equal pretty nails. Not practical, not attractive, and not safe for anyone who comes within your reach. Just wait until you break one, and then you’ll have to start all over again …

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Dyed Blonde Hair with Dark Roots

Dyed Blonde Hair with Dark Roots Do you ever see the reverse? Darling, nature gave you dark hair for a reason. Three inches of dark roots – and they will appear, unless you can afford constant touch-ups or color it yourself– is horrifyingly awful. Stick with dark hair, or buy a wig.

Photo Credit: ladyyunicorn

What fashion disasters make you shudder when you see them in the street? Or are you guilty of committing any fashion horrors yourself?

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Where Thoughts and Opinions Converge

Agreed about polo shirts - they are one of the biggest fashion crimes committed by humans - and still it goes on. It depresses me that so many people seem to think they're ok, when they're simply not. Posh people wear them to be very casual......working class people wear them to be smart. The truth is, they're neither, they are NOT smart, and they are not casual, they are awkward horrible things, that just look terrible on human beings. Even the best fitting ones are terrible - but get a badly fitting, cheaply made polo shirt, and the crime is even higher, and the depression from looking at it, even greater.

lol!! i totally agree with you!!! stop the horor!!! :D

I would also like to add that I don't mind the bra straps, as long as you're wearing a tank top that goes down your shoulders, not down the middle like a racerback. If the straps show just a little, I don't mind, but otherwise, just get a strapless bra.

Agree completely with the harem pants and too long nails but why gladiators?? I love my gladiators and yeah like Erin says, as long as they're not too bulky, I think they can be quite cute!

I think polo shorts are extremely smart and can really class up a man when wore well. They key word being 'worn well'. The picture above demonstrates how people can spoil a perfectly good thing. But that can happen with any piece of clothing.

okay... THANK YOU for posting this. i hate polo shirts on guys. i hate gladiators, and everyone loves them but they're ugly. and dark roots with blonde hair is TRASHY. i agree with this entire article. thank you again for speaking the truth in a time of fashion horrors. :)

I agree with all of them except for the gladiator shoes. I think that they can be adorable and cute if you can pick the right pair.

I hate gladiator sandal and shoe boots with a passion. Unfortunately it's the latest trend.

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