Stylist Advice: It’s not style but some fugly fashion fad; don’t succumb
What Not To Wear | Spring Fugly Fashion Don’ts
There will probably be someone who doesn’t like this. That’s ok.
I was looking through a spring lookbook for a celebutard turned designer, who will remain nameless, and each outfit pictured was kowtowing to some amped up commercial fashion
fad trend, that probably should never have taken off in the first place. But there ya go, a pseudo celeb wears something, the pr sends out a photo, bloggers pick it up, and every girl who can find a parking spot at the mall, is seen wearing it and wearing it and wearing it.
That’s fine when the follower with a passion for fashion (an expression that drives me mad) is a young girl. I get it. I really do.
But when it’s an otherwise sophisticated woman, who should know better, sporting the fugliness I have to take pause.
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I casually tweeted, ”No matter how you try to spin it, a grown woman in a romper is ridiculous!” and a firestorm of opinion ensued… thankfully, most in agreement with me.
As the weather warms up and the first hint of sunshine is an excuse for some to break out their finest summer fugly fashion don’ts, I decided to compile a list of tired what not to wear trends that scream, “I’ll follow anything” and let you take it from there:
The aforementioned rompers, or onesies for grown-ups, is a fashionista flub that is already a couple years old and needs to be put to pasture– particularly, when not worn at a beachy resort.
While, we are at it, short shorts where your butt hangs out or you are exposing “too much” information. At a certain age, and body shape, a pair of shorts that fall longer on your thigh is that much more flattering than hot pants.
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Ridiculous length hair- either real or extensions, when you need to flip your hair so you don’t sit on it, it’s too long! Hair that falls to the middle of your back or bra line with long face-framing layers is the most universally flattering long hair cut.
Purposely exposing your (dirty) bra like the woman pictured in the top photo here. It’s sloppy and rather crude as well. A pretty bra strap poking ut of a tank top in a casual situation has come to be acceptable. But, wearing an open-back top and running around town with your old bra hanging out is just plain gross.
Shoes with heels so high that you can’t walk in them are an instant style stealer. Besides, the Clydesdale look in shoes is finally out of style. If you love high heels as I do, find a pair where you look just as pretty walking in them as the shoe itself.
Maxi nightgown dresses. I love long dresses but it should not look like you are ready for bed. Opt for fabrics and cuts worthy of showing off in public.
Did anyone else notice that many of these what not to wear trends are already a couple of years old? Me too! So why are you still wearing them… time to start anew with style.
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Resident fashion expert & style mentor- With just about 20 years experience in the glamour industry as a New York-based photography fashion stylist, syndicated columnist, contributing editor, lecturer, on-air television/radio fashion expert, and founder / editor in chief of FocusOnStyle.com. Sharon Haver knows the modern-thinking woman wants easygoing style that suits her individual needs, spiced with just the right amount of flip and wit to make it personal.