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post #31 of 46
Hmmm, I don't think I've made any HUGE fashion faux paus in recent years...

However, my boss does this regularly! She has jackets with shoulder pads (she's a "thicker" woman to begin with..the shoulder pads make her look like a no-necked linebacker!), her hair isn't styled at all (washing it and letting it air dry is NOT styling it), and all of these things make her look her age! If she'd dress more in style, she could easily drop quite a few years (she could pass for early 30s and she's early 40s).

I tend to buy new stuff each season. I think the only items in my closet that follow me through seasons are my slacks. And a funny thing to note...I had purchased a really cute button-up blouse with no collar and saw Lorelai wearing a very similar one on Gilmore Girls the next week...boy did I feel fashion-forward!

Here is how the collar is:

post #32 of 46
Oh Lord - I hate gauchos! And wouldn't be caught dead in a skort (course, when I was young back in the 70s, we used to wear hot pants ). I look back at pictures and think - OMG - did we really wear that stuff?
post #33 of 46
I had a boss in the 90's who used wear knee socks and culottes. She looked like a girl scout leader. Then this morning I saw a girl wear low-slung pants, a belly shirt and her what looked like pink brief style underwear hanging out of her pants. It looked like she forgot to put pants on. It was bad enough when they had to show the thong string but this was almost the whole underpants. I think I just getting old. Underwear is supposed to be under your clothes not visible.
post #34 of 46
One of my BIL's used to wear wing tip shoes with dark socks and short!!
GROSS.......now he wears "Crocs" with dark socks!!
post #35 of 46
"her hair isn't styled at all (washing it and letting it air dry is NOT styling it)"
I air dry my hair every day. It is so curly that when it is airdried it curls up into nice waves. If I blow it dry, it frizzes.

My worst faux pax...a black flowered skirt and a blue stripped sweater. I admit, I got dressed in the dark with my eyes closed that day.
post #36 of 46
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Originally Posted by Sibohan2005 View Post
my grandma (bless her) still wares Sturup pants the ones with the elastic that goes under your food and joins at the other side.
My sister used to live in those in the 80's. I walk a dog who looks like he's wearing Sturup pants and I make fun of him for it.


I'm guilty of "styling" my hair by washing and air drying it, then usually I tie it up in a ponytail. I'm pretty uninspired when it comes to doing my hair.
And as for skorts, I was hoping to find a pair for summer, but it seems that no one is stocking them!
post #37 of 46
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
How about thick socks and sandals?
My husband does that and it drives me nuts.

Me I am not known for having a lick of fashion sense. I wear whats comfortable to me and thats all I care about.

I wear mens jeans and have for years now. I don't like the feel or look of jeans that stop at the hip. I tried about 3 mths ago to buy jeans from the womans section and stopped looking when a size 13 didn't fit. At that point I went to the mens section and bought me 2 pair of jeans. Plus I have had 4 kids and have a belly I need some control top when it comes to jeans.

Shirts big surprise I buy in the mens dept. I don't do cute characters, tight shirts, short shirts, light blues, peach, pink or flowers or any of that stuff. So mens make the most sense for me.

Plus buying in the mens dept. makes the most sense price wise. A pair of mens jeans cost me about 10-12 dollars womans 19-20 dollars for less material. Not for me.
post #38 of 46
I bought several pair of shoes of the same style in a variety of colours. One pair was black and another was a deep navy. One day I ended up wearing one black shoe and one navy shoe and didn't notice it until it was time to go home. LOL

Another time back when I was much thinner, my friend and I went to the local "fair" and I decided to wear a short "little black dress" which was in a pretty peach colour. Unfortunately because of the cotton T-Shirt type material, the stupid dress kept hiking itself up as I walked. Good thing I wore undies otherwise it would have been a "Britnet-like" disaster.

Then there was the time I decided to buy a gorgeous dress in silver velour. The dress buttoned down the whole front. Unfortunately the buttons were round pearl shaped, and the button holes were not created properly and ended up stretching causing the buttons to pop open..and I'm not talking about just 1 or 2!!!!

Then there was the time I bought a pair of those "stay up" type of stockings. The kind that has some kind of rubber piece inside at the top that is supposed to cling to the skin so you don't need garters. Well, two things wrong with those. 1. To wear those you have to have stick thin legs otherwise they keep rolling down 2. In the summer and you are hot, they slide off. As a result I found myself walking across a busy street in the downtown area feeling those things rolling and sliding down. I ended up sneaking into an alley and taking them off, LOL
post #39 of 46
back in the day, i wore black combat boots with a little black dress. it looked pretty darn cute (my mom even said so ). other people most likely thought it was a faux pas. i still shudder at my black dyed hair in pictures though. it was self dyed.

i thought i looked too boringly normal recently, so i cut my hair off into a pixie cut about a month ago. no matter where i went to get a bob done, it wasn't right. i hate wearing pony tails. so off it all came. i felt like my bad bobs and pony tails were fashion faux pas.
post #40 of 46
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Originally Posted by emrldsky View Post
I had purchased a really cute button-up blouse with no collar and saw Lorelai wearing a very similar one on Gilmore Girls the next week...boy did I feel fashion-forward!

Here is how the collar is:

Oh, that's so pretty! I love feminine things like that... but I'm not built for them anymore.

I was in a store today and saw a whole family of Fashion Victims -- mother and two teenage daughters. They were all just as wide as they were tall, huge women who seemed to have trouble even just walking. But they all had on hiphugger stretch-denim jeans so tight the stitches were showing in the seams... skintight little croptops that let their tummies hang 'way out over the front of the jeans... and one of the tops was white and very nearly see-through.

These poor women came lumbering along in these ridiculous outfits, and they looked so uncomfortable... I wanted to just go beg them to be themselves, for heaven's sake, don't dress the way some stupid magazine says you should! We're not all supermodels, and that's OKAY!

I hate the media for doing this to us.
post #41 of 46
Please don't hate me! I want to clarify my statement of "air drying" and not styling!

See, there's a difference between air drying and it looking good, or putting it up, and having literally no style or SHAPE to the cut, and still letting it air dry and doing nothing with it! I didn't mean to say that air drying is a faux pas!

I was just trying to get at the point that my boss has no shape to her hair and doesn't do anything with it.
post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by pushylady View Post
And as for skorts, I was hoping to find a pair for summer, but it seems that no one is stocking them!
I just bought a cute khaki one at WalMart. They have them in tan, black and olive-drab for about $12. I also have a denim one, from Lane Bryant, that I bought last year.
post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by emrldsky View Post
Please don't hate me! I want to clarify my statement of "air drying" and not styling!

See, there's a difference between air drying and it looking good, or putting it up, and having literally no style or SHAPE to the cut, and still letting it air dry and doing nothing with it! I didn't mean to say that air drying is a faux pas!

I was just trying to get at the point that my boss has no shape to her hair and doesn't do anything with it.
i wasn't offended. my hair is very thick, and when it's not cut right it looks terrible (well, i think so anyway). so for me ponytails really are a last resort. now that i cut it all off, it has style again.

on the other hand, my sister wears ponytails for work, and they look great! why couldn't my hair have done that?
post #44 of 46
i wear pony tails all the time now. I am to tired to do much else with my hair.
post #45 of 46
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Originally Posted by Jaffacake View Post
What`s a 'skort'? Is that like collottes?

I`m always having fashion disasters. The worst thing is work because I`m painting I can`t wear anything nice so I always feel like a bit of a pikey. If I have to run to the shops in my lunch break I always smear some paint on me so people realise I`m not a pikey and they are infact my work clothes! Sad
What is a "pikey"?
post #46 of 46
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Originally Posted by littleraven7726 View Post
i wasn't offended. my hair is very thick, and when it's not cut right it looks terrible (well, i think so anyway). so for me ponytails really are a last resort. now that i cut it all off, it has style again.

on the other hand, my sister wears ponytails for work, and they look great! why couldn't my hair have done that?
Phew!

The overall texture of my hair is thick, but the individual strands are baby fine...so ponytails only look good if I don't get any bumps (which is rare for me, lol).

That and I work in a "business casual" environment...so ponytails aren't really the best way to go.

I just wish my boss would spend more than $10 on a haircut and get some STYLE! lol
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