Fashion Gone Wrong: Style Trends That Do Not Look Good on Everyone
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Fashion Gone Wrong: Style Trends That Do Not Look Good on Everyone

Fashion trends can consume good taste and override it with passion. Just when you thought it was safe to step out into the shopping mal without fear, another may arrive and leave you pondering whether you should succumb and buy into it. Not all fashion trends look great however, and they certainly do not suit everyone.

Fashion trends appear all the time, and the industry makes millions of dollars from customers who follow them blindly. While some look great in new styles, other people do not appear to come out so favorably. This is because not all fashion trends suit all body types. However, trends are not grouped into categories according to customer’s figures. Instead, they are promoted as being suitable ‘for all.’ This can be misleading when you are shopping for something new to wear. The following are fashion trends that only looked good on certain body types, but almost everyone wore them anyway.

Skinny jeans

Skinny jeans may not be as new an idea as you think. Back in the 80’s drainpipes were all the rage, and they were skinny. Just as people of all shapes and sizes wear skinny jeans now, they did then too.

Skinny jeans look great on skinny people, and can be worn by those with figures that are more curvaceous if they team them with tops that hide their thighs. It is common however, to see usually attractive women, squeezed into skinny jeans that emphasize their upper legs and bottom and make them look twice their size.

Low-rise jeans

Low-rise jeans look fabulous worn by people with flat bellies and a short waist. These jeans make their waist appear to be longer, which is just what they need. However, low-rise jeans have also been touted as being a miracle way to make a large bottom look smaller. Less material equals the illusion of a smaller rear. However, people with big posteriors tend to have large waistlines too, which can protrude offensively over the waistband. Low-rise jeans do not sit comfortably with muffin tops.

Bubble jackets

Bubble jackets were aimed at young, hip people who were trendy and slim. On such individuals, they can look good. However, many people took-up the trend, and ended up looking like bubbles themselves.

Bubble skirts

Not many people can get away with looking great in a bubble skirt, as they emphasize a person’s bottom and thighs. Like Ra Ra skirts of the past, only less cheeky, bubble skirts have not done people many favors.

Peasant skirts

Peasant skirts can look beautiful and bohemian, and are often made in glorious velvet material and come in lovely colors. The problem lies with their elasticized waists, which makes an average sized woman’s hips and behind resemble an elephant. Lots of us however, have been taken in by the beauty of a peasant skirt, and have unwittingly gone out on the town after viewing ourselves from the front, which looked good, but have failed to ask the question, “Does my bottom look big in this?”

Crocs

Okay so crocs are practical. They come in bright colors and allow your feet to breathe. They are extremely ugly though, compared to delicate shoes designed to make your feet look attractive. Like Ugg boots, they are a trend that rocketed, despite their appearance.

There are many other fashion trends its best to disengage from, although, naturally personal taste comes into play when deciding what looks great and what should be left on the hanger. Can you remember any more fashion trends that looked awful on the majority of people, but they wore them anyway? On a positive note, dreadful trends can be fun, and make us realize that clothes and our appearance need not be so serious after-all.

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Comments (8)

LOVE it!  Another fashion faux pas - parachute pants... or any voluminous elasticized pants.  And (yes I am opinionated) - all Crocs should be immediately destroyed (or keep them to wear only in your garden)!  Skinny pants (not necessarily jeans) were popularized by Twiggy in the 1960's...and she was super thin... Sadly, I don't think enough people own full-length mirrors.

Really enjoyed this!  I LOL at some things written here like "makes an average sized woman’s hips and behind resemble an elephant"  and "people took-up the trend, and ended up looking like bubbles themselves."  But I have to admit, it's true.  

Great article. There is a coming trend that looks terrible on EVERYONE and that is that drop crotch...or whatever they call them. They are just awful, but I expect to see more of them because I saw JLo in a drop crotch pant.
Great article. There is a coming trend that looks terrible on EVERYONE and that is that drop crotch...or whatever they call them. They are just awful, but I expect to see more of them because I saw JLo in a drop crotch pant.
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I am so glad you all agree! Thanks for the comments. I have not seen the drop crotch yet, it does not sound good! JLo has a lot to answer for if she encourages people to wear it!

Very good analysis, I totally agree. Bravo Bridget! 

Thanks for the write-up.  Relax fit jeans for me.  There is a time when we must say no more to skinny jeans. 

I really liked your article. I totally agree with you. paper help Often follow the fashion comes to the point of absurdity.

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