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Saturday, January 24, 2015

What's your fashion no-go?

Acanthus dress from Anthropologie.

Dumplings, what is your fashion no-go? The one piece or cut of clothing you would never don, even if threatened with being lashed to a chair and forced to listen to Kim Kardashian read the complete works of Shakespeare.  


For me it's the mullet hem. Business in the front, fuckery in the back.

24 comments:

eddielicious said...

The high waisted pant/short. Will NOT go there. The cut that makes even a 9 yr old's butt look enormous.

Mrs BC said...

I am hardly a fashionista (no, really) but I really dislike a mullet dress as pictured here. It's the whole business in the front, party in the back reversal that just strikes me as unsavoury. Also, I tend to see extreme platforms as Hooker Shoes, but I may be alone in this. x

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

Socks and sandals. No one will ever convince me.

redbrickbuilding said...

Onesies of any kind (overalls, jumpsuits, rompers...) because I am not a mechanic or a child.

Price Style & Design said...

Smocked dresses. And high heels.

Carol in Denver said...

That exaggerated mullet hem is ugly, but a slight curve down in the back is graceful and pretty, IMO.

I hate polyester, so uncomfortable. Hate loud colorful prints and ditsy prints, puff sleeves, Peter Pan collars, waistline just under the bust, high heels, platform shoes.

Kathy said...

Yeah....I'm going to wear that dress and go from 5'3" to a visual 3' hobbit....for "fashion"....maybe it would even make my waist look larger....another bonus. I'd pair it with gladiator sandals.

Jen said...

Those sneakers that somehow mated with a wedge. A wedge inside a sneaker? Whose idea was that? Terrible.

Raina Cox said...

Jen - French designer Isabel Marant had the most recent iteration. She recently declared them "vulgar," though she still sells them.

Jill said...

Drop-crotch pants. What's the point??

https://www.google.com/search?q=drop+crotch+pants&espv=2&biw=1280&bih=899&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=1Q7EVMWtN8qzggSV64OABg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg#imgdii=_&imgrc=jhjU8iAQYagaUM%253A%3BPd6-Gscam43eUM%3Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fthehunt.insnw.net%252Fapp%252Fpublic%252Fsystem%252Fzine_images%252F92153%252Foriginal%252F74f8e436881a68a75fef56c840262ae2.png%3Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.thehunt.com%252Fthe-hunt%252FA9fBWV-homme-girl-hammer-time-drop-crotch-pants%3B297%3B450

penelopebianchi said...

oh we hate those also!! That was in the movie "Legally blonde" remember? If not watch it!! You will die laughing!!!

penelopebianchi said...

All completely correct! I know all that because I'm so old! But lovely that you young people know all this stuff!

penelopebianchi said...

Thank you especially for teaching me the term "spirit animal"!
Now I have to narrow them down but Hamish Bowles is definitely one of them! I met him at Hutton and ruthThey’llie Wilkinson's house! Sorry to drop a name! But I always say Klunk!

penelopebianchi said...

Hold your ground!!!!

penelopebianchi said...

Good grief!!! Bravo!!!

penelopebianchi said...

Yes!! Somehow I have escaped that scenario!!! oh! Good job
(you would not believe what Siri did with that sentence!)

penelopebianchi said...

Bravo!

penelopebianchi said...

YES!!

penelopebianchi said...

Somehow I have avoided seeing these also! But I'm sure you are completely correct!

Marcheline said...

Pants whose "waist" is half an inch above the crotch. Not only will I never wear them, I detest everyone who does. Just say no to (ass)crack!

wellfedfred said...

Started to list my "hates," and decided I must be psychotic, or one of those crazies whose life is constricted by won't s and can'ts. Still,I'm not housebound yet, so here goes:

Exaggerated mullet dresses and shirts
Socks with heels, socks with sandals, wooly tights with heels, tights with shorts .. Hope you can complete this series

Droopy drawers pants

Polyester and its friends and relations

Pointless decorative features - example, the pocket flap without a pocket

Rompers. Jumpsuits for anything other than fixing the car. Sales help who tell you that jumpsuits are great for travel - obviously never having been in an airborne loo.

Fancified camouflage.

Also have very limited tolerance for legible clothing, sequins and beads esp. during the day.

This looks like a good place to stop.

Pieter said...

I will never wear bootleg jeans. For a man, they're just a no-go...unless middle-aged confirmed bachelor is the look you're going for, then by all means, pair it with a pirate shirt and cowboy boots.

Interior Design Musings said...

Oh where do I start? So. many. to. choose. from. here. I think I share the top five no no's for me.
Leather or lace tap pants
Little empire waist dolly dresses with army boots
scarf made into a top
overalls/jumpers or anything in that category
tops that open in the back (reminds me of a baby bib)
Whew! Man, do I feel better. M.

eddielicious said...

I just thought of another. Dudes wearing Lululemon.