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girltrouble
star, you slaaaaaaay me!
prettynpink
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2391...mp;id=691491582
60+ women should not wear strapless tops.
futura
Star, WORD!

Christine Nectarine
Spotted: COF waiting for the bus on a blustery day (yesterday). Short cropped pink wool jacket, nice on its own, but not with tapered navy work pants and cheap pink flip flops! and I’m sure she can afford real shoes, since her hot pink mani/pedi looked fresh and professionally done.
pollystyrene
Aw, PiP, your link's not working- did you use the "For Public Viewing" link at the bottom of the picture? Otherwise the privacy settings on FB kick in.
girl_logic
Visible thong, okay! Visible ass-crack, please, no!
missladyj
It was a lovely day in chi-town yesterday that plus a street fair = COF's

If you are gonna wear a maxi dress that I can see your underwear through, please invest in a slip.

I saw a lot of tights and black leggings. It is May 31, and warm get rid of the tights and leggings


Your velor jacket is not appropriate for this time of year. Also your runny coke nose is never fashionable


MsKissyStarfish
"I saw a lot of tights and black leggings. It is May 31, and warm get rid of the tights and leggings"

Ditto on this topic. At the same time neither is a triangle bikini top (two sizes at least too small!) and a pair of cut-offs, and ratty old flip-flops do not an outfit make. Especially at the local Fred Meyer on May 31 many miles from anything that could be considered beachy. It was nasty. =I Summer wear does not have to have a gross out factor.
prettynpink
NO.
Christine Nectarine
QUOTE(prettynpink @ Jun 4 2009, 08:30 PM) *



wow. scary just to think of what people might do with those!
auralpoison
QUOTE(prettynpink @ Jun 4 2009, 08:30 PM) *


At the risk of starting more drama, I gotta say: Big girls, that stuff looks shitty/ridiculous on a size four. What makes you think WE need to be wearing it, too? Listen to Johnny Mercer, accentuate the positive!

I was looking for a new pair of lightweight summer big girl jeans & saw these at Macy's. I gots a great big, flat ass. It does not need to be highlighted by some cheesy Ed Hardy jeans. I might as well put on a pair of jeans that say "wide load" on the back as wear those.

I am personally fascinated by the whole Ed Hardy/Von Dutch thing. How is it that something so heavily saturated has such cache amongst the douchbags of the world?
lowredmoon
AP, you're totally right. There is NO ONE who can get away with leggings. And I don't need everyone else in the world privy to every dimple on my ass. Nor do I need to advertise my wide ass with words written across my ass. Torrid has been doing some terrible things to big girls in the last couple of years, which is why I'm spending time in the big girls' clothing threads, looking for suitable replacements.

I've been meaning to post about leggings, actually. I teach freshman comp at a big state school, so you can imagine how many horrific fashion crimes I witness on a daily basis. But there was a girl in my first class of fall semester. Let's call her Little Miss No Pants. She came in one day wearing a tunic top (it was NOT a dress) and a pair of what I thought at first were leggings, and a pair of giant stiletto sandals. It was fugly on its own. Then she proceeded to slouch all up in her desk, with her legs wide open, showing the cotton crotch of her tights. That's right--they weren't leggings. They were plain old opaque black tights. And that tunic top was most definitely not a dress.

She's in my summer course...I can't wait to see what she wears next.
shibooya
I dunno, I was actually anti-leggings and tights for a long time but now I think they're actually pretty tasteful for work. Especially since I work in a really cold office - as long as I dress it up and make it look less Laguna Beach, I think it still works. I think it depends who can pull it off and make it look different instead of another Lohan or Conrad clone.
culturehandy
Damn, them tights is ooglay.
girltrouble
those tights are so ugly it's a sin.

i really don't have a problem with leggings in general, tho. i don't own a pair, but i tend towards jeans and slacks. but i don't get the anti-thing. the way i figure it, it could be a LOT worse.

...they could be stirrup pants.
culturehandy
EWWWWWWWWWWW. Stirrup pants!!! BLECH.

*vomits*

They stirrup the food I had for lunch.
lowredmoon
Don't get me wrong, I like tights. And I don't really have a problem with leggings, provided the wearer of said leggings is wearing them under something else. Like a skirt, or a dress. The problem comes in when people do the leggings-as-pants thing, and wear them without any further coverage. The absolute worst comes when they do the same thing with tights.
shibooya
QUOTE(lowredmoon @ Jun 5 2009, 02:01 PM) *
Don't get me wrong, I like tights. And I don't really have a problem with leggings, provided the wearer of said leggings is wearing them under something else. Like a skirt, or a dress. The problem comes in when people do the leggings-as-pants thing, and wear them without any further coverage. The absolute worst comes when they do the same thing with tights.



Yeah that's true, I see that around college campuses a lot (I work at one). That's really annoying.
girltrouble
seriously immoral cof: flip flops, way, way, way too tight red sweats with a black and white stripe on the sides, and a metallic electric blue bikini top.

i really wish i had a fork. i really don't want eyes anymore.
stargazer
QUOTE(auralpoison @ Jun 4 2009, 08:28 PM) *
At the risk of starting more drama, I gotta say: Big girls, that stuff looks shitty/ridiculous on a size four. What makes you think WE need to be wearing it, too? Listen to Johnny Mercer, accentuate the positive!


I've been biting my tongue for awhile on that one too, AP. I agree with you. I think leggings as part of an outfit looks good if you are under 25 and go by the name, Miley Cyrus. I have an hourglass figure and skintight jeans or leggings would make me look like I have stumps for legs that can barely hold my body weight up.

I remember when the whole skinny jean phase was starting and someone I knew (who is easily influenced by trends) thought she should buy a pair. I said, "Only if you are in a punk rock band." She is uber North face yuppie. She would've looked really odd.
candycane_girl
Today at the grocery store (of all places) a young girl, probably high school or early college age basically in a punk rock school girl get up. White shirt, platformed black army boots but....a plaid skirt so fucking short that I could actually see the bottom of her ass. I don't care how great your body is I should not be able to see your ass hanging out of your teeny tiny skirt!
shibooya
I don't know if anyone mentioned Crocs yet.

Those are definitely on my hate list. I mean they're plastic for cryin' out loud, or rubber, whatever. They're literally 5 cents each and UGLY and people pay 100,000 times that for nothing.
MsKissyStarfish
QUOTE(candycane_girl @ Jun 5 2009, 09:40 PM) *
. ...I don't care how great your body is I should not be able to see your ass hanging out of your teeny tiny skirt!


100% agree. Also I have to wonder who allows these girls (the high school age not college) out of the house in things that look like costumes from a porn shop.

"I don't know if anyone mentioned Crocs yet."
I hate crocs too.Ugly and dangerous, my 3 year old has a pair-green with frogs. I would never buy them, and those suckers have caused so many bloody knees. sad.gif Icky weird plastic shoes. I told him they were garden shoes so now he can only wear them when tending to plants. smile.gif
kittenb
There was a woman at the CVS yesterday w/panty hose on her head. I have seen people before who have used stockings, nylons and/or knee highs to hold their hair down on humid days (yesterday was one of them) but this woman had taken a full pair of panty hose, put the panty part on her head and wrapped the legs around like a skinny turban and knotted them. The diamond shaped cotton crotch piece was sitting in the middle of the back of her head, too perfectly placed to have not been intentional.
I don't know what else to say about that.
shibooya
QUOTE(kittenb @ Jun 8 2009, 08:00 AM) *
There was a woman at the CVS yesterday w/panty hose on her head. I have seen people before who have used stockings, nylons and/or knee highs to hold their hair down on humid days (yesterday was one of them) but this woman had taken a full pair of panty hose, put the panty part on her head and wrapped the legs around like a skinny turban and knotted them. The diamond shaped cotton crotch piece was sitting in the middle of the back of her head, too perfectly placed to have not been intentional.
I don't know what else to say about that.


LOL OMG

I love you for telling this story
auralpoison
Wow. That's a new one. I mean, a variety of nets are used on humid days, but a full set of pantyhose, cotton crotch & all? That's madness!

/derail

Psssst! Shibooya! I see you're new, welcome! Do stop by our Newbies Thread & introduce yourself.
stargazer
Whoa. That's a dollar store version of a do-rag, I guess.
Gypsymoth
I saw a lot of people this weekend wearing t-shirts under skimpy tops, thus ruining two perfectly good shirts.
crazyoldcatlady
multi-colored patchwork seersucker knee-length shorts. 3 in one day.

NO!
culturehandy
COCL, those are icky, has anyone else noticed the increase in white plaid hipster douchebag shorts on men? I've seen a few here, worse worn with another patterned shirt. It was horrible.
shibooya
QUOTE(auralpoison @ Jun 8 2009, 02:02 PM) *
Wow. That's a new one. I mean, a variety of nets are used on humid days, but a full set of pantyhose, cotton crotch & all? That's madness!

/derail

Psssst! Shibooya! I see you're new, welcome! Do stop by our Newbies Thread & introduce yourself.



I will thanks!
thirteen
Just yester-day I saw a woman walking around with a ridiculously huge visor on-- not a normal small visor on a hat, like the kind one wears to the beach. Oh no, this one covered at least half of her face. It looked like she was a welder...except she was wearing shorts and a t-shirt.

It is nice that she wants to protect her eyes...and her face... but why not just wear sunglasses and put sunblock on?

Also I must wholeheartedly agree with the previous posters about Crocs. They are hideous in every way possible.
angie_21
QUOTE(culturehandy @ Jun 9 2009, 06:50 AM) *
COCL, those are icky, has anyone else noticed the increase in white plaid hipster douchebag shorts on men? I've seen a few here, worse worn with another patterned shirt. It was horrible.


This is my boyfriend's most recent pet peeve, so I am forced to notice every single one of them, and wow, there are a lot!

Kitten, that is hilarious. How surreal.

Hey Shibooya, I used to live right near a university campus, and might be teaching at one next year. I gotta say, campus is a hotbed of useless fashion statements (remember when it was hotbed of social statments, acitivism, and, um, research & education? sigh). So many pathetic young girls and boys with too much of daddy's money to spend. It makes me sad because I actually still care about higher education. these kids apparently haven't even learned their primary colors yet! Honestly, if I see another pair of demin cut-offs with neon lace leggings...
missladyj
What? Neon Lace leggings? YOu are shitting me Seriously? UGHHH!!!
girltrouble
oh yeah lady j. it's the next big thing. i like to wear mine on my head. wink.gif
missladyj
that is just unreal to me. I also recently saw a waitress hipster with an asymetrical hair cut I had in 7th grade. WTF?
stargazer
missladyj, oh yeah dude. those hairstyles are big right now. kinda like karen o's punk version of the dorothy hamill haircut i had when i was 5.

btw, i forgot to mention that when i was in beantown, cocl, raisin, lunasol, and i all saw this chick wearing high waisted jeans. not good.
angie_21
QUOTE(stargazer @ Jun 14 2009, 04:37 PM) *
missladyj, oh yeah dude. those hairstyles are big right now. kinda like karen o's punk version of the dorothy hamill haircut i had when i was 5.

btw, i forgot to mention that when i was in beantown, cocl, raisin, lunasol, and i all saw this chick wearing high waisted jeans. not good.


Oh man but those are in style again now too, just like giant square-framed 1980's glasses.

I had the assymetrical bob for about 4 months last year, and really liked it. Too much maintenance though. It can be pretty, when made to be sleek and simple. I haven't seen any really 80's assymetrical haircuts out there though, everyone seems to be going for the long Joan Jett look instead.
crazyoldcatlady
white knee-high school girl socks with floral. slingback. hipster tennis shoes.
candycane_girl
Jean capris that end just under the knee along with brown slouchy winter boots leaving maybe 2-3 inches of legs showing. Um, what? It may not be hot but it's still June! It's sandal weather.

Just wondering, does anyone else get annoyed when they see people wearing flip-flops in really cold weather? I still remember seeing a girl once in November on an extremely cold and rainy day walking around in flip flops! How could she not be freezing?
culturehandy
I totally forgot about a horrifying COF, it was so awful, but I also laughted my face off.

i was driving home from the park, and it was a little warm out, and there waiting for the bus was a teenage girl who was wearing shorts and gold coloured uggs.

i fucking swear it, and I could not make this shit up if I tried.
freckleface7
puma-type flip flops, and bright. white. short. running socks. (on a guy)
looked like camel toe.

ccg: I agree that flip flops in the snowy winter are stupid, but here in the Carolina's flip flops never {sadly} really go out of season. a day w/ a temp of 60*+ is never out of the question, even in say Jan or Feb so the flip flops never really get put away.
granted, by late Oct/early Novemember I've already drug out our WINTER boots & scarves & mittens & coats, but the authentic need rarily ever comes for them. sad.gif
auralpoison
QUOTE(candycane_girl @ Jun 19 2009, 01:52 PM) *

Just wondering, does anyone else get annoyed when they see people wearing flip-flops in really cold weather? I still remember seeing a girl once in November on an extremely cold and rainy day walking around in flip flops! How could she not be freezing?


I admit to being a year round flipflop girl. As long as the snow is no deeper than an inch & I'm going a short hop from car to building, I will wear my flops. I know I look ridiculous, but it beats trying to find a pair of clean socks.
bustygirl
I'd rather see flip flops in December than Uggs in July.
missladyj
while out shoppin I saw a girl in black and white checked leggings, a short black mini crinoline skirt, cream and black shoes high heels ( not even white and black, cream, cream I tell ya) a black top and long ratted out hair.

After watching her walk by all I could do was sing " Girls Just wanna have fun" out loud which I did. The 80's are back with a vengence!
auralpoison
MissLadyJ reminded me of a guy on my plane a few weeks ago. Head to toe black including spiky hair, glasses, man purse, & those weird, tight girl jeans that some men are still sporting. I didn't mean to, but I said, "And now is the time we dance on Sprockets" *just* loud enough for the woman sitting next to me to hear. What started out as me quietly snorting & being bitchy turned into a full-on laughapalooza at that poor fashion victim's expense between the lady & I. We were actually old enough to remember when Mike Myers was funny.
auralpoison
*bump*
candycane_girl
lol, I remember Sprockets!

Today, a girl wearing a large shirt with some kind of slogan on it over tights. Not leggings, but just black tights! Oh and the outfit was topped off with rain boots. Keep in mind that it was pride so there were about a million CoFs but this one stuck out in my mind.
missladyj
AP, if you don't have anything nice to say, come sit by me. My dad sells suits and I grew up going to family functions listening to him say things like " That suit went out of style in 1975!" it's in my blood
auralpoison
This? Is waaaaay too much fun. Ignore the titles, the writer is about as creative as mud.
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