When. Or in what, do you look most AWFUL?

(118 Posts)
Nehru Sun 19-May-13 12:27:15

Me. On the mirror. Spin. Hair pulled back. Tiny head. Huge body. Sweating.
It's dire.
Or in any wide leg trousers. (Think HMS pinafore )

Nehru Sun 19-May-13 14:49:43

I cant imagine an office with a make up artist to do photos.
At least show us someone else

Red Lipstick.
I look like Herman Munster.

First thing in the morning (pre coffee/wash/hair brushing)
I look like Frank from Shameless.
Fo Shizzle

freddiefrog Sun 19-May-13 15:10:25

Dresses or skirts unless very formal evening wear - I just look silly

Hair up - I need longish hair, with some ooomph to frame my face

Bootcut jeans - just don't suit me, I need skinnies or straight

GlitzPig Sun 19-May-13 16:23:23

Sitting in the chair at the hairdressers-wet hair combed completely straight, squinting like a pastymole in bright lights without my glasses, makeup washed off by overzealous shampoo girl, being patronised/insulted by an orange person who wasn't even BORN when I took my A-levels. WHO I THEN TIP.

GlitzPig Sun 19-May-13 16:23:53

pasty mole.

A pastymole isn't a thing, as far as I know blush

WipsGlitter Sun 19-May-13 17:03:22

Lol-ing here!

Red lipstick - I'm too pale
Anything that has a seam under the bust, I don't know if my boobs are too high or too low but it looks shit.
Very low round necks

I struggle to wear jewellry - I feel conspicuous.

Nehru Sun 19-May-13 17:05:21

Empire line or wrap dresses. Don't flatter a big bust. Make them look like torpedos

happyreindeer Sun 19-May-13 17:08:43

When I have been at the gym .I always look redder than anyone else and it last for ages. Mid length skirts make me look and feel frumpy.

Foosyerdoos Sun 19-May-13 17:09:13

Shorts, especially long Bermuda style sorts. I look like I'm channeling Don Estelle from 'it ain't half hot mum' (showing my age) grin.

happyreindeer Sun 19-May-13 17:10:35

Oh god! just remembered. M & S 360 degree mirrors.I do not know how they manage to sell any clothes.

middleagedspread Sun 19-May-13 17:13:17

I had a magazine with a free sample of a Clarins Foundation on friday. I slapped it on & went off to work.
Mid morning loo break, I looked in the mirror. A shiny orange peered back. Much scrubbing with paper towel & anti bad hand wash resulted in a red, scratched face.

Ledkr Spain Sun 19-May-13 17:13:37

On holiday. Red face, white neck, swollen from the heat and alcohol, ken Dodd hair, chubby body in revealing clothes, uneven patchy tan, freckly shoulders, greasy face from sun cream, sun glass white eye area and constantly sweaty. I've never understood how anyone has a holiday romance!!!

noddyholder Sun 19-May-13 17:16:00

Towelling dressing gown = sack of potatoes
Any photos when I have been drinking I look like a ruddy hooray henry
Mac type coats (see dressing gown) but worse as I so want to look good in them

HalfSpamHalfBrisket Sun 19-May-13 17:20:10

Bright colours make me look sallow.
If I get a tan, it just looks like I haven't washed, then flakes off in patches.
If I wear 'feminine' clothes (frills, peplums, tucked in blouses, prints, embellishments, kitten heels) I look like a bloke in drag.

There was a reason I was a goth.

noddyholder Sun 19-May-13 17:28:24

I don't like big jewellery on me either dp says I look like a social worker ditto anything ethnic

motherinferior Sun 19-May-13 17:32:23

Navy blue. It makes most people look chic. It makes me look exhumed, and not in a good way.

RonaldMcDonald Sun 19-May-13 17:33:52

I agree that towelling dressing gowns only looked good on Pam Ewing
everyone else looks like walking shorn sheep

noddyholder Sun 19-May-13 17:36:00

My boobs generally meet up with the belt which is fetching Pam Ewing looked great in them and in a turban!

Lizzylou Sun 19-May-13 17:36:21

Any exercise, I think I am getting trimmer and fitter.
I just look like a huge sweating guppy mouthed tomato.

Clothes wise, yellow, tunic tops, esp in white. Maxi dresses unless fitted.

moondog Sun 19-May-13 17:37:33

Ethnic jewellery also makes one look like a 'friend of' suburban arts centre-usually with bewildered foreign student in tow.

middleagedspread Sun 19-May-13 17:37:56

Lizzy, maxi dresses look dreadful on me too. I see other people looking casual & chic. I look like I'm wearing a nightie.

almapudden Sun 19-May-13 17:38:24

Sleeveless high-necked dresses. I'm wide of shoulder and flattish of chest; they make me look about seven miles wide.

Am currently trying to find a dress to wear to a ball and having very limited success sad

BurnThisDiscoDown Sun 19-May-13 17:39:38

Gilets, I look really butch and grumpy. Possibly because I know i look really butch. Oh, and I can't wear tips with the under boob seam either, the seam rests at nipple level and looks awful.

Ledkr Spain Sun 19-May-13 17:40:51

Anything loose fitting brings on a tirade of " are you pregnant?" I'm not even that big fgs.
Also A I'm 45 and B I have five kids from 27-2 yep pregnant again.

Lizzylou Sun 19-May-13 17:41:47

It is a gutter isn't it Middle?
Everyone swans around looking effortlessly chic in em, I look 10mths gone hmm
The ones that are basically a really long vest top are ok though.
Deluded.

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