Recent trends which you didn't 'get'

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Tweet2tweet Thu 01-Aug-13 20:49:04

I'm trying to put 3 month old dc to sleep and am pondering over recent styles and trends that I just didn't see the appeal of. One that comes to mind is 'peplum', it will date quickly and looks quite tacky IMO.

Anyone else want to share their thoughts on recent styles/trends that just don't cut it.......

QueenMaeve Mon 05-Aug-13 12:37:02

Peplums, ombre hair, geek glasses, Aztec prints ( I am not a lover of patterns in general)

YoniTime Mon 05-Aug-13 10:23:13

I have to mention short sleeved jumpers. WTAF??

Yes. Also warm jumpers wth 3/4 sleeves, so if you want to actually be warm you have to pair them with wristwarmers.

Supertrooper88 Mon 05-Aug-13 00:51:41

Ugg boots - especially in the summer teamed with shorts!! I just want to scream - bet your feet frigging stink!!!

We have just come back from holiday and were having a little game of Fashion Faux Pas in our hotel one night (upgrade on people watching) and spotted some teen girls about 17/18 in the super short crotch eating shorts. It was a buffet restaurant and everytime they stood up they would have to poke around the back to their arse and then around the front and pull out their shorts from their arse and crotch. The funniest bit was some poor teenage lad about 15/16 alone with his parents who was sat staring with eyes popping out of his head, jaw slack open and then momentarily pulling himself together before witnessing the girls short hunting (up their own arses) yet again and them him drooling all over again. 1 and half hours we watched this over our dinner.

Another funny fashion faux pas was a very tall but very slim woman in her late 40's who wore a playsuit down to dinner (with porn star shoes) pretty much every evening. However, the ultimate amusement was when she turned up one night and was sat on the very next table to a family with 2 girls under the age of 10 wearing the exact same neon coloured aztec print playsuit . The little girls looked cute in theirs - the woman just looked daft!

TerribleTantrums Mon 05-Aug-13 00:36:50

grin My whole household is asleep and I just laughed out loud (very loud) at that panda skirt. Oops.

NoComet Mon 05-Aug-13 00:25:30

No idea, I don't get short sleeved jackets either.

Iatemyskinnyperson Mon 05-Aug-13 00:16:25

WTF is with all the teens in woolly beanie hats when it's sunny (for once)

Saw plump teen today in pleather skater skirt, cropped top & beanie. 'twas truly awful.

This may be a bit old, but as they were still in shops last yr, I have to mention short sleeved jumpers. WTAF?? I hate having cold arms...what's the point of a garment such as that?

poorbuthappy Sun 04-Aug-13 23:24:45

Ummm no pointing went on.

Physically pointing at and pointing out are 2 different things.

NoComet Sun 04-Aug-13 23:18:37

And you can point all you like, I have owned one bikini aged 21 and despite being a shapely size 12. I hated it. Swim suits all the way.

NoComet Sun 04-Aug-13 23:15:44

To be fair a lot of teens would probably rather not be wearing stupidly short shorts, but that was the inly denim shorts DD1 and I could find anywhere. She refused to buy any, having some longer ones from last year.

Yes to insanely high shoes with platforms under the soles.

The path to the local church is cobbled, watching Wedding guests is very funny. Absolutely no point in a posh dress if your wobbling about like a weeble, you do not look elegant.

snowlie Sun 04-Aug-13 23:03:12

According to MN no one is supposed to notice or point at you when you wear a bikini abroad, only when you wear a swimsuit. <confused> wink

AngusAndElspethsThistleWhistle Sun 04-Aug-13 22:51:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

londone17 Sun 04-Aug-13 22:33:51

Big yes to crocs and skater dresses. No to anything sleeveless, shoulder cut outs, shorts, baseball caps, anything neon.

poorbuthappy Sun 04-Aug-13 22:32:14

round the pool/beach as a swimsuit cover up. (Only came back yesterday so still pining for holidays here).

Mind you, the amount of sub 25s (imho of course) who looked like they were wearing badly fitted bravissimo bikini tops was also astounding to me. I spent the week pointing out ill fitting bikinis and young boobs to my husband. Oh the irony.

madmomma Sun 04-Aug-13 22:28:23

yy to donut hair. Sooo over that now.

YoniTime Sun 04-Aug-13 22:27:46

Not much space for the male organ in those kind of shorts of course. But the poor fanjos of those bumshorts wearers must be suffocating too...

YoniTime Sun 04-Aug-13 22:25:38

Everytime I see a girl with those bumshorts I try to imagine a teenage boy (or a grown man) who would think that was perfectly normal casual wear in summer. And I just can't!

mypavlova Sun 04-Aug-13 22:22:02

what that time or place would be, i prefer not to think about poorbuthappy

poorbuthappy Sun 04-Aug-13 22:20:05

1 of the gymnast instructors at my kids class wore bum cheek skimming shorts at the display a few weeks ago.

She is lovely, her figure is fantastic, her skin is gorgeous, brown and smooth...

But inside I was screaming....its meant to be about the 4 year olds doing cartwheels not your fucking arse. And yes, we were all looking.

Time and place for everything.

I wouldn't say there are many things I don't 'get', just lots that would look shite on me. However I really and truly loathe stripper shoes, they are just SO naff. I often see women dressed very nicely for a night out, then they go and ruin it buy donning a pair of hooves.

mypavlova Sun 04-Aug-13 22:16:44

ah I see wedge trainers have already been cited.

this is more from a couple of years ago but industrial strength belts on top of everything.

YoniTime Sun 04-Aug-13 22:10:49

Something I really don't get is this summer's trend of too short, barely covering the butt-shorts. Very popular. Very stupid-looking. I especially don't get why teenagers - who are often very selfconsious - wear them.

AlexReidsLonelyBraincell Sun 04-Aug-13 21:59:03

Oh god those massive HUGE ring-donut buns atop of people's heads, usually accompanied by big spidery false lashes.

I've noticed some people around work with this particular style and have to practically bite my tongue off to prevent myself telling them how stupid it looks, they're wearing a nurse's uniform FFS! It looks so unprofessional and wrong somehow.

GraduallyGoingInsane Sun 04-Aug-13 21:57:24

I agree about the reinforced top bit of tights - I see it a lot under the equally vile denim shorts with arse hanging out. I can't decide if it's worse than a bum cheek, very tacky!

Whilst we're on bum cheeks, those 'leather' or shiny Lycra knickers that are worn as shorts. Just say no.

Also wedge trainers - trainers are for sports or being practical (ie converse for school run or supermarket). Wedge trainers are not practical and you look like an idiot.

Not a fan of bandage dresses - unless you're rail thin you look fat and lumps show. If you're rail thin, you can wear what you want, so you'd look better in something else!

Crocs go without saying.

YoniTime Sun 04-Aug-13 21:47:32

....morph suits? Is that a fashion trend?

Flicktheswitch Sun 04-Aug-13 21:00:25

Nude patent peep toes
Aztec print leggings
Morph suits

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