Recent trends which you didn't 'get'

(142 Posts)
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.......

SundaySimmons Thu 01-Aug-13 21:04:26

Those ghastly dress that are above the knee at the front and then long at the back.


Crutchlow35 Thu 01-Aug-13 21:07:58

Gladiator sandals. Ridiculous.

Laska42 Thu 01-Aug-13 21:08:42

Definitely Peplums ,

Those dresses and skirt with the back hem much longer than the front.. what is that all about?

Oh and those ghastly jewelled thongs with straps you can see over trousers and skirts.. and well ...any thong really ..

Wedges especially those with ankle straps

Toe post shoes with back straps

Open toed bootsshock(why?)

Three quarter length/crop trousers .. Believe me you only need one (long) day sitting in a poll station watching all the people come into vote wearing them (back view of bums in in polling booths) to realise that they simply do not suit ANYBODY of ANY shape.. I went back to skirts after a day of seeing that .

White socks (esp with trainers ) ... Pleeeease no..

i'll get my (unfashionable Peter Storm navy waterproof pack-a-mac - great for English summers ) coat (but just dont start me off on the Cath Kidston flowery jobs)

FoFeeFiMum Thu 01-Aug-13 21:10:08

Dip dye (or whatever you call it) hair - especially with 'coloured' ends!?!

Laska42 Thu 01-Aug-13 21:10:23

.. hmm but I do like my gold gladiators..

mumofthemonsters808 Thu 01-Aug-13 21:13:15

Those tight long t-shirt dresses that everyone seems to be wearing they are so unforgiving and unflattering and make even a slim girl look fat. I particularly hate the tribal print ones or the ones with graffiti writing on. A horrible look on anyone.

clareyfarey Thu 01-Aug-13 21:14:59

Horrible new trend of nails filed to a point.


So many, but those toeless boots were horrendous too.

ravenlocks Thu 01-Aug-13 21:15:59

Agree with those uneven hemmed dresses and open toed boots.

For me hareem trousers, leather skirts, dresses, shirts, tops (in fact anything leather unless it is jacket or coat).

Laska42 Thu 01-Aug-13 21:16:12

hair feathers.. urgh.. gross

InMyShreddies Thu 01-Aug-13 21:17:38

I have a tight t-shirt dress with an Aztec pattern on right now! Plus I have a dress that is longer at the back...

Peplums however are ridiculous, pointless and don't add anything to any outfit IMO.

And anything involving trainers, I just don't get... I've tried Converse, Ash wedges, Nike Dunks and I have given up. I feel like I'm pretending to be sporty. Also, laces are such a faff and trainers look scruffy so quickly.

gandalfcat Thu 01-Aug-13 21:20:42

adults in babygrows ie onesies - hideous

eye brows that are painted so thick and dark they look like moustaches that have relocated.

Laska42 Thu 01-Aug-13 21:21:47

Yes ! Onesies !! foul!! utterly foul

Laska42 Thu 01-Aug-13 21:22:46

constant gum chewers ( does that count?)

LogonMounstuart Thu 01-Aug-13 21:26:17

Clicked on this to say peplums!

Play suits. To me they look v 70s. I imagine they will date just as quickly as they did last time.

Crop tops hmm

gandalfcat Thu 01-Aug-13 21:38:50

teenage boys with trousers under their arses!

TeamJesse Thu 01-Aug-13 21:54:31

Studs. Fringing.

Allthingspretty Thu 01-Aug-13 22:11:55

Leggings particularly the graphic\slogan and aztec print

dexter73 Thu 01-Aug-13 22:14:52

Those loose patterned trousers. I tried some on and I just looked like I was wearing pyjamas.

iMe Fri 02-Aug-13 06:48:47

hair shaved short on one side and left long on the other side. ugh.

WipsGlitter Fri 02-Aug-13 06:52:11

Yes to the eyebrows thing. Desperate and really unflattering

Also wacky professor / geek specs, again unflattering.

Morgause Fri 02-Aug-13 06:53:27

Patterned leggings on anyone over the age of 18.

Sleeve tattoos. Just awful.

HumTiddlyTum Fri 02-Aug-13 06:57:44


Tweet2tweet Fri 02-Aug-13 07:01:15

Gosh yes, peep toe boots- WHY.....

Also wanted to add, sleeveless biker jackets!

feelingood Fri 02-Aug-13 07:01:36


That wonky shave on one side hair style
Peplums most look silly
Denim waistcoats - have seen good and bad depends on shade and what is teamed with but they remind me of ROXY from EE cheap tacky look.
Animal print - when is it going to end just not a fan
Patterned trousers hideous - we not on a tropical island in commune

madmomma Fri 02-Aug-13 08:15:37

leather-look leggings
ponte anything
zebra/snake print
pointy-toed shoes

madmomma Fri 02-Aug-13 08:16:30

mom jeans! wedge trainers

escape Fri 02-Aug-13 08:18:35

Yes to the ' HD' Brows thing - but done by a toddler with a brown crayon.

Peplums are great if you're an inverted triangle or column as add a bit of shape and balance.

I don't get the recent trend for high waists and very cropped t shirts. Actually I do get it, I just could never ever wear it.

I'm wondering when the oversized top half, skinny bottom half thing is going to end. Been going strong for at least 10 years. No sign of it waning yet really.

Hulababy Fri 02-Aug-13 08:37:35

The whole wearing of rollers, visible to all, in their hair during the day when out and about. Seen this a few times on the late teen/early 20s age group. Don't they realise how bad it looks?!?

VeryDullNameChange Fri 02-Aug-13 08:49:11

Aztec prints - just plain hideous IMO, mostly because of the colour combinations.
Peplums (am pear shaped).

Don't mind Mullet hems (short at the front, long at the back, hence, Mullet) actually, although am too old to do them myself, and I rather like the Christmas jumper leggings which were everywhere a couple of years ago - cheerful and thick enough that they didn't reveal the wearer's keks.

BeanoNoir Fri 02-Aug-13 09:08:27

Harem trousers.

Yy to massive brows. I over plucked mine in the 90s and am patiently waiting for the thin look to come back into fashion again. They just won't grow back.

MadBusLady Fri 02-Aug-13 09:22:53

Anything in neon. Suits no-one except firefighters and that is probably in spite of rather than because of.

Teeny tiny shorts worn by anyone at home or in local shopping mall. I try hard not to judge but sometimes someone should have said to them don't go out in them.

dexter73 Fri 02-Aug-13 09:30:51

I love a bit of neon!

wigglybeezer Fri 02-Aug-13 09:32:17

Wearing nude coloured clothing, saw a girl in Glasgow the other day, her fakE tan blended in completely with her nude top and skinny trousers; from the other side of the road she looked naked! Mind you she looked better than the topless man in his sixties with a pot belly, mahogany tan and bad wig we also saw that day.

MadBusLady Fri 02-Aug-13 09:37:43

Maybe it's just so, so far from suiting my colouring I just can't get it, Dexter.

And I agree about teeny tiny shorts BUT attitude was softened the other day when a girl of about 18 walked past me in some, and ok they were teeny tiny and a one way ticket to thrush but frankly she had a bottom like a peach and looked like she was in a Ralph Lauren photoshoot, so why not? And about ten paces behind her came these two women in their 50s commenting loudly on how nasty and tarty she looked, such that she must have been able to hear. Horrible baggages. Were they never young?

higgle Fri 02-Aug-13 09:40:10

Peep toe boots? I first saw these in a utilitarian version worn by Yugoslavian ( as it then was) waitresses in the 70's. I scoured the shops but couldn't find any. I now have a pair and love them, men like them too, there is something a bit naughty about them. I suspect they will be the new "mum boot" as M&S are doing them this year.

LeonardoAcropolis Fri 02-Aug-13 09:41:41

Gladiator sandals, definitely. They look like a rib cage. And a couple of years ago there was a trend for sandals which looked like a bunch of WW2 bandages.

cjbk1 Fri 02-Aug-13 09:43:27

'mullet hemlines' are big in Canada this summer tho I doubt they call them that...
the 'recent brain surgery' haircuts make me shudder...
nude tops are scary...
and as they say on Pinterest "call me old-fashioned but I think yours shirts should be longer than your vagina"

nice thread wink

ZombiesAreClammyDodgers Fri 02-Aug-13 09:44:27

Dipped hems. They just look scruffy.
Nails filed to a point. Who does real life with those???
Onesies. Wtf!
Open toed boots. Why cover half and then let your toes peek out. What's the point?
Nude lippie when the rest of your make up is washed out as well. It doesn't make most people look radiant, one just looks washed out.
Linen trousers. Flatter no one. Unless maybe you're gisele bundchen or something.

MadBusLady Fri 02-Aug-13 09:47:59

This is going to be controversial, but I never got leggings TBH. I don't own a single pair. You can only really wear them under tunics, which don't suit me, or dresses and I'd rather wear opaques or go bare-legged. I've seen people wear them well under jersey minis but that's just a bit too much layering round the hips for me. They have no place in my wardrobe at all.

lollylaughs Fri 02-Aug-13 10:21:08

Madburst I don't own a pair of leggings either... im not well shaped for them no matter what they get covered up with.

But reading this thread has been a little alarming. We are in winter now and haven't quite seen what the upcoming trends are for summer as yet - we are usually a season behind UK and please tell me that gladiator sandals and the long/short/cant make up its mind dress is not a current style (again!) for you this summer....

Have really no clue what a peplum is... shock

snowlie Fri 02-Aug-13 11:06:45

Wedge trainers = stumpy feet - not good. Don't mind toeless boots or gladiators but don't own either.

Mixi skirts and cut out dresses

ouryve Fri 02-Aug-13 11:09:43

Those horrible cork wedges. I can't do heels anyway, but they just look so clunky.

"I don't get the recent trend for high waists and very cropped t shirts."

I dressed like that in the 90's, it didn't look good then, it doesn't look good now.

CalamityJones Fri 02-Aug-13 11:14:26

Wedges. Printed leggings. Awful crappy little mismatched tattoos that look like you let my 2 year old go mental with a felt tip pen.

LouiseAderyn Fri 02-Aug-13 11:16:53

Dresses/leggings made out of too thin a material, so you see every lump and bump.

Kath Kidston style bags - flowery or pink polka dot bags look like something my 5 year old should own, not grown women!

FunnyLittleFrog Fri 02-Aug-13 11:35:05

I don't mind animal print but don't get the trend for actual pictures of animals on things

This is the most horrendous item of clothing I have ever seen

MadBusLady Fri 02-Aug-13 11:55:59

Oh my GOD that is a shocker. The Face of The Minge.

hollyisalovelyname Fri 02-Aug-13 13:32:45

Maxi dresses. With sleeves or without. Particularly on overweight women- I can talk.... I am overweight but I won't wear a maxi grin

Onesleeptillwembley Fri 02-Aug-13 14:30:22

Gladiator sandals. Maxi dresses. Onesies and going out undressed, still in pyjamas. Slug brows. Mahogany fake tan. The 'isnt artfully teased but scraggy unbrushed' hair so beloved of pubescent girls.

That eyelash, fluffy teddy effect on jumpers and cardigans.

All totally flat shoes (make me legs look stumpy even tho they're slim), surely a half inch heel wouldn't hurt? The super flat shoes kill my feet, too.

Cropped jumpers: Merging tacky with downright daft.

Anything from Topshop except their Leigh jeans, which are super!

BlueStones Fri 02-Aug-13 16:21:21

Converse ... not the look that bothers me, though. I just bought my first pair and the quality is rubbish. Won't be buying them again.

Gillybobs Fri 02-Aug-13 16:51:16

Zara were selling sleeveless coats
Peep toe
boots have got to be the ultimate pointless item

Ujjayi Fri 02-Aug-13 17:22:26

Sleeveless blazers
Peep toe boots
Leggings with short tops
The black & white vertical stripes fabric in Marc Jacobs' last collection - the models looked like Beetlejuice meets Jailhouse Rock.
Polyester summer clothing - especially dresses & beack cover ups.
The comb over hair style on teens (or indeed anyone!)

WipsGlitter Fri 02-Aug-13 17:27:39

Lol at "the face of the minge"

Suburban Fri 02-Aug-13 17:27:41

Jeggings as in leggings with jeans seams drawn on.
Wedge trainers. I want to like them but can't.
Men in mustard yellow/red trousers.

lovelychops Fri 02-Aug-13 17:35:45

Funny - that skirt! The horror shock

UriGeller Fri 02-Aug-13 17:40:05

Office boys with the shiny shiny bit of waxed skin between their eyebrows.

Boys- don't wax it!

primallass Fri 02-Aug-13 17:47:17

MC Hammer trousers.

NomDeOrdinateur Fri 02-Aug-13 17:52:42

A resounding "yes" (or should that be no?) to flesh coloured trousers, peep-toe boots, mullet skirts, onesies, undercut hairstyles, geek specs (especially the fake ones), wedge trainers, pastel trousers, dresses with waistlines just below armpit level, jeans with waistlines just above arse-crack, and those bizarre coats with short/three-quarter length sleeves. Also random patches of leather and studs on jumpers and t-shirts - just odd.

My most-loathed trends though are more insidious: polyester/acrylic/viscose everything where silk, linen knits and cotton would previously have been used; natural fibre t-shirts and dresses which are so thin that they're practically sheer and bobbling after the first wash; difficulty of finding good basics at the right time of year (e.g. Zara's wonderful linen knit 3/4 sleeve t-shirts in gorgeous muted tones, which would have been perfect for autumn, winter, and spring, but only made a brief appearance in February before the transition to short sleeves and pastel colours happened).

Onesleeptillwembley Fri 02-Aug-13 18:12:18

Little boys with mullets and usually an earring; just why?
Bigger boys with their backsides hanging out - it's all I can do to stop myself pulling them up.

SundaySimmons Fri 02-Aug-13 18:30:26

The panda face tube skirt is hilarious.

I think we should have some kind of hunt for it like the occasionally spotted wolf fleece!

A price for the first poster to take a photo of someone wearing it!

I might even go into topshop and try it on and take a picture!

Who in their right mind would wear that?!

applecrumbleandcream Fri 02-Aug-13 18:41:00

Never seen anyone wearing one so who buys them?.......I mean those drapey scarf/necklace combo thingies..... truly awful !!!!

CorrieDale Fri 02-Aug-13 18:49:02

Oh thank you all... I thought I was the only one who didn't get peplums and mullet skirts.

I quite like patterned leggings on my 6yo! On me, not so much.

My pet hate though is maxi dresses. I know they're practical and most people like them. But I don't. And not just because I'd look like mrs tiggywinkle in them! Otoh I'm not a fan of bodycon dresses for daytime wear either. I suspect I am just getting old!

SundaySimmons Fri 02-Aug-13 19:04:12

Have we had stripper shoes yet?

Ghastly. Young girls who can't walk in them and older women who just look ridiculous.

cardamomginger Fri 02-Aug-13 19:25:09

It's going back a bit, but puffball skirts. Why?

YoniTime Fri 02-Aug-13 19:28:06

^The Face of The Minge^grin I really dislike those prints. In fact I dislike so much of the current fashion that it's going to be very easy to not overshop and very hard to actually find something to buy when autumn comes.

And yes the strippers shoes = awful.

BeattieBow Fri 02-Aug-13 19:36:52

Those wedge trainers definitely - I did try to like them, I even ordered some, but I just think they're just too emperors new clothes.

I quite like peplums. I'd like a leather one I think.

I don't see the point of sleeveless coats which I think were in Sept Vogue. I also don't like the toeless boots, but I think they look ok on other people (doesmybum look 40 for example) - they just have no place in my lifestyle whatsoever.

madmomma Fri 02-Aug-13 20:59:44

I'm gonna get me one of them there panda minges asap!!!!

madmomma Fri 02-Aug-13 21:01:18

collar necklaces - the ones that actually look like a shirt collar. Why?

SundaySimmons Fri 02-Aug-13 21:06:40

Dress or tops with one sleeve. Especially if the one sleeve is a huge bat wing affair.

I must be getting very old as one sleeve dresses actually irritate me!

SundaySimmons Fri 02-Aug-13 21:10:43

The top to match the Panda skirt

Notfootball Fri 02-Aug-13 21:38:51

Not really clothing but Cath Kidston nappy change bags. Every time I see one I think "oh not again". Actually, pretty much Cath Kidston anything. I've probably upset a load of people there.

Beaverfeaver Fri 02-Aug-13 22:08:38


SundaySimmons Fri 02-Aug-13 22:11:48

See through bags and purses. What's that all about?

LadyHarrietdeSpook Fri 02-Aug-13 22:13:01

Onesies almost don't even count as a 'trend one didn't get' they are just sooo off the style radar.

AlexReidsLonelyBraincell Fri 02-Aug-13 22:29:51

Dresses/tops with the shoulders cut out. Why?

thenightsky Fri 02-Aug-13 22:54:47

ahahha... opened thread with the word 'peplum' in my mind grin and here we are.

YoniTime Fri 02-Aug-13 23:07:46

Dresses that look normal in the front but when you see the back there are stupid cutouts so you can't wear it with a normal bra.

'disco pants' hmm

AscendoTuum Sat 03-Aug-13 02:24:07

I don't get this addiction with scarves TBH. I'll admit that they look nice on some people, but I just cannot bring myself to buy one. I especially hate the scarves that make people look like Morten Harket off Aha or some other northern European teenager in a leather jacket and tea towel type scarf wrapped around their neck twice. On the other side we have pretty young twenty somethings wearing scarves around their necks with a lovely clasp. We used to buy these for my granny for Christmas. I read here that some people have 30 scarves! Maybe it's just me, because I don't live in the UK and live somewhere very hot. The only thing I want to hang around my neck is something made of ice cubes.

frenchfancy Sat 03-Aug-13 06:34:32

Another maxi dress hater. I'm not sure I have ever seen any one look good in one. I always feel like getting out the scissors and chopping the skirt off at the knee.

IceNoSlice Sat 03-Aug-13 07:04:44

A bit dated now but: city shorts. If you wore those to my office you'd never live it down. So I figured they are supposed to be casual wear. So why make them in suit type style. Just don't get it.

Hahahahahahahaha to the panda 'face of the minge' skirt.

Saw a girl in vertical stripey black and trousers the other day. Like a barcode. Really not good.

However, I do quite like my top with the shoulders cut out. Makes an otherwise boring black tshirt a little bit more interesting.

DayOldCheesecake Sat 03-Aug-13 11:31:34

Skater dressers - they will make you look fat, old and cheap. And did I say with elephantine legs?

Cut out the middle man and wear a sumo costume, it'll probably have been made with fewer nasty man-made fibres too.

SnookyPooky Sat 03-Aug-13 17:25:20

A second for stripper shoes.
Was at a work do a while back and a girl there had to hold on to a friend the whole night because she couldn't walk in them. Also I don't think they are very flattering, they look out if proportion with the legs of the wearer imo.

Belindaearl2 Sat 03-Aug-13 17:43:54

Uggs biscuit

Belindaearl2 Sat 03-Aug-13 17:49:55

I swear there's a mumsnetter promoting Ash as well confused

PaulSmenis Sat 03-Aug-13 17:54:27

I don't get the wedge trainers. I know they are fashionable and make you look taller.

TallulahBetty Sat 03-Aug-13 17:57:17

Dip-dye hair. Just looks like you've not done your roots for a reeeeeeally long time.

Leggings as trousers. NO. Leggings are in place of tights. No one wants to see your arse and/or pants.

TallulahBetty Sat 03-Aug-13 17:57:58

Oh and onesies and thick dark eyebrows, as mentioned above.

Tweet2tweet Sat 03-Aug-13 19:54:21

Ha ha- there was a woman wearing Aztec print leggings as trousers with a cropped t shirt and gladiators at kids event today. Made me smile thinking about our list of no no's!

internationallove985 Sat 03-Aug-13 20:23:56

This isn't really a fashion trend, but I've never got that where people have their nails painted all the same color aside from one nail on each hand. x

lurkingaround Sat 03-Aug-13 21:14:12

I second skater dresses. What a fashion disaster. Awful on everyone. Even worse when worn with stripper shoes.

Belindaearl2 Sat 03-Aug-13 22:44:28

I don't really get false eyelashes either, reminds me of my old hand-me-down Sindy dolls from the 70s (to me in the 80s).

Capitola Sat 03-Aug-13 22:50:54

HD brows, fake eyelashes, thick foundation and mahoosive bun on the top of the head.

I have seen this on so many young women of a certain ilk. I think it's the ugliest look I have ever seen.

NoComet Sat 03-Aug-13 22:58:36

Maxi dresses, especially strapless ones.

NoComet Sat 03-Aug-13 23:01:02

Skater dresses are lovely. DD has one, so do several of the girls at school. Far far nicer thsn those hsteful, dare I sat tarty, bodycon things.

ThenAgain Sat 03-Aug-13 23:04:44

Too long strapless maxi dresses where the wearer has to walk around scrunching the fabric at crotch level so they don't trip over the hem.

NoComet Sat 03-Aug-13 23:05:38

Toms, why walk down our highstreet in a pair of tatty grey slippers.

I hare the fashion for no socks, it's just unhygenic, uncomfortable and yuck. I want to see the edge of a trainer liner so I know its not a pool of sweat in your Vans.

dexter73 Sat 03-Aug-13 23:07:19

I have to say I like about 90% off the clothes mentioned on here!

tethersend Sat 03-Aug-13 23:10:02

Yyto wedge trainers- all the sartorial elegance of a sports shoe with the comfort of a high heel.

Hang on.

NeedSomeSun142 Sat 03-Aug-13 23:10:29

crocs! on kids or adults no matter how comfy, they are ridiculous!!

also foundation lips, so your lips ate the same colour as your face?!?!

NoComet Sat 03-Aug-13 23:22:17

I agee neon is awful on everyone, except the black lady in the neon orange vest who looked stunning.

Gingefringe Sat 03-Aug-13 23:50:20

OMG that Panda skirt is truly horrendous.
Talking of Pandas - those silly hats with ears are also ridiculous.
Agree about maxi dresses - the short and fat tend to wear them around here - usually strapless with lots of tattoos showing.
Biker jackets with gold sparkly sleeves.
Disco pants (although I always wanted a pair like Olivia Newton John's in the 70s)

HappyMummyOfOne Sat 03-Aug-13 23:51:32

I like skater dresses and not a dress person at all, suit petite people more i think due to cut.

Gladiator sandles and peep toe boots are just awful.

womma Sun 04-Aug-13 07:28:45

Where do I begin....

Agree with just about everything on here...

Stripper shoes, why do you want to look like a sex worker?
Those bloody awful sandals that zip up the back, I hate them passionately! Ugg boots when they're knackered looking and worn down at the heel...

Can we just affirm that leggings look like shite on 99% of everyone? Especially the obviously super cheap ones that go almost see through over a big flabby arse ffs! I feel like saying ' seriously, if you could see what we can all see when you've got your back to us, you'd never wear that travesty of a trouser garment again!' Cover your bum and your camel toe up, or just get some proper kegs, puhlease!

Ditto the dresses which are short at the front and long at the back (usually worn the odious zippy fecking sandal) and maxi dresses.... god they look awful, especially the strapless ones. At least get a strapless bra for gawd's sake.

There's so much crap in the shops, and people are wearing it! Does no one have a bloody mirror?

MadAboutHotChoc Sun 04-Aug-13 07:54:07


Ugg boots.

Maxi dresses.

Enough said.

womma Sun 04-Aug-13 08:17:58

Short shorts, usually denim cut offs, with sheer tights, especially when the tights aren't sheer all the way up to the shorts... I really want to tell people they look like a shower if shit in them!

NoComet Sun 04-Aug-13 10:41:50

Shorts so short the pocket flaps were hanging out at the front.
They were pretty flowery fabric as if they were meant to show ?confused

Racer back TShits and ordinary bras, why.

Actually why any top or low waisted trousers which show your underwear ?

NoComet Sun 04-Aug-13 10:45:39

Womma I can't stand the thicker bit on sheer tights showing in shorts or skirts either.

It's a bit the same as showing your underwear. The tight makers never meant that bit to show, it looks really tacky.

Onesleeptillwembley Sun 04-Aug-13 10:48:51

starballbunny I haven't seen one, but I would definitely agree with Tshits not being a great fashion. gringrin

womma Sun 04-Aug-13 13:28:42

starball it looks ruddy awful doesn't it?! Aargh!

ODearMe Sun 04-Aug-13 14:07:10

I am not a fan of dog tooth!

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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!

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...

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

yy to donut hair. Sooo over that now.

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.

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.

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

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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

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.

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.

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

Ummm no pointing went on.

Physically pointing at and pointing out are 2 different things.

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?

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

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

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.

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!

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.

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

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

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