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What would you ask clothes and shoe designers to STOP bloody designing and trying to flog us?

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HouseOfBamboo Sun 31-Jul-11 11:49:10

On my list:

1) Tops/dresses with necklines which show your bra straps. As most women wear bras and most bra straps aren't designed for public display, this would seem to be a basic design flaw.

2) Skirts / trousers / jeans with pockets in stupid unflattering places. We don't need the extra bulkage thanks.

3) Yet ANOTHER bloody gladiator sandal. Just because I hate them.

What would be on your list?

LucyLastik Sun 31-Jul-11 11:52:22

shoes with high heels for little girls

shoes with toys in

skinny jeans for little girls - dd1 looks good in most things, but skinny jeans don't go with trainers and she looks better in bootlegs anyway

partyhats Sun 31-Jul-11 11:56:32

polyester paisly print tops of the sort in wallis, next, george etc, I feel sweaty just looking at them.

partyhats Sun 31-Jul-11 11:56:56

paisley, not paisly

HouseOfBamboo Sun 31-Jul-11 11:56:59

God yes, heels on girls' shoes, bloody toys and flashing lights in shoes - aaaargh.

I'll add 'pockets on baby and toddler clothing' to the list. Unnecessary, a waste of material, and a makes the clothes a bastard to iron.

AlpinePony Sun 31-Jul-11 11:59:18

Dear designers, I have a waist. Your shapeless clothes make me look like mama cass. Please stop making your waistbands on trousers and skirts the same dimensions as the hips. Women are not cylindrical.

KatyMac Sun 31-Jul-11 11:59:49

See through clothes

I hate them; reason? see above/below about 'bras/straps'

HouseOfBamboo Sun 31-Jul-11 12:03:02

Shift dresses that are ONLY designed for apple shaped women, ie they are big in the shoulders and bust and narrow in the hips.

I love shift dresses but as I'm pear shaped they never fit me, grrr.

HouseOfBamboo Sun 31-Jul-11 12:05:36

yy to the waistband thing. It's nigh on impossible to get properly fitting jeans for a pear shaped arse.

lubeybooby Sun 31-Jul-11 12:08:16

Feckin hipsters and other low slung trousers.

Anything strapless

Anything with half the back cut out

High necklines

Anything floral or lace

gregssausageroll Sun 31-Jul-11 12:28:30

High Street stores that thing XL is a 14. FFS! Reiss is a good example. They have beautiful clothes but only go to a 14 in some cases and a 16 in others. I am an 18 because of my bust.

Next - just why? You've let yourselves go. You bring out the same old tat every year but in a different colour. Your quality is shocking and the prices do not reflect this. I remember when the Directory first came out and the clothing was something to be proud about/save for.

MrsSeanBean Sun 31-Jul-11 12:35:27

Stop lowering the quality to utter crap and maintaining the same prices (Yes Monsoon you are one such culprit). We will notice (and desert you) you know.

Product wise, I hate high / very strappy platform sandals, especially those with excessively high platforms, but that's just a personal thing.

fluffles Sun 31-Jul-11 12:39:14

clothes styled for women but fitted for 13yo girls

winter coats with arms that stop at the elbow and 'cardigans' that barely cover your bust nevermind torso... or any other such ridiculously impractical things.

HouseOfBamboo Sun 31-Jul-11 12:41:42

The preponderance of sleevelessness in summer clothes.

Yes some women suit sleeveless stuff, but LOADS don't. We'd like a choice please.

Wallis - everything in Wallis is shit and a fire waiting to happen.
Next - WHY is that shop so popular?
Those beige legging/jodhpur things that make people look naked if you see them from the other side of the road.
Nasty t-shirts with floral prints, to be worn by larger ladies with cropped linen trousers - step forward M&S.
Per Una.

TheCrackFox Sun 31-Jul-11 12:44:10

Stripper shoes (the ones with 5 inch heels, platforms and buckles) really need to be consigned to the fashion bin.

Columbia999 Sun 31-Jul-11 12:50:55

Sandals that are either flat or have skyscraper heels. What's wrong with a medium heel?
Stop putting those damned loops in every single garment. A vest or tee shirt doesn't need them and they are a nightmare when you're trying to get something off a rail to look at it. The stupid loops get caught on every other hanger and it's almost impossible to get it out without demolishing the display.
Dresses that are otherwise nice, but so short that your knickers show. Not everyone has the legs for micro minis (not any more anyway, sniff!)

HouseOfBamboo Sun 31-Jul-11 12:54:10


That's all I want. I'm not expecting an outfit to make me look like Kate Moss, I just want something to wear that isn't hideous or hideously uncomfortable.

Clothes and shoe designers - why is this apparently so hard? You are supposed to be DESIGNERS ffs.

smallandroid Sun 31-Jul-11 12:54:19

maxi dresses, don't think i've seen one person carry this off well

and really doesn't work at the supermarket

Awomancalledhorse Sun 31-Jul-11 12:55:30

Dear highstreet, there is such thing as a natural hourglass shape, please may I have a shirt or some style of top which suits my figure!

Pinkflipflop Sun 31-Jul-11 12:59:10

Jeans that stop the circulation in your legs.

Jeans that give you muffin top even though you are a size 10.

High waisted skirts.

Skirts and dresses that are so short you look like you are touting for business even though you are doing the weekly shop in Tesco.

Can't think of anything else atm but I like this thread!!

Pinkflipflop Sun 31-Jul-11 13:01:32

Oh I forgot, anything that is supposed to be 'Body Con'. Who wears this stuff? No we are not blooming Cheryl Cole and we don't want things clinging to every lump and bump!

Who actually wear body con? Bloody con more like!

Selks Sun 31-Jul-11 13:05:42

Short sleeved tops / t-shirts where the short sleeves are very short....most of the short sleeves on the high street are like this. I have bingo wings. Lots of us have. We don't want to be limited in choice to virtual cap-sleeves. More short sleeves that are not so short please.

KatyMac Sun 31-Jul-11 13:06:38

I accept I have an unnatural shape; I know this because

a) if it fits my boobs I have handfuls my waist
b) if it fits my waist but boobs & bum look like they have been shoehorned in to the point of bursting the seems (at least 4 or 6 inches too small)
c) if it fits my hips it flops around at the waist (6 inches plus too big)

Dresses are a nightmare

In addition (following on from see through materials) I don't my boobs lifted put on a shelf with it all showing (not just cleavage actual nipples)

Dogsby Sun 31-Jul-11 13:07:29

i had some heels when i was little. very odd really mum bought them. i still haev them, little wooden clogs with a plastic strap

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