Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Fashion faux pas

What is it about summer weather that brings out fashion faux pas? I lost count of the clothing no-nos spotted during my recent coastal escape . . . white clothing with black underwear, muffin tops - and that's without relaying what I saw on the beach.

I am a plus size woman so I know how difficult it can be to find clothes that fit comfortably, look good and are age appropriate.

But you'll never see me with a muffin top even though I am amply endowed with the necessary body bits to achieve it. For me the worst thing is someone who is probably a size 10 or 12 wearing jeans and other clothes that are so tight it creates bulges. This problem is especially prevalent among wearers of hipsters - a fashion fad which many people don't seem to realise are NOT a style which flatters all.

And can anyone tell me what's going on with showing bra straps? Bras come in so many variations - please just wear the one that's right for what you're wearing. Don't wear a bra with straps straight up over the shoulders if you're wearing a tank with a sports-style back or (worse) a strapless top. Why don't wearers of bras with ``invisible'' straps realise that they are in reality NOT invisible (see the pic). Maybe they have a vision impairment? Or suffer from some strain of Emperor's New Clothes-itis?

Don't those guilty of fashion faux pas have anyone in their lives who love them enough to tell them the error of their ways (in the nicest possible way, of course)?


katiecrackernuts said...

I so agree with you. The bra thing bothers me. One in our household seems to wear bras like they were an accessory to the very scant pieces she wears on top. I have found a brand of tank that doesn't move to reveal straps and I just keep buying it in different colours each season.

Chrisy said...

...when i saw your avatar on another blog i was visiting...well...i just had to stop on by your place...pleased i did...some witty insightful stuff here...ah the muffin tops...i quite admire some people who can ooze out all over the place yet have a real sense of confidence and attitude...ditto the invisible bra straps...maybe they're magic and only other people can see them...

katiecrackernuts said...

Ta for the kudos re our dinner menu. But, no, won't be sending food parcels out. It's really stretching my brain to think through all the dietary needs of our lot. They're a bloody fussy bunch.

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