Monday, October 24, 2011

What Not To Wear...Ever

Our All Time Worst Fashion Trends
from The Friendship Files Archive

We all have blindly bought into a bad fashion trend at least once or twice in our lives. Okay, maybe more. But it's good sense and friendly advice that has saved us from repeating these vile style mistakes. While compiling this list, I polled some of my friends, asking them to rate their worst fashion trends of all time. At the top of the list, and not surprisingly, were harem pants. It's interesting to see that what some people consider as their 'worst' fashion trend, others may regard as their 'best'. Here is what made the list:

What is The Worst Fashion Trend Ever?

*Shoulder pads and giant puffy sleeves...Dynasty was cancelled for a reason.
*MC Hammer drop-crotch pants thats sneaked its way back into fashion. Please send them back to a sealed vault in the 80's where they belong.
*Wearing sock with flops. I don't know whether it's only a South African thing, but I see way too many people wearing fuzzy socks with their flip flops and Birkenstocks. Make it Stop!!!
*Crocs, I die every time I see a pair. Your feet may deserve comfort but not the fluorescent, rubbery, Teletubby kind.
*At the age of about 12, I wore leg warmers with stockings and skirts...Yuck! I looked like a clone of my 88 year old granny. Why didn't anyone warn me?
*Wearing every piece of the jewellery you own all at once. You just need to plug yourself into a socket to light up.
*High waisted trousers...I just can't...
*Aladdin or Jasmine or Genie pants, I have no clue what it's called. Taking your fashion cues from a fictional Disney character is a Huge No-No.
*Jelly babies! My friends and I had one in every colour when we were young. I think we were responsible for that ban on plastic.
*Those mocassin shoes that's everywhere again...omg and the glitter one's! Nooo!
*Everything the Spice Girls wore in the 90's was outright trashy. But back then, we all thought those crazy high platform sneakers were so 'cool'.
*I see girls wear strappy mini dresses with furry knee high 35 degree weather. It's scorching hot outside, people are basically melting in the heat - who knows whats going on with your feet? Gross!
*Remember when everyone was wearing low rise jeans with their Swarovski thong straps showing? It still gives me nightmares.
*Denim dungarees, it's only okay if you work on a farm, someplace no one will ever see you. 
*Cropped tops that show off your belly. Where is the rest of your top? Did it get caught in the dryer?
*My biggest fashion don't is wearing a black bra under a white see-through blouse. So tacky!
*I'm seeing these peep toe boots in stores now that can't decide if it's a boot or a sandal.
*People that are not nerds and not optically challenged that wear nerd glasses. It's like they're directly poking fun at those of us who are 'forced' to wear specs.
*Balloon dresses are horrid. They make everyone look fat, so why wear it? 
*Velvet tracksuits that the glossy posse wear out absolutely everywhere. Worse were the ones written 'Juicy' on the butt. Cringe! Keep your tracksuits at the gym, not the shopping mall.
*Skants or skousers - which is a hybrid of a skirt and trousers. Yes, I owned one but I was young and misinformed.
*Three letters - VPL.
*Wearing your PJ's, slippers or hair rollers out in public. No one wants to know what you wear to bed.
*Mum jeans that sit on the waist line are ridiculous and so old fashioned. But then again, super low jeans that show butt-cracks are also off-putting.
*Ripped jeans - did a dog get to it before you did?
*Wearing oversized clothes is just as bad as wearing clothes that are three sizes too small for you.
*Scrunchies - a fashion fad so bad that we had to learn just how bad it is on an episode of Sex & the City.

Thanks to all my friends for sharing their biggest fashion don'ts with me. What have been some of your all-time worst fashion trends?


Meena said...

This is a great post ...funny too lol!! mom jeans and Crocs def have to go lol...

Hana said...

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ChiChi81 said...

Oh gosh, I'm guilty of one: wearing scrunchies haha it's my quick fix for a bad hairday or on a windy day ;( I do agree on your list, some of these are just ridiculous, especially wearing crocs with those bizarre colours >.<


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Miss J said...

Funny post...I don't like crocs too...rsrs. Kisses from Brazil ~.~


Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

hahahaha..... I just couldn't stop laughing while reading each "don'ts". And those leg warmers. Good Lord! I remember those. Recently, I had to put my 5 year old in them to school because they had to turn up in 1980s costumes and I visibly cringed!

Sam said...

@ Wi I must admit that I am also guilty of some of these.

@ Chocolate, Cookies & Candies - I can't believe they're introducing 80's fashion to little ones at school! At least they all cute enough to pull it off.

Paolita@BerryHaute said...

Hi Sam,
I love this post..... I have to roll my eyes every time I see girls at the airport in pajama bottoms. Really?!?! We all like to be comfy when we travel but that's ridic..... and I hope they figure it out soon.

BTW, really appreciate you followingBerryHaute,
I'm following you as well and looking forward to your posts!

Mom Fashion World said...

Thank you!
I'm following you already.
See you around, darling.


haha this is such a fun post you have here! Hmmmm its always so hard because fashion is sooo subjective between each person. Personally I've abhored the uggs with leggings/jeggings look. In who's mind is that EVER a lovely combination! Maybe a bit too harsh? Eeeeek promise Im not always as toxic-tongued ;)


jkd said...

haha omg crocs are soooooo ugly! scrunchies are a nightmare.

LOL ripped jeans. I am laughing so hard hahaha

Bailey Schneider said...

Wahahaha!! Brilliant list! Made me laugh!
Crocs should be banned!
Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

Rosamond Kim said...

lol Love this post. Very fun to read.


Nicole said...

Haha! Wow, these are all really bad. Although high waisted pants can be pulled off.

Aida said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog! I loved this post, I completely agree with you! So good, I laughed so hard!!

Sam said...

@Broken Whimsy - when it comes to bad fashion trends, you can be as harsh as you want ;)
Thanks for your comment, I totally agree.

Mannequins Dream said...

heyy thanks soo much for checking out & commenting on my blog :) and crocs are REVOLTING! i feel like killing whoever wears them! :P Xx

Couture Carrie said...

Ha! Love this post!
Scrunchies and Crocs are especially horrid...


il était une fois... said...

hilar!! love it! X

Rakhshan said...

fabulous post u've literally hit the nail on the head every time! :)
hate crocs, highwaist pants and socks with flip flops yuck!

Indistinctive Writer said...

crocs are ugly... i wear sanuk... they're equally as comfortable...

Lola Finn said...

Cool post! ;) Everything is so bad!
Thank you so much for your nice comment!


Summer-Raye said...

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Lucia Marcote said...

thanks a lot for your comment on my blog!! :)

Great post!! I follow you!!!

I'm Brenda. said...

I love it! Nice blog you have there :)


Pop Champagne said...

I love furry knee boots, they're adorable, but ya there are a way to wear them, like if you wear them with a short dress then you look like one of those import models haha not that it's bad but there's just very specific things you have to wear with those boots to make it work on "regular days" :D

Love Sushi and Fashion said...

ha ha! Crocs are the worst thing ever! Great post! <3<3

Ioana Liliana said...

It's like you've read my mind! I so agree!!


p.s. just started following your lovely blog :)

PAPS said...

These are funny and I do wear scrunchies sometimes. Lol Also my children love crocs but now I have stopped buying them as my son now is too old to wear them. It was cute when he was 3 or 4 years. I dont like them on bigger kids and adults though.

Ninasvintage said...

Thanks for your comment!!!

Sam said...

Thanks to everyone for their comments & input :)


Crocs are so awful!! xo

Nee said...

lool what a funny post! ewww crocs!!


Onyxay said... this post!!

thanks so much for your comment in my blog!

I follow you hope you can follow me too! :D


JanM ♥ said...

"Scrunchies - a fashion fad so bad that we had to learn just how bad it is on an episode of Sex & the City." Hahaha! That's the episode with Paul Rudd right? ;) I love this piece!

Thanks for leaving a comment on my page :)

Carla said...

Thanks for your comment. This is a funny post:) But I like harem pants:) I do agree with basically everything else though, and am glad I wasn't older in the 90's high heel sneakers sound horrible.

BeSugarandSpice said...

Funny post,..I completely agree with you!!Kisses!!

Sam said...

Hi JanM. I think it was in Season 6 where she was dating that 'Berger' guy.

Anonymous said...

I hate the fur boots...!! I agree with you
Thanks for your comment ;)

Alexandra AT said...

Hi!!! Thanks for your comment. Funny post, I really enjoy reading it. Lot of kisses!


My Own Strange Little World said...

Hahaha! You're so funny!! I can't stop laughing!! Thanks for your lovely comment by the way!!

Satin And Salt said...

okay im not gonna lie... sometimes (okay most of the time) I wear black bras under white tops. I realize it is a problem but i just LIKE how it looks.

Please fix me!


Vale ♥ said...

I can't stand Crocs ! This post is funny :-) I think your blog is very nice, kisses

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Sam said...

@Satin and Salt - Lol, thanks for being so honest. If you're making it look good, then why not?

krissy rock said...

haha!!! loved this post. umm, Crocs are at the top of my no-no list. seriously, why were they ever brought to existence!?!

cute blog by the way!!! follow each other?

Ruqaiya Khan said...

LOL!! This is the best fashion post I have read in a long time. Thanks for sharing <3

mike said...

lol great blog.Would like to see you do a blog on sexy dresses