Unfortunately, fashion critic Joan Rivers is no longer around to call them out on their fashion faux pas. However, you do not have to wait to be called out, mocked or looked at askance before avoiding the following fashion don’ts:
Obvious Panty Lines
This is the number one fashion no-no. There are so many underwear choices that you can choose from these days. In the past, women did not have as much choice so they just wore what was available.
Nowadays, there’s no reason to allow your panty lines show through your jeans, pants trousers or skirt.
If you’ll be wearing tight jeans or skirts, wear a thong underneath. If you’ll be wearing low waist pants or jeans, put on low waist underwear, and avoid wearing panties with prominent colors showing through your dress or pant.
Oversized and Undersized Clothing
We know you have put on a few pounds and want to hide some of that flab. We get it: you are not a model or someone who lives in dream world. However, wearing an oversized gown or dress just to hide your hips or slightly bigger tummy is not okay.
It makes you look dowdy, unstylish and older. The same goes for trying to fit into a dress that accentuates your flaws. We are not saying don’t wear a lovely dress. What we are saying is wear something that complements your stature and size.
Wearing a tight fitting dress when you have a big tummy and bottom is not only unsightly, it makes it seem like you are trying too hard.
Instead, settle for what compliments you well. If you have a flat tummy and great ass, by all means wear a dress or gown that flaunts both. If you have a big belly, wear a dress with some room that enhances your curves without making your stomach look big.
Too Little or Excessive Makeup
We know that sometimes, you are not just in the mood for any makeup. However, remember that you would be meeting people outside. So, do them a favor and at least make yourself look pleasant. A little lip gloss, some eyeliner, and foundation can transform you from ordinary looking to classy.
The same goes for excessive makeup: it will draw some attention to you, but you can be sure that it’ll be the wrong kind of attention. Excessive makeup makes you look cheap and unstylish. Avoid it. If you are in doubt, always go for less.
Unless you are a stripper or a nudist, flashing excess cleavage is not a good idea. We get that you should flash some cleavage; just not too much.
Some cleavage can help you improve your looks and make a fashion statement. However, if you’ve got cellulite or stretch marks on your cleavage, please don’t flash any part. It’ll appear gross to others.
Wearing Baggy Looking Jeans
This is particularly common among women who have put on a little bit of weight. Sure, it may feel comfortable and easy on the body, but it is never easy on the eyes. Baggy jeans do nothing for you. If anything, they make you look old and careless. Instead, go for some stretch denim that’s perfect for you.
Too Many Accessories
Okay, because you are wearing red shoes, you think wearing red bracelets, beads, necklaces, earrings… okay you know where this is going. Accessorizing is a good thing. What isn’t appealing is excessive accessorizing. It does not have to be over the top to match. However, you also don’t want too few, and if you find yourself in need of additional accessories a good resource for that would be Morana.
The writer, Oscar King, always strives to keep himself up to date on the latest in fashion trends to make sure nobody has to suffer with a fashion faux-pas. As a result of this, he is always the one in his circle of friends people turn to for fashion advice. You can learn more about Oscar on Google+.