Tag Archives: fashion don’ts

4 nye NOTCUTES

Patterned TightsPATTERNED TIGHTS

Patterned tights are the cornstarch of accessories – they thicken, and not in a good way.

Black Matte Jersey BORIN ANDREW MARC MATTE JERSEY

The Nineties are well done.  Retire the black matte jersey in exchange for a more modern fabric.

Fugly BootsFUG BOOTS

Look down.  Did your feet help make 2013 the year of the fug boot?  I blame Steve Madden.

SequinsSEQUINED DRESSES OF FUG

 

Sequins are just too obvious and try-hard for NYE unless you are doing some sort of ironic Bob Mackie tribute.

5 things you should never wear to a wedding

CHECK YOUR DRESSnumber five: visible cleavageWEDDING GUEST CLEAVAGEnumber four: shortsKATE MOSS SHORTSnumber three: a tiaraHONEY BOO BOO TIARAnumber two: flipflopsBRIDESMAIDS IN FLIP FLOPSnumber one: whiteWHITE WEDDING GUEST DRESSBORING WEDDING

Metallicaca

Even though metallics have peaked, expect more than a few silver, gold, sequined, and beaded numbers at this year’s holiday festivities.  If you must indulge, an awareness of these common mistakes will help you avoid metallicaca.Avoid too tight and too short.  Metallic brings its own zing, so go more conservative with length to avoid hookerville.Color + Metallic = Overkill.  Gold, silver, bronze, or black are the only acceptable options.  No need to over complicate an already eye-catching look with heavy beading, pleats, or rainbows.As demonstrated, shiny fabric highlights figure flaws and fit issues.  Don’t step outside in any metallic dress that is less than impeccable.  When the light hits, there is nowhere to hide. Please no metallic sacks unless you’re in your second trimester.  Even the high-end flapper-inspired looks rarely flatter.