Women's Fashion Pet Peeves

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What is trendy right now that you hate?

sarahell, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:04 (one year ago) link

Cold shoulder tops.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:04 (one year ago) link

yes! i have started a project of buying tops that are otherwise cute, save for the cold shoulder, and then "warming" them, by adding fabric to the shoulder where there was none.

sarahell, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:07 (one year ago) link

my current one -- things with bows or ties or weird fussy things on the wrists

sarahell, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:08 (one year ago) link

I hate "cold shoulder" tops way more than is appropriate for having feelings about someone else's choices that don't affect me at all.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:09 (one year ago) link

Also, I should have put this in the original post, but this thread is for people who wear women's fashion to complain about their pet peeves and not for cis-male, male presenting, hetero dudes to talk about what kills their boners or whatever

sarahell, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:10 (one year ago) link

yes! i have started a project of buying tops that are otherwise cute, save for the cold shoulder, and then "warming" them, by adding fabric to the shoulder where there was none.

― sarahell, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:07 PM (one minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol champ

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:10 (one year ago) link

i can kinda get if the top is short sleeved or a lightweight fabric you would wear in the summer -- but a thick knit sweater -- why? why? why?

sarahell, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:11 (one year ago) link

like opposite sensations -- say, sweet and sour -- work with food. But I don't want my clothing to make me warm & cold at the same time

sarahell, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:13 (one year ago) link

Why are the colors so ugly again this season?

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:13 (one year ago) link

It keeps me from buying clothes, so I guess that's good.

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:13 (one year ago) link

yeah, what's the color this year, coral or something -- it's something that i saw and was like, you know i don't actually have rosacea, but this color will make me look like i do, or that i have some skin problem, and if i wore it, i'd have to do some major tone correction + foundation + idk what but no, i think i will save money and not buy

sarahell, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:16 (one year ago) link

Mmmm, lichen green, burnt orange, mustard, navy.

I have such an irrational hatred of them!

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:16 (one year ago) link

it's sad that it makes navy seem super great ... and it's like, the unsalted mashed potatoes of colors imo

sarahell, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:17 (one year ago) link

Ha!

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:20 (one year ago) link

Oh I love that coral/pink/blush color, I'm definitely the target audience for that plus burnt orange and mustard and teal.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:20 (one year ago) link

i've seen things with those colors in stripes or patterns that i think are cute, but they would look bad on me --- except for teal, well, as long as it isn't too bright

sarahell, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:22 (one year ago) link

It just clashes so bad with all my color choices/preferences.

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:25 (one year ago) link

it also seems there are a lot of styles rn that look really dumb on ppl who aren't tall

sarahell, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:27 (one year ago) link

If I could pick one color to wipe off the face of the earth it would be coral.

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:30 (one year ago) link

I have to admit I am totally not aware of what fashion is doing rn. I have an Ann Taylor Loft credit card and my last online order was from Buykud, which is some Chinese or Singaporean company where the aesthetic is basically like neutral spectrum art director urchin.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0680/7785/products/9576571423_1378659479_2000x.jpg?v=1544941127

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:32 (one year ago) link

If I could pick one color to wipe off the face of the earth it would be coral.


Orange makes me vomit. Apparently in colour psych it signifies being social. Checks out. Lol

nathom, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:37 (one year ago) link

My boss told me my style is English. I was so "wuht?" I didn't know what to say. Just smiled. Wtf is English style? Omg I hope she doesn't imply I'm Essex style. Eek.

nathom, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:39 (one year ago) link

xp - i always thought orange = comfort food, maybe that's America-centric lol

sarahell, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:44 (one year ago) link

I don't hate much but there's an overload of tiger print. Make it stop.

nathom, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:44 (one year ago) link

xp - i always thought orange = comfort food, maybe that's America-centric lol


Really? Haha. Never crossed my Eurotrash mind. :-)

nathom, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:45 (one year ago) link

i see a lot of prints that make me think of dental hygienist smocks, or English country home upholstery.

sarahell, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:47 (one year ago) link

xp - growing up the color scheme in fast food restaurants always had a lot of orange, also, the color of cheetohs, cheezits, kraft mac n cheese ....

sarahell, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:48 (one year ago) link

yeah i remember being kind of shocked at the orange foods when i first arrived in the US.

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:50 (one year ago) link

The whole buff boots revival is so weird. At the time the "wrong" girls wore it. Now it's mixed w other styles and it weirds me out.

nathom, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:54 (one year ago) link

Also the fila disruptors seemed cute for a minute. Now eh no thanks. Just overly chunky.

nathom, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:55 (one year ago) link

i am so glad you are back on ilx, nat!

sarahell, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:57 (one year ago) link

What are buff boots?

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 22:00 (one year ago) link

Sorry! Buffalo boots.

S, thanks! Happy to be back too. :-)))

nathom, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 22:01 (one year ago) link

You mean like...platform...sneaker...things? GIS is not really helping me out I don't think.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 22:02 (one year ago) link

You mean like...platform...sneaker...things? GIS is not really helping me out I don't think.


What the spice girls wore way back. :-)

nathom, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 22:06 (one year ago) link

OMG

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 22:10 (one year ago) link

so, you're telling me, that that is not what you really want

sarahell, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 22:13 (one year ago) link

There seems to be a lot of neon or bright stuff around - really doesn’t suit me.

Various 90s trends that I remember but was too young for the first time and I don’t want to do now.

Velour.

gyac, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 22:15 (one year ago) link

xpost lol!!

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 22:37 (one year ago) link

i didn't know that was called cold-shoulder tops and it was a thing! My friend gets this great extra employee discount at one affiliate store a couple times a year and he always asks if I want anything. The last time I looked online everything was either a jumpsuit or this cold shoulder top and I was like, WTF. They are HORRIBLE.

I like that color palate listed above. I wish I could wear more warm colors. I actually love all shades of green, yellow and orange too. I hate purple so I dunno.

Yerac, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 22:49 (one year ago) link

split knee jeans in the middle of winter. Just seems stupidly impractical. Does it even look that good to anybody?
Quite innovative when the Ramones did it 44 years ago & Iggy more extremely before them.
Always wonder who repopularised it, & always associate it with the Ramones, so did somebody do a photoshoot in homage to them or something? & now it seems to have been around in this town at least for the last few years so you would think it was old hat by now.
Or is it now a constant?

Stevolende, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 22:52 (one year ago) link

I hate sheer anything and shirts and one piece bathing suits that are way too short in the torso. I'm not even tall so I have no clue how tall women deal with this.

Yerac, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 22:53 (one year ago) link

Oh, the short torso thing isn't really a trend (just life). Whoops.

I also hate t shirts that have "mommy wine o'clock" types of sayings on them.

Yerac, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 22:55 (one year ago) link

oh god the alkie mom brigade are such a bore.

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 22:59 (one year ago) link

This trend of clothes just shrinking in the closet ever since Trump got elected also sucks.

Yerac, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 23:06 (one year ago) link

Wait I’m still really confused about “buffalo boots”. Do you mean biker boots? I just got a pair with big buckles and I LOVE them but I used to wear “giant shitkickers” back in the day so they feel right to me.

I love cold shoulder tops because I love my shoulders and they’re about the only things I feel comfortable exposing but I only like plain black ones. Anything with a print and cut out seems too complicated.

Love the colors and the pic L posted.

I’ve been trying to be more daring with clothes and wear what I like even if I don’t think I can pull it off or if it’s not my usual style. I recently bought a jumpsuit which I NEVER thought I’d do but it looks so cute! Mind you I haven’t actually worn it yet.

Hate sheer things.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 23:48 (one year ago) link

Oh meant to say “giant shitkickers” are what my dad used to call my steel toe docs and creepers.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 23:49 (one year ago) link

xposts - I have to buy special long in the torso bathing suits. :/

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 23:53 (one year ago) link

Love neckties/ribbons for channeling a 1970s magician vibe, which is all I want for myself out of fashion.

Paperbag waists are a scourge, agreed. Rarely flattering, difficult to pair with anything. I'm currently troubled by the rise in boiler suits because I think they look amazing but could never make it work.

tangenttangent, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 12:34 (one month ago) link

i thought about not being able to pull off the boilersuit too but after watching Sex Education, I am going to DO IT. One at least.

Yerac, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 13:04 (one month ago) link

i love neckbows but i don't like the historical name for them :( neckties aren't really an option for me and scarves are too much work for me to accessorize.

i don't see paperbag waist (which, yes, is awful) in the wild myself but maybe it'll hit this year... i was sort of surprised when bell bottoms came back but then i realized how good they look when done right.

are boiler suits really a fashion thing? again, this is something i could not ever do... i mean if you want to look like a member of DEVO or joel hodgson that is fine but that's skirting the line between "fashion" and "cosplay" for me...

Kate (rushomancy), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 13:35 (one month ago) link

i thought about not being able to pull off the boilersuit too but after watching Sex Education, I am going to DO IT. One at least.

DO IT! I would if I could somehow find one that would work for me. Some really nice ones here: https://www.whowhatwear.co.uk/boilersuit-fashion-trend

tangenttangent, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 14:10 (one month ago) link

boilersuit = jumpsuit?

i would happily wear one if it were cut in a moderately flattering way for my size/shape. i went through my menswear phase in college, i am short, my hair is short and my boobs are small. jumpsuits are not for me. rompers are ok though.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 14:18 (one month ago) link

I think people use them synonymously? but they are different?

yeah, i want a very utilitarian boilersuit but was looking at one these jumpsuits (found it after researching the clothes from the show). I think the cut is very flattering and I like the green. https://www.nancymac.co.uk/collections/jumpsuits-1

LL, Gillian Anderson is like your description in the show (short hair + very petite) and she looked amazing in the jumpsuits. But she is Gillian Anderson I know.

Yerac, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 14:27 (one month ago) link

yeah i mean they are cute but i can't imagine a world in which one would fit me and also be something i want to wear based on the places i normally go and the things i normally do.
i'd rather just wear a dress

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 14:30 (one month ago) link

she is gillian anderson + has a team of people making sure her clothes are perfect
if someone gave me one, and it fit me, i would gladly wear it. i would not go out of my way to acquire one.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 14:32 (one month ago) link

Yeah, I have a closet full of clothes that don't fit my life anymore which is why I generally stopped buying non-essential new clothes. I am a complete sucker for green though.

Yerac, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 14:35 (one month ago) link

I feel like my style aethetic these days is "shape-shifter from Twilight". I am totally wearing cut off sweatpants right now.

Yerac, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 14:39 (one month ago) link

Lol, great aesthetic. Those jumpsuits are all beautiful! Emerald green velvet is an all-time colour and fabric combination.

Boiler suit definitely more utilitarian/androgynous than a jumpsuit.

My wardrobe most closely resembles Otis’s series of 70s striped tees from Sex Education

tangenttangent, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 15:43 (one month ago) link

There is not a striped tshirt in 70s color combinations that I could ever pass up. I still have a bunch from high school that I collected. The Gap and Espirit back in the day used to do good work keeping things like that always in stock.

Yerac, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 15:46 (one month ago) link

Like, I want better striped Tshirts for women in stores instead of bullshit shirts that say "it's wine o'clock".

Yerac, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 15:47 (one month ago) link

Not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but Ebay is kind of a great resource for quirky shirts that may include the striped variety. I have a blue and white striped button up that I cherish and have worn to hell. It's a favorite of mine.

very avant-garde (Variablearea), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 17:02 (one month ago) link

My aesthetic is currently trending "post-apocalyptic ewok planet urchin" because this is the last thing I bought:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91ArZ%2B8CH4L._UX522_.jpg

My friend has coined a term for Afro-centric unabashedly kooky but still hot woman of a certain age and that is "Art Heaux Auntie." I aspire.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 17:53 (one month ago) link

Suits are suffering. They're almost uniformly awful. Also, ime, maybe more than some other clothing items, suits are for thin people. They might not fit everywhere, they might not be flattering to some bodies, but if you're curvy & have specific tastes it is MURDER to find a suit. There's just so much fabric and structure.

I can't afford MM LaFleur but I could dig this one IF I could pay even more to have it tailored/shortened: https://mmlafleur.com/shop/product/jackets/oliver-jacket-gray-melange/

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 18:05 (one month ago) link

I hate suits and blazers so much.

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 18:57 (one month ago) link

boilersuit / jumpsuit -- definitely would be a challenge for my shape -- back when I did art gallery maintenance stuff, I was gonna get a pair of blue coveralls because I would periodically get paint on my clothes, and the purpose of the coveralls was to prevent that. But, like the coveralls, I would only go for the ones that look institutional -- like a member of Devo, or like Sigourney Weaver's outfit in Alien. (n.b. I do not resemble Sigourney Weaver whatsoever).

sarahell, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 18:59 (one month ago) link

I've decided I like peplum blazers. ... I still have a soft spot for the somewhat oversized shiny / sparkly ones that are kinda Vegas lounge singer or rockabilly looking. On the rare occasions I do have to wear traditional business clothes, I do a peplum blazer and an above-the-knee skirt with a flounce. I feel like that's the most flattering that type of clothing can get for someone who is big and not exceptionally leggy.

sarahell, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 19:03 (one month ago) link

in orbit the last thing you bought is really cool and i want it for myself

marcos, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 19:08 (one month ago) link

i really like funnel-y necked clothing.

Yeah peplum suit jackets are great ( I probably said that above somewhere when I was bitching about suits. It resolves the hip and length of jacket problem.

Yerac, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 19:24 (one month ago) link

i really like funnel-y necked clothing.

I like the versatility of it! otm

sarahell, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 19:31 (one month ago) link

i like oversize things too

and black denim

marcos, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 19:39 (one month ago) link

I do think it's kind of crazy that they, in general, sell women things like rompers, one piece bathing suits, jumpsuits with no way of knowing exactly how long the torso is.

Yerac, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 19:46 (one month ago) link

Btw the neck on that jumper is enormous. It's a lot like wearing your dad's old shirt as an arts & crafts smock, which I really like about it. I have to wash it though because it smells really chemicaly and funky out of the bag, presumably from the toxic chemicals in the acid-wash black denim.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 19:52 (one month ago) link

oh, i bet i know the smell! I got black jeggings recently that had a similar smell

sarahell, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 12:35 (one month ago) link

I was wearing my new apocalypse tunic to the store today and the Trader Joe’s cashier said “I like your........ garment?” And I was like yeah I know me neither.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 21:58 (one month ago) link

haha!
"nice..." <gestures vaguely>

kinder, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 22:32 (one month ago) link

i like the weird stuff my amazon is recommending me now that I looked at in orbit's ...garment.

Yerac, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 22:34 (one month ago) link

twice at a past job I wore a top that two different colleagues whisper-asked if it was pajamas. They were only kind of kidding and I couldn't get offended because I could kind of see it. blousey 70s polyester tops sometimes have that effect.

Yerac, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 22:37 (one month ago) link

I hate suits and blazers so much.


I have several blazers. Electric blue suit. Not that I wear’em often. (Too many clothes.)

Obsessed w mini dresses. Since the ex disliked it on me and I am free: shit yeah I’m gonna wear mini dresses. 🖕🖕🖕

nathom, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 23:33 (one month ago) link

I rarely wear jeans anymore. But I did buy skinny ones. In acid was. Kid said they looked on me. Lol

nathom, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 23:34 (one month ago) link

how could anyone hate minidresses on their partner?? literally unthinkable

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 23:36 (one month ago) link

Omg don’t get me started. When we were 30, we needed to dress “our age.” (Basically bland.) lolz. I already have two mini dresses, 2 mini skirts,... ha

nathom, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 23:40 (one month ago) link

dude. no. i am 41 and i feel like mini dresses and mini skirts are the only way. I look weird in longer things.

Yerac, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 23:43 (one month ago) link

macron's wife is however old and looks awesome in minis.

Yerac, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 23:44 (one month ago) link

Lol I’m not even entertaining the idea that a controlling jerk on the other side of the planet has anything to do with my attire. Wish he didn’t keep popping up in every other thread bc I’m sick of him and his stupid opinions!
Don’t trust anyone who tries to control or police your appearance.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 23:52 (one month ago) link

I really need to stop buying shoes. It’s getting out of control. Oh and clothes. But I do want high brown boots. Then I’ll stop. Eh no.

nathom, Thursday, 5 March 2020 00:55 (one month ago) link

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Yerac, Thursday, 5 March 2020 01:05 (one month ago) link

I thought the boilersuit was a 70s feminist look almost deliberately anti aesthetic or at least functionallover attractive.
Because the wearer was above advertising their body and was more about practicality.

& the jumpsuit was late 70s disco/new wave. Probably a bit more flattering but still somewhat military or utility minded.

Stevolende, Thursday, 5 March 2020 01:08 (one month ago) link

Both require one to remove her top to engage in a simple pee, so not actually as modest or functional as they seem. Very 70s

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 5 March 2020 01:31 (one month ago) link

I’ve got no gossip for anyone to subscribe to!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 5 March 2020 01:38 (one month ago) link

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Same

nathom, Thursday, 5 March 2020 01:48 (one month ago) link

i have no gossip! i wish i knew what you were talking about?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 5 March 2020 04:13 (one month ago) link

There must have been a misunderstanding -- I'm sorry

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 5 March 2020 04:13 (one month ago) link

I think Lechera was talking about Macron?

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 5 March 2020 09:22 (one month ago) link

I thought LL was referring to nathom's shitty ex-husband!

sarahell, Saturday, 7 March 2020 22:11 (one month ago) link

i thought she was referring to an ilx poster!

Yerac, Saturday, 7 March 2020 22:35 (one month ago) link

hahahah -- i feel like the boilersuit was a bit more 60s than 70s? I vaguely remember seeing at least one in Weekend by Godard?

sarahell, Saturday, 7 March 2020 22:40 (one month ago) link


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