Women's Fashion Pet Peeves

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What is trendy right now that you hate?

sarahell, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:04 (four months ago) Permalink

Cold shoulder tops.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:04 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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

sarahell, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:08 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

Why are the colors so ugly again this season?

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:13 (four months ago) Permalink

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

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:13 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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

I have such an irrational hatred of them!

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:16 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

Ha!

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:20 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:25 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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

sarahell, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:44 (four months ago) Permalink

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

nathom, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:44 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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

nathom, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:55 (four months ago) Permalink

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

sarahell, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:57 (four months ago) Permalink

What are buff boots?

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 22:00 (four months ago) Permalink

Sorry! Buffalo boots.

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

nathom, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 22:01 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

OMG

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 22:10 (four months ago) Permalink

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

sarahell, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 22:13 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

xpost lol!!

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 22:37 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

oh god the alkie mom brigade are such a bore.

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 22:59 (four months ago) Permalink

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

Yerac, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 23:06 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 23:53 (four months ago) Permalink

i love orange and mustard!!
buying new clothes isn't really my jam though so i am waiting for the weird puffy sleeved pea green sweaters to arrive in the thrifts

shoes with chunky heels are pretty ugly.and remind me of my grandma but i would never buy them regardless so /shrug

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 23:56 (four months ago) Permalink

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


Haha. Good one

nathom, Thursday, 31 January 2019 08:18 (four months ago) Permalink



These are buffalo boots. It's funny: I expect everyone (older than 35) to know what these are. Haha. I can picture Thom to roll his eyes now. If I know it, I think everyone else does too. Cause I mean who doesn't know the Spice Girls?

nathom, Thursday, 31 January 2019 08:22 (four months ago) Permalink

oh speaking of 90s trends -- I'm seeing crepe pants now, and I remember buying/wearing these in the 90s, and they would end up shrinking awkwardly in the wash and also developing holes ... part of me wants to save younger women through my lol-experience, but, i feel like, we all need to have these experiences personally in order to really learn

sarahell, Thursday, 31 January 2019 16:57 (four months ago) Permalink

Oh, the short torso thing isn't really a trend

idk there are a bunch of crop tops/sweaters floating around ... and I actually do have a short torso, and I generally don't like them because they end at my waist, and i like being tucked in at the waist, and also, I do things like a normal person does, like stretch, grab things off higher shelves ... though i will wear a crop sweater or cardigan over a shirt that tucks in or a dress, and feel cute.

sarahell, Thursday, 31 January 2019 17:16 (four months ago) Permalink

i'm very short so i love a crop top/sweater

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 31 January 2019 17:19 (four months ago) Permalink

although like sarahell i usually wear a tank top/something underneath to prevent any eyes from reaching my torso flesh/prevent anyone's eyes from burning on account of having laid themselves upon my torso flesh/protect myself from people looking at my torso flesh tbh

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 31 January 2019 17:21 (four months ago) Permalink

but do they hit you at the natural waist, or above, or is it just that the non-crop versions are too long and make you feel like a child playing dress up? (i feel that way about wide leg pants btw)

sarahell, Thursday, 31 January 2019 17:22 (four months ago) Permalink

xp - lol yes ... my torso flesh is a thing needing protection! like, i am less protective of my boobs than my torso flesh

sarahell, Thursday, 31 January 2019 17:23 (four months ago) Permalink

sometimes in the summer at a bbq or something i might let it out but only special occasions

usually the ones i like hit at natural waist; the ones that are like a bra + 2 inches are too short for me -- i have never been able to comfortably flaunt my torso like a fly girl :( that look is cute, just not for me.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 31 January 2019 17:25 (four months ago) Permalink

that look is cute, just not for me.

same. I have a friend that totally rocks it, but they are like 28 and on T and transitioning

sarahell, Thursday, 31 January 2019 17:48 (four months ago) Permalink

I mean I'm not into the dadcore puffy white sneaker shoes thing but that's not just for women, that's everywhere in hi-fashion right now I think? Not sure who is actually wearing them irl, but since I never make it into Manhattan or anywhere anymore, maybe I'm just not seeing it.

I only know what jr high kids are wearing and that's like 80% stretch leggings as pants with everything.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Thursday, 31 January 2019 18:23 (four months ago) Permalink

Leggings have surpassed jeans in popularity. Very weird. Jeans aren't a "staple" anymore. Even I wear non-jeans pants now. Lol

nathom, Thursday, 31 January 2019 18:25 (four months ago) Permalink

Tbf jeans are not that comfortable for me and never were--unless they're super baggy they definitely inhibit movement and ability to sit comfortably. My ultimate goal is to wear nothing with a waistband ever again.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Thursday, 31 January 2019 18:33 (four months ago) Permalink

I used to be very vocal about being able to wear jeans on friday as a corporate reward WAS NOT A REAL REWARD.

Yerac, Thursday, 31 January 2019 18:35 (four months ago) Permalink

Last fall I was at a place where the "charitable giving jeans summer fridays" had just ended and people in my department so questioned whether they could still wear jeans that calls to HR were placed, opining about whether they could get it in writing, going to the department head to confirm, texting the morning of the non-jeans friday to find out what people were wearing, an emergency stop to Anne Taylor to get regular trousers, more texts. It was insanity and completely compelling.

Yerac, Thursday, 31 January 2019 18:39 (four months ago) Permalink

Most of my jeans have some sort of stretch content in them, so they are more comfortable than traditional jeans, except for the pair of Lane Bryant bootcuts that I've had for like 10 years, but the comfort factor there is def due to how long i've had them ... but for "comfort" i don't wear jeans, but leggings or tights with a kneelength or midcalf housedress. Baggy sweaterdresses are also a thing i like.

sarahell, Thursday, 31 January 2019 18:59 (four months ago) Permalink

I love oversized. But re pants: def jeans person. Esp boyfriend ones. Leggings? I only very rarely wear'em with something oversized. Don't like to flash my bum. Lol.

nathom, Thursday, 31 January 2019 19:44 (four months ago) Permalink

oh, i wear leggings as "cold weather tights" - so always with something over them - agree re bum

sarahell, Friday, 1 February 2019 17:40 (four months ago) Permalink

same
although i do have a pair of high waisted jeggings that i wear just like normal jeans and if someone recoils from the sight of my body in this garment that's their eyes getting burnt, not mine

i still laugh when i think about the word jeggings.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 1 February 2019 19:17 (four months ago) Permalink

i laugh at it too! ... omg that reminds me of this time, I had an interview with a new client and i wore a pair of not at all high waisted jeggings because they were at the top of the stack of pants-like-clothing and I had a massive hangover from the night before ... and it was very very awkward ... and those jeggings have summarily been retired and are currently being used as a source of fabric to sew into the gaps of cold shoulder sweaters and knit tops

sarahell, Friday, 1 February 2019 19:38 (four months ago) Permalink

Thread comes full circle :D

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Friday, 1 February 2019 19:51 (four months ago) Permalink

i love circle skirts

sarahell, Friday, 1 February 2019 19:54 (four months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Why are women's suits so uniformly terrible?

Yerac, Friday, 17 May 2019 22:50 (one month ago) Permalink

are you talking all suits or ones w/pants or ...?

sarahell, Saturday, 18 May 2019 17:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Both with skirt and trousers. I saw a super nice menswear styled suit on someone yesterday and it looked so great. Every single time I have had to look at suits it's impossible to find one where they don't try to embellish it with a weird zipper, sleeve, pocket, peplum or fabric.

Yerac, Saturday, 18 May 2019 17:31 (one month ago) Permalink

ha weird sleeves are a "thing" ... i do like peplums tho. ... on a related note, i am seeing a lot of navy & white pinstripes, but no black & white pinstripes ... i've been wanting a good pair of black and white pinstripe pants for a while now.

sarahell, Saturday, 18 May 2019 17:36 (one month ago) Permalink

I like peplums too but not on suit jackets although I probably have a blazer with a peplum. I like suits to be really linear which is a problem when there are boobs involved.

Yerac, Saturday, 18 May 2019 17:40 (one month ago) Permalink

I love pinstripes a lot.

Yerac, Saturday, 18 May 2019 17:42 (one month ago) Permalink

i guess the issue of what fasteners are on the jacket and where/how is key there

sarahell, Saturday, 18 May 2019 17:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah I prefer 3 buttons but that typically does not work with my body. I really really hate those two horizontal buttons they do sometimes. And I also really hate the huge ass decorative buttons they do.

I remember having to get a last minute suit once thinking it wouldn't be an issue, especially in nyc but it was totally an issue. I hit j crew, banana republic, burlington, macys, and I must've hit some weird gap between seasons because there was absolutely nothing that wasn't matronly or full of "pizzazz." I think I finally found a plain black normal skirt suit but it still had a leopard print lining that made me want to barf.

Yerac, Saturday, 18 May 2019 17:50 (one month ago) Permalink

I like jackets that have the buttons higher up -- the ones that have buttons where mens' suits typically do -- tend to lead to unflattering puckering and tightness in the waist and hips. ... i came to the conclusion not that long ago, that the key is less the jacket, and more the skirt or pants and how well it fits in the waist and flows down from there. ... I used to try to make the jacket serve as camouflage for the flaws of the skirt/pants.

sarahell, Saturday, 18 May 2019 18:01 (one month ago) Permalink

basically, if the top and skirt/pants look great, the jacket is kinda like window dressing. I also tend to create a suit out of separates, which might not be appropriate in all situations

sarahell, Saturday, 18 May 2019 18:03 (one month ago) Permalink

I kind of went to the easiness of just wearing a dress with a blazer over it.

I am looking at pics of Katherine Moenning and Gillian Anderson in suits now.

Yerac, Saturday, 18 May 2019 18:13 (one month ago) Permalink

I do not like paperbag trousers. Just a no-no. They look crap on most people.

nathom, Saturday, 18 May 2019 20:09 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah, if they don't make you look extra fat (like me), they make you look messy.

sarahell, Sunday, 19 May 2019 18:54 (one month ago) Permalink

Exactly. And you have to be tall otherwise you look like a dwarf.

nathom, Sunday, 19 May 2019 20:17 (one month ago) Permalink

Ugh are paperbag trousers back in "fashion"? Another reason we are living in hell right now.

Yerac, Sunday, 19 May 2019 20:55 (one month ago) Permalink

i have seen them depicted on online shopping sites, so I assume so? ... also, if you failed to buy everything in coral when it came out, now is your chance to buy coral colored everything on clearance

sarahell, Sunday, 19 May 2019 21:12 (one month ago) Permalink

I still watch Project Runway and the newest season is completely different (different host, mentor, workroom, all size models, not just 1-2 non-white token contestants). I am less likely to get angry during the show about designers seeming good because they only design for 5'9" 115 lb women.

Yerac, Sunday, 19 May 2019 21:17 (one month ago) Permalink

It's kind of crazy how long it took for people to put mf'ing pockets in most dresses.

Yerac, Sunday, 19 May 2019 21:21 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

trying to figure out how I feel about short-alls ... I think they are kinda cute?

sarahell, Friday, 21 June 2019 04:24 (five days ago) Permalink

in the early '90s i had the raddest pair of overall shorts that ever existed. they were the perfect shade of pea green.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 21 June 2019 14:00 (five days ago) Permalink

In high school I wore denim shortalls all the time with those high concept tights? that were everywhere in the 90s.

Yerac, Friday, 21 June 2019 14:02 (five days ago) Permalink

yeah same
that is why they are back

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 21 June 2019 14:05 (five days ago) Permalink

I would buy a pair now if I saw some that I like. I am still very into wearing knee high socks with shorts in the fall. It gives a casual appearance of wearing knee high boots without the commitment.

Yerac, Friday, 21 June 2019 14:13 (five days ago) Permalink

xp to last month
Been seeing paper bag trousers over here and didn't know what they were called.
Seemed ok on first appearance.

Stevolende, Friday, 21 June 2019 21:32 (five days ago) Permalink

paper bag waists on trousers and skirts are unflattering on many women's bodies ... i haven't thought about it in terms of cis-male bodies ...

sarahell, Sunday, 23 June 2019 20:54 (three days ago) Permalink

This was all women I saw it on, I just wasn't aware that was the name the style had.

Stevolende, Monday, 24 June 2019 15:04 (two days ago) Permalink


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