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A Debunked List

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A Debunked List

Fashion Fads: A Debunked List

Random Peak- A-Boos

If it’s got more than arm holes, leg holes, and neck holes, I am going to say it’s probably a fad. I tried on a dress that didn’t have sides and my muffin top fell out.  When I try to put on a cold-shoulder top, my arms go straight out the holes and I end up with sleeves dangling out of my armpits.  I love a good distressed jean, but if I am not careful putting them on, my foot goes through the ripped knee almost ripping the leg in half.  If my head can’t naturally find the neckline and ends up in a peak-a-boo chest opening (I don’t even know the word for it), then it’s probably not the dress for me. 

The 70s… ok 80s….….. or 90s?!?

Am I really that old to say “That is so 90s”? If an outfit is super-stylized, it’s probably a fad.  Now don’t confuse vintage nostalgia with brand-new-made-to-look-old-mass-produced junk.  There are some handmade treasures from back in the day! Steal your mom’s leather jacket from the 80s!  Bust out your fanny pack that you wore to nature camp in the 90s!  Thrift and thrift and thrift away! I am still trying to wrap my head around the early 2000s. 

Put a Ruffle on it and Then Add Succulents or Pineapples

There is nothing like a ruffle hem, or sleeve, or collar, or across the chest, or around the shoulder, or down the princess hem, or like a sash, or down the sides.  If that isn’t enough, you can do all of them at the same time…. I haven’t seen that yet.  Also, I think there is a new succulent culture forming… if anyone knows of an underground group, let me know.  Are pineapples on clothes because they used to be a sign of wealth? I am not sure… seeking comments below.

Floral

It’s so last year… It’s freaking every year!!!!

Plaid

It’s so last year… It’s freaking every year!!!!

Indigenous prints

Now this one is for real.  Western style is stealing indigenous motifs that are representative of a culture.  Don’t get me wrong, I am a textile collector and absolutely adore what world artisans have to offer, but there are ways to appreciate verses diminish.  Many of these motifs have regional, sacred, or religious significance, but lets just slap it on a Forever 21 Tee and call it trendy. 

Real Women With Real Curves

Ok. This one is not debunked.  Let’s celebrate that in 2017 (woot woot) we are celebrating every body and designing clothes that flatter more shapes than a pencil.  Plus, it’s so great to watch Project Runway this season because the models are size 2 to 22 and, oh, the challenge it brings!  If I hear another designer whine about being paired with a plus size model, I am going to change the channel.  Don’t all of us ladies have the same (aahem) assets we want to show off?