Thursday, September 11, 2014

Are These The Worst Fashion Ideas In History?

The Worst Fashion Ideas
Fashion trends; an ever-rotating wardrobe of unique designs, eye-catching patterns and ideas that we live to regret. Getting our hands on the latest trends can make us feel the height of fashion. Fast-forward a few years or a decade or two and our most prized fashion pieces often become the cause for a ‘cringe’ induced headache.
With the regret sinking in our stomachs we live in hope that nobody ever comes across the dreaded photo albums that emphasise our fashion disasters. Listed below are the top 5 worst fashion ideas in history; however don’t worries if you previously loved any of the fashion pieces listed below, I won’t hold it against you!

Hypercolour T-shirts

The Worst Fashion Ideas
If you were around in the late 80s’ and early 90s’ you’ll remember the craze for Hypercolor t-shirts. For those of you who don’t know, that these lovely Hypercolor t-shirts were a novelty garment that change its colour when exposed to heat. This meant that by touching your t-shirt you would leave an imprint of your hand - pretty impressive, that is until you start to think about it in more depth. To me heat-sensitive clothing screams: what if you get hot and sweaty and everyone can see the effects? In my books, that doesn’t sound like a fashionable look! Hypercolor t-shirts were also easily damaged if washed; the heat from the washing machine would often leave the shirts useless. For these reasons, Hypercolor t-shirts have made it onto my list of the top 5 worst fashion ideas in history.


The Worst Fashion Ideas
Crocs. Crocs. Crocs. They’re shower shoes that you wear in public. This shoe is very comfortable; friends in my life I have never heard the phrase “Fashion Is Comfort” and for this reason nobody will ever be able to pull off a pair of plastic clogs. Crocs were originally designed as a ‘spa shoe’ in 2002, however in 2006 sales of Crocs rocketed and they soon became a fashion must-have, with celebrities such as Adam Sandler, P Diddy and Angelina Jolie falling victim to the rubber hoof.

Velour Tracksuits
The Worst Fashion Ideas
Velour tracksuits. Where to start? Yes they are comfy but this does not mean that they should be worn in public. Tracksuits were originally designed as sportswear and that is where they should stay. However, with the fashion company Juicy Couture introducing their signature velour tracksuits they soon became a fashion statement. In the late 90s’ and early 00s’ it would be impossible to walk through an airport without spotting a glammed up girl in a velour tracksuit; a must-have in expensive airport wear. As this fashion trend developed velour tracksuits then became bedazzled with diamantes and jewels . All I can say is, an outfit made out of towels should never be worn.

Invisible Bra Straps

The Worst Fashion Ideas
In my mind the word invisible means ‘unable to be seen’; however, even though I’ve got pretty awful eyesight I can always see an invisible bra strap.  You may think you’ve worked your way around a strapless or halter neck top, but you haven’t. The shiny plastic strap is there for the world to see and there’s no getting around it. All I can say is why not try a strapless bra instead?

Shell Suits

The Worst Fashion Ideas
The shell suit is a bizarre fashion faux pas. Based on the tracksuit, the matching brightly coloured polyester trouser and jacket combination soared in popularity during the 80s’ and early 90s’. All manner or garish shell suit designs and colours hit the shops, if a variety of fluorescent colours were thrown together, if you’re whole outfit clashed and if you matched members of your family it really didn’t matter! A shell suit donned figure is not a good one; nobody wants to look like a cross between marshmallow and hot air balloon.  Therefore, this trend that allowed people who never did any exercise to look as if they did should stay banned… forever.

Author Bio - This article was written by Danielle Bagworth an avid lover of anything related to fashion. She heartily recommends Chicks Rule for their completely quirky style, including their awesome womens slogan t-shirts - no fashion disasters in sight! 

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