Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Miss Chicken, Apr 28, 2010.
The purpose of fashion, as opposed to mere clothing, is self-expression.
Jack-It-To-Jesus hair styles. I'm from Texas, and I think I can safely say I've seen the worst of them. There's something about the south (and Texas in particular) that just calls upon women to want to build a mound of hair product and hair upon their head to get them that much closer to the heavens.
Frankly, I don't get it. All that teasing can cause baldness or extreme thinning of your hair. The amount of hair product you have to use to maintain is a fire hazard, and you have to sleep on a silk pillow case just so your hair can be re-erected properly the next day.
... it's just so odd...
Dressing like you couldn't be bothered to buy the right-sized pants and/or wear a damn belt.
Oh, and in a few years actualy wearing your pants backwards.
So fashion has nothing to do with how others see us and is purely guided by personal choice?
Trucker hats in the early 2000s.
It was at it's peak with Ashton Kutcher on "Punk'd" (2003) tv series on MTV til about 2005.
Self-expression doesn't mean much if no one else sees it. It's obviously meant to influence how others perceive you. One's attempt to make a positive impression can completely fall flat, though.
Or it can be revolting, like punching holes in your flesh.
I guess I don't see what the big deal is, but to each their own.
How you doin'?
And butt-hat (aka tramp stamp) tattoos.
Never heard the expression "butt hat" for those.
I don't wear heels often because I have back issues, and I'm not generally one to sacrifice comfort for vanity. But I have a pair of four inch designer heels and I have to say, damn, they make my legs look amazing. It wasn't until I wore those shoes that I understood why women would wear high heels.
I save them for rare occasions, though.
Bad cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery can do wonders but it works best when the changes physically and individually suit the person. If they do not look natural, then their surgeon has failed.
All woman are not meant to have Angelina Joli-esque lips and not every woman is meant to have gi-normous breasts. Consider the surgical changes with that 'Hills' non-actress: she's still pretty and happily avoided the awful duck lips, but am I the only one who thinks Heidi Montag now looks just like a cheap blow-up doll? Her frame is more naturally suited to a Halle Berry type build. She just looks unnatural.
A runner-up: hair extensions which seem to be nothing more than a very expensive gimmick to keep women tied to their hair stylists.
1. Plastic see-thru pants of the late 70’s disco era. Short-lived I know, but you couldn't sweat properly in them and people could still see your ugly boney bird legs.
2. Those large round doily-like fatty “collars” that European kings, queens and noblemen wore in 16th and 17th century. Holy crap! The collars are so big that you can’t turn your head to check your blind-spots! They look kinda scratchy too……… [Ruffs; I think they were called...]
3. Wearing your pajama bottoms (or "lounging-pants") to the store. WTH?! You can't throw on a pair of measly jeans?? What's next? Just your stained undies to the store??
You wear stained undies?!^
I will have to ponder this question carefully.
I think the fondness for white lightweight diaphanous gowns with little to no underwear in the freezing cold ballrooms of early 19th century Northern Europe has a long way to go in terms of a fashion statement most likely to result in actual death.
It was a trend that did not last long, unsurprisingly enough! Mind you, must have been good eye candy for the guys. Not that they could show it much in those shrunken skin-tight breeches.
I can think of two
1. The whole "split tongue" thing. Oh god that's nasty. Not that I know anyone who has done it personally but I've seen them on the TeeVee.
2. Baggy pants. The really, really baggy kind, like down around the knees practically. Pull your dang pants up! and get off my lawn.
I also think piercings are stupid and I generally hate make-up...especially eye make-up and eyeliner in particular. I think girls tracing black around their eyelids looks really tacky and a waste of time. Men doing that is even more gross. Speaking of that, I can't stand the sight of nail polish on men. On girls, it's cool, but men wearing it? YUCK!
I also think tongue-piercings are very unsightly. I too dated someone with one, but I didn't see much advantage in it. I once offended the girl by looking grossed out when she stuck out her tongue and I saw the tongue stud. Also, the idea that it helps things sexually (as stated in "Pulp Fiction") is a myth as far as I'm concerned. I think earrings are nice in moderation, but piercings through the nose, tongue, and other parts of the body look pointless and unattractive to me.
I think by far the stupidest fashion trend I've ever seen was the adolescent pacifier in the 90s. Does anyone remember that? People were buying hard plastic pacifiers, wearing them around their necks, and occasionally sucking on them! I even got involved in it myself! What was I thinking? I've never heard anyone else mention it since, so maybe it was a regional/local thing, but it was weird.
Another silly fad from my youth was pogs. I know I liked them for a short while, but I couldn't tell you why or how I got them. I'm just glad I didn't blow a lot of money on them. All the ones I had seem to have disappeared mysteriously...just like pogs themselves in the general consciousness.
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