Wednesday 29 July 2015

8 trends we can leave behind in 2014

Published 20/08/2014 | 10:33

Rihanna is seen on August 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by David Krieger/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Some things are better left to the imagination...or in the past.

From flashing too much flesh or  showing your individualism by conforming to the 'new quirky' standard, jut because it's a fashion trend doesn't mean you should follow.

1. Crop tops

We get it, you have an amazing core. Your abs might make me envious, but your top really, really doesn't. A little bit of flesh can be confidence boosting for some women, but unless you're 15 and you have the excuse of not knowing better - crop tops, bandeaus, the lot, belong in the bin.


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2. High waisted shorts (only with hanging bum)

As a rule, I favour a high-waisted cut - not when it requires butt cheeks to hang out because you insisted on showing me that you do indeed have a bum. Cover it and stop making me feel like a crotchety old lady because I think certain parts of the body should only be exposed in the shower...not on the street.


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3. Geek glasses

You wear glasses? So do I. And a significant portion of the global population. It doesn't mean to need to wear oversized spectacles so everyone knows how quirky you are. I'm looking at your Zooey Deschanel.


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4. Normcore

Some things are better left in the past.


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5. Cut-out dresses

Why would you ruin a perfectly good garment by cutting out the sides? Would you take the scissors on a brand new dress because it's not quite flashy enough? So why buy it that way and pay twice the price?


6. High low hems

Pick one. Then embrace it.



7. Mirrored sunglasses

Cara Delevingne is one of the biggest supermodels in the world and the pair she's wearing below are Fendi. Even that combination can't redeem this faux pas.


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8. Tight onesies

Unless you're at the gym or in the pool leave the Spandex at home. It can't be comfortable.



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