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Smarter Style: Fashion Regrets

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I've been rearranging stuff around the abode and ran across some pictures of the old days...and when I say the old days, I mean like 20 years ago (or more - gasp). Photos from high school, college, early years here working and dating in the city. They brought back memories and many a fashion regret. Now, I'll chock some of them up to the style of the day, yet some were just plain bad choices.

We all make them. We look in the mirror and think, "Hey, good lookin'!"...yet, holy mole guacamole, upon reflection, it is more hey what were you thinking? Not the end of the world, by any imagination, but we need to learn from our mistakes.

The first step: admitting them. So here I am before you, to admit my wardrobe missteps, my fashion foibles. Mine will be different than yours (and perhaps you may not judge some as such), but let's share:

-- Whiskered jeans. Yes, those white lines right across where I am the widest? Not a good look.

-- Over-dyed hair. I went to acting class one time with orange hair. Meaning I walked from the salon, rode the subway, and got up on stage with orange hair. It was meant to be a blonde highlight, but alas, it went wrong. Only when a kind soul told me, "Honey, you know you have orange hair, right?" did I choose to admit it.

-- Peter Pan collars. Unless you are eight years old and wear it with a pleated plaid skirt as part of your school uniform, Peter Pan collars makes anyone look just off. I knew this and wore one anyway. Felt just weird the whole time.

-- Hippie headbands. Halloween and some sort of Woodstock party excluded, wearing a hippie headband across your forehead should be avoided. Why I didn't realize this back in the late 90s for a fabulous evening out, I'll never know, but I do know why no guy at the housewarming party I went to that night asked for my number.

Share your fashion regrets -- I shared mine!


by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 12:16 PM

No regrets. But I did dress over the top 80's..It was FUN...

by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 12:53 PM


Strecthy pants


by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 1:34 PM
Those jeans with the holes on the side of the pants (showed my undies.)
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by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Me too!

Quoting othermom:

I don't really have to many. I have always be a fan of basic jeans and t-shirts

by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Those bodysuits... the ones that button in the croctch.  What were we thinking?

Side ponytails.

Crimped hair.

Permed hair.

Using those little, plastic, circular things to clip your oversized t-shirt to the side:

by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Tight jeans

by Ruby Member on Aug. 29, 2012 at 4:44 PM

 honestly i don't have any fashion regrets.  i've never been one to get into trends so i never had acid washed jeans, big hair, parachute pants, etc.  i've always been one for comfort over fashion so it's always been plain jeans & tees for me.

by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 5:28 PM

 The leotard with big baggy pants.

by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Oh I got a few. Hippie flowered jeans.
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by on Aug. 30, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Any neon biker shorts with lace on the bottom. Jeans that zipped up in the back. Jean purses. High side pony tails.

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