Iffy Fashion Trends

by Lori Sciame | July 4th, 2013 | Current Trends, Women's Fashion

leg warmerWomen’s fashion trends come and go…sometimes quickly and sometimes way too slowly.  For instance, skin tight leggings have been in vogue for several years, yet this trend works for only a small segment women in the US.  Why?  Because most women do not have pencil thin figures. In fact, the average size of women in the US has grown from a size 6 in the 1960’s, to a size 14 in 2013.   The truth is, skin tight pants with crop tops are not the best choice for full figured women. In addition to leggings paired with belly tops, there are a few other trends that do not work for every woman.  Read my post to see if you agree or not.

Sky High Heels

High heels can elongate a woman’s leg instantly.  They can also give off an air of classiness.  If heels are too high, however, they can be a trend gone wrong.  Being a mother of a teen, I have seen dozens of young women don super high heels for school dances, including prom. Most of these young women could not walk on these trendy heels. They  looked painfully silly as they tried to maneuver across the floor…Clomp! Clomp! Clomp!

Bedroom Clothes in Public

Another clothing trend that screams “OVER” is bedroom clothes worn in public.  Flannel pajama bottoms, slippers, even Snuggies have become a fashion trend.  Those of us of a certain age remember a time when even going to the front door in a sweatshirt and pajama bottoms was unheard of; however, women today go grocery shopping, to the bank, and to the gas station in the same clothes they wore to bed. Can we all agree that bed clothes should stop being trendy?

Jewelry Overload

Another fashion trend concerns jewelry.  I love mid-finger rings, regular rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, decorative pins, and piercings, but I don’t love the trend of wearing all of them at the same time.  If one thinks about it, how can jewelry have any impact if there are so many jumbled pieces?  Keeping it relatively simple has a much more powerful effect.  Remember the saying, “less is more?” (This might be a rant, but should one wear a rosary as a fashion piece if he or she is not Catholic?  Leave a note below with your thoughts).

1970’s Re-Do

As one who lived through the owls, the mood rings, the tie dye shirts, and the rainbows of the 1970’s, it is a little distressful that all of what I wore then has made a comeback.  Should I be happy that trends that were once ridiculed at “dead,” are now considered fashion forward again?  It just seems strange to me that I see women that had owl accessories in middle school have them once again.  I don’t know, but it just seems “iffy” to recycle fashion trends with no updates.

Fashion is fun, yet it is so much more.  Women need to know whether following the current fashion trends is a good idea or not.  This is because some fashion trends are just “iffy.”

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