Five Trends That Belle Is Totally Sick Of
May 30, 2012
Earlier this month, Corporette wrote an awesome post on trends that she is “totally sick of.” Once I read it, I could.not.stop thinking about all of the trends that have sent me reeling. Corporette hit the high points with peep toe booties and business suits made with shorts for bottoms (a professional short-suit is an oxy moron, and a waste of a good blazer), but I wanted to add a few of my pet peeves to the list.
1. Call it a romper, a playsuit or a jumper but, whatever you call it, these grown up onesies are just atrocious. And unbelievably unflattering.
Unless you’re walking the earth on long, skinny legs without a hint of belly fat and a perky bust, you will look dumpy, frumpy and squat in a romper. There’s a reason why only supermodels and five-year-old girls can pull off this trend.
2. Multi-finger rings were cool, for a minute. Now, these uncomfortable trinkets are, as a jr. high school girl would say, “So 2008.”
3. I don’t know what it is about summer that makes women lose their minds and purchase canvas tote bags that cost more than $100. The Anya Hindmarch bag above is $295. Tory Burch sells her canvas totes for over $300. And Kate Spade hocks printed canvas bags that cost as much as a month’s worth of my groceries. The bags are canvas, one of the world’s cheapest fabrics, please do not spend a triple-digit sum on them. Especially when you can only carry them three months per year.
4. Corporette mentioned high-low or dip hem skirts in her post, but given this trend’s upward trajectory, the advice bears repeating. This style is the epitome of a one-year trend. Next year, this will be last year’s skirt. In 20 years, your teenage daughter will come home wearing one.
Basically, the dip hem is to 2012 what the bubble hem was to 2007 and what the one shoulder neckline was to 2010. One day the trend is everywhere, and the next, it’s played out.
5. Platform wedges. They’re clunky, chunky and ugly, and yet, they’re so pervasive, I wonder if they will ever go away. Just today, I saw a woman wearing them. They really accentuated her cracked and blistered heels.
Bottom line, heavy footwear, like the wedges above, makes your legs look thick and stubby and draws attention to your feet for all the wrong reasons. They’re not flattering, they look cheap even if they’re expensive and they need to be eliminated from wardrobes everywhere.
Which trends are you totally sick of? Leave your thoughts in the comments.