Six fashion looks you should only try at home

Tights worn as pants

Tights as pants

Whilst Lindsay Lohan would like us to think that tights substitute as pants and has even brought out her own line to prove it, us mere mortals know that wearing tights as pants does not substitute as clothing. Unless you regularly buy from the Emperor’s New Clothes fashion line, don’t step outside the house with this look. I’ve got two words for you: crotch shot.

Thongs with shorts

This is a look favoured by cash strapped students who don’t think fitness is a priority and live on junk food. I’m all for comfort but this look rarely does anyone any favours even if you are in your teens. If you insist on wearing short shorts, please do us all a favour and wear them with high heels which will elongate your legs. Unless you’re Gisele Bundchen on the way to a go see, leave this fashion faux pas well alone.

Harem pants

Harem pants

Anyone who lived in the ’80s will remember these as MC Hammer pants. I don’t care how many editorial shoots are appearing in upmarket magazines like Vogue. Nothing screams fashion victim to me more than a woman wearing harem pants. Like MC Hammer says, ‘You can’t touch this’ and believe me no man in their right mind would want to if you’re wearing this garish getup. I always adhere by the adage that if you’re old enough to see the trend come around again, you’re probably too old to wear it. You’re going to look back at this and regret it. Trust me.

Victoria Beckham in white jeans
White jeans

Nothing says summer like white jeans but let’s face it, only airbrushed pubescent models can carry off Calvin Klein white jeans. Whilst you wouldn’t look out of place strolling around in Italy with white jeans and wedges, this is a no no in fashionable Sydney.

Cheap hair extensions

Even with having access to the most expensive stylists in the world, Britney, Paris Hilton and Victoria Beckham can’t pull off this look and neither can you. Unless you’re a lap dancer, Zoo magazine cover girl or Playboy Bunny wanna be, leave this one to the experts who can’t even do it well. But if you’re going to try this look, fork out for at least two rows of hair. Everyone walking behind you will thank you for it.

Clear bra straps

You’re not fooling anybody. Invest in a strapless bra or wear clothing with straps. Simple.


  1. Iheartfashion, 13 July 2009, 5:02 pm

    Crotch shot … hahahaha! I wouldn’t be caught dead in harem pants lol.

  2. Crazy In Love, 14 July 2009, 2:01 am

    Harem pants …. good call! I’m so tired of cheap ass extensions as well!

  3. Fashion Chic, 14 July 2009, 1:00 pm

    Crotch shot … no, you didn’t!!! Let’s hope Lindsay is reading this lol.

  4. SamanthaH, 16 July 2009, 1:45 pm

    I think white jeans are coming back in fashion but they are so fug!

  5. Lara, 16 July 2009, 7:35 pm

    Harem pants! I don’t get them! This is a funny article, and has some great advice too! 😛

  6. Gillian Nalletamby, 20 July 2009, 1:13 am

    Thank you Lara and everyone else for your comments! I’m glad you found my article entertaining and everyone agrees with me about the harem pants. Every magazine I’ve picked up this month has featured them!

  7. Natasha, 5 August 2009, 11:02 am

    This is hilarious! Harem pants … pftt! Now magazines are trying to push shoulder pads. Is there no creativity left in fashion anymore that they have to recycle old trends that weren’t that great in the first place?

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