So here goes.
The five outfits that I felt were either the most unflattering, the least "me", or just plain fugly.
Don't bother packing your tent on your back, wear it instead! Since I hate camping (unless it is glamping) I am thankful I took this dress tent back.
Low slung crotches are just sad and make you look like you are wearing a full diaper. Even Justin Bieber can't convince me otherwise. I will be altering these to fit higher in the waist to eliminate the sagging adult diaper look.
This skirt looks cheap. Sad thing is that it wasn't. Maybe it isn't big enough or maybe it is the buttons down the front but after looking at this outfit again this skirt will be heading to a consignment store.
These jeans have been donated. Thank God. I am sure I was on crack the day I bought them from H&M. I hope whomever scores these is 6ft tall and weighs 115 lbs cause that is what these jeans require. I've just shattered the illusion you had of me being 6ft tall and only weighing 115 lbs now. Right?
This is just overdone and it looks like I'm trying too hard. I did end up taking this blazer back, although I can't blame it all on the blazer. Those booties aren't doing me any favours either.
Looking back on these fails I broke the golden rule of fashion and simply refused to dress for the shape of my body.
I do feel that I learn the most from the outfits that don't look good on me as opposed to ones that do, but just to be fair I will also show some of my favourite outfits of the year tomorrow. It's a great opportunity to further define my style by looking back over the year.
Are you willing to tell me your worst fashion fail last year?
Whew… when I saw the title, I worried you were going to post a picture of me! Seriously, these aren’t so bad. Just the kind of normal hit-and-miss experiments that don’t turn out right.
Val Sparkle says
You know, I don’t think that last outfit is so bad. It would have looked perfect in the ’80s or ’90s, but I think a couple of changes would make it work now, too. Oh, well.
I’ve been meaning to do a post like this, too, or at least make a board for myself. More importantly, I want to do the outfits that DO work so I can use them as templates.
So you’re only 5′ 11″?
Now why on earth would I do that? Heaven knows in life we get enough people criticizing our choices. I don’t need to add to that.
I totally agree that last outfit looks like it came right from 1989.
Yeah…you caught me. Losing that 1 inch is seriously hurting my ego. ; )
Sue @ A Colourful Canvas says
The fails, or not so goods, really do teach me the most about my style sense too. I have a few posted outfits that are…meh, just wrong…remember the big scarf on my hat, LOL? And the funny thing is…I just somehow know it when the photos are being taken, or even before those moments. It’s like, I have to try too hard to look natural or comfortable in the photo. Do you feel the same? I kind of think the brown skirt with the top from the jeans outfit might be cute.
I think it is a good suggestion but I think that skirt has to go and I need to get a brown one that is just better quality or with a better fit, or without those buttons. I just think it looks cheap and tacky.
The funny thing is that I’m the opposite of you. I’m thinking the whole time I put these looks together that I’m looking great. Until I see the photos. Then I wonder what kind of trick mirror I have in my bedroom. I almost always need to see myself in a photo to realize the wrong I’m doing.
If there is something I am learning from blogging is lwhat is right on me and what isn’t! I find your outfits not so bad, in any case you were very brave to post them again if you don’t like! And have a great sense of humor!! ( and that is one of the reasons why I like your blog… )
I’m having a hard time finding fault with any of these o_O That being said, I admire your ability to be objective about what works and what doesn’t. It’s so difficult to self-edit. I struggle with it constantly. I find this post refreshing. By the way, I love the dress in the first photo and the pants in the fourth photo!
Hahaha. Your comments on your outfits are hilarious! Yeah, seeing yourself and your outfit on pictures really helps. I heard that from more people. Don’t know why that is…
I love you! I would do the same on my blog, but there would be so many photos that everyone would get sick of waiting for the download. It is a great learning tool though. The funny thing is that at the time I am sure I didn’t think the outfits looked bad. And anyway, the eighties and nineties are so now, now, now or something. Thanks for this fabulous post xxx
Happiness at Mid Life says
I love that you are able to look at these photos objectively. BTW, you totally made me laugh with your descriptions. I am amazed how your words influence how I viewed the photos. Looking at the floral pants, I saw a relaxed outfit. I hope the alterations work out for you, the print is great!
Dawn Lucy says
What a fun idea for a post!
You’re hilarious. And if these are your worst of the worst, I think you’re doing just fine. haha I think my biggest fashion fail is that I’m home most days and therefore feel like it’s fine to wear baggy jeans (if I’m with-it enough to get dressed), ratty tees, a ponytail, and no make-up. And sadly, I can’t really rock the “not really trying” look. It just looks as though I’m really not trying…to bathe, to be social, to contribute to society, etc. But, oh, we’re going out to dinner? Let me put on a dress, pin up my hair, and paint on my face.
Balance? Gotta work on that. Spending most of my time at home? That does not a disheveled hermit make.
Ha Ha!! I have never heard of anyone posting their worst fashions! You’re soooo funny and made me LOL when I read your comments!
As for the least favourite of my fashions hmmmm? I’ll have to take a look.
BTW – I’m 115 lbs but not 6 ft so the jeans won’t fit me.
You crack me up! I gotta agree with you on the tent dress though, although you could hide lots of stuff under there, which could prove to be useful. Live and learn…that’s what life’s all about.
Okay, gotta come out and just say- brave to post the worst of the year (luckily none are too bad. I like the last one…)
But gosh, you’ve got a good sense of self and sense of humor.
Tamera the Menopausel Supermodel says
Yeah I’m with you on the first “sack”–not flattering at all.
Whenever I can spend some time at the computer I shall look back for something heinous that I posted!
No Fear of Fashion says
I have so many failures I don’t know where to start. Have a look at this post:
My favourite blogs are ones that make me laugh so I’m glad I can do the same for you Dan : )
It is so hard to be objective. I think we all have preconceived ideas of how we should look that don’t always line up with we really do look. I should have sent the pants to you!
Sometimes when I’m out shopping I will my girlfriend to take a photo with my phone so I can see. Often times I don’t end up buying the piece. Guess it saves me money in the end : )
I’m with you. I think, “Wow I’m looking sexhay!” and later when I see the photos I wonder what the heck happened to the gal I’d seen in the mirror. Maybe it’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers fashion edition : )
Me too. I might have to take them to a tailor. They are silk so I don’t want to mess them up.
I also work from home so I totally understand where you are coming from. Blogging has forced me on more than one occasion to take a shower and put some clothes on.
I remembered you are super tiny and tall! Some gals really have it all!
I think in my initial post with that dress I said how I could take out a full Thanksgiving Dinner for 12 under it and no one would notice a thing.
I think it is essential to be able to laugh at oneself and I’d rather be laughing than crying over a bad outfit any day.
I think I see all these lithe models wearing sacks and figure, hey if they can do it, why can’t I? Now I will just go directly to that post to answer my question.