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10 March 2008 @ 08:56 am
PSA for Women...  
Attention Women!

Stop Buying Shirts That Look Like This!!

Okay, open those in different windows/tabs and look at them again.

If they make the MODELS look fat and pregnant, how are they going to look on you? Are your arms that thin? This goes for this style of dresses, too. Do you know why some of these aren't even on models? Because even size 1 anorexic sticks can't make this style look good! Yes, I KNOW they're in fashion. Is being in fashion REALLY worth spending 30-50 bucks to look UGLY? You don't think they look ugly? That's because you've been brainwashed by the media that is constantly pushing this look lately. You see enough of the same thing on rich/famous/attractive people and you think it looks good. I'm the same way. But trust me this time. Do yourself and everyone else in the world a favor and stop spending good money to look ugly just because this style is being pushed everywhere right now.

I've been wandering the latest posted pics on LJ and every third picture is this style of shirt being sold, or a girl who just bought one gushing about her cool new shirt.


This may piss you off now, but in 10 years you will be thanking me.

EDIT: Skinny celebrities failing to look attractive in baggy shapeless clothing.
Current Mood: quixoticquixotic
Phoenix Anew: Ghost World stupidphoenix_anew on March 10th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I went shopping two weeks ago to look for a dress for a wedding. I decided to stop in Forever 21, or apparently XXI as they're calling it now, because a lot of people had raved about their cute clothing. I wandered around that store like I had settled in some strange alternate universe where everyone had really bad taste. All the dresses were formless blobs. The few that weren't were covered with pleats and ruffles, which are SO not me. Much of the rest of the mall was the same story. I'm so glad JCPenney had some more "normal" designs or I would have been out of luck.
Fritters: Jay Nodding by Frittersfritters on March 10th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
Hallelujah, sister!

If we stop buying ugly clothing, maybe they'll stop pushing it on us. Isn't it amazing some of the trends people will follow for fashion?
Robyn Goodfellow: lilyrobyngoodfellow on March 10th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
You do know why the Empire style was created, right? It was to hide Josephine's pregnancy... presumably by making everyone else look pregnant too...
Fritters: Brain so BIG! by Frittersfritters on March 10th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
That makes PERFECT sense. I've never seen anyone look more hot in it, just less.
Raoul, McGurk, Zathras, something like that: CB Fayeraislak on March 10th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
Normally I would make a joke about should I buy those tops? But I will not do that. ;-)
Fritters: Muttley Laugh - I have no idea who madefritters on March 10th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
Raoul, McGurk, Zathras, something like that: What Not to Wearraislak on March 11th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
I always go to the Source for high fashion:
Frittersfritters on March 11th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
That's because you are full of class.
The Voice Of Reason: Rachel Rothellonwye on March 11th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
(Near the bottom, NSFW because of cussing) http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=fashion
Fritters: GOAL! by Frittersfritters on March 11th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
YES!! I had seen that before, but even with him going off on the shirts, I got so tired of seeing them (and I'm a straight female) that I had to rant, too. I considered linking to that, so good, everyone who sees this post after you commented will see the link.
Frittersfritters on March 11th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)
FYI, he's right on the crocs and the lipstick, too.
dc_morgenstern on April 2nd, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
Y'know, normally I try not to agree with Maddox because his ego annoys me, but I can't disagree with him on the fashion issue.

Crocs have always looked horrid, so I haven't even tried them, regardless of how supposedly comfortable they are. If they didn't look hideous, maybe I'd know the comfort level firsthand.

Also, red lipstick doesn't go well with most complexions, neither does brown actually. If it doesn't look good, why wear it?

And, the dresses & tops, the styles of them that inspired Fritters to mention them in the first place (yep, I'm going over old blog entries that I missed the first time), well... they all look awful. Great for a pregnant woman, but pointless for anyone else.

Of course, if a woman is pregnant, I encourage her to dress for comfort above anything else. Pregnant women have enough problems dealing with the pregnancy, and should be concerned with the wellbeing of her baby and herself before being concerned with how she looks.
dangomango on March 11th, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you! While we're on the topic, I'm quite tired of dresses/shirts that have the waist UNDER THE BREASTS and not around the, um, ACTUAL WAIST of my body. I have a small chest, and a huge butt, and that look makes me appear even more pregnant than...well, than *this* look.
Wear what you want, people, but at least stock some damned variety in your stores!
Fritters: Jay Nodding by Frittersfritters on March 11th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
Yes, I've never seen anyone look anything but worse in an empire waistline.
dangomango on March 11th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
Nothing makes my satisfaction more complete than Jay agreeing with me. Fuck yes!
Phizzlephizzledout on March 13th, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC)
Amen Fritters! THANK GOD someone else feels this way.
Fritters: Dr. Who - rolls eyes by zaphod_bbfritters on March 13th, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
It seems I'm preaching to the choir, though. You notice no one who actually liked them replied? I think the girls who like to wear this crap are so in love with the look they never stop to think how they look...