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What not to wear...

Ok, here is the place to talk about fashion, style and shops.

Don't take me wrong, I'm a fashion Designer, I also do Image consultant, but it doesn't mean I look only what THE designers do.

I shop at H&M, Zara and where you can find cheap price as much as I can. The only difference is I buy cheap AND good quality, or little bit pricey but it will not get out of fashion.

Style is not about what you find in the shops. It's about what you should wear to fit you and your body. It is also about behing yourself and not an imitation of what you see on celebrities, models or designers.

This is the biggest mistake 95% of the population does...

Let me give you an exemple:

Skinny jeans: Oh, Lord!

95% of the woman who wear them should not. You need to have small hip, long legs... This model of jeans will give a big buttom of all woman who doesn't have the shape for it. If you have short legs, you will look like your legs are shorter, if you have good hips, they will look huuuuuge!

Should I keep going?
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Old 21.05.2008, 14:31
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Re: What not to wear...

Yes please. I always find jeans are the hardest thing to buy. I would love some direction of where to find good ones and what shape is best. I always have the problem that the waist is too big and gapes, or the bum is too small and the legs are always too long (despite having quite long legs - I'm 5"8). I mean are heels these days like stillettoes????
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Old 21.05.2008, 14:32
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Re: What not to wear...

Ok and your point is? I wear skinny jeans and I actually like them.. and no I'm not long legged... nor super skinny...
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Old 21.05.2008, 14:39
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Re: What not to wear...

First, you should identify what is your body shape.

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Old 21.05.2008, 14:41
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Re: What not to wear...

If I don't buy skinny jeans, they fall down.

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Old 21.05.2008, 14:45
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Re: What not to wear...

I buy skinny jeans because they go well with my boots.


You know what guys should never wear?

Turtleneck tucked into jeans
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Re: What not to wear...

Lynn,

It is not about to be skinny, but to be proportionnal. You can have hips and be proportionnal. You can have short legs, but if they still longer of your torso, you will not look shorter.

And honestly, I know a lot of people who will never accept to see that what they wear doesn't fit to them. To give help and tips, it always has to come for the person who wants to receive it.

Don't take me wrong, or personnal here... How could you anyway? Since I never saw you in my life...

I speak in general here. Who wants to take it, take it! Who doesn't want to take it, don't.

Style is about taste. Like cooks, they can tell you 100 differents receipes for the same cake. No one is wrong or right, it is just about what you prefer.
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Old 21.05.2008, 14:49
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If I don't buy skinny jeans, they fall down.

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Put a belt!!!

Yes you can reply, of course, why not?
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Style is not about what you find in the shops. It's about what you should wear to fit you and your body. It is also about behing yourself and not an imitation of what you see on celebrities, models or designers.
This is an unknown concept in Zurich. It's almost as if a memo goes out every season stating explicitly what should be worn. I saw a group of 4 girls the other day wearing the exact same outfit. It only looked good on one of them.

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Ok and your point is? I wear skinny jeans and I actually like them.. and no I'm not long legged... nor super skinny...
Ummmmm . . . okay. You are skinny.



Sooooo . . . . what looks good on hour glass shape?
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Re: What not to wear...

1. Number one on my list is of what not to wear is socks with sandles. I saw a couple guilty if this just now at lunch.

2. Tight T-shirts with low jeans for the muffin top effect.

3. Anything that shows your underwear. Especially when riding your bike to work.

4. See through clothes - especially trousers.

5. Anything with animal prints.

6. Partner colour coding. Sometimes we do this by accident This makes me laugh whem both people and their children have the same jackets. Family ski uniforms seem to be very popular here.

can you think of any more?
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Old 21.05.2008, 15:05
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Re: What not to wear...

Any tips for us rednecks?

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Old 21.05.2008, 15:05
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Re: What not to wear...

I wish they'd get those smock-type tops out of the shops.

Honestly, unless you're as skinny as a beanpole and flat-chested, it's very likely they'll just make you look pregnant. My little sister is a skinny bint, and looks lovely in them; I could probably get away with it, but I can't stand them; consequently, I don't think I bought any new summer tops last year-I just couldn't find any in the shops that weren't a) smock-style or b) had a hideous pattern.

I have come to the conclusion that the fashion mags tell everyone what's in, the shops stock them, and people only wear what's supposed to be 'hot' because it's they're the only things you can buy. Okay, so you can find things you like and that suit you regardless of what's supposed to be 'in fashion', but you have to look very, very hard.

And what's with all the hideous patterned material you get? I walk into H&M and although I can find a good deal of stuff I do like, half of it makes me wonder if I might actually have stepped back in time to the 70s and 80s, and the really bad parts as well.

In fact, my mum often goes round the shop pointing out all of the things which were deemed fashion mistakes back when she was my age...so how come they're back?? Scary.
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Old 21.05.2008, 15:07
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1. Number one on my list is of what not to wear is socks with sandles. I saw a couple guilty if this just now at lunch.

2. Tight T-shirts with low jeans for the muffin top effect.

3. Anything that shows your underwear. Especially when riding your bike to work.

4. See through clothes - especially trousers.

5. Anything with animal prints.

6. Partner colour coding. Sometimes we do this by accident This makes me laugh whem both people and their children have the same jackets. Family ski uniforms seem to be very popular here.

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A Lady should never ever wear a black bra under a white top! If someone here does it, please, don't tell me!
the Italian's love doing this
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Old 21.05.2008, 15:16
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Some style icons for you here





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Sooooo . . . . what looks good on hour glass shape?
Pencil skirts look great (with seamed stockings/tights). Bootcut jeans can help balance out hips (the darker the denim the slimmer you'll look). Also fitted shirts/blouses, you want to skim, not cling.

Show off and be proud of your curves!
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Old 21.05.2008, 15:16
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I have come to the conclusion that the fashion mags tell everyone what's in, the shops stock them, and people only wear what's supposed to be 'hot' because it's they're the only things you can buy.
EXACTLY! dunno for girls, obviously the same as for me, a man.
i incline to buy things double in future after i found something i like.
e.g. simple bootcut bluejeans with no pre- or after-washed-used effect.

when i go downtown shopping... i sometimes cant figure out if its for girls or men, because this metrosex-thing is a bit ott for me concerning the female/gayish touch. thats why i always find myself back in PKZ or WE, spending 250 CHF on designer jeans, made in china for 15CHF but it has the colour n cut i want.
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Ummmmm . . . okay. You are skinny.
Yes she is

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Sooooo . . . . what looks good on hour glass shape?
I guess anything ( or nothing ) looks good on an hourglass shaped woman.

As the film title says. Women must have curves.
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Old 21.05.2008, 15:17
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Re: What not to wear...

What gets me is all the women who wear string bikini style underwear and then act surprised that the Y-shaped strings show above their low riding jeans (especially so when seated). I mean come-on you have to know this happens.

As for me personally I do not mind this as it accentuates the shape of that area and draws my attention to it
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I have come to the conclusion that the fashion mags tell everyone what's in, the shops stock them, and people only wear what's supposed to be 'hot' because it's they're the only things you can buy. Okay, so you can find things you like and that suit you regardless of what's supposed to be 'in fashion', but you have to look very, very hard.

Sadly, you are perfectly right. This is the reallity in the fashion industry. They look at what designer are doing this season and they copy it.

And this is why Zara copy Mango copy H&M copy untel copy thing copy etc...

They all copy on each other.

And if you go to one shop you will find the same thing in the next one... It is very difficult to get what you want and what you like if it doesn't fit with the ''trend'' in the shops.

But the funny thing is, in all trend books who inspired the designer, you have so many different style and color, who fit all taste and shapes... But they all come up with the same thing...

sigh...

And as your mom said, yep, this is sad too, the 70'-80'-90' are back, and I do remember wearing those things in high school...
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