The do’s and don’ts of fashion

“There’s room for the Gap, but the joy of dressing is an art.”

John Galliano

There is a very thin line between becoming a fashion icon and a fashion victim. The secret lies in presentation. As stated by John Galliano, dressing is actually an art. The art of putting the right colours and the right stokes on a blank canvas and turning it into something truly mesmerizing. Fashion is universal but style is individual. When both the ingredients are mixed together in the right amount, we see a fashion icon but a little amiss and what is created is something words cannot describe.

Today I will be talking about the most common and widespread fashion faux pas. Fashion faux pas is like an epidemic. It spreads like forest wild fire and is embraced by fashion victims who don’t realize the devastating effects of it.

Plumber’s Butt

The fashion faux pas to top the list is the plumber’s butt. It is a term given to a fashion disaster i.e. when a person butt crack is exposed to ‘sadly’ the most unexpecting audience. It generally happens while bending, squatting or sitting down. With the popularization of low waist jeans, such a faux pas is seen though unwillingly, but quite often. Plumber’s butt doesn’t qualify under exposure nor can it be termed as vulgarity. All that it can do is leave a very disturbing and horrifying image on the watcher’s mind.

One small tip: Next time you go to buy a low waist jeans just bend and see in the reflection, if your butt crack is being exposed or not. If yes, then I guess you know what to go.

Visible Panty Line (VPL)

No, it is not stylish nor is it seductive in any way. It is quite opposite of all this. VPL has been a fashion faux pas since time immemorial, unlike what people sporting it might think. VPL generally happens if the bottoms are too tight or the panty is of a size smaller than required or both. Smaller size panties do not make your ass look tighter. It wounds up making you a subject of laughter behind your back.

Socks and Sandals

Whatever happens never end up pairing these two items together. The result is disastrous. Sandals with socks have never gone together. It does not make you look cute but it definitely shatters your image as being fashionable or stylish.

Tight undergarments

As mentioned above, tight undergarments do not accentuate any part of your body. On the other hand it destroys the whole look of your garment. Tight fitting bras do not make your cleavage look sexier. It gives the impression as if you are being suffocated from within. It sometime makes your audience feel short of breath, themselves. It is advised by doctors not to wear ill fitting undergarments as bras give shape to your breasts and also it also invites many medical problems.

Tight tops/dresses

If you are blessed by Mother Nature with a voluptuous body then do not try to fit into dresses which are of a smaller size. With the booming ready to wear industry, garments are made of every size and shape. Tight tops and dresses highlight your extra bits of flab and destroys the whole effect which is supposed to be created by the garment.

Patterned tops and bottoms

If you don’t want to end up looking like a wallpaper then avoid teaming up a patterned top with a patterned bottom. Keep either one of the two plain. Team up a patterned top with a matching but plain bottom or vice versa. The same rule applies for stripes as well. By keeping one plain and one patterned/striped the beauty of both is seen and accentuated with the help of the other.

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