Rarely does TopShop do anything egregiously wrong — on the women’s side of its operation, at least. But on the men’s side? Well, there’s a reason why TopMan is lagging far behind its female counterpart in sales and hype. You can see what I mean by taking a look at TopMan’s latest offerings — a smattering of ’80s-inspired jam shorts and football tops styled in the most incomprehensible ways. It’s not simply that the clothes themselves are unfortunate — it’s that TopMan seems to think that its clients want to model themselves after nerdy gradeschoolers. As far as I can tell, that’s not a recipe for success. But go ahead, take a look for yourself and tell us what you think.
If style is cyclical (Is it? I don’t know, I made that up), Rihanna is back to being in the pre-makeover stage of her sartorial evolution. What in the holy hell is she wearing? I can see her nipples through her bra. A bra she is wearing as a top, by the way. Is this what having kajillions of dollars and a stylist on call buys you these days? More celebs in see-through clothing, after the jump… [Photo: Fame/Flynet] Keep reading »
Well, hello there, Heather Morris, where are you off to? That pink flutter-sleeved T suggests the mall. The bustier-esque tank on top of it reminds me of the underage goth club I used to frequent in high school. The mullet-hemmed skirt would have fit right in a few weeks ago at Coachella? And the shoes? Those should head straight to the trash. Don’t even get me started on the socks. Was it laundry day and you picked from what was clean in your closet? Next time, borrow something from Lea Michele.
As wise poet and personal role model LuAnn deLesseps once crowed — actually she autotuned it — “money can’t buy you class.” Money also can’t buy you style, as evidenced by the wide array of horribly ugly pants on offer by high end designers these days. Do you have $600 and no abiding sense of taste and the desire to look like a meth-addict out for her first post-prison cig break? We’ve got some really wowzer designer trousers just for you. Check them out in our gallery of wildly overpriced ugly pants.
Happy Friday! It’s time for Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha! Click through to see the super short hemlines and questionable definitions of the word “dress” that caught our eye recently–we’ve got some doozies for you this week. And remember, if you spot a Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha moment, send it to me at email@example.com!
These footwear atrocities are actually labeled “Boots” on the Yoox website, which doesn’t make much sense, but when I try to think of a more appropriate moniker for them, I understand the dilemma. I guess you could call them “Stirrup Legging Sandals,” or maybe “Prosthetic Leg Covers,” but in the end, I think “Really, Really Ugly” is probably the best descriptor. [$108, Yoox]
Happy Friday! It’s time for Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha, in which we round up photos of super short dresses, questionable hem lines, and other indicators of the inevitable extinction of pants. Here are the top five DSYC moments that caught our eye this week…
When “Clueless” heroine Cher Horowitz declared, “You try driving in platforms,” we’re guessing she may have been wearing these Jeffrey Campbell platform sneakers, which, we presume, Campbell designed by putting a pair of Adidas on steroids. In fact, we can think of a whole number of activities these 4.5-inch shoes would limit you from doing including climbing up stairs, square dancing, standing, and, um, walking. Although, one intrepid shopper does comment on Urban’s site, “OMG. So I bought this pair of shoes to go to the gym because I wanted to look stylish. You would not believe the attention I received because of this pair of ah-mazing shoes. Yowza. My friends are super mega jealous and like they totally want to buy them. Coolness. Super comfy and tres chic!” [Urban Outfitters]
I’m going to Mexico at the beginning of May, so I’m starting to keep my eye peeled for a new swimsuit for my trip. I have yet to find a bikini that I really want, but I have come across a whole mess of swimsuits that would get me more than a few looks on the beach. It seems that some swimwear designers these days aren’t creatively inspired by simple batik prints or bright colors — no, they’re into the Animal Kingdom (and I don’t mean classic cheetah prints), bones, and body parts, amongst other non-traditional influences. You know … so edgy! Click on to see 17 swimsuits I simply do not have the balls to wear.
You’re wearing a “Nice Girls Don’t Pepper Spray” shirt? No. Just NO. [Sears.com]