February 11, 2015
We all see clothing mistakes on the street, in our local stores or even in our own offices. And we think to ourselves, “did she get dressed in the dark this morning?” Of course, most of us are too polite to say anything, but that doesn’t stop us from having an unspoken opinion. Let’s take a look at some of the no-no fashions that we’ve seen recently.
VISIBLE BRA STRAPS I’m putting this first because it’s an unsightly fashion that’s everywhere in New York in the hot months. Yes, it’s cold here now, but winter travel to hot climes is big in February, so invest in a racer back or strapless bra. You won’t be sorry.
Visible bra straps
THE MUFFIN TOP When pants do not fit properly, or are not right for one’s figure, style goes the way of all flesh. Pardon the pun. But let’s be honest, tight-fitting, low-rise jeans often result in a roll of unsightly avoirdupois spilling out over one’s waistband. This happens no matter how slender one may be if the fit is wrong.
The muffin top
THE EXPOSED THONG This is another aspect of the low-rise jean. Bend over and we’re all treated to a show of underwear and perhaps the “plumber’s crack”. This is acceptable if one is fixing a leaky pipe – but not a pretty sight on a female who should be wearing mid-rise or high-rise apparel.
The exposed thong
A VISIBLE PANTY LINE A fashion faux pas that is right up there with the see-me bra straps in Manhattan. Before leaving to go outside it’s a good idea to take a look at one’s rear in a mirror. The look known as the VPL can be avoided by wearing underwear that matches one’s skin color. This rule is particularly important when wearing white shorts, slacks or jeans.
THE BAGGY LOOK The opposite happens when one opts for loose-fitting sweatpants. They may be really comfortable for college classes or long-distance air travel, but the jump-out-of-bed look definitely leaves one’s fashion sense out on a limb.
THE ALL-PATTERN LOOK We’re all for having fashion fun and lots of flair, but leopard or zebra prints should be used sparingly. The same applies when dealing with all-over flowered fabric. Stripes are another example, however if handled right, they look great, e.g., the French fisherman’s striped T-shirt.
The all-pattern look
SOCKS WITH SANDALS Fashion-forward actress Chloë Sevigny may be able to pull off this look but, for the rest of us, it’s a definite faux pas. Overall, wearing socks with sandals seems to be more of a male indiscretion. Whatever. When one sees it, one cringes.
Socks with sandals
MAY WE SUGGEST…
ADEA has definitely solved the “see-me” bra problem with a bra-friendly camisole tank top in silky soft, breathable Italian microfiber that hides all types of straps. We offer this versatile top in 16 colors and a wide range of sizes.
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I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
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October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.