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the worst clothes/outfit you have ever worn.

Post by let it ride » Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:35 am

i keep having horrendous style flashbacks.

most of it was fine when i was a teenager. pretty ugly stuff most of the time, but not bad enough to make me go "urgh!" and vaguely with the times and all, but some of it just keeps HAUNTING me.

imagine this: black thick tights, red chucks. a diagonally striped black and white mini jersey skirt. together with a bright turquoise vest. over which i wore my sister's old 90s wayne's world t-shirt in like neon pink and yellow. and i had cut up the sleeves and the neckline.

i have NO idea how i could think being that 80s was a good thing. i think i thought i was a bit arty plus a bit indie plus, god help me, KINDA SEXY IN A PUNKY IRONIC WAY. brrrrrr. although that was my big cutting up t-shirt phase. oh i loved me a good cut up t-shirt.

another one i just remembered was not so bad in general: my favourite straight-leg, dark-wash jeans, black chucks, and a fitted black velvet blazer that looked great, kind of nonchalant and went with everything. BUT I WORE A SHEER CAMI UNDERNEATH! it was nude with a big flower pattern on... but it was an actual lingerie top. i THINK i thought i was getting away with it as i was wearing like a goldy-nude new bra underneath that kind of didn't really make it look like it was see-through and i think i kept the blazer buttoned up for most of the day, but... you know. still.

the mean gay guy in my class came into the library, where we were having a research session, took one look at my outfit and said 'UM, did you get your outfit at sluts 'r' us?'

this from the man who happily parties in hot pink fluffy go go boots and hotpants. i took his point after the initial humiliation.

so what is the worst thing you ever wore? mc hammer trousers? something even better than that?

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Post by DefenderOfPants » Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:59 am

wow. sorry to break it to you, Astrid, but i don't think anyone's going to be able to top that.

i did some pretty embarrassing things in high school. (not all exlusive to wardrobe.)

i wore my sister's trousers once. they were plaid. and they were flared. and... if i were to, let's say, put some change in my pocket, well...
there'd be no getting it back.

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Post by let it ride » Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:03 pm

I KNOW!

I feel like i can laugh about it now though (in horror), mainly because there is no picture evidence.

I get weird little flashbacks sometimes and suddenly I remember something really strange I wore and I'm like "WHY?! Who was that person who woul wear that?!"

Although maybe it was just some of that "healthy" experimenting. I did wear mostly normal dark jeans, chucks and cute home-made band t-shirts or plain tops with cardigans throughout that time.

But ya. I KNOW! I will forever know.
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Post by a layer of chips » Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:11 pm

I wore a blue cashmere waistcoat, flecked trousers and a thin, red leather tie to a school disco once. With slip on shoes.

Hang on. That's back in fashion now, isn't it? I'm well hip, me.

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Post by darvé » Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:20 pm

Astrid wrote:I did wear mostly normal dark jeans, chucks and cute home-made band t-shirts or plain tops with cardigans throughout that time.

Thats pretty much my wardrobe now, although i buy my band T-shirts, and i wear the boys equivalent.


I used to have this awful pair of dungarees (it pains me to type this) that not only were they dungarees, but they were tye dyed, and not only were they tye dyed, but they were essentially a predominent 3 colour mix, i think the legs to the waist were a red tye dye, the waist to the chest was a blue tye dye and the chest up (incl. straps) were a yelloe tye dye.

I used to wear these with DMs and probably a Levellers T-shirt underneath, you can all bow down to my coolness now.

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Post by a layer of chips » Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:28 pm

Were you in Senser?

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Post by let it ride » Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:32 pm

This is totally comforting to read!

I wore some ugly stuff when I was a kid, but only really in the way that it happened to be what was in general style in the early 90s, rather than me specifically wearing strange things.
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Re: the worst clothes/outfit you have ever worn.

Post by roobee » Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:09 pm

what light wrote:so what is the worst thing you ever wore? mc hammer trousers? something even better than that?
Yes.

They were navy. I wore them with a navy/white striped t-shirt and white ankle boots to a school disco. I never went to another school disco again. I looked like an eejit.

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Post by Sylvie » Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:09 pm

I had absolutely awful taste in clothes up until I started uni (which is hugely ironic). It makes Astrid's sound quite tasteful, seriously.

I used the wear polo necks, elasticated waist jeans (I am NOT kidding), baggy Beatles T-shirts and baggy clothes in general as I felt fat. I had some weird idea from the ages of 13-16 that being a feminist involved not shaving my body hair, but I would still wear skirts. Remember, I am naturally dark haired, so this led to lots of bullying at school. I had no idea what suited me or had a certain style.

The strange thing is, I still feel the same about myself as I did as a teenager, but have somehow figured out what suits me.
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Post by let it ride » Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:40 pm

I am so glad I am not alone in this.
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Post by SophieC » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:13 pm

i once. oh god. had a. oh god. pair of. oh god. jeans. which for no apparent reason had a picture of the Eiffel tower and. oh god. a stereotypical frenchman in a beret all down. oh god. one leg. i was only 11 but that's not the sort of excuse that would stand up in court. i blame my mum. there exists under lock and key in a lead line box buried under the artic tundra a picture of a red faced, chubby, ginger baby JamieC wearing a baby grow with the words, "Coochy Coo!" on it. i wish i still had that baby grow.
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Post by a layer of chips » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:15 pm

Oh, Jamie. I feel your pain (au chocolat).

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Post by squirrelboutique » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:16 pm

What the hell is a baby grow? Grow is a verb.

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Post by SophieC » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:16 pm

i bet you'd call it a romper stomper suit or something wrong in america land of the wrong

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Post by a layer of chips » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:17 pm

A romper suit. Like what Jamie wears at his special secret club every Tuesday night. In the cellar.

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Post by SophieC » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:18 pm

tastyzine wrote:A romper suit. Like what Jamie wears at his special secret club every Tuesday night. In the cellar.
the first rule of tuesday romper suit club is don't talk about romper suit club. hang on, sorry, it's actually bring buffet food.
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Post by squirrelboutique » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:21 pm

That is clearly a onesie.

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Post by mutantchoux » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:38 pm

squirrelboutique wrote:That is clearly a onesie.

And you are clearly a bit mentaloid. Onesie indeed.


I want an Athena style poster, like they did with that crappy "inspirational" poem - except I don't want the crappy "inspirational" poem words on it, I want Jamie's post about the jeans.

Now THAT's inspiration. As the Jam/Mozbo never sang.

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Post by DefenderOfPants » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:47 pm

i used to wear flannel.

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Post by squirrelboutique » Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:43 pm

I wore a borrowed flannel last year to a Mountain Goats show because it got stupidly cold in St. Augustine and I am a giant wimpo when it comes to that.

I sort of miss them maybe.

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