Monday, March 15, 2010

Tights DO NOT Equal Pants!

Good afternoon ladies! So I had a trip to a suburban mall yesterday. And of course, I did not wear sensible shoes and wound up sitting in the middle of the mall resting my feet from my fabulous Prada shoes. And I literally was APPALLED at the fashion DON'Ts that passed me by in just 15 minutes! LADIES? When did workout pants or Uggs boots and tights become OK attire for the mall?

Let me set it up for you, it wasn't really COLD in Chicago yesterday, about 45 degrees, so no need for shorts and flip flops, but not really fuzzy boot weather either. It was an indoor mall. So in true ladies seriously fashion (pun intended), here are some new rules of fashion from yours truly:

1. TIGHTS DO NOT EQUAL PANTS OR LEGGINGS. The redhead and I saw a woman (pushing a stroller) wearing a big shirt coming down ABOUT mid-thigh, with a big stretchy belt, TIGHTS (yes, they were see through) and a pair of UGG style tie up boots (they came to her knees). Ladies, if you are going with this style, the shirt or dress should come 3/4 down your thigh AND PLEASE wear opaque leggings, we shouldn't be able to see your skin.

2. UGG Boots....OH DEAR LORD when is this fashion trend going to pass? Ladies, I understand that you need to keep your feet warm in 20 below weather...but really in 45 degree weather, they are not needed and with sweat pants, I have never seen footwear make young women look short and lazy like these silly boots. Really, can we put these boots away now?

3. Workout Pants/Leggings. Ok, we saw a women in running tights, running shoes and a short jacket. And don't get me wrong, she was VERY fit, but it was just weird. If you are taking the time to run inside the mall, take the time to change into something more appropriate. Running tights should only be worn to RUN IN.

4. Jeans tucked inside boots. I know this is a hot trend right now, and if you are thin and tall, GO FOR IT. But if you have a big ol' bootie like mine, this is not a good fashion trend for you. I saw a woman WORKING in a store selling jeans. And ladies, she had big ol' bootie with skin tight jeans tucked into a pair of boots. The jeans were low rise and she was bending over to stack jeans OR something and her pink and black lace THONG was out there for all the world to see. In addition, the jeans had a bunch of rhinestones on the pockets and she was wearing a sequin belt. OVERLOAD, OVERLOAD. Ladies, if you have a larger backside or hips, you don't need to draw more attention to that area with sequins, lace thongs and the like. THAT area is going to draw attention all on it's own. TRUST me, I speak from experience on that one.

I am not saying you need to be dressed to the NINEs to go to the mall, but ladies, clean it up. You are out in public. Be realistic about your body type, wear appropriate PANTS and undergarments. The WORLD doesn't want to see your me.

Seriously, what would Coco do? So I leave for Vegas on Wednesday...I KNOW I will have material for you while I am stay tuned for on location blogging!

Cheers and CIAO BELLAS.

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