Fashions come and go. Some I love, some I hate. Let’s take a look at some of the best and worst fashions of 2009.
Pants? Who needs ’em? In a massive fashion shift, fashionistas from all walks of life ditched their beloved jeans in favor of skin-tight, ultra hot, leggings. Now the battle rages: Are leggings actually pants?
Hot or cold; winter or summer… basically everyone wore a scarf with everything in 2009. And get creative with tying it, we don’t only wear them like this anymore.
The low-rise trend was unflattering for two reasons. 1. A low rise cut stops at your love handles… causing said handles to bulge over your pants and give the illusion that you gained 20 pounds by getting dressed. 2. you can ALWAYS see your butt crack… always. High waisted skirts give such a gorgeous, hourglass silhouette, I love them.
In another victory for the argument against taking fashion cues from volatile celebs; Kanye West wore these monstrosities a couple of times on the red carpet and at concerts. For some reason, real people on the street though it would be okay to wear shutter shades too. It was all very strange, sad, and wildly unfashionable.
Crocs are the terrifying result of what can happen when clothing is designed and sold for comfort only. While I fully support comfortable shoes, wearing what can only be described as two pasta colanders on your feet is utterly horrendous. If you want comfortable shoes, please see your local Nordstrom shoe department for a comfortable, yet fashionable, shoe consultation.
Gladiator sandals were one of my favorite trends this summer. I wore them almost every day. HOWEVER, when I saw gladiator sandals that went all the way up the leg and made the wearer look like she was preparing for a gladiatorial match, it makes the trend not as appealing.
I am a firm believer that ‘luxury’ brands that cover their stuff in logos cheapen the brand and make their lines look desperate and accessible. The whole idea of luxury is that not everyone can have it. After all, you can’t buy a t-shirt that says “Birkin”. Ed Hardy is cheap luxury. Remember, when buying overpriced clothing “money talks, but wealth whispers.”
What were your favorite trends of 2009? What trends did you hate? I LOVE when ya’ll leave your opinions, so get to commenting!