So it’s Thursday and I’m hanging out at the Lounge discussing Fashion Fails.
Good Lord, where to start?
Let’s just say, I’ve had my fair share. Except, at the time, when wearing said fail, I thought it was a fecking fashion PASS! An A + in the style stakes! I don’t really subscribe to the whole dressing to please the fashion set movement, I never did. I prefer comfort over style. And apparently as a teenager, comfort meant, short, tight and revealing. Supre and Ice were my staples. I don’t have a lot of photos but it doesn’t take much to imagine. I basically was channelling child prostitute, kinda Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver meets Pretty Woman.
Wa ha! Check out that bra. I think the bottom of the outfit was a very short, tight denim skirt. (I thought I was heinously overweight here….)
Wow, Spouse looks scary. And what is with my hair? I have about 2 inches of roots.
Speaking of hair, look at this one. Sometime during Year 6 I decided that a wide black headband was cool. We had worn one in dance group, so I took the costume off the stage and to the people.
I tried grunge for a bit and even drew all over my black Chuck Taylor’s in anticipation of The Smashing Pumpkins concert. (Which might I add, I went to, tried moshing and ended up with a strained neck and torn calf muscle.) I bought a Sesame Street mini skirt from Glebe Markets (I was being ironic, OK Like, I’m totes grown up but wearing childlike clothing) and paired it with my Chucks and a black bonds tee. My Mum wouldn’t let me buy Doc Martins so I had to make do with the Chucks. I’m still bitter. I sadly have no photos of this phase.
After that I went kind of homie and attempted tight jeans, sneakers and large sporting brand jumpers. It was all in quick succession and some days I would forget which phase I was in and walk out in my Chucks and a Timberland jumper. Yikes.
Once High School was over, I discovered the need to be comfortable and trends were moved aside. And since I gained and lost 20kgs, like 10 times, I have an eclectic wardrobe of sizes and styles ranging from a 10-18. These days I’m obsessed with maxi dresses and gym pants. Not at the same time though. Cause that would be weird.
Unlike all my previous fashion forays.
What was your biggest fashion fail?