Thursday, January 25, 2007

Nightmare on Bubble-Hem Street

Hot off the heels of my other jumper post, I'd like to call attention to another big, jumper-related mistake, in this case, part of an eBay auction.
How many trends can we pack into one hideous, but pretty small, garment? We have the horrible raspberry and baby pink plaid, which is a nod to the current popularity of tartan prints (I guess), we have a bubble hem (do bubble hems ever look good unless they're 1950's Balenciaga? No.), and we have the jumper styling. Plus there's the sackiness, which is real hot this season.

Combine these things with fake pearls, some plastic bangles, an asymmetrical baggy t-shirt and huge sunglasses (I like huge sunglasses, and always will, but they're still a trend, if a dying one) and the overall look is sort of Strawberry Shortcake meets hipster meets Paris Hilton. Or something. Either way, it's definitely bad. Please, try to limit trendy pieces to one or two, and, for the love of god, don't over-accessorize your jumper.

1 comment:

Gaby + Simone said...

you know what could make this worse? if it were somehow a skort. remember skorts? i had a skort. it was navy blue textured cotton, i believe from old navy. i wore it in washington, dc, when i was 12 with wire-rim sunglasses. SEXY.