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Five Things A Grown Woman Should Never Wear

By Kim Anne Mar 8, 2012 6:31PM
We've all been responsible for rocking trends in the past that we probably wish we never would have. 

From fishnets to lycra tops and extreme bell bottoms, I've definitely had my fair share of fashion faux pas. 

But when you finally grow up (I consider myself still mentally preparing for the process although in actuality, I'm way past the beginning stages of adulthood), there are certain things that you just need to stop wearing.

I'm all for the theory that if you've got it, flaunt it--but these five items do not apply to that theory.

Without further adieu, here is my list of five things grown women should never wear.


1. Overalls (above). Unless you work on a farm, where they are actually functionable, steer clear of this outfit. Please. Even though we're all aware that it's attempting to make a comeback at the moment. 

2. Pigtail Braids. Paris Hilton doesn't look good in them, so neither will you. Pigtails are adorable--if you are 5. If you're 35, they will only work in conjunction with a milkmaid costume. 
3. Scrunchies. As Carrie Bradshaw claims in "Sex and the City," scrunchies are out. And although that show was taped 10 years ago, the rule still applies. This is another look that looks adorable on your daughter--just not on you. Especially a puffy, pink number like this one. 

4. Metallic Liquid Leggings. Perhaps you rocked some skin tight, shiny metallic leggings back in the day (like, the '80's), and you probably looked hot in them. But even if you have the body of Gisele Bunchen, there are some trends that need to be blacklisted when you get older. This is definitely one of them.
5. The Boob Tube. Even the occasional tube top is borderline for sophisticated women who have surpassed their twenties. But the boob tube--often characterized by its crop-top-type cut and tight fit, is just a no-no.  


What are the items you think a grown woman should never wear?


Photos courtesy Bing Shopping, Getty Images

176Comments
Jun 17, 2012 7:03AM
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Lycra and spandex should come with a firm weight / size limit.  Please.
Jun 14, 2012 7:08AM
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Thank You, Whom ever you may be for letting women out of these ugly trends!  YEA!!!
Jun 13, 2012 6:51AM
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I think grown women should not wear large bows in their hair; should not wear extremely short skirts/dresses/tunics unless they have leggings underneath and even then it's iffy (by extremely short I mean barely covering the butt); 4 inch plus heels because they are terrible for your back, knees, and feet; and tight clothes that have an animal print. All of these things (except the shoes which I list for health reasons) make a woman look older, because they draw attention to the contrast between the older woman wearing it and the younger people who wear them and look much better in them.
Jun 8, 2012 3:00PM
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I've worn my hair in pigtail braids because its cooler in the summer than one massive braid hanging against my neck, I don't end up with a big stripe of untanned skin where that one braid was if I'm outside and its more comfortable when you're in a car than a hair clip that will stab you in the head or pull at your hair. I keep a scrunchie in my pocket to tie my hair back when I drive, to tie back fly away strands during the day or when I just can't stand to have it down anymore. Do I care what others think when I do either of those? Hell no because I'm comfortable.

Everyone has their own tastes. If a person is comfortable wearing what they are, regardless of age, then you just have to suck it up and deal.
Jun 7, 2012 4:53PM
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i like overalls (and i don't work on a farm)!!!!!!!
Jun 6, 2012 12:42AM
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Wrong on all counts.  If you are comfortable in it and like it, wear what you want!
May 14, 2012 6:52PM
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and string bikini's need to be banned for women over a certain age or weight

 

May 14, 2012 6:50PM
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ANYTHING your teen or preteen would wear or is in their closet.
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