11 Fashion Trends That Would Have Made Us Cringe Growing Up

When we were in our 20s and 30s, heaven help us if we wore slacks to a corporate job or heels without pantyhose, and if a fashionista mixed patterns in his collection, he’d be booed off the runway.

(Almost) anything goes today, and even if that neck scarf is a tad hot in the summer, at least it looks cool!

Now, it’s perfectly acceptable to wear…

1. Dark bras under light blouses or sweaters

Sarah Jessica Parker                       Photo Credits: Jean Catuffe, PacificCoastNews.com

2. Shirts sticking out under jackets


3. Shoes that don’t match handbags


4. Mixed patterns and prints

patternsPhoto Credits: Jtaniavolobueva / Shutterstock.com

5. Multiple necklaces, bracelets, rings and pins

multiple                           From SunglassCurator.com

6. White after Labor Day,  and sparkly and glittery during the day

                             Photo Credits: AdvancedStyle

7. Tops that show cleavage before 6 p.m.


8. Neck-hugging scarves during the summer

scarf in summer

9. Slacks to work


10. Fancy lingerie to a dressy event


11. Shoes without socks or pantyhose

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0 Responses to “11 Fashion Trends That Would Have Made Us Cringe Growing Up”

  1. denton says:

    #5 is Jean from the Idiosyncratic Fashionistas! She does it well.

  2. Carolina says:

    Pantyhose with shoes ALWAYS for occasions…this is non-negotiable if you are a lady.

    • screaminmimi says:

      Sorry but I will never wear pantyhose again. Difficult, uncomfortable, struggle-worthy and don’t last worth a spit. If I need to wear pantyhose, I will wear spray on leg makeup or tanner instead. Pantyhose is dead, as far as I’m concerned.

  3. suenjesse says:

    I think slacks (business style) are fine for a professional work place

  4. Morgana Meverden says:

    I was doing 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 11 for many years. 1. i’ve done recently, if you spend that much on a pretty bra, you want folks to see it,

    • GeriFOF says:

      Hi Morgana,

      Agree with you completely about 1.

  5. Mick says:

    I have to say that if I am ‘dressed up’ in heels and wearing a knee length skirt, I am wearing hose. I don’t always (in summer heat out of doors, casual skirts for daytime) but definitely for an occasion; it just looks more polished. AND it makes your legs look better with even color. Kate Middleton wears hose, BTW and she is one of the most chic women in the world.
    I do wear mixed patterns, white after Labor Day (live in the South), unabashed bling, and show a color bra strap or a bit of lace underwear with certain outfits. Can’t say I wear see through shirts with or without dark bras, though.


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