Fashion Friday: Our Least Favorite Trends of 2011
Some people believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder…I, sadly, am not one of them. We saw the rise and fall of so many trends in 2011 and realized that it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. Whether flared jeans and hippie headbands can be considered a ‘good thing’ is a whole other article. So many fashion mistakes, so little time…but here’s Part 1 of a tribute to 2011 and all the trends we hope we’re leaving behind!
Oh, yes. I went there. It breaks my heart to tell you this, but this ‘must have’, ‘boho-chic’, ‘return of the 70s’ accessory must go away. First of all, whose head actually looks good in one? Not her. Or them. Definitely not him. There’s no better way to encourage frizz, it makes your face oily, and while people with perfectly shaped heads can get away with a headband, they’re too small a percentage of the world population to matter. I’m sorry girls, but it’s probably better just to leave this trend back in the 70s – where it belongs.
I don’t even know how this got so popular. Rings, necklaces, bracelets, probably even hippie headbands with little owls – this little trend must be stopped. I personally think it’s lazy designing (check this out if you’re not convinced), especially when there were many other 2011 jewelry trends that were so great like Tom Binn‘s Swarovski collection and Eddie Borgo‘s military inspired pieces. Point is, when it comes to your jewelry box, owls need to be extinct!
The “bandage dress”, the “body-con” – whatever you prefer to call it…we’re over it. Popularized by French fashion house Hervé Léger, it was the dress for 2011. Favored by stick thin models and actresses, the bandage dress exemplified the “less is more” school of fashion. For 2012, let’s hope that trends include dresses that leave a little more to the imagination!
Which of the above is your least favorite? Or maybe you love them all! Let’s hear from readers in the comments section and vote on which trend you are bidding good riddance to! Our next Fashion Friday will feature Part II of ‘Our Least Favorite Trends of 2011′ - so stay tuned!