Three Fashion Trends That Should Be Retired

by Kristin Marino
Fashion School Review Columnist

September 19, 2005

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Fashion is cyclical…that's what we love about it. Today's fashion, gone tomorrow. Unfortunately, some fashion trends keep showing up like a bad rash. What are fashion designers thinking? Do you wish you had a fashion career so you could do better? Here are three of today's fashions that should be yesterday fashions.

  • Cropped pants with high-heels. Did someone with a fashion degree dream this up? Perhaps. But I bet that most with a fashion career are sick of it too. On about one percent of the population, this is a cute look. The rest of us look like Oompa Loompas in stilettos. Our legs look about a foot long. Do those with a fashion degree want us to look bad in their clothes on purpose? Cropped pants are meant to be casual. They used to be called clam diggers for a reason - they are meant to be worn at the beach. With flats.
  • Cowboy boots with shorts. I love cowboy boots. I am from Nevada, after all. I once had a professor who had a million different pairs that she wore with ethereal dresses and I have always wanted to emulate that fashion look. I love that those with a fashion career have embraced this look. Cowboy boots never go out of fashion, at least around here. But with short shorts? Might be today's fashion, but those with a fashion degree probably cringe every time they see it.
  • Peasant/Flowy skirt. Another case of today's fashion hanging around too long. I have about four of these in my closet. I am old enough to have seen this fashion trend before and every time it comes around, I jump on the fashion bandwagon. I am sad this one coming to an end, but it's called today's fashion because it shouldn't keep spilling over into tomorrow.

About the Author
Kristin Marino is obsessed with haute couture, even though she lives in Reno, Nevada, where you can't even get Gucci or Louis Vuitton, let alone Jimmy Choo. She has a Bachelor of Art in English Composition from the University of Nevada.

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