Rib-grazing vests and leather bras made it down Alexander Wang's Fall 2010 runway, but If we wanted to bare our midriff all year long, we'd move to Maui. Sorry, but we just can't get behind a trend that comes between us and a Krispy Kreme -- not to mention the insane ab envy that ensues.
Innerwear as Outerwear
I see London, I see France, I see everyone's underpants. At first we adored the cheeky garters, corsets, and exposed bras. Now, like Gap, we'd just like everyone to put their pants back on. That includes you, Lady Gaga. When garters are subbing for belts (like at L.A.M.B.) and panty flashes are de rigueur, it's time to walk away.
Call us crazy, but we like our crotch right where we can see it, not between our knees. These bulgy Hammer pants -- as seen on the Roberto Cavalli runway -- are unique in being universally unflattering. And besides, we didn't go through potty training just so we could look like we're wearing diapers. Bring on the sleek silhouettes!
What do your granddad and Madonna have in common? A bewildering fondness for touristy fanny packs. Nice try, designers, but a Louis Vuitton bum bag is still just a bum bag in our book.
A sliver of skin? Sexy. Being able to play checkers on someone's chest because her outfit has been shredded so much she looks like an extra from "The Fifth Element"? Skanky. Case in point: Miss Australia's monokini pageant costume.
We tried, we really did. But while a 6-foot supermodel may be able to pull off this tricky trend without looking like she's an exotic dancer or a construction worker, most of us just can't. Heck, not even Kate Hudson can! Also, can we stop churning out fashions that require us to completely disrobe just to pee?
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