Your makeup is applied, your hair is styled, and you're ready to go out. But wait... There's nothing that can spoil your look more than a conspicuous fashion faux pas.
Here's a list of the top fashion mistakes made when it comes to clothing and accessories. You may have noticed them on other people but you haven't committed them yourself, right? Have a look around and think again. These mistakes are more common than you think and many can be applied to men as well as women.
Your clothes don't fit correctly.
Wearing baggy clothes can add pounds. Clothes that are too small accentuate unsightly bulges. Don't buy anything thinking that it will be "just right" if you gain or lose weight. Live in the moment and look good now. If the size of the tag bothers you, cut it off or black it out with a marker. Seriously.
That great suit or dress won't flatter you unless it's wrinkle-free. Avoid this fashion mistake and buy clothes that don't wrinkle or keep an iron handy.
Dressing Too Trendy.
Don't try to satisfy every trend in one day. You'll probably just end up looking silly.
Mixing two seasons in one outfit.
Your pieces will contradict each other. Stick with one-season fashions.
Evident bra and panty lines.
Wear proper fitting undergarments underneath your clothing. If they do fit you properly and you still have lines, then your clothing is too tight.
Not so much for play but a definite mistake for professionals. Keep your bra straps properly adjusted so they're not hanging out. If your pants are low-rise, your panties should be too.
Too much white.
White makes you look larger so limit this color if you wish to look slimmer. Don't even think about wearing white slacks or pantyhose unless you want to add pounds.
Your skirt or dress is too short.
Be comfortable. Make sure you can sit down without having to worry about what areas you're exposing.
Wearing too many colors at once.
This will make you look undecided. Stick with one to three colors
Too many prints.
Don't try to mix and match prints or you'll look way too busy. Patterns don't look good on everyone. If you're one of those people that look good in just about anything, choose a pattern on the top or bottom, not both.
Using the wrong accessories.
Top off your look with accessories that match your style. Choose the correct length necklace. Short chains and chokers tend to make your neck appear shorter and larger. Don't over-accessorize.
Wearing multiple shades of denim.
Skip the head-to-toe denim. It's unsightly and will make you look completely unorganized. Instead, choose one piece or consider a denim handbag to carry with casual attire.
Dark colored clothing, light colored shoes.
Or visa versa. Keep your clothing and shoes in the same color family. White and black go with anything, but don't make the mistake of mismatching light and dark colors.
Large shoulder pads.
This fashion trend went in and out the 80's and hasn't re-emerged. If you do wear shoulder pads, make sure they're thin and unobtrusive.
Wearing open-toed shoes with rugged toenails.
If you want to expose your feet, pamper them and get a pedicure. Don't think for a minute that people won't look at your toes.
Wearing worn out shoes.
Why ruin your look? If you have a favorite pair of ragged shoes, save them for non-public outings.