Leather trousers ‘fashion faux pas women regret most’

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Tight leather trousers, which are just too unflattering to step out in, are the fashion item most women regret buying, researchers say. Almost half of the women surveyed, who had purchased a pair, said they shouldn’t have done it, with many soon realising that wearing them looked ‘tacky’ and as if they were trying too hard to impress. Shell suits were second in the list of regretted purchases, followed by velour tracksuits like the one worn by The X Factor’s Tulisa Contostavlos, and anything fluorescent. Risque see-through tops, crop tops and thigh-boots also made it to the top ten. A third of women said a fear of showing too much flesh was one of the main reasons for binning an outfit, while other key factors were the realisation that an item looks ‘cheap’ or it having drifted out of fashion. More than a quarter of women admitted being “so upset” at how they looked in offending clothing that they destroyed incriminating photographs. According to the survey of 2,000 women by drinks brand Lambrini, 79 per cent confessed to having bought ‘embarrassing’ clothes but some only realised their faux pas when it was brought to their attention. 21 per cent said they stopped repeating their fashion error only when it was pointed out by a friend, while 19 per cent said they had their partner to thank. “It seems all of us have a few items lurking in the wardrobe that we’d be embarrassed about wearing,” the Daily Mail quoted Lambrini brand manager Lorna Tweed as saying. “Trying to copy celebrity style is often the reason for our style dilemmas and the rationale behind our dodgy purchases. “Although celebs may look good in leather trousers, realistically most of us don’t and should steer well away from the trend. “It’s wise to shop with female friends and get advice from them before buying – there’s no point wasting money on something you’re never going to wear,” Tweed added. Source: Indian Express

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