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blas
03-08-2015, 07:18 AM
Big shopping/girls day out with my brother's girlfriend today.

Long story short, pitstop at one of the small drink shops, waiting in line behind a girl who at not only first but second and third glance (yes, I'm a sicko) who appeared to have no pants on.

Turns out, she was just a throwback Snooki type (see girl under 5 feet and thick) wearing those super unflattering high waisted shorts, and there wasn't much shorts to them, along with one of those longer dusters (they call them cardigans, but no, they aren't cardigans, they are dusters). Therefore the illusion of no pants. And yes, she was wearing a crop top....a shirt that barely covers the boobs...no camisole underneath.....belly about hanging out of her jeans up to her ribcage.

Irving Patrick Freleigh
03-08-2015, 04:38 PM
:spew:

Only in Wisconsin does 40-degree weather bring such joy and such bad fashion decisions from the people.

Jay 2K Winger
03-08-2015, 08:06 PM
Only in Wisconsin does 40-degree weather bring such joy and such bad fashion decisions from the people.

Considering the cold temperatures that most of the eastern half of the country has gotten, I don't know that this joy and bad fashion are necessarily confined to Wisconsin.

DGoddessChardonnay
03-08-2015, 08:11 PM
:spew:

Only in Wisconsin does 40-degree weather bring such joy and such bad fashion decisions from the people.

I think that bad decision making has made it's way down here to North Carolina. I lost count of how many folks I saw out yesterday in as near nothing as possible and the high was close to 60.

It's almost 70 degrees right now and I'm waiting to see the bikinis and muffin tops. :runaway:

Lace Neil Singer
03-08-2015, 11:06 PM
Last summer there was a horrific fashion for really short shorts that would make Daisy Duke blush at the immodesty. Basically, these shorts were so short that the wearer's bum cheeks would be hanging out the bottom. x_x

Rarity is horrified at such horrific fashion crimes.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ll576du0wZ1qh1rku.jpg

MoonCat
03-09-2015, 12:12 AM
Yuck, I'm horrified too. I wouldn't have worn those when I was a size 7. Sure wouldn't wear them now. :(

fireheart
03-09-2015, 05:19 AM
This is a common trend over here at the moment (where it's warm) but is not helped by the current trend of "kimono" cardigans. (which go down past the mid-thigh in some cases, giving that illusion)

Kit-Ginevra
03-09-2015, 10:09 AM
What is it also with persons who decide that the whole world needs to see their underwear so they wear their trousers with the waistband around the knees? :( And they're never the people whose underwear you might want to see....

Evannah
03-09-2015, 04:00 PM
I love dusters! They look nice with skinny jeans and leggings. They don't look nice with short shorts. They especially don't look good with short shorts AND crop tops.

Lace Neil Singer
03-09-2015, 04:11 PM
Not being rude to plus size, but if you are plus size, do NOT wear short shorts, crop tops or clothes that are at least three sizes too small. Just cuz you can squeeze your fat arse into size twelve shorts, does not make you a size twelve.

Sandman
03-09-2015, 04:18 PM
Tell that to the customers of Al Bundy whi needed the jaws of life to get into some shoes

judecat
03-09-2015, 09:17 PM
Not being rude to plus size, but if you are plus size, do NOT wear short shorts, crop tops or clothes that are at least three sizes too small. Just cuz you can squeeze your fat arse into size twelve shorts, does not make you a size twelve.

I'm definitely plus size as well as over 60, and I agree. I see to many women my age and my size with their wrinkly fat arse in hot pants and tube tops. :eek:

fireheart
03-09-2015, 09:43 PM
I'm definitely plus size as well as over 60, and I agree. I see to many women my age and my size with their wrinkly fat arse in hot pants and tube tops. :eek:

OK, maybe that should also have an addendum "Please dress for your age."

My mother does not own a pair of shorts, despite no longer being plus size (she's gone from a Size 20 when I was 5 to a size 14)

Lace Neil Singer
03-09-2015, 09:47 PM
Not saying that plus sizes have to boil to death but honestly, buy a pair of flattering length shorts that are your actual dress size rather than a pair of short shorts that would only fit perfectly on a Barbie Doll when you're about a size twenty rather than a twelve. I never see why you'd want to do that to yourself; wouldn't it feel more comfy to not feel like the meat inside a sausage?

Oh yeah, and make sure that your clothes are clean, and free from smells and nameless stains... :puke:

greek_jester
03-09-2015, 11:26 PM
I am definitely carrying too much weight, but I can't imagine buying something in lycra; for one thing, you'd sweat like a pig in the sun (lycra is not breathable) and you'd end up dealing with the PermaWedgie(TM) feeling all summer.

Give me a nice baggy pair of knee to mid thigh cotton/linen shorts any day.

Plus, string strap tops? Not with these puppies, thanks (at least, not since my good tops with the built in underwire bras broke). I need too much underpinning to avoid knocking myself out when I power-walk, and if you leave everything flapping in the breeze you end up with a rash in the crease under your boobs from the trapped sweat. Very sexy.

ComputerNecromancer
03-10-2015, 12:52 AM
Not being rude to plus size, but if you are plus size, do NOT wear short shorts, crop tops or clothes that are at least three sizes too small. Just cuz you can squeeze your fat arse into size twelve shorts, does not make you a size twelve.

There's a saying among SF convention goers that applies here:

"spandex is a privilege, not a right."

notalwaysright
03-10-2015, 01:05 AM
Last summer a girl, college age, came in wearing a very loosely knit shirt over a bra. The kind of shirt that might be worn to a nightclub, it was completely see through... She was thin, decent looking, but it still wasn't appropriate, at least not in a fabric store in the pacific northwest. :rolleyes:

XCashier
03-10-2015, 03:14 PM
Last summer a girl, college age, came in wearing a very loosely knit shirt over a bra. The kind of shirt that might be worn to a nightclub, it was completely see through... She was thin, decent looking, but it still wasn't appropriate, at least not in a fabric store in the pacific northwest. :rolleyes:
Reminds me of one customer who had some sort of scarf tied around her bosom. The scarf was part gauze, part see-through mesh...and she had the scarf tied wrong so the mesh was over one breast. I am not joking. She was basically walking around with the entire world able to see her bare breast through the mesh. :wtf:

blas
03-10-2015, 04:48 PM
Girls have taken the stupid crop top trend here and gone bananas with it. It's just disgusting.

A few years back, it was cool to wear those with layering tanktops under. On a body like mine, it would make you look taller and thinner. But now, skin tight shirts that barely cover your boobs.....sorry, no.

And I can't wear dusters or anything cascading. It makes me look about 3 years pregnant from the side view.

Pagan
03-10-2015, 11:08 PM
:spew:

Only in Wisconsin does 40-degree weather bring such joy and such bad fashion decisions from the people.

Ha! It's here in New Mexico, too. It's warmed up, for good I think, this week. ABQ is in the mid-60s, further south, it's warmer. You should see some of the fashion crimes going on.

Not being rude to plus size, but if you are plus size, do NOT wear short shorts, crop tops or clothes that are at least three sizes too small. Just cuz you can squeeze your fat arse into size twelve shorts, does not make you a size twelve.

I don't know who it was, but I've heard this many times. "Dress for the size you are, not the size you want to be."

OK, maybe that should also have an addendum "Please dress for your age."

My mother does not own a pair of shorts, despite no longer being plus size (she's gone from a Size 20 when I was 5 to a size 14)

What does that even mean? And who's to decide what you're "supposed" to wear at what age? I'm 45 and I still get carded on a regular basis. I have a friend who's 50 and looks like she's 30. My parents are 71 and 80, neither look, or act, their age. They both wear, and look good in, shorts in the summer.

If it looks good on you, who cares how old you are?

mathnerd
03-10-2015, 11:23 PM
Confession time: I weigh 215 pounds at the present moment. Yet, I still get hit on at the beach by college boys half my age. The trick is to dress in a way that flatters the body you have, not the one you want! Now granted, some of my clothes are way too tight, as I've gained 25 pounds in the last year for a variety of reasons, and I'd gotten rid of all my larger clothes from when I weighed 260, so I was making do with what I had until I could buy a few pairs of jeans that actually fit, but still, I tried to chose tops that hid the fact that my jeans were two sizes too small instead of showing the world my belly fat.

registerrodeo
03-11-2015, 12:39 AM
Yeah, the first warm days around here bring out the interesting fashion choices. And honestly, I don't care what size or gender you are..I do not want to see cracks, ass cheeks, everything but the nips (and sometimes those), or men in a wife beater with moobs (man boobs) and enough hair under their pits it looks like they are head locking a muppet. And now a days they make nice fashions for every size and shape..please, please people..acquaint yourself with your true size! I am just as repulsed by a stick person in inappropriate clothing (the meth heads in town love their bikini tops and daisy dukes gaaaah!!) as I am by a hearty laddie or lass with a gut hanging out

Irving Patrick Freleigh
03-11-2015, 12:47 AM
men in a wife beater with moobs (nam boobs) and enough hair under their pits it looks like they are head locking a muppet.

:roll: BTW, this is why I wear tanktops as undershirts only.

I'm 34 and still get carded virtually every time I buy alcohol. I look gooooooood for my age.

Lace Neil Singer
03-11-2015, 10:52 AM
I still remember that fashion for low slung jeans... *shudder* It was adopted by people who really ought to have known that a muffin top teamed with a builder's cleavage is NOT attractive.

KuariKaydrith
03-11-2015, 01:37 PM
I'm not exactly a toothpick myself (5'6" and 260lbs, wearing size 18-22 depending on the cut), and I'm creeping up on 43. I don't understand the whole 'dressing your age' thing and I never have. I dress to suit my size and shape, still get IDed, still get hit on by people, and whatnot. I think that dressing for the body you have is some of the most important clothing advise out there, and if somebody 'old' has the body to get away with something that some people consider 'too young' for them, fuck the nay sayers.

sstabeler
03-11-2015, 09:09 PM
it's more along the lines of how old you look- basically, you might have looked good in it 20 years ago, but do you still look good in it today? ( if you do? then fine, wear it)

DGoddessChardonnay
03-11-2015, 11:18 PM
Yeah, the first warm days around here bring out the interesting fashion choices. And honestly, I don't care what size or gender you are..I do not want to see cracks, ass cheeks, everything but the nips (and sometimes those), or men in a wife beater with moobs (man boobs) and enough hair under their pits it looks like they are head locking a muppet.

:spew:

And speaking of excess hair, if you wear a bikini out in public, please for the love of DOG . . . shave!:eek:

NOBODY wants to see that you are smuggling Chewbacca in the Southern Hemisphere, okay?:puke::runaway:

And, as Jeff Foxworthy would put it: we don't mind that you have a spare tire, but we do ask you to keep in the GARAGE.:p

notalwaysright
03-12-2015, 12:04 AM
:spew:

And speaking of excess hair, if you wear a bikini out in public, please for the love of DOG . . . shave!:eek:

NOBODY wants to see that you are smuggling Chewbacca in the Southern Hemisphere, okay?:puke::runaway:


I'm deleting my min-rant, which shouldn't go here. I am not of the same opinion, that's all.

HotelMinion
03-19-2015, 10:30 AM
I've seen girls wear things that should be to nightclubs at church. Body hugging minidresses, TALL high heels. Don't mean to generalize but why girls, why? The worst I saw was an over weight girl wearing a black bra in all its lacy glory and something that wasn't a shirt over it. IDK what it was. It looked like white tissue paper. :\

Racket_Man
03-20-2015, 04:24 AM
I've seen girls wear things that should be to nightclubs at church. Body hugging minidresses, TALL high heels. Don't mean to generalize but why girls, why? The worst I saw was an over weight girl wearing a black bra in all its lacy glory and something that wasn't a shirt over it. IDK what it was. It looked like white tissue paper. :\

Some of the things that got caught on the gas station video were like this. I had a driver off one time. I pulled the video and then called the local cops. An officer arrived and I gave him a good description of the car, the license plate number AND ( and yes I did show the cop the footage) I even told him the color of her clothes AND the color of her underwear because she was wearing a less than gause thin top and skirt that clearly showed her under things on camera.

wolfie
03-20-2015, 02:26 PM
Just curious, but what are the laws regarding surveillance cameras and That Which Must Not Be Filmed. For example, a chav/bogan/other_despised_group teenage couple decides to steal gas at a service station. He runs the pump, while she, from start to finish of the pumping, stands facing the security camera with her top lifted to reveal her bare breasts. Since the surveillance camera system records everything within its field of view, all the footage of the gas theft (which the station owner would want to show to the police as evidence) also shows an underage girl topless.

Would the station owner (and owner of the camera/recorder setup) be subject to charges of manufacturing and possessing child pornography, since their system filmed a topless underage girl? If they supply the footage to the police as evidence in the gas theft, are they now subject to charges of distributing child pornography? Or does the fact that the system passively records EVERYTHING that happens on-site, so the decision to create the illegal-to-make footage rests with the person who did That Which Must Not Be Filmed in view of one of the cameras rather than the owner of the cameras, leave the site/owner in the clear so long as they don't actively make a copy of the footage to be retained (other than to turn over to the police as evidence of the theft)?

Raveni
03-20-2015, 03:50 PM
I do not play an attorney on TV, but my understanding in the states is that most laws only ban it when the camera is set up "for the purpose" of filming the nudity.

Ironclad Alibi
03-20-2015, 09:29 PM
Also not an attorney, but wouldn't the girl be guilty of indecent exposure?

Lace Neil Singer
03-21-2015, 01:13 PM
That wouldn't work here as anyone who drives has to be over eighteen and in the UK, "underage" is anyone under sixteen, which is our age of consent. Also, no-one under sixteen is allowed to use the pumps anyway. So no the subject wouldn't come up, but in any case, the police I'm sure would be happy to add on a charge of indecent exposure to the charge of fuel theft when they catch her.

sstabeler
03-22-2015, 09:45 PM
Off the top of my head, it'd only be an offence if the camera was set up in such a way that it was basically guaranteed to catch naked kids. So, for example, setting up a camera in the changing rooms at the local school is GOING to get you prosecuted, but a camera that films kids leaving school probably wouldn't.

Most basically, if you could get prosecuted for child porn for catching a naked kid on security cameras, wouldn't SCs have tried it before now?

otakuneko
03-22-2015, 09:51 PM
Most basically, if you could get prosecuted for child porn for catching a naked kid on security cameras, wouldn't SCs have tried it before now?

Probably, but in an environment where if an underaged kid "sexted" another underaged kid both get charged with kiddie porn offenses, I wouldn't be surprised if eventually an SC did try it.

WishfulSpirit
04-06-2015, 03:52 AM
I'm having trouble picturing this. If she had a long cardigan on, I'm assuming it looked like she was standing there in a crop top, cardigan and undies if you viewed her from the front?

WishfulSpirit
04-06-2015, 04:12 AM
I'm not exactly a toothpick myself (5'6" and 260lbs, wearing size 18-22 depending on the cut), and I'm creeping up on 43. I don't understand the whole 'dressing your age' thing and I never have. I dress to suit my size and shape, still get IDed, still get hit on by people, and whatnot. I think that dressing for the body you have is some of the most important clothing advise out there, and if somebody 'old' has the body to get away with something that some people consider 'too young' for them, fuck the nay sayers.

I think mostly it's about dressing your actual body, but dressing like your mother or teenage daughter just makes most women look weird. Clothes a generation too old age anyone, but when I see a 40 or 50 something in clothes from the juniors department, not only does the cut usually not work (they're designed for teenage bodies, hello!) but it looks like they are desperately clinging to their youth, and they end up looking older than they are because of it.

That said there are plenty of clothes out there that transcend time. A t-shirt and jeans (if they're the right t-shirt and jeans for each person) can go from infant to grandma with no problems, and the right black dress looks fantastic on every age group past diapers.

blas
04-07-2015, 05:07 PM
I'm just a bit out of the target age range (late 20s), but I've lived in AE and Old Navy hooded sweaters and plain jeans from Kohls pretty much since I started my factory job 9 years ago. They are a timeless look, I tell you. Bootcut jeans and a hoodie over a layered tank and tshirt looks way better than a crop top showing off your rolls and gut with skinny jeans up to your ribcage tighter than sausage casing.

dalesys
04-07-2015, 10:13 PM
...tighter than sausage casing.
Some of like our sausage cased... :p

Aragarthiel
04-07-2015, 10:50 PM
I've only skimmed over this thread, but has anyone mentioned People of Walmart?

I used to live in Arizona and it wasn't uncommon to see skin-toned tops that, from a distance, made someone look naked. Now that I've moved east, they appear a lot less often.

Off topic, but last month I saw a very large woman at the grocery store in a coat that was long, brown, and shaggy. She looked like a woolly mammoth.

registerrodeo
04-08-2015, 01:00 AM
There is a mountain of a man who I occasionally see on the bus - 6'2 easy and at least 400lbs- who wears this long hooded brown coat/shawl type thing. Seriously we have taken to calling him Fozzie Bear

MoonCat
04-08-2015, 01:38 AM
I kind of figure that if I'm old enough to have worn a style the last time it was popular, I'm too old to wear it now. Mini skirts were a "thing" when I went to high school, so....nope. :D But I do wear leggings, since I lost weight they look okay on me (with a top that covers my butt, though).

Some people look good in what's trendy and some don't, regardless of age. There is such a thing as indecent exposure, too. What's appropriate for the beach isn't appropriate for the grocery store or the restaurant.

blas
04-17-2015, 03:56 AM
People of Walmart is even better in person than online ;) especially if you're from the Midwest!

Where else can you see ol Elroy and his '96 Superbowl Champs Packer hoodie that's seen more mustard stains than Chris Christie, trucker hat that's been ran over more times than the legless neighborhood squirrel, worn out butt pocketed once were Levis jeans and his mullet hairdo with his Marlboro reds sticking out of his pocket and a cold PBR in his hand?

Tama
04-17-2015, 10:15 AM
Drop 50 pounds and Elroy would be a hipster