10 Trends to Avoid This Season

DKNYEach new season brings trends that will look fabulous on your bad self, as well as trends you'd best avoid, girlfriend.

I spend the bulk of my time telling you what to wear to look good. Today, I'm going to tell you what NOT to wear. 

These are my picks for the top trends to avoid this spring ...

... and we'll start things off with the jumpsuit.

Yes, ladies, this trend JUST WON'T DIE. It's back and it's uglier than ever.

And if you don't think this floral monstrosity (DKNY, $325) is so bad, imagine what you'd have to do in order to go to the bathroom while wearing one.

'Nuff said?

Let's move on.

2. Neon.

Clements RibieroSure it looked hot on Clements Ribiero's spring runway, but you're going to look more like a walking street sign if you try to rock the neon look. Just sayin'.

3. Macrame.

Bergdorf GoodmanThis season, designers thought they could slap a $1,040 price-tag on a macrame jacket like this one and call it high fashion -- but ladies, just because it says Piazza Sempione doesn't make it right. Macrame and crochet looks are supposedly hot this year, but I'd advise you to leave this trend to your grandma.

4. Blousey shorts.

Urban OutfittersIf they don't look good on a 5'11", 110-pound model, you can bet they won't look good on you. (Plus, who wants to pay $140 for shorts?!) Blousey shorts are all the rage this season, but on most women, they just look like ill-fitting diapers. Stick with more tailored shorts, and be sure they're long enough to cover your cellulite.

5. Prada Creepers.

Prada CreeperThese shoes may be the hardest-to-get of the season. Despite their $795 price-tag (and despite their fugliness), there's a sizable waiting list worldwide of trendistas eager to get their hands on them. Don't join that list, m'kay? Trust me on this one.

6. Crop tops.

Free PeopleIt didn't look good in the '80s and it doesn't look good today, particularly if you've a) been pregnant and b) don't spend two hours a day in the gym toning your abs. Please, for the sake of all of us. Skip this trend.

7. Violet makeup.

FlickrMarie Claire named violet makeup one of spring's top three beauty trends. Ladies. Please don't run out and pick yourself up some purple eyeshadow. It didn't look good on Day-to-Night Barbie and it won't look good on you.

8. Mismatched bold prints.

Gwen StefaniThis was Gwen Stefani's outfit of choice at her own spring runway show for L.A.M.B. Oh. My. Gag. I'm waaaay over the mismatched prints trend, and this season, the prints are bolder (i.e., tackier) than ever. AVOID.

9. Marcia Brady Hair.

Derek LamI loved Derek Lam's '70s-inspired spring runway, and everyone in Hollywood has taken to the center part this season ... but let's leave the stick-straight Marcia Brady look to, well, Marcia Brady. Feel free to try the center part, but add some volume and a few gentle waves to your look to keep it Modern Day, as opposed to Susan Dey.

10. Turbans.

Urban OutfittersDesigners are trying once again to make the turban the next hot hat. Even Urban Outfitters has this $29 jersey number up for sale. Unfortunately, it's just not a flattering look for most women. Unless you're channeling Norma Desmond, avoid this trend.

What do you think of these "hot" spring trends?


Images (top to bottom): DKNY, Clements Ribiero, Neiman Marcus, Prada, Free People, dreamglowpumpkincat201/Flickr, Donald Bowers/Getty Images, Derek Lam, Urban Outfitters

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tanya... tanya_marieh

With my green eyes violet shadow works great.  I have tons of shades of purple eye shadows.  LOL

Shelli Mallam Miller

Holy he11! That model in number 4 needs a sandwich or 12.

Gigan... GigantaursMommy

LOL I was going to say the same thing tanya with my olive skin tones and darkhair every shade of purple looks good on me I just have to run like the wind from anything to yellow even yellower shades of green.

Carenann Carenann

I too like the violet shadow! I think I had that cropped top/mini skirt outfit in the 80s but yes,  I'll pass on that for now.

Jess Hurst

I'm feeling the violet shadow. And the shorts, too; most of my weight is in my thighs, so if the legholes are looser, I will not look so much like that biscuit dough in a can.


I'm with these ladies, love the violet shadows.... And I like the Marcia hair- my hair is stick straight, but I've never been able to pull off the center part...and those mismatched bold prints? Look like something David arquette would wear, bless him.

emmas... emmasmama2007

Hahaha, I was gonna say the jumpsuit didn't look that bad, then I read what you said about having to use the restroom, duh.

the cropped shirts I like w/ a strappy shirt underneath though.

Marsh... MarshaCWP

I agree with everything except the macrame or crochet tops.  I like wearing these over a tank top when I want to cover my shoulders and upper arms, but still want air flow.

Purple eye shadow does look good on some women, if used in moderation, but on my fair Celtic skin it looks like I've been beaten.

Kelley Hogan Arnold

I have green eyes and olive skin. I always wear purple eyeshadow and it looks great, very natural, I think it depends on the shade you pick.

Freela Freela

I agree with everything except for the macrame, and the violet eye shadow for women with the right skin tone. 

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