Crocs & 5 Other Items Women Shouldn’t Be Caught Dead Wearing


crocsIf you've ever watched Project Runway, you know Nina Garcia. She's the very pretty, kind of snooty fashion director at Marie Claire who shows no mercy to up-and-coming designers. She's not the easiest person on the planet to relate to, but the woman knows fashion. And her latest piece of advice is hard to argue with.

After expressing her love for Target (and the $17 sequined clutch she got there) to Racked, Garcia shared her thoughts on Crocs. Like me, she's against them on adults. She said: "No one over the age of 10 should buy Crocs — unless you are Mario Batali."

I'm with you, Garcia. With their rubber material and super-bright colors, Crocs just don't look cute on adults. And while we're at it, here are five other items to add to that list.

Sweats in public. Before I get chastised for this in the comments section, let me just say that I totally do this. I am a wearer of sweatpants in public. And I'm not proud. I'm a grown woman for God's sake, would it kill me throw on a pair of jeans? I chalk this habit of mine up to the fact that I lived in Los Angeles for 10 years -- a place where everyone wears sweatpants in public. Here in New York, though -- not cute. I'm slowly weaning myself of this fashion faux pas. It's not easy.

Snuggies. I don't care if it's worn ironically or not, Snuggies are ridiculous. Just wear a heavy sweatshirt and a blanket. The bell sleeves, the ridiculously long length, the color -- it looks like a costume out of some futuristic Lord of the Rings type movie.

Hoods up. If you're outside and it's cold, by all means, put that hood up, but when you're inside, tooling around on your computer, it's really not necessary. (This is meant for my husband.)

Hello Kitty. Charlize Theron recently expressed her confusion on grown women wearing clothing with Hello Kitty on it, and you know what? I agree. Grown women should not be walking around in shirts with giant pictures of cartoons on them. Save that for the kiddies.

Animal hats. This is another thing that is adorable on young children, but really not cute on adults. What's wrong with a regular ol' hat? A plain one? They work just as well. And you look your age to boot. If you're into that sort of thing.

Do you have anything to add to this list?


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nonmember avatar anon

I think people should just wear (with in reason, I really don't want to see someone in a matching thong and bra running around grocery shopping) what they want and are comfortable in. I couldn't care less if someone dislikes whatever sweats or t-shirt I decide to wear. If I am going somewhere important, then I will dress accordingly. The ONLY thing I would really add to the not wearing in public list references my thong comment, cover up the naughty bits.

godsb... godsbbygrl

Halter tops after you've had kids! Or having your black bra showing thru your white shirt

Ms.Pu... Ms.PuNkrOckStar

Im sorry but i wear black crocs. I work at a drs office and walk all day. Black crocs black scrubs. And i dont think it looks bad

nonmember avatar jenni

are yoga pants acceptable?

lissa... lissalynn83

I own a Hello Kitty shirt and I wear it all the time! I love Hello Kitty...and all things cute. That child-like spirit is what makes me unique! I don't really care about 'fashion trends', I just try to be myself.

tinyp... tinypossum

Pajamas in public, anything with a Disney character on it, tube tops. feathers in the hair, slippers as shoes, a knitted winter hat indoors and/or when it is not winter, fake fingernails, toenails that hang over the end of the toe and are all pointy (eww!). 

tinyp... tinypossum

Oh, and Uggs with shorts in August. That makes no sense. 

Doomy234 Doomy234

Personally, I was always one to wear whatever the hell I wanted and not care what anyone else thinks. I mean, its one thing if you're walking around in jeans with a big hole in the crotch and everyone can see your panties, or those women who think its cool to wear their thong strings up to their belly button. Those kinds of fashion faux pas are nasty and no one wants to see them.

But I see nothing wrong with wearing an animal hat. I have several, in fact. A few years ago, I used to walk around wearing cat ears (and occasionally a tail).

Nothing wrong with sweats, if you're just running to the store to grab something real quick. If you're full on Christmas shopping at every store in town, you can easily put on a pair of jeans.

I have always hated Crocs. And whats with people walking around in flip flops and sandals in 20 degree whether? I dont care if its trendy or not, but frostbite definitely is not cool.

Doomy234 Doomy234

Oops. *weather

memek... memekisses


I sooo agree! I grew up in SoCal, uggs with a mini skirt/short shorts in summer(or winter) is how all the teen. girsl dressed UGH its so trashy looking I. hate it!

As for HelloKitty, I lurv it!

Crocs are gross and I hate them with a burning passion that consumes me.

Another thing: Women who think they're sexy when they wear clothing 3 sizes to small-ew I do not need to see muffin tops and love handles through your skimpy ass tanktop!

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