7 Things You Shouldn’t Be Caught Dead In if You Don’t Have the Body for Them (PHOTOS)

leather pantsSigh. For the longest time, I've wanted a pair of leather pants so badly, I can hardly stand it. They're sexy. They're out of my comfort zone. And they really do look amazing -- something I was reminded of after viewing this photo of Keri Russell wearing them.

OMG. Does she look incredible or what? (And she's had two babies!)

But as much as I'd love to break down and buy a pair of leather pants and get my Keri Russell look on, it's never going to happen. Because Keri Russell has a bangin' bod and can totally pull off leather pants -- and I can't. (I'm not jealous. Ok, yes I am.)

I'm not even going to bother trying to kid myself -- the truth is my body just isn't firm enough to wear leather pants without any bulges, lumps, or bumps. And I'm ok with it, I guess. At some point, you just have to accept that there are certain clothes that only look good if you are the right shape and size for them, and unfortunately, leather tops the list of no-nos for my 35-year-old somewhat saggy figure.

But the do-not-wear list isn't limited to leather. Take a look at the photos below to see six other things we really shouldn't wear unless we have the body to go along with them.

What clothes have you sworn off because of your body type?


Image via Nordstrom

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abra819 abra819

If men can wear skinny jeans, I'm going to too!! ;D

LostS... LostSoul88

some of those even skinny people shouldnt wear in public

Erinly Erinly

Can I get an amen?! Thank you. I admire those people who "are totally secure with their bodies" and think it's a free pass to wear whatever they want but, as my brother so eloquently said, "bikinis are a privilege, not a right."

laure... laurenemb

HAHA Erinly that bikinis comment made me laugh out loud at my desk. that's so perfect.

2cent... 2centsCDN

Can we add spagetti strap tank tops with a built in bra to the list? Thankfully, I live in a colder climate so I'm only subjected to these for 6 months out of the year but good God, some women hang out all over in these shirts.

Smmeyn Smmeyn

Dude. You guys are hateful.

nonmember avatar kat

Wow. I hope your kids dont turn out like you guys bullying and judging others. Like the old saying goes.... if you dont have anything nice to say.... then keep your friggin mouth shut.

I think you needed more hugs growing up or something. Women can wear whatever they want no matter their shape. Too bad youre too self conscious and hateful to respect that.

alask... alaskalove

I love skinny jeans on a bigger girl. When I wanna show off my curves I rock my skinny jeans, and I'm serious, I ROCK THEM! 

insei... inseineangel

You know what, I'm a big girl comfortable in my own skin, and I'll run around in skinny jeans, sphagetti straps, or naked if I want. All you little twigs better run and hide before I step on you with my huge fat feet and snap you.

If you don't want to see it, keep in mind: God gave you a neck that turns and eyes that move for a reason. See something you don't like? Look away. 

leona24 leona24

Bigger girls that have curves have to dress their "curves" carefully because they can end up looking sloppy and gross. And that is how curvey girls look in anything skinny body hugging tight. Just sloppy!!!

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