The Tacky Camouflage Trend Needs to Die Now

Rant 22

camouflage dressI know I'm going to get a lot of flack for this, but flipping through a fashion magazine the other day, I came across yet ANOTHER "Camouflage Trend" feature and I wanted to poke my eyeballs out. WHY IS THIS A TREND? And, more interestingly: Why won't this awful trend DIE?

You know who I think looks great in camouflage?

People in the MILITARY, that's who. The rest of us just look like weird posers, in my (ever so humble) opinion. I mean, seriously. Why are we dressing up to look like people fighting in a war? What is glamorous or, God forbid, cute in any way about that? War is awful. War is pain, and suffering, and death, and missing limbs, and sacrifice, and PTSD, and veterans with permanent psychological damage.

What is the connection between any of that and a camouflage clothing slideshow for teenagers? Or a $3,000 camouflage rabbit fur coat:

camouflage coat

(Available at FarFetch.com ... got your credit card handy?!)

Or even these more affordable, yet equally odd Rampage camouflage pumps?

camouflage pump

($34.99 at Amazon.com!)

I really do not get it. At the very best, it seems like a trite way to "pay homage" to something so very serious. But it's really more than that ... it seems actually insulting to the women and men who wear military uniforms. (And I say that as someone who has no great love or enthusiasm for war in general, or for our American wars of late.) Oh, how tres chic you look in that uniform! How very GI Joe! Look, now I have the same pattern on my high heels! Hot!

Not to mention the millions and millions of innocent people who have suffered from wars since the dawn of mankind. Yeah, that's a really stylish thought, right?!

Ug, I really just don't understand it. What do you think: Am I overthinking it or does this trend really just need to go away?!

 

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Whitney Johnson

Camouflage isnt just for military. You wear camo for hunting

EmmaZate EmmaZate

You are way over thinking this lady... Like really.

linzemae linzemae

I hate camo as well!

TheTr... TheTruthspeaker

Thank you, thank thank you, fuckign THANK YOU!! omg I think camo is so trashy. It's disgusting. I catered an event where the bride had a camo cake. Enough is enough hillbillies.

the4m... the4mutts

You're over thinking it.

While I dont wear cammo, I have seen several very cute items in a cammo pattern. And like another person stated, cammo isnt just for the military. Hunters wear it too.

Military spouses wear it to show solidarity to their soldiers as well.

Basically, if you dont like it, dont wear it.

nonmember avatar deb

Wow. definitely over thinking it. Its military but its also a style. I hope you dont wear animal prints i mean you might offend people who love animals. Speaking for a family that loves to hunt we all LOVE to wear camo

jalaz77 jalaz77

HATE camo. I live in the Midwest where hunting is HUGE so I see it all tge time including on trucks. My family doesn't hunt, thank god.

nonmember avatar jaide

Ugh, I freakin HATE camo

Amand... Amanda0712

'Truthteller'......is there anything you don't think is 'trashy'?



I live in Georgia. Originally from Michigan. I wear camo. Not head to toe camo. And not the camo like is pictured here. But the mossy oak or real tree camo. I have a pair of camo top boots that I love. My husband loves his camo. And we are not 'hillbillies'.



Everyone has their own preference on what they like to wear.

Amand... Amanda0712

*truthspeaker.

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