5 Bad Fashion Mistakes Moms Need to Stop Making Right Now

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Every time I walk into a public place, I am shocked and appalled at all the terrible style choices moms are making.

You may have had kids, ladies, but you're certainly not dead.

Since I can't nominate each and every one of you for a Stacy London and Clinton Kelly aka TLC's What Not to Wear intervention, I'm going to give you a small one of my own.

Please, for the love of fashion, stop wearing these 5 things right now. You're beautiful and radiant, but these looks aren't doing you any favors. And they're hurting my eyes.

1.) Capri Pants: Have you ever seen anyone who actually looks good in capri pants? Exactly. Neither have I. They're cut at the exact wrong spot for any woman of any height and weight.

And no, I'm not talking about skimmers, which are tighter, shorter jeans and pants. While they don't flatter everyone, they certainly don't add 20 years to your body the instant you slip them on.

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2.) Chunky Flip-Flops: Unless you are wearing an actual platform shoe (which, yay, good for you), flip-flops look best if they're very flat and very thin -- unless you're between the ages of 12 and 15. They are not made to give you support.

And if you still believe that wearing a certain kind of shoe will tone your legs, then you might be beyond help, my little pretties!

3.) Short Shorts: I'm all for hitting the younger style trends, but you have to take your body shape and your age into consideration to some extent. Stop shopping in the juniors section, moms, and find shorts that don't showcase your behind.

There are plenty of shorts in all sorts of different lengths, one of which will work with your figure -- and none of which are the barely-there pair you're wearing right now. You're not queen of short shorts Miley Cyrus, for heaven's sake.

4.) Maxi Dresses: I realize maxi dresses are still super popular, but I think they are terribly unflattering on short people. And, well, almost all people. Except if you're pregnant.

Or want to look pregnant.

And really, any time I put one on (yes, I've tried to like them), I feel like I'm wearing a nightgown.

Also, have you ever tried chasing after kids in a long, flowy, leg-constricting dress? It's impossible. On that point alone, they should all be burned.

5.) Crocs: It still boggles my mind that there are adults wearing Crocs in public -- and I don't mean in your garden or on your boat as nature intended. I mildly approve of them on kids, especially if you've got a couple like mine who hate to buckle or strap shoes, but on adult women? No.

There are plenty of cool, comfortable shoes for moms out there that look way more stylish and on trend.

So moms, you're lovely and fabulous. Start dressing the part!

Do you make any of these fashion mistakes?

 

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nonmember avatar Mon

Um I'm sorry but just cause I have kids does not mean I can't shop in juniors. I'm in my 20's not my 50's. I rock my short shorts and don't care. I work hard at the gym to look better than most teens. So yes.. me and my super toned legs will continue to wear short shorts. Sounds like you just want mothers to wear potato sacks..

nonmember avatar Marinaaa

Wow just cause none of that looks good on you doesn't mean it doesn't look good on other people... I love maxi dresses and maxi skirts not all those styles make people look bad you just probably can't rock them as well as the rest of us(;

nonmember avatar Ashley

This is ridiculous even for a humor piece. I'm short, anything longer than mid thigh for shorts and I look like I shrunk my capris or tried to borrow my 6 year old's pants. I'll stick to dressing my body how it looks best, not by arbitrary fashion advise that is supposed to be one size fits all.

nonmember avatar Gina

Maxi dresses look amazing on me. I have a closet full of them and every single time I wear one I get a compliment. My body looks best in dresses during the summer, so that is what I wear. Like a previous poster said, just bc they look bad on YOU doesn't make them a "fashion mistake".

PRIMA487 PRIMA487

Who said they were mistakes other than you?! I will give you crocs, but just because you don't like something that doesn't make it a "rule". Follow your own path but leave others alone.

Amber Peerboom Mosher

I don't buy chunky flip flops for fashion, I buy them because they are super comfortable :D

NearS... NearSeattleMom

Look.  I live in Southern California.  Capri pants are an essential.  I don't really care if they don't make me eligible for a fashion award. I'm not wearing jeans in the summer and I'm not wearing shorts . . . so capri pants it is.

caleb... calebsmama12312

Crocs are awful. Besides that I don't agree. I love yoga capris & I was unaware they were out of style. Oh well. & being 4'11 & 105 to 115 pounds(I fluctuate) I have to shop in juniors, nothing else fits me. I personally don't look great in maxi dresses but I think they're awesome & look great on lots of women.

BGarcel BGarcel

The only rule i don't follow are short shorts. I may be a mother but I am still young and have worked hard as hell for my body and will show off my hard work if I damn well feel like it. And you know what, I look amazing in them! But everything else is true for me personally. Don't like capris, don't like maxi dresses (and I never thought a woman wearing one looked amazing), don't like crocs, and don't like thick flip flops.

Ladies, don't follow these stupid fashion "laws". Wear whatever makes you feel great!

BGarcel BGarcel

The only rule i don't follow are short shorts. I may be a mother but I am still young and have worked hard as hell for my body and will show off my hard work if I damn well feel like it. And you know what, I look amazing in them! But everything else is true for me personally. Don't like capris, don't like maxi dresses (and I never thought a woman wearing one looked amazing), don't like crocs, and don't like thick flip flops.

Ladies, don't follow these stupid fashion "laws". Wear whatever makes you feel great!

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