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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Admit it, ladies.

You wore butterfly clips during your pre-teen years and donned glittery "Hottie" and "Angel" T-shirts in middle school.

While you're probably well aware of these crimes of fashion, you may be committing other fashion faux pas on a daily basis without even knowing it.

As a friendly warning of how to steer clear of repeating your formidable fashion foibles, I've compiled a list of the top five fashion faux pas seen on campus.

1. Too-tight jeans.

I know getting that last button fastened and zipping the zipper all the way up are big accomplishments for any girl, but muffin tops aren't flattering on any body shape.

Instead of spending 10 minutes doing lunges in your bedroom trying to stretch out the elastic in your jeans, try bumping them up a size.

Jeans are designed to hug your curves, not suffocate them.

A pair of well-fitting jeans is 10 times sexier than a pair that squeezes you in all the wrong places.

2. Wearing the wrong color for your skin tone

I see it all the time: pale girls wearing colors that wash them out, and darker skin tones wearing colors that dull the vibrancy of their skin.

You can find tons of sites on the Internet that will tell you what "season" you are in terms of the colors that look good on your skin tone, so look it up some time.

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As a rule of thumb, wearing clothes in a color that closely resembles the color of your skin is a no-no.

You can also find colors that look good on you by your hair and eye color.

3. Visible Panty Lines

We've all done it at some point in our lives. Wearing a very tight bottom with granny panties is a time-honored fashion faux pas among women.

As college students, we should know better by now.

If you're wearing a tight dress or skirt, especially if it's evening wear or a special occasion, you should always wear a thong. When it comes to thicker materials like denim or cotton, panty lines tend to go unnoticed.

4. Dressing for the wrong season

This is probably one of the most common fashion mistakes I see on campus.

While it's completely unfair that we get about 10 cold days out of the year, that is no excuse to wear UGG boots when it's 80 degrees outside. The worst is when girls wear UGG boots with miniskirts, as if that somehow makes sense.

Boots are designed for cold temperatures. The only time you should be wearing UGG boots is at a ski lodge or when it's below freezing outside.

The same can be said for girls who wear skimpy clothing when it's freezing outside. If the rest of your classmates are wearing winter coats, that's your cue to leave the miniskirt at home.

5. Exposed undergarments

This covers a variety of topics, from black underwear with white pants to bra straps worn with tube tops - an egregious fashion display if there ever was one.

The bottom line is simple: If the outer garments aren't offering full coverage of the undergarments, something needs to be fixed. Either change your bra to a strapless, your black underwear to nude ones or put something on top that's not quite so see-through.

Undergarments are meant to complement your outfit and do so discretely. The only time lingerie should take center stage is in the bedroom.

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