“Sexy” clothes: if you have to say it, you ain’t it

There is a saying The Fashion Police love. The saying goes, "If you have to say it, you ain’t it." The truth of this can be seen, in no particular order, in:

* T-shirts with the word "Babe" or similar on the front of them. Seriously, how often do you actually see these on "babes"?

* People who describe themselves as "wacky" or "kerrazy". No, you’re not, you’re just tedious.

Nowhere is the truth of this saying more evident, however, than in the manufacture and sale of so-called "sexy" clothing. Because if there’s one thing we’ve learned in the course of our Police duties, it’s that if a website describes an item of clothing as "sexy", it almost always isn’t. As evidence of this, we submit exhibit A:

Sexy_romper_2

The "sexy romper". It’s just not sexy, is it? And how on earth would you get it off in an, er, hurry?

Of course, everyone has different ideas of what constitue’s "sexy" and that’s just fine. As far as The Fashion Police are concerned, though, this isn’t it.

14 Comments

  • January 19, 2009

    Mousy

    That’s not sexy, but ‘twistybitsoffabricthatmakemyfleshbulgeouty romper’ wouldn’t sell at all, I guess…

    View Comment
  • January 19, 2009

    Fashion Brand

    Not sexy- just daft!

    View Comment
  • January 19, 2009

    Zoe

    Not sexy, confusing and bound (ha!) to give you horrible tan lines, but most definitely not sexy.

    View Comment
  • January 19, 2009

    LingerieDiva

    That’s so not sexy, not even on a stripper! blech

    View Comment
  • January 19, 2009

    Kate

    This outfit must be cleansed by fire. Either shuck it quickly, or hold still.

    View Comment
  • January 19, 2009

    am

    that made my eyes hurt. Cruel fashion police.

    View Comment
  • January 19, 2009

    Evelyn

    One big ballet slipper.

    View Comment
  • January 19, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    What’s bothering me though is where did you find it? I guessed at American Apparel but didn’t see it there. I even made the mistake of googling the term – don’t, unless you’re the FP Armed Response Unit…

    View Comment
  • January 19, 2009

    nj

    further proof that “sexy” should never be used to describe any article of clothing classified as a “romper”

    View Comment
  • January 19, 2009

    chocoholic

    And where do the expect us to wear it?
    Is it beach wear? Something to wear out to the clubs? Or a surprise (nasty surprise) for your man?

    View Comment
  • January 20, 2009

    Natasha

    I’m guessing that “sexy” is used here as a euphemism for “hooker”…

    View Comment
  • January 20, 2009

    Kim D

    Fortunately, the only way to get it off in a hurry is with a pair of scissors, which means you can never, ever subject anyone to it ever again. Shudder.

    View Comment
  • January 20, 2009

    CJ

    It reminds me of the ridiculous costumes in the original Star Trek show.

    View Comment
  • March 2, 2010

    anonymous

    Hmmm. Some pretty sad comments. I can’t believe how bad and unsexy much of the so called fashion is these days. At least the sexy romper is not trying to be something that it isn’t. The global con job on women where they are taught that covering as much as possible and hiding curves is bad is the real culprit.

    View Comment