Shell suits voted biggest fashion crime of all time

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OK, children of the 80s, hands up who had a shellsuit, back in the day? No one? Oh come on: somebody must have had one – there was a time when you couldn’t move for the nasty, multicoloured monstrosities. Horrible, weren’t they? It comes as no surprise, then, to find that a survey by Miss Butterly has revealled that shell suits are the number one fashion crime in the world – ever. As for the rest, the list broke down as follows:

Top Fashion Crimes


1. Shell Suit
2. Poncho
3. Leg warmers
4. Clogs
5. Braces
6. Tank tops
7. Platform shoes
8. Ra-ra skirt
9. Culottes
10. Ugg boots

And the best fashion items of all time? Read about them after the jump:

The best fashion items in the world ever:

1. Jeans
2. Black dress
3. Mini skirt
4. Bikini
5. Knee High Boots
6. Flares
7. Stilettos
8. Trainers
9. Polo neck jumper
10. Trench coat

Personally, I find it pretty hard to argue with any of these. What about the rest of you?

[Source: Daily Mail]

18 Comments

  • July 11, 2007

    Yvonne

    Top Fashion CRIMES
    1. Shell Suit – TOTALLY
    2. Poncho – NOT TRUE! WHY IS IT?
    3. Leg warmers – AMMM… NOP!!!
    4. Clogs …?
    5. Braces
    6. Tank tops NA-A!!! THEY ARE IN FASHION NOW?
    7. Platform shoes – YEAH RIGHT! NOT!!!
    8. Ra-ra skirt
    9. Culottes
    10. Ugg boots – AGREE
    If you have nice piece of poncho whay not dress it? I don’t agree with your crimes…

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  • July 11, 2007

    The Fashion Police

    Yvonne – they’re not OUR crimes. As stated in the post, it was a survey by another company.
    As for ponchos, well, they’re not to my tatse, but each to their own.

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  • July 11, 2007

    kelli

    Uggs rock i ahve like 2 pairs and it think they are cute in the winter !! but agree with all the rest of the crimes!

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  • July 12, 2007

    ronise

    what´s wrong with tank tops?

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  • July 12, 2007

    ronise

    what´s wrong with tank tops?

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  • July 12, 2007

    Anne

    I like tank tops myself 🙂 As for the rest I agree, never been a fan of ponchos although I have seen some girls pull it off.

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  • August 14, 2007

    Anonymous

    ok. i like tank tops and leg warmers. there is nothing worn with leg warmers if they are not gross. the point of them is to keep you legs warm. also dancers use them… but you already knew that.

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  • November 21, 2007

    nora

    i luv tank tops
    i wear american apparels almost everyday in the summer
    and
    a lot of platforms are cute
    i hate uggs
    there all uggly
    (ha ha ha)

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  • September 17, 2008

    carls

    why are flares in the top 10 best fashoin items ever?? do they make anyone else want to vomit and/or cut throats??

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  • September 24, 2008

    Jen

    ~I agree that shell suits, ponchos, leg warmers, braces, clogs, and culottes are fashion crimes but well…
    Tank tops are a nice base for an outfit. They should be a staple piece in any wardrobe. Platform shoes can look amazing but I know that they can look hidieos…
    Ra-ra skirts are awesome – I think they look so cute.
    I’m not a fan of Ugg boots myself but I do think they look nice on some people.
    So yeah… I dont really agree with your lists (im not going to even start on the 10 best items)…

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  • September 24, 2008

    Jen

    ~I agree that shell suits, ponchos, leg warmers, braces, clogs, and culottes are fashion crimes but well…
    Tank tops are a nice base for an outfit. They should be a staple piece in any wardrobe. Platform shoes can look amazing but I know that they can look hidieos…
    Ra-ra skirts are awesome – I think they look so cute.
    I’m not a fan of Ugg boots myself but I do think they look nice on some people.
    So yeah… I dont really agree with your lists (im not going to even start on the 10 best items)…

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  • February 17, 2009

    Sarah

    you obviously havent lived in LA if you think Uggs are a crime 🙂

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  • July 7, 2009

    Tania

    Clogs? But …why clogs? I’m Dutch, and still have a pair that I like wearing when I’m out in the garden.
    HOWEVER, I of course wouldn’t put my feet in the comfy wooden shoes if I were to go shopping or do any other public activity. They’re meant for use around the house only now here, worn by children, farmers and people who tend to like gardening. The only time they were worn to public activities was in the early nineteenth/twentieth century 😉

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  • September 19, 2009

    tanya

    i’d just like to point out, that all of todays styles are stolen from the 20th century, mostly the eighties. honestly! go onto Google search eighties clothes and you’ll see that what you thought were the latest trends are from 30 years ago!
    leg warmers? i find nothing wrong with them. how can tank tops be fashion crimes.. and oh god! how can braces be a fashion crime? bad teeth are a fashion crime. who came up with that one.
    honestly, sometimes i wish i could go back to the eighties. today fashions boring. its all a copy. straight hair.. why not volumized curly hair!! and why cant we wear neons and crazy jewlery.. i find fashion boring right now compared to back then.

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    • March 19, 2010

      Somedude

      I’m fairly sure the braces they’re talking about are the kind that keep your pants up.
      Otherwise known as suspenders.
      If dental braces were a fashion everyone would be broke or very un-stylish :p

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  • February 22, 2010

    Tiffany

    Bad
    1. Shell Suit- My son looked ADORABLE in these! On adults though? Gag me with a spoon!
    2. Poncho- I have a Nice Pink one. Not those Gaudy Mexican ones though.
    3. Leg warmers- I loved leg warmers! I wore them with a leotard to work-out! ;D
    4. Clogs- Eww.
    5. Braces-Some people pull it off.
    6. Tank tops-???? This is a staple in Summer fashion!!!
    7. Platform shoes-Strippers!
    8. Ra-ra skirt-Eww!
    9. Culottes-Bite your tongue! Those with a nice oxford under a sweater! Gorgeous!
    10. Ugg boots-You need to be a skinny tooth pick to wear uggs or you look fat.
    Good
    1. Jeans-Yes
    2. Black dress-Yes
    3. Mini skirt-Yes, with leggings!
    4. Bikini-Yes
    5. Knee High Boots-Yes, but not shiny.
    6. Flares-NO
    7. Stilettos-Yes
    8. Trainers-NO
    9. Polo neck jumper-God Yes! With Cullotes!
    10. Trench coat-Yes

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  • March 2, 2010

    Alice

    I have to agree with shell suits, ponchos and clogs being odd, but leg warmers are awesome! Braces… it’s not like you have much of a choice about those. Tank tops- how do you survive withOUT those?! Platform sandals are cute, but not the actual shoes. Ra-ra skirt… I love them, but only with something underneath… all the ones I’ve owned have been skorts.
    Culottes, ick, Uggs, ick.

    For the good stuff, jeans are like the one fashion thing everyone should have in the world, of COURSE it’s number one. Black dress, mini skirt, bikini, all good. Knee high boots???? Ewwwww… same for flares… ick. Stilettos, not so much and… who the heck came up with polo neck jumper? Uck. Trainers, it depends. Finally, the trench coat- of COURSE.

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  • July 26, 2010

    Marzipan

    Trainers and polo necks are revolting.

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