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Crimes of Fashion, Trousers/Pants

Leggings are not cycle shorts, except when they are

leggings are not pants

Now that fashion brands have managed to convince so many of us that leggings are, in fact pants (If you need proof of this statement, we’d like to invite you to come for a stroll around the mall closest to the Fashion Police HQ any day of the week. It’s hard to find people wearing anything BUT leggings-as-pants there…), they need some other horrible fashion trend to damage our eyeballs with.

Enter the leggings-worn-as-cycle-shorts-and-legwarmers look. Didn’t see that one coming, did you?

The text next to these leggings on the Modcloth website talks about athletes, and podiums and triathlons, and that kind of thing. We have absolutely no idea what any of that has to do with these leggings (unless, of course, the athletes in question are taking part in some kind of Flashdance marathon…), or why someone competing in a triathlon would a) turn to Modcloth when searching for their kid b) desperately want to look like they were wearing shorts and leg-warmers when they were, in fact, wearing leggings. But then, we don’t know why people still want to wear leggings as pants either, so what do we know?

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Style On Trial

Back to the 80s in Modcloth’s Leisure Studies romper

Where to start…

Well, it’s certainly yellow. In fact, the Fashion Police can’t actually look at this piece without thinking “banana”. It has a cheap looking velvet collar, and appears to be made of that lovely wool-polyester mix that bobbles as soon as you look at it. But it’s difficult to tell over the interwebs, so perhaps the fabric is not actually as cheap and nasty as it looks…

Or, perhaps, you like it? Perhaps you can imagine rocking that 80s retro glam look in this little baby on a Saturday night? If so, leave us a comment telling us how you’d wear it.

You can buy it from Modcloth for $97.99.


Dress of the Day: Matilda dress from Modcloth


We’ve had some requests lately for the return of Dress of the Day, so, slightly against our better judgement, here it is.

We couldn’t resist showing you this grey “Matilda” dress from Modcloth, but now we risk your wrath by revealling that, although new in, it’s already sold out. We can see why. We’ve pressed the “notify me on restock” button, needless to say…

Modcloth ‘Matilda’ dress, $52.99