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Crimes of Fashion, Trousers/Pants

Double the Crime, Double the Time: fringed shorts and caged bustier

nasty gal fringed shorts

Nasty Gal have helpfully suggested two different ways you might wear this caged bustier of theirs. One will make you look like you’re out in your underwear (with added boob underhang!), the other will simply make you look like you got dressed in the dark: it’s up to you to decide which would be the lesser of the two evils.

However you choose to wear this outfit, though, we just don’t think the bustier is going to deflect attention away from the shorts. Which, with that amount of fringing, that close to crotch level, make it look like a trip to the waxing salon is long overdue for this poor model.

You can’t un-see it now, can you?

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Crimes of Fashion, Lingerie

Underwear as Outerwear: the Venus bustier

underwear as outerwear

This is the ‘Venus’ bustier.

As you can see, they’re using the word “bustier” in its loosest possible sense, because, as far as we can make out, this is just an excuse to go out in public wearing just your bra. It’s a NICE bra, granted, but honestly, we’ve had nightmares which look a bit like this, and in which we’re walking around in public when we suddenly realise we’re only wearing clothes on one half of our bodies.

We’re becoming increasingly convinced we’re alone in this, however, because “bra as top”, like “leggings as pants” and “net curtains as skirts” seems to be a growing trend: we frequently come across photos of models wearing outfits a lot like this one, and the reaction seems to be largely positive, as if no one else has noticed that hey, the model isn’t wearing any clothes! (Also: the poor love must be FREEZING. As our mothers would undoubtedly point out around about now…)

Tell us: would you do this? Would you wear a bra as a top? Or does this strike you as a clear-cut crime of fashion?

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Crimes of Fashion, Shirts & Tops

Crime of Fashion? Hard Edges Fringe Top

hard edges fringe top

Well, it looks like a lot of fun, we’ll give it that.

It.. doesn’t look much like a TOP, though, does it? Which is an issue. We’ve always believed that if an item of clothing doesn’t instantly LOOK like an item of clothing, and if it doesn’t fulfil any of the functions normally associated with items of clothing (Keeping you warm, covering your naked body, that kind of boring, old-fashioned stuff…) there’s a good chance we’re dealing with a crime of fashion.

In this case? We think there’s a pretty good chance we’re dealing with a crime of fashion here. Just in case you’re in any doubt about this, we present this important piece of evidence, in the form of the product description from Nasty Gal:

 “Looks awesome tossed over a mesh bra with high-waist skinnies!”

The prosecution rests.

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Crimes of Fashion

New in at Nasty Gal

Well, Fashion jurors, it’s been an interesting few days over at Nasty Gal, and no mistake.

First, we found this:

Nasty Gal shag pile jacket

We were all ready to make some joke about cheerleaders, or muppets, or… muppet cheerleaders (Shut up, it is SO a thing. Or it should be, anyway…) when we found ourselves totally distracted by this:

low-cut dress

HOW. How is she keeping this on? Liberal applications of Hollywood tape? Sheer willpower? WHAT? And even with the Hollywood tape, we don’t know, wouldn’t you still be afraid to actually MOVE in it, in case The Girls decided to cut loose? They look dangerously close to making a break for it here. Maybe we should put them behind bars?

Oh, wait: no need…

Nasty Gal Hot Legs dress

From this we deduce that breasts are in fashion this season. Or rather, nipples are. Need some more proof?

Nasty Gal Reply tee

The Reply Tee says it all, doesn’t it? So if you, too, want everyone staring at your nipples all day, head over to Nasty Gal and snap it up!


Crimes of Fashion, Shirts & Tops

The Emperor’s New Shirt

Nasty Gal Totally Exposed Blouse

Nasty Gal describe this item as a “totally exposed blouse“. Which isn’t strictly accurate, really: it’s not the BLOUSE that’s “totally exposed”, after all: it’s whatever lies under the blouse – bra, leather bustier, nothing

Let’s be honest, though: when you looked at this photo, you didn’t actually notice the blouse at first, did you? You were probably distracted by the aforementioned leather bustier, or the “classy” suspenders dangling from the cutoffs. So, the question is: if a blouse falls onto a model, but no one can actually see it, is it a crime of fashion?

We’re going to go with “yes”. If you’re going with “no”, you can either pay $48 for this one, or, alternatively, just don’t bother wearing a blouse over your leather bustier: it’ll create much the same effect, but be a whole lot cheaper. You’re welcome.

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Crimes of Fashion, Trousers/Pants

Reminder: Leggings Are Not Pants

leggings are not pants

We’ve said it before, but the message bears repeating: LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS. We repeat: NOT PANTS. Yes, they may belong to the “pants” family, true. But they are NOT PANTS. They should not be worn as pants. It doesn’t matter how great your legs are,  or how “comfy” the leggings: THEY ARE NOT PANTS.

Especially not these ones:

leggings are not pants

These ones are particularly Not Pants. Not even close.

Are you getting the message that LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS, folks? Good. Now let us never speak of this again.

[Nasty Gal stripe mesh leggings: click here to buy them.]