The UK’s Tops 10 Fashion Crimes, according to Lakeside Shopping Centre

Fashion-crimes For those of you unfamiliar with the name, Lakeside is a large mall in Essex, England. They've just conducted a poll to try and work out what the UK's worst fashion crimes are, and here's what they found:

1. Showing off a flabby midriff 61%

2. Shell suit tucked into socks with trainers 47%

3. Showing G-string above the jeans 36%

4. Socks with sandals 33%

5. Sporting a builder's bum 27%

6. A ‘muffin top’ over low cut jeans 22%

7. Head to toe animal print 22%

8. A mullet hair cut 16%

9. Head to toe Burberry check 15%

10. Wearing black shoes with white socks 14%

What do you think, readers: do you agree with these?

10 Comments

  • June 11, 2009

    Squib

    Oh god, I’m sometimes guilty of Fashion Crime No. 6: the muffin top. The jeans fit everywhere else! Extenuating circumstances, m’lud.
    S

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  • June 11, 2009

    gokarm

    True in the states too…I don’t get #2 though, is that some brit slang?

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  • June 11, 2009

    Kathleen

    I’m in the U.S. too and am not sure about #2, but I would guess that the shell suits are nylon track suits or something similar? Please correct me if I’m wrong though!

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  • June 11, 2009

    Emily

    Gokarm and Kathleen: If you google ‘shell suit’ you can see images. Disturbing, disturbing images.
    I’ve done #10. Kind of a lot. I now feel the urge to go to Target and expand my sock collection so I’m not always staring at a drawer full of white athletic socks as my only option for what to wear with my black sneakers.

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  • June 11, 2009

    Kel

    Wait, what on earth do all those percentages mean?? Percent of people who have committed said crime, percent of votes, what? They add up to way more than 100%.

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  • June 11, 2009

    Kathleen

    Emily, thanks for the suggestion. I did that and those shell suits are the equivalent of our nylon track suits here. Not cute either way.

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  • June 11, 2009

    Madeline

    Congrats to the Fashion Police Officers for finding the best photo possible for this post: two crimes of fashion at once – both muffin top and g-string above jeans. Yey!

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  • June 11, 2009

    Diandra

    Eww.
    I agree with this list, but I think showing a G-string should definitely be number 1!

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  • June 12, 2009

    smgj

    In Norway ‘shell suits’ are called barbecue tuxedos – roughly translated. 😀

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  • July 11, 2009

    sue

    The only one I’m guilty of is the last one

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