How Not to Wear a Playsuit, by American Apparel

Indulge me for a moment here by assuming that you would actually buy a playsuit (or a pair of "jersey short-alls" as those crazy kids at American Apparel would have it) and that you would wear it. Now, I’m no expert on the whole dressing-like-a-toddler thing (actually, I kind of  am, but… you know what I mean), but I’m going to take a wild guess and say that what you probably wouldn’t do is wear your playsuit with your nekkid boobies underneath it, your nipples cunningly concealed – but only just! – by the straps of the aforementioned playsuit, "glamour model" style. Would you? No, I didn’t think so.

Why, then, did American Apparel think that this would be a good way to advertise their short-alls? WHY? All I can say is: don’t try it at home, kids. Well, you know – you can try it at home – just don’t try it in public. The Fashion Police will know.

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  • September 25, 2007

    Shopaholic D

    I was in the Am Apparel store this weekend and saw this jumper on one of their mannequins and it had a white T-shirt under it. Not my style either way, but I agree that the ad is a bit over the top and doesn’t encourage me to buy it.
    🙂 D

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  • September 25, 2007

    Robin Claire

    Sexuality sells! Haha.
    I actually think that they can be done well sometimes..

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  • September 26, 2007


    Hooray for toupee tape…at least I hope they used some on the model. If they didn’t, then heaven help her if she sneezed.

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