Survey says socks with sandals are the biggest fashion crime of the summer

Sockswithsandals Wait a minute – didn’t we just do this already? Um, yes. Yes, we did. It was but two short weeks ago that we brought you the “shocking” news (I was shocked. Were you shocked?) that according to some survey or other, visible bra straps had been found to be the biggest summer fashion crime you can commit.

Well, hold that result, folks, because according to ANOTHER survey – this time carried out by UKTV style – the REAL fashion crime of the summer is wearing socks with sandals. No way! Who knew socks with sandals looked rank? (Um, all of us, maybe?) This, however, is only the number one crime against fashion for men. Look after the jump for the top female fashion crimes – including one that has me shocked….

Top female fashion crimes, according to UKTV Style:

1. Streaky fake tan
2. Crop tops – with bulging fat
3. Oversized sunglasses
4. Ill fitting bikinis
5. Grubby Bra Straps
6. Fake Burberry Check
7. Hair braiding
8. G-strings bikinis
9. Anything Tie-Dyed
10. Cowboy Hats

Now, hold it right there. Most of these will get no argument from me but… but… oversized sunglasses are at number three? OVERSIZED SUNGLASSES ARE A CRIME AGAINST FASHION, only one step lower than the dreaded muffin top? Oh, say it ain’t so, because I? I love my oversized sunnies. I wouldn’t be without them – in fact, I just bought a new Gucci pair a few weeks ago. Does this make me a fashion criminal, I wonder? Or are UKTV Style talking crap? You tell me, folks…


  • July 12, 2007


    No, I agree – oversized glasses are awesome and don’t let anyone say otherwise 🙂
    Your blog is really entertaining I’ve been having a blast reading 😀

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  • April 4, 2009


    You’re both mad. Oversize sunnies ‘bugeyes’ are the ugglyest.
    they make you look like a mutant creature that escaped and the compound eyes are hid behind…
    plus massive sunglasses tan
    designing worst outfit…
    crocs (with socks)
    sack dress in puke
    oversize (one piece)sunnies

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  • April 4, 2009


    There’s really no need to be rude, Serinde – everyone’s entitled to their opinion, it doesn’t make them “mad”.

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  • June 13, 2009


    What’s wrong with a little bit of braiding? Ok so maybe the mom-style inverted French braid is a little funky, but sometimes there’s just nothing else you can do. Especially if it’s windy.

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