Geordie Shore and The Only Way is Essex have a lot to answer for
VoucherCodesPro (no, me neither) has conducted a poll into the year’s most unattractive fashion trends and, rather aptly, at number one is the onesie. For those of you who aren’t aware of this sartorial aberration, it’s essentially a romper suit for fully grown human beings. Casting aside the slightly dodgy Freudian and regressive connotations of the garment, they don’t half look ugly so it’s no surprise they top the chart.
But where have these come from? Could it be customers are looking to the comfortable cocoon of a onesie to block out all the world’s troubles? There has to be some reason people would wear something so visually unappealing and unflattering out and about - I’m at a loss, suggestions welcome.
Looking further down the list is like rummaging through Joey Essex’s wardrobe: the top five is rounded off by men’s Uggs (for me the “men’s” qualifier is redundant in this instance), wide-peaked caps, low cut v-neck T-shirts and denim shirts. Make of that what you will but it was the revelation that over half of respondents said they often wore items of clothing that were in fashion that they didn’t like just to look ‘cool’ and that nearly a third said they would wear something they felt looked stupid if their favourite celebrity wore it that had me scratching my head.
I thought the general public was supposed to be more fashion-savvy than ever, a population full of people who knew what they wanted, where to get it and how much they wanted to pay for it but it appears that these sweeping statements we all like to make don’t always ring true. An important note indicating we’re all the same, but only we’re not.