Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Save Us From Fug Fashion

Apparently, to look at some dress lines out there -- in a range of price points -- ugly is the new pretty.

There was a time in the early to mid-80s when fashion for the more mature (translated to those who weren't dressing like Madonna from Vision Quest) looked a good deal like the images below.

We noticed last week during one of our bi-monthly Target trips, that Isaac Mizrahi's line was looking particularly unwearable. From fabric selection to styling, it was just all wrong. Two examples follow. We then spent a couple of hours at Loehmann's and were dismayed to discover that Free People, a line we really liked, seemed to be jumping on the fug fashion bandwagon.

What is happening that lines that we once really liked are offering up fall wares that are just plain trendy-ugly. Yuck.

Ugly for us is unflattering and distinctive only in it's awfulness. See images below for confirmation.