There are no hard and fast rules with fashion. A piece that looks great on your friend may be totally wrong on you. Different body shapes and lifestyles mean there isn’t one article of clothing that suits everyone, but we think there are quite a few that no one should be wearing. We have compiled the top four unflattering items that every woman owns.
To our dismay, this trend from the 90s has reemerged and is once again increasing in popularity. Chokers emphasise the width of your neck and bring attention to unflattering areas of your face like your lower chin. Select long line necklaces like pendants to give the appearance of a swan like neck and draw the eye down.
Unless you’re attending a costume party as a Mexican street singer there is no valid reason to wear a poncho. They make you appear bulky and are totally impractical for every day wear. If you need the extra coverage, layer a maxi coat or vest over your outfit to elongate your figure.
Shrugs are most commonly worn in a misguided attempt to cover up flabby arms or to dress up a casual outfit. Their unstructured shape and draped lapels actually have the opposite effect, and draw attention to the problem area. Achieve the illusion of a shapely upper body by instead opting for a tailored blazer or jacket.
We love a good strappy heel but some of them can be really punishing on your figure. Pairs with elaborate ankle straps have the visual effect of cutting your legs off at the calf and making them appear shorter than they actually are. For enviable legs, select nude pairs that do not contrast your skin tone.