Not everyone is blindly following the latest fashion trend. Some people are focused on developing their own personal style, and want to invest in clothes that they genuinely love regardless of how popular they are.
But the industry still thinks it knows best and often prioritizes redundant items and designs while the truly needed ones remain limited and hard, if not impossible, to find.
So Reddit user Rachel_BA1 recently asked women to share what pieces of clothing they absolutely hate and why. Many agreed to share their thoughts and the comment section quickly proved that stores need to take a good look at their shelves.
I hate finding a cute top that has the perfect length and neckline, but it comes emblazoned with something like “Live. Laugh. Love.” on the front.
Sports apparel that turns pink in the women’s section. My alma mater’s colors are gold and black, why would I want a pink shirt?
The assumption that I want anything to be pink simply because I’m female really gets to me. I feel like we are slowly moving beyond it, but for so long every sports team I’ve supported has been like, “oh, you’re a lady? You must want a pink baby doll tee with a too small logo dead center on your tits.”
Knee high boots. I would actually love wearing them, but the standard sizes are too tight for my muscular calves, wider fits are inevitably of the “you’re big, so you should be happy wearing ugly” variety, and I can’t afford to have a pair made to fit.
Plus size clothes that are just larger cuts of the exact same pattern for smaller clothes, so if a shirt is 1″ wider then it’s also somehow 1″ longer. How many adults grow taller as they grow fatter? It completely changes the look of the item.
Imagine if they took plus size clothes built for bigger bodies, bigger bellies and boobs and then just sized them down for smaller sizes. The fit would be ridiculous. I feel like fat people deserve to have well fitting clothes like smaller people do.
Lingerie. Especially if it’s lacy. It hardly ever looks good underneath proper clothes, it’s itchy and irritating and in my size, it’s either unflattering or unaffordable. Also, most skirts above the knee and most trousers. I find them restrictive. I have refused to wear jeans since I was a teenager, as I find them uncomfortable and masculine. (Yes, I’ll admit to being fussy.)
Personally, I loathe all clothing made of polyester- spandex. What a nasty fabric. It doesn’t breathe, so there’s no escaping being hot. It clings to every figure flaw, somehow magnifying those. Sigh.
The general women’s fit for t-shirts. I hate them! Too fitting, weird sleeves and necklines… I never felt comfortable in one. Once I discovered more boxy and gender neutral fits I felt so much more confident and happy. Just a different fit for the same type of garment can make all the difference!
High Heels. Why do they even exist? They’re basically death contraptions that are super uncomfortable that aren’t good for walking or standing for long periods of time. The only heels I’ve ever found that are comfortable enough to wear for more than an hour are my Clarke wedges, and even then those are wedges. There is no way to make stilettos comfortable
Can they please start making more clothes that don’t need to be steamed before you put it on? It’s 2021 I think anti wrinkle clothing should be the norm by now.
Shoes for women are literally the worst. Almost universally, they’re designed to look good rather than to support your body. And I think most people don’t get how damaging that is because it’s so normalized. Shoes are what go between you and the ground! That’s what absorbs the shock of your bodyweight slamming into the ground over and over again every day!
And, like, no one makes shoes for fat people. Women’s shoes are so slim and dainty compared to men’s shoes! Not just like, the length and the size, but men’s shoes are clunkier and more sturdily built, I’m assuming to support a larger size of person slamming into them.
But, like, what happens when you’re just a fat chick and you’ve got 200 lbs slamming into those ballet flats over and over?
Heel spurs. The answer is heel spurs.
so much of women’s clothing is made to be uncomfortable or aesthetically pleasing, not comfortable to the wearer or conducive to free movement.
Ugg boots… Short for uggly…lol
Maybe it’s the fake UGG boots, but I think they’re dreadful as they never hold their shape, never seem to fit anyone well and look so dingy and dirty. I just never got the love for them.
Lots of people love them, so I’m glad they’re comfy. I think they looked ridiculous on me, and about 99% of people.
In (online) stores most of the clothing is too revealing and you couldn’t wear them to school or work. I see a lot of crop tops and annoying cut outs. For example I see a cute top in a store but when I turn it around it has an open back…. It is really hard to find modest clothes that are not old fashioned.
Girl sleeves. Like short capped sleeves on women’s tops. Just give me regular sized sleeves.
Ankle pants. Sitting here waiting until this God awful trend goes away so I can buy pants again. Unflattering, ugly, especially the wide length ankle pants, just why??
Tights! I think Americans call them pantyhose. They are so annoying, especially if they’re too small and they started to twist around the crotch area lol
Trousers with fabric so thin that it clings and highlights every lump.
Also not a specific item, but I hate it when I’m shopping for clothes and see something that looks great but then it turns out to be made of icky fabric that feels scratchy or would make you feel swampy and sweaty or is too thin to hang nicely.
Boho style dresses with the little boob cups, sized up for 12 and above without expanding the cups.
1 piece bathing suits are leading me to believe that I’m not proportioned like a normal human
Strapless dresses/ tops. I’m flat chested, so those never stay up. If I go too long without tugging them up all the damn time, my nipples come out to say hello. It pains me whenever I see an otherwise cute dress/ top that I can’t wear because they’re strapless.
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