Fashion Mistakes

@Janey1966 (24126)
Carlisle, England
November 8, 2010 11:56am CST
We've all been there haven't we? Bought something and thought "wow, I like that!" only to have doubts after finding out that maybe - just maybe, the fashion item in question may not live up to expectations. I shall give you an example:- In the mid-90s I bought a bright red, stretchy cat-suit from a catalogue. Over that I wore a black, woolly waistcoat with embroidery that had long, thick tassles all around the bottom of it. Together they looked marvellous. However, I soon discovered that going to the toilet in this attire was a major headache whenever I went on a night out! For starters, I had to take my cumbersome waistcoat off as the tassles..er, got in the way. Then I had to do the same with my catsuit as it was an all-in-one set-up, therefore I had no choice but to sit on the toilet in my bra, with the catsuit around my ankles and the waistcoat strewn on the floor (or hung up if there was a hook on the cubicle door) lol. What a performance! Then I had to re-dress myself once I'd finished on the loo. It's a good job the locks were working on the cubicle door as I get embarrassed easily (oh, yes I do) haha! Needless to say, I didn't wear this outfit very often as it was so impractical. Has that ever happened to you? Did you buy something that was fab, then you realised it wasn't so fab after all once you'd worn it! Oh, and don't get me started on those "bodies!" They were a waste of time as well!
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
9 Nov 10
I remember back in the... was it late 60's or early 70's??? hum, can't remember but they had these tops that were like leotards, rather like your catsuit, without the leggings. Well, after a year of, I guess people important enough to complain, they started installing snaps down there so you DIDN'T have to undress to go to the pot...
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
9 Nov 10
Well, the versions I wore DID have the snappy things underneath and..I tell you now, they weren't any easier to..er, manage lol. For starters, when I undid them going to the loo, both ends would pop up, practically up to my boobs (due to the stretchiness of the material) but when I got round to fasten them again it was a nightmare because they're underneath..you know what I mean? I could feel myself going dizzy!
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
9 Nov 10
I remember it was hard, but I was young and didn't have much dizziness back then, and was more flexible than I am now... that really isn't saying a lot because I flunked flexibility in my youth (my joint guy says that's actually a good thing)
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
12 Nov 10
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• United States
15 Nov 10
that's exactly why i've altered some of my catsuits. the pee factor. um..maybe wearing platforms,then realizing i had to walk. as much as it might have looked good,no.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
15 Nov 10
LOL. I don't think I've ever worn platforms..and I can only walk in high heels when I'm drunk. The booze tends to numb the pain!
@GardenGerty (104105)
• United States
9 Nov 10
Well, I can identify with that tale of impracticality. I think one thing I bought was a heavy wool cape for an airplane flight and long trip. I just do not like things on my arms and I thought it would be great, but it was not. It did not stay on well, and I could not access my hands to carry bags or anything. I would have been better off with no jacket on the flight at all. And it weighed a ton.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
9 Nov 10
Oh dear..I bet it looked lovely though..but impractical, like you say.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
8 Nov 10
Oh yes, been there, done that. I think everyone who is interested (even slightly) in fashion, has.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
8 Nov 10
Any examples you can think of?