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Celebrity Fashion Styles To Avoid
We expect celebs to entertain us, get into situations we'd never dream of, and, of course, look great in their clothes. The last one, although it's been elevated to almost an artful sport, doesn't always happen. Check out five celebrity style fashion mistakes that all of us need to avoid.
Getting stuck on that pesky label number
While some celebs get to work directly with a designer on a custom creation, many have to deal with samples made for very thin, very tall people. Sometimes, this leads to those vise-like outfits you see, where it is just a bit too tight (or really too tight!). It's also led to celebs such as Melissa McCarthy and Bryce Dallas Howard calling out this issue in the industry, as both actresses struggle to find designers with dresses in their sizes.
The everyday woman version of this is "It fits if it zips." This is definitely not necessarily true, and it can lead to some unflattering results. Don't play the numbers game--the industry on a whole doesn't even have a standardized size system--and buy the piece that is the best fit for your body. If it seems too tight or just isn't comfortable, go a size up. If you're not thrilled with the fit the next size up, it's time to move onto the next piece.
Not focusing enough on the other fit aspects
The length and cut of an outfit needs to be flattering and practical. If not, the results can be disastrous, from stepping on the hem of your dress or pants to having such severe alterations done that the original outfit's design and overall look is lost. One example of the latter is Nicole Ritchie in 2005, who famously wore a pine rhinestone Michael Kors dress to the CFDA Fashion Awards that literally had to be cut in half to accommodate her 5'1" frame.
While you may have to have occasional alterations carried out, depending on your height, it shouldn't be the case for every single thing you buy. Don't settle for hems that are always too short or too high or sleeves that are too long or too short. Try to find the best fit you possibly can from all the angles.
Going too "big picture"
The aim of many celebs when it comes to fashion is to use it as way to help move them one more step up the ladder. You may have goals along the same lines; maybe you are planning an outfit to show someone else up or exact a measure of revenge. It can certainly be tempting, but while clothes can certainly help you accomplish goals, the highest form of it is still your personal style. This means you should not overthink your outfits or how people will perceive them; you can just live instead. Ultimately, the only person who needs to be happy and comfortable with your outfit is you.
Having your clothes wear you
If people were to look closely — which they don't do too often, thankfully — they would know just when you weren't feeling your outfit. However, celebs just don't have the luxury of going unnoticed, and you can almost always tell when they are just not into what they are wearing. They don't stand as they normally do or there is just something awkward about their pose or facial expression.
This is why body language and confidence are important, even when you are not quite happy with what you are wearing. This applies to everything from that outfit that just didn't come together like you wanted but you have zero time to change to that bridesmaid dress that looks like it came straight from a prom in the 1980s. You can't change it, so wear the heck out of it! How you wear those not-so-great outfits will impact not only how people perceive them but how you feel while you're wearing them.
Looking a little too perfect
Essentially, celebs have to look perfect from all of the angles, but sometimes this comes off as a bit artificial to the rest of us, especially when it is in the real world and not a red carpet environment. More importantly, for the rest of us, it really is just an impossible standard. Obviously, your aesthetic is totally up to you, but try to cut yourself some slack. Quests for perfection can also lead to overdoing it, and this adds unnecessary stress and pressure to your dressing routine, too.