Do Tell: Share the Fashion Trend You Can't Believe You Wore and Win a $100 Visa Gift Card

7 years ago

In every woman's life, there's a fashion trend she shouldn't have worn. It may be because it's not flattering to her body type, or it may just be because that fad was wrong on every level in the known universe.

Or ... both.

My own body has changed shape over the years, but I've always had the smaller upper body and a bigger lower body that fashionistas refer to as the "pear." I like to think I'm slightly better balanced than fruit, but whatever. For many years, I ignored my best features in relentless pursuit of whatever Limited Express was featuring that season.

Fashion Trends Not to Be Worn By Pears That I Have Totally Worn

  • Low-slung hip belts
  • Stretch pants
  • Peasant skirts
  • Anything with pleats
  • Yoked, high-waisted jeans
  • Huge, fluffy sweater paired with leggings

Unfortunately, I've just described the 1980s -- when I was a teenager. What the 1980s taught me about fashion was to play to my strengths, not my weaknesses. As all women should. You're beautiful, darling, just find what looks good on you and don't worry about if it's hot this season. Because if you worry about what's hot this season, you might end up in some of these ...

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So, there you have it. Really bad clothes can make even white-hot Fergie look dumpy. Now, it's time to reward you for your fashion suffering. Show us the fashion trend you can't believe you wore to register to win a $100 Visa gift card!

Here's how it works: Leave a comment describing your fashion nightmare. You can upload a photo here using HTML (here's a guide) or leave a link to the photo somewhere else on the Web. If you want to use Flickr, please upload your photo without restrictions to our Flickr BlogHer I Can't Believe I Wore That group.

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You must upload or link to a photo in the comments on BlogHer to be registered for the Visa gift card drawing, which will take place at noon Pacific on Friday, April 30!

Make sure you have your e-mail address in your BlogHer profile so we can contact you if you win.

One comment on this post equals one entry into the contest. You may link to a photo of your own or a photo showing the fashion nightmare that keeps reappearing on the shelves at T.J. Maxx every ten years. We will put all the comments into a randomizer to choose the winner. Comment as many times as you want! Good luck!

Official Contest Rules

Don't miss the Do Tell Archive. Last week we asked for your best prom dress photos to win an iPod Touch.

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Updated to add: This contest is now closed.

Rita Arens authors Surrender Dorothy and is the editor of Sleep is for the Weak. She is BlogHer's assignment and syndication editor.

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