Today’s post is meant to show you WHAT NOT TO WEAR. I thought it would be fun to do a Halloween post and show you some of the things I have actually seen people wearing, plus add a few “costumes” of my own…. all in the spirit of “please try to do better than this.”  🙂

I am calling my outfits “costumes” because I hope I would never dress like this, but I have seen PLENTY of people my age who do dress like this….and I am talking about people who still have their faculties. They just don’t have their “fashion faculties.” LOL

Before I get to my lovely outfits, I will show you some that I have seen. No need to comment on them. Just FYI that a lot of people do not dress in flattering way.

White shoes and khaki (483x640)

White shoes and jeans (377x640)

Shorts (342x640)

Animal Prints (521x640)

Hose and sandals (640x420)

Ill fitting shirt (197x640)





Pantyhose and boots (462x640)

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And now for my “cute outfits.”  Do NOT copy any of these!!!  Feel free to comment on these adorable looks. Which one do you like the least, or should I say hate the most, and why?

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Happy Halloween!

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @over50under20  Probably won’t post the above looks there 😉



23 thoughts on “FASHION “HOUSE OF HORRORS””

  1. When were you spying on me? 😉 Very funny. A good friend of mine once said, “Spandex should be outlawed if sold in or sewed to areas larger than 6”. I also know capri pants are cute, but not on short girls!

    1. Sue, Amen to all of the above! And I was not spying on you. I am SURE you would not look like any of these. Well….we all do at times, but hopefully no one takes photos!

  2. I do not believe that you have ever worn anything that looks like those pictures! The second worse is the third one and the worse worse is the last one. I remember I started buying clothes for my Mother when she was in her 70’s and 80’s so she would wear some more colorful stylish outfits.

    1. The main point of this post is to show that no one of any age should dress like this. So many people in my age bracket seem to think that it is a requirement. 😉 And believe it or not, at one time I had an outfit similar to number 3. That’s where I got the idea for this one.

  3. This reminds me of the blog series I did recently on Frumpy Florals!
    I think many of the outfits you are showing (with you as the model) are perfect examples that fit is key! Many of us worry about pants being too tight (and it’s a good worry), but the other extreme is no better in my opinion!

  4. I’m literally lol’ing. These dont’s remind me of the people of Walmart. Haha. I think the last is my least favorite. I agree with Jodi, it’s all about the fit.

    Visiting from Sincerely, Paula’s No Rules Weekend. Hope you have a good one.

    1. Thanks! I know people who would think it was a great outfit because it matches and it is comfy.
      🙂 🙂 🙂

  5. I think I really need your help! I don’t think #2 is all that bad except for the tennis shoes…I never wear tennis shoes. I really like capris (again, not with tennis shoes), and I know I’m too short for them, but I like them! I think #4 & #5 look a lot like outfits I probably wear (except the tennis shoes again). I love the top in #4. HELP?!?

    1. Kathy, thanks so much for reading and commenting. The purpose of this blog is not to make anyone feel bad that they are not dressing “right”….it is just to give you ideas of how to wear clothes that fit and flatter and make you look put together and stylish. I include good and bad photos of myself so my readers can see that even short, chunky people can disguise some of their “figure flaws”. LOL
      Here is my brief analysis of # 2, #4, and #5:
      #2 The pants are baggy, the jacket is too long, having a light color on the bottom makes me look bigger, the shoulder pads are out of date, and the outfit does not really go together. #4 The pants are baggy, the color of the top is not flattering (most people look better in saturated colors…pale colors wash you out), the look is blah…like I just pulled it out of a drawer. #5 The shirt emphasizes my chunky shape, the shirt and pants do not match. As for capris, I do wear them sometimes, even though it is against the “rules” for short people, but outfit # 6 is not flattering in any way. The shirt is not stylish, and the length and the cut are not flattering at all.

  6. Oh my god!! Where has your blog been all my life!!! Hahahaha!!! That guy in all neon with the socks and shoes. I see that all the time in my gym, I swear, during Zumba, and they’re almost always Japanese men GRIN

    As for your own line-up, well, I don’t think they’re necessarily all that bad. Taken apart, pieces can be moved around and yes, I agree, fit is not so hot but honestly? I’m from Borneo, I’ve seen far worse 🙂

    My weekly Project Sister Act Link-Up is now live on the blog, and I’d love for you to come by and join in xoxo

    1. Thanks, Sheela. Good to know that Japanese men can be as clueless as American men. 😉 And yes, I have seen far worse, but I am trying my best to look better. Thanks so much for your comments. I will definitely check out your blog.

  7. I am very perplexed by this post for I’m looking at these pictures think that most of them don’t look like fashion horrors to me but they are just regular people with regular bodies and if a super thin, young person was wearing them, no one would think they looked bad. So then I wonder, are we making fun of the person’s body type or their clothes? For example, Pictures 1, 2, 3, 6, and the last one I really can’t find anything “wrong” with the clothes other than the bagginess of some. What is so wrong with the last picture? Everyone wears sneakers with everything now. And the first picture is obviously an older woman who needs to wear sneakers for comfort and support. The rest of the pictures, I get.

    1. Amy, the intent of the post was to show that many people do not dress to in a way that is flattering. And I don’t think any of these clothes would look good on a young person or a thin person. You are right…there is nothing “wrong” with the outfits….they are just not stylish or flattering. I am not making fun of anyone. ESPECIALLY their body type. My figure is actually similar to the one in #3, and I am sure that I am much older than her, but her outfit is not flattering, and makes her look old and frumpy. I prefer to try not to look frumpy, and I don’t think anyone has to. I wear tennis shoes for comfort many times, but clunky white athletic shoes are not flattering on anyone. I did a post on this a few months ago. The reason I posted these pictures is because I know there are people like me who are visual learners, and don’t understand what I mean by the term frumpy. (I did a couple of posts on this also). The lady in the first picture looks frumpy because she is wearing a beige outfit with pull-on pants, similar to the “costumes” that I styled for myself. Again, I am probably older than she, but try to disguise that fact! 😉 Thanks so much for reading, and for your comments. They were very insightful.

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