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The 10 Worst Fashion Mistakes: Women

Anna Hennings, Kayla Baxter, and Alice Handley

December 15, 2009

We hate to admit it, because we personally feel that clothes shouldn’t matter. In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on the caliber of their work. Unfortunately, that’s not how the world works.

How you choose to dress each morning reflects how you feel about your job – that you take your position seriously, that you are ready to work and that you pay attention to detail and know what you expect to encounter that day. You wouldn’t go to a construction site in your favorite four-inch stilletos, right? Of course not, you’d go in a hard hat, because it’s appropriate for the situation. Appearances matter!

We’ve all been there, though. The days you wake up feeling sick, but still have to make it into the office, so you throw on any old thing that’s (kind of) clean. The office where you never see anyone but your hated boss and your frumpy coworkers. The jobs you work from home in your pajamas and no makeup.

Regardless of the excuses, there are some things that professionals should just never wear. Ever.

We’ll show you what these things are, why they’re a terrible wardrobe choice and if you’re guilty of having one in your closet – or (gasp!) in your daily rotation – we’ll give you a much better alternative.

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    sjmoulder

    over 3 years ago

    2 comments

    true and very entertaining

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    cdlourdes

    almost 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Wow, I never heard of anyone saying scrunchies as being out of fashion.

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    Kayla_gehringer

    almost 5 years ago

    8 comments

    A rather light-hearted article with interesting advice. I don't believe I've ever worn a scrunchie to an interview, but it is something I will remember. I usually favor sleek, monochromatic headbands because they look nice and keep my hair out of my face.

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    jdahl21

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    Do people actually wear some of these things to the office? I mean, bright colored leggings and fanny packs? When is that ever appropriate? And I agree with the comment about denim mini skirts and Uggs. It looks terrible.

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    Jasmine_Johnson7

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Silly but made so much sense

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    Evolover

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

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    Bree_Breakdown

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I don't quite understand how anyone can tell the difference between leggings and opaque tights.

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    katehuebler

    almost 6 years ago

    6 comments

    This was funny :) I liked all the exceptions, especially the crocs for nurses- those guys need all the love for their feet they can get! I do have some black shirts with sequins on them, but it's all classy.

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    Tina1985s

    over 6 years ago

    6 comments

    I like these tips...I like to where the animal print

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    Frank_Ball

    over 6 years ago

    19742 comments

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    paulassiter

    over 6 years ago

    4 comments

    What a hoot! I agree with all the selections, and, living in D.C. most of my life, I can affirm that these "comfort clothes" may be in the closet but not in an office. Dressing properly is a big deal here, especially for private industry (as opposed to government).

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    b_dambrosio

    about 7 years ago

    4 comments

    thx

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    azulneko

    about 7 years ago

    40 comments

    The exception... meter maids XD

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    AHawkins

    about 7 years ago

    2 comments

    We've seen the bad. How about that good?