Riding the bus has been quite an adventure this summer. In the words of my husband, I was sheltered from the endless tackiness that Pittsburgh has to experience when I was cruising in my Nissan Altima. While I’m happy and a whole $360 richer without my car note, I can’t help but notice all of the inappropriately dressed moms I come across. Questions: Are there certain fashion statements that mom’s should just steer clear of. I think so. Here’s to you ill-dressed mamas.
1. Too Much Leopard
Who doesn’t love a little leopard, or zebra or cheetah print. They really make great accents, but you don’t want to look like the actual animal. If you’re going to wear a leopard shirt, you don’t need the pants too, or the headband, or the shoes or the purse. Limit yourself to one animal-print per outfit, or no more than two if they’re small (I’m talking tiny). Too much animal-print is a key sign for men of desperation and alerts the local zoo that an animal has escaped.
2. Shirts and pants with Words on Them
Did you ever think about what the word PINK brandished across your booty makes people think about. (Get the picture?) Well I don’t wanna think about that. My husband says that when he sees pants and shirts with words on them all he can think about is the word in conjunction with the body part. So if you have PEACE across your ass….well you get the picture (PEACE of ____). I’m just sayin’ after you birth children the negative, and usually sexually explicit, advances of men who are reading the sign your posting is not always welcoming.
3. Lip Gloss Be Poppin’
4. Rhinestone Denim
5. Colored sneakers & other theatrical foot wear
6. Mini-Mini Skirts
7. A-shirts (or better known to us as wife beaters)
8. Tiaras and other hair gadgets
9. Reusable Grocery Bags as Purses
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