Local celeb fashion trends we hope will die

12 trends to stop wearing now: man buns, dungarees, overly ripped jeans and more.

12 trends to stop wearing now
12 trends to stop wearing now
19 Jan 2016

12 trends to stop wearing now

As supermodel Heidi Klum would say: “In fashion, one day you’re in and the next day you’re out.” So as we approach the end of the first month of the year, we look back at the fashion trends that local celebs have been rocking and weed out the styles that have lost their sizzle. Till the next fashion comeback, R.I.P.

Man bun
Man bun
18 Jan 2016

Man bun

After Hollywood star Jared Leto wore one to the Golden Globes, the man bun became the hairstyle of hipsters in 2015. But sorry to break it to you guys, the only buns that look good on a man are on his behind. Desmond Tan has already snipped his off, time for you to do so too.

Photos: Channel 8, @thedesmondtan, @denniszhouchongqing

Shorts with pockets hanging out
Shorts with pockets hanging out
18 Jan 2016

Shorts with pockets hanging out

Regardless of how good your legs look in them, obscenely short shorts with pockets poking out look trashy. If our grandmothers saw them, they would say: “Not enough money to buy clothes with more material?”

Photos: Channel 8, @arissa.cheo, @jadeseah

Peplum
Peplum
18 Jan 2016

Peplum

Ladies, we know it is tempting to look to peplums to camouflage muffin tops and tummy bulge but it has way overstayed its welcome. If you want to cover your flaws, try a drapey top or dress.

Photos: @keweitay and @tongbingyu

Dungarees
Dungarees
18 Jan 2016

Dungarees

We blame Prince George for the resurgence of dungarees. Though cute, we’re so over overalls, so please return this look to the kids, or the Minions.

Photos: @fannaiaiwong, @iamfeliciachin, @jadeseah

Faux collars
Faux collars
18 Jan 2016

Faux collars

The collars aren’t bad per se but we’d pick a chunky necklace over them any day.

Photos: @jeanetteaw_xuan and @jiaqiwoo

OTT manicures
OTT manicures
18 Jan 2016

OTT manicures

Sure, 3D nail art may fit your flamboyant style but how do you remove your contact lenses or pick your nose without them getting in the way?

Photos: @tracyleemeileng and @patdevogue

Off-shoulder peasant tops/dresses
Off-shoulder peasant tops/dresses
18 Jan 2016

Off-shoulder peasant tops/dresses

We’re fans of the boho look but these off-shoulder peasant tops are more Shakespeare than Coachella. And unless you are a Disney princess or live in the medieval times, balloon sleeves are never okay.

Photos: @honglingg_, @soramayx, @bonnieloo94

Overly ripped jeans
Overly ripped jeans
18 Jan 2016

Overly ripped jeans

Don’t get us wrong, we love distressed jeans but if you are showing more flesh or thread than cloth, then it’s a sign that you have taken the look a bit too far. 

Photos: @hayleywoojiayi, @jeffrey_xu, @patdevogue

Head-to-toe prints
Head-to-toe prints
18 Jan 2016

Head-to-toe prints

We only have three words for this: less is more.

Photos: @aloypang and @shanepowxp

Scary contact lenses
Scary contact lenses
19 Jan 2016

Scary contact lenses

No, just no.

Photos: @hayleywoojiayi

90s hairstyle
90s hairstyle
18 Jan 2016

90s hairstyle

Guys, Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys called. He wants his hairstyle back.

Photos: Toggle, @thedesmondtan

Velvet blazers
Velvet blazers
19 Jan 2016

Velvet blazers

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Velvet adds bulk and is one of the most unflattering materials anyone can wear. Unless you want to look like a sofa or Hugh Hefner, stay away.

Photos: Toggle, @romeotan

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