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Consumers vote socks & sandals as biggest fashion faux pas
Jul '13
Socks and sandals have been rated the biggest fashion faux pas of all time, reveals high street retailer Debenhams.

Over 1,500 customers cast their vote in an online poll on what makes their blood boil when it comes to fashion mistakes and socks and sandals took the top spot.

Other fashion catastrophes rated highly include platforms on men and low slung trousers, as well as retro favourites; shell suits and bum bags.

Spokesperson for Debenhams, Ed Watson says; “Socks and sandals are the epitome of British summer style gone wrong.”

“The fashion crowd might have classed it as en vogue but our customers have voted it the worst look of all time.”

Spotted on the recent SS13 catwalks of Burberry, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Chanel, socks and sandals has the backing of some fashion giants.

Ed Watson continues; “It might look chic on a catwalk but this isn’t a look that many of us want to see on our local high streets.”

Celebrity fans of the look include: Sarah Jessica Parker, P Diddy, Kelly Osbourne, Jake Gyllenhaal, Alexa Chung, Vanessa Hudgens and even the ever stylish David Beckham.

The top ten fashion faux pas were ranked as follows:

1. Socks and sandals
2. Platforms for men
3. Low slung trousers
4. Velour tracksuits
5. Harems
6. Crop tops
7. Bum bags
8. Shell suit
9. Trucker hats
10. Scrunchies

Crop tops also appeared in the top then even though many fashionistas regard them as ‘on trend’ this season.

Watson concludes; “We were surprised by many of the items making the top ten as most of us have committed at least one of these fashion crimes at some point.”

“We wait with bated breath to see if any more of these faux pas make the transition to being on trend as socks and sandals have.”


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