December 2011

Time's worst fashion moments of 2011

Naomi Campbell, Princess Beatrice and Kate Middleton.

Time magazine has released some really excellent Top 10 lists for 2011. These lists help you reminiscence about the amazing year, or make you glad that we're almost out of it. Getting reamed on trashy mags' Worst Dressed Lists is probably pretty bad, but you know that you've really crossed some horrific border when a serious magazine like Time calls you out for your bad sartorial choices. Let's take a look at some of Time's choices for the Top 10 Worst Fashion Moments of 2011:

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

The Second Best Place for a Burger in Town

Though the industrialization of our small town has been distressing in many ways—from eminent domain issues to several local businesses going under to the general mall look and feel that has quickly, and sadly, developed—I must admit that I have enjoyed a couple of the new places that have popped up that I’d previously never experienced. One such place is Five Guys Burgers and Fries, which has been voted as the best burger place for families, the Willie Wonka of Burgercraft, and plenty of other honorary titles.

One Size Never Fits All

As a plus-sized gal, I am used to buying plus-sized clothing, and I don’t mind it. I even get that it costs more for more fabric, so I pay a little more. I don’t buy myself many clothes, however, so when I do, it may be a year or two in between the last batch of articles I purchased. I know it’s odd, but that’s all I need, so why spend more? I wear my clothes until they are threadbare!

But a trend I’ve noticed—besides having a hard time finding varied clothing styles and colors for larger people, since most designers apparently think we’re all either A. trying to look slimmer in black or B. all on our way to the funerals of our obese, dead friends so we can only wear that color—is that clothing seems to be shrinking lengthwise. I’m not shorter; I’ve even measured myself. Either the average—and I do usually buy “average” or “petite” lengths—size is taller than it was six years ago, or the measuring tape is lying to me, because I have to either alter or walk the hem out of every pair of pants I’ve purchased this year.