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9 Clothing Items That Look Great in Stores but Cause a Lot of Trouble in Real Life

Mintel, a British company that conducts marketing studies, found that 44% of women hate shopping. But even if you like going shopping, your purchases may oftentimes be impulsive. That’s because it’s fun to buy things you like without spending tons of time in the store. This is how troublesome clothes appear in your wardrobe: they’re stylish but uncomfortable or hard to take care of. In this article, we will tell you what clothes you should steer clear from in order to avoid feeling regret after purchasing.

Bright Side has collected 9 pieces of clothing that will make your life unnecessarily harder.

1. Light summer pants

It’s so nice to wear light pants when the summer season comes around. But it’s awful when someone tells you that they’re too light or too tight. Unfortunately, underwear is often visible when wearing these kinds of pants — especially the kind that shouldn’t be seen. And that’s just not cool.

What to do:

  • Choose pants made of thicker fabric or different colors.

2. Tight, thin knitwear

When choosing a tight dress made of thin knitwear, we picture ourselves as tall and fit. And when we are in the fitting room, we might even make ourselves look like this by making a straight back and sucking in the belly. This way, we appear perfect!

However, it’s almost impossible to keep this kind of stature in real life. At some point, you will relax and the knitwear will immediately highlight the natural curves of the body that one would probably prefer to be hidden.

What to do:

  • Choose unlined dresses.

3. Strapless clothing

Tops and dresses with open shoulders look very feminine and romantic. When choosing such dresses, we don’t think about the harsh reality that we’ll have to face on the very first day of wearing it.

You will curse the person who made this type of dress trendy!

What to do:

  • If you really want to, use tricks. But even the thinnest straps will help to avoid the trouble of a strapless dress without ruining its look.

4. Shorts and dresses that are too short

Even if you have a beautiful body, don’t buy clothes that are too short. Ultrashort shorts and dresses are really impractical — it’s very hard to sit or even bend while wearing such clothes. You’ll have to fuss with the short dress all day and hold down a loose one whenever any wind blows by.

Now imagine that you are wearing really short shorts and you need to sit down on public transportation. You have no idea who sat there before you and now you are going to touch this spot with your bare skin!

What to do:

  • Wear short shorts and skirts when you are going to the beach. However, if you need to move a lot in the city, you should wear clothes with more coverage that won’t cause as much trouble.

5. Dresses and skirts that are too long

This is another piece of clothing that highlights feminine curves but causes a lot of trouble.

Because the fabric is so long, you might walk on it the whole night. If this is the case, you should be ready to wash the dress after each time you wear it (unless you want it to look dirty all the time). Of course, you can hold it with your hand, but this is really annoying to do.

And of course, someone will eventually step on your dress if you haven’t already. And you’d probably want to avoid falling down in front of a bunch of people!

What to do:

  • Choose dresses of moderate lengths for everyday use.

6. Clothing with complicated decor

We can’t deny that clothing adorned with stylish and complicated decor is really beautiful and unique — unless we’re talking about famous Chinese designers or underwear. And we’re not talking about evening dresses that you wear only once. In that case, things with a lot of decoration may look great. But for clothing you wear every day, this is just too much.

If you want to wear clothing like this, you should be ready to wash and iron it every day.

What to do:

  • Leave dresses like this for special occasions only.

7. Solid white clothes

Snow white clothing can cause many potential problems. For example, your teeth might seem yellowish if you wear something completely white. And if you want to wear 2 white things together, they may not match perfectly.

White clothes set a lot of limitations. When you choose such clothing, be careful because nothing else reveals a body’s flaws quite like the color white.

What to do:

  • Out of all the shades of white, choose the warmest like milk or ivory.

8. Solid black clothes

A totally black look seems to be a great style choice in many situations. But you still need to be very smart when wearing such an outfit. Again, it’s very hard to get the shade of black to match things correctly. If you make a mistake, the image will look cheap — even if the things you’re wearing are expensive.

Even the smallest hairs and lint are perfectly visible on black clothing. When you wear black, you have to constantly look for these the whole time you’re wearing it.

What to do:

  • An elegant alternative to black is a deep dark blue, dark green, or dark red.

9. Shoes made of faux leather

Shoes making squeaky sounds are terrible! No matter how shiny your new loafers are, if they make sounds when you walk, there is no way to compensate for it. The sound accompanying every step you make is unpleasant. That’s why you should choose less shiny, more comfortable shoes.

What to do:

  • Remember that shiny boots and shoes are quite rough and they can often hurt your feet. So, choose shoes made of soft materials instead.

What troublesome clothes do you have in your wardrobe? Tell us in the comment section below!

Please note: This article was updated in July 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
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