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10 questionable bits of 2000s fashion advice given by Trinny and Susannah
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ESSENTIAL VIEWING IN the 2000s was What Not To Wear, a makeover show where posh hosts Trinny and Susannah made women stand in a 360-degree mirror in their underwear and critique their bodies. What larks!

T and S were considered the oracle on fashion back in the day, but does the advice from their books and TV shows hold up now? Erm…

1. Take off your knickers for a day-to-night summer look

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This was definitely said with tongue firmly in cheek, but still: What??

2. This right here is a ‘flattering’ outfit for the beach

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Low-waisted, flat-fronted longer shorts are the most flattering shape to wear.
Slip-on trainers are comfortable and flattering to the foot.

Egregious misuse of the word ‘flattering’.


3. Wearing your hair down will prevent you getting cold ears

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Or you could just wear a hat? Maybe?

4. If you’re going to be flashing your knickers in low rise jeans, wear a nice thong

Please think ahead in regards to knicker flashing.

5. A blazer and a long skirt is an ideal wedding outfit

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Prepare to gag on her eleganza!

6. Unfitted, sleeveless tops make big boobs look like ‘badly made custard’

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I mean, they just look like boobs to me… Oh excuse me, ‘udders’.

7. Boss ladies should avoid looking ‘severe’

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Here’s how:

Stylish, imaginative accessories show a woman who makes time for the finer things in life… like shopping.


8. This is a good outfit for a job interview

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The cat bag. The pigtails. TRINNY.

9. But at the same time, you should say no to childish hairstyles

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Which is it, Trinny?! We’re all confused now.

10. And just… whatever is going on here

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Wasn’t it great when we had Trinny and Susannah around to tell us that crop tops are inappropriate for work? How we’re managing now without them we’ll never know.

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