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7 Worst Fashion Influences From TV/Film

Tanya Mardirossian |
November 26, 2013 | 3:14 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter

TV and film are known for influencing the fashion world, and vice versa. From "The Devil Wears Prada" to "Project Runway", crazy styles are all over our screens. Though some of the innovations that come from these productions are beautiful, others should be hung at the back of the closet. Here are our picks for TV/film's worst fashion moments.

"Gossip Girl"-Eleanor Waldorf's Fuzzy Green Hat

The long-lasting show was filled with cute clothes that made fans jealous, wishing they were living the high life on New York City's Upper East Side. But there were some “huh” moments throughout the series, with strangely-styled dresses and accessories. Seriously...what is that green hat?

"Sex and the City"- Carrie's Fur Blazer...and, whatever this is. Also, this decision.

"Sex and the City" wasn't just a television show- it was a cultural phenomenon. Carrie Bradshaw's escapades filled viewers with solidarity for the character and dreams of New York City. Carrie had the career, the apartment in Manhattan, and a strange sense of style. She has been shown walking the streets of NYC wearing a long, puffy skirt topped with a shirt and blazer of fur. Sometimes Carrie pulled off these wild looks, but, overall, her looks were too eccentric.

"Grease"- Because this happens.

Though the movie was a hit in the late ‘70's, "Grease" was (and still is) considered to be one of the best musicals of all time. The film has style. It is thanks to this movie that leather pants, skirts and jackets are sold in stores even today. Still, if you take a quick glance at the bikers on the interstate, you'll realize that the look can be misinterpreted. 

"Clueless"- Because people who dress like "Clueless" characters look like they've been shopping with Dr. Seuss

"Clueless" came out in 1995. The characters in the film dress preppy and cute…for the ‘90's. The film takes place in Los Angeles, taking influence from the Beverly Hills rich-girl stereotype. The characters wear plaid skirts with matching sweaters, feathers EVERYWHERE (on clothes, in hair, and that pen), and leather skirts paired with crop tops. Maybe some things haven’t changed so much, but watching the movie, you can tell it was filmed more than ten years ago. 

"200 Cigarettes"- Awful, fake Brooklyn accents and...chartreuse?

What better way to start a new millennium than with new fashion? "200 Cigarettes" was released in 1999, but sets the scene in the ‘80's. '80's gear is never a good thing. After this movie was released, stores like Forever 21 and H&M were loaded with neon sweaters and T's. The film brings back fur coats and puffy dresses with obnoxious colors.   

"Spice World"- Baby Spice was almost 23 years old and still wore pigtails.

The '90's introduced another fashion horror to the world with the launch of the Spice Girls movie. Back then, the Spice Girls were considered fashion icons. The girls wore platforms and Britney Spears-esque outfits. 

"Scooby Doo"- That guy that you know that lives in his van and takes pictures like this teams up with the picture your parents took in the 60's that they still bring out on hoildays and the girl who sets your class curve.

Scooby Doo, where are you? This cult classic had kids and high schoolers jealous. This group of friends was constantly on the road solving mysteries, and they did it in trademark attire. Girls wanted the preppy look (a la Velma), or Daphne's futuristc pink and purple getup. Shaggy was, well, shaggy. Fred had his trademark ascot, and Scooby had a collar for bling. Looking back, they seemed like the crew to hang around with, but those outfits should not be repeated unless it’s Halloween. 


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