Don’t Trust the B in Apartment Fug

Things I Am Over:

  1. Boardwalk Empire
  2. Apple martinis
  3. A variety of men who shall remain nameless
  4. THIS:


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Comments (31):

  1. Carolina Girl

    It shows my utter lack of imagination to say that I once thought there could never be a fashion trend worse that fishtail gowns. Boy, was I wrong!

  2. Stefanie

    Or at least line our skirts.

  3. Stephanie

    That’s just too bad. I actually really like the shirt on her. Sure, it’s busy, but it suits her. If only she had paired it with some trousers, or a pencil skirt, or something…opaque.

  4. Art Eclectic

    Personally, I’m thinking that holiday office parties are going to be very interesting this year if this trend continues. On the bright side, you no longer need to pull your skirt up when you sit on the Xerox machine to make butt copies after 6 glasses of awful box wine.

    • glee

      You are a prophet! I am officially converting to whatever brand of religulousity you are peddling.

  5. maryse

    this trend is just stupid.

  6. Carol

    The skirt was added as an afterthought … the rest of it was clearly worn by one of David Copperfield’s stage assistants.

    • Carol

      I would like to add my sheer (no pun intended) horror at the see-through black lace theme running through the last couple of postings (Johnson, Ritter, Greene, Stewart). They are a 12-step FUG program in and of themselves.

  7. Jasmine

    The sad thing is that I would sincerely love this whole outfit if I couldn’t see her panties through her skirt. If that sucker was fully lined? Damn it, how gorgeous.

  8. Mouse

    I’m going to start rocking this trend with my 7 months post baby figure, stretch marks and all.

    We’ll see how long it lasts then! MWA HA HA HA HA!

    I’m willing to sacrifice a little dignity to make this trend stop. It just needs to stop.

    • pidget

      I asked them to stop, but they didn’t listen… I think we’ll have to get shouty. Lace can be beautiful. Underwear can be beautiful. Lacy underwear – often beautiful (if itchy and suspiciously lumpy under clothes.) Lace over underwear should have stopped with the Madonna years, but at least she mostly had that on the outside.


    • Rizz

      I’ll join you and suck up my dignity. I’m pregnant with number two, so you know what I got ain’t pretty.

  9. Lynne

    I heartily endorse this entire post. Although I suspect we’re talking about a different “variety of men”.

    One of the many reasons I could never be a celebrity stylist is my devious impulse to start a preposterous style trend just to see if people are as sheep-like as I think they are. I wouldn’t be able to help it. I’d convince some starlet that the new thing is wearing wallet chains with evening gowns. Or I’d make them wear their granny panties over top of their jumpsuits. With a cape.

    • Helen

      Is it really wrong if I think wallet chains with evening gowns sounds interesting and potentially fun?

    • Rowynn

      Stella McCartney called, she said “Thanks for ruining the surprise unveiling of my new spring line.”

      • Rowynn

        I’d convince some starlet that the new thing is wearing wallet chains with evening gowns. Or I’d make them wear their granny panties over top of their jumpsuits. With a cape
        SMcC’s new line.

  10. Bookworm

    Today’s postings remind me of one of those books/movies where the train carrying the nuclear waste is out of control and heading for a major urban area and must be stopped by any means possible before doing so. This trendwagon needed to be derailed months ago before it exploded all over the fashion world.

  11. Joan

    I’M BEGGING – PLEASE make. it. stop.

  12. pantsonfire

    Barf. This gal is a repeat offender in the severely transparent-skirt-over-visible-granny-panties category, which makes it so much worse. She’s not doing this on a lark–this has become a signature style for her. It’s appalling.

  13. Becca

    Am I the only one who thought this was Anne Hathaway with a terrible wig?

  14. A.

    Can I request the return of the “Look into Pants” fug file? Clearly that’s the advice of the day, given the horrifying number of black, lacy, pants-lacking items we’ve all been bemoaning lately.

  15. Sonya

    I just don’t understand why you would want to put your granny panties on display?! That is the entire premise of this trend!

  16. Other Emily

    From the waist up, she looks great. I actually like the shirt (NOT the cuffs, though) and as usual her face is stunning. The skirt is just ruining everything.

  17. McLisa

    The only place these black lace atrocities witnessed today would look great is draped over a lovely expensive hat worn at the event marking the date these lace-loving stylists are booted out of the industry.

  18. filmcricket

    Jessica, if no one has proposed internet marriage to you yet today, may I be the first? A giant KUDOS to this entire post.

  19. TereLiz

    Isn’t it time we all chip in on a billboard to share this PSA with the rest of the world?

  20. Jules

    It looks like a thrifted, Nutcracker on Ice leotard, under granny panties, topped with an Unmentionable.
    (I don’t know how else to describe the skirt thing)

  21. Sajorina

    I would love it if the skirt was lined, but girl likes to wear visible panties! What a shame!

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  23. Nancy

    Pity – she’d be fab in this with a lined skirt. This transparent trend is just getting worse and more way-too-revealing, not going away like it should have a long time ago.

  24. Lily1214

    This is truly ugly. It’s that black see-through stretch lace again.