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"It's a hard no from me": 10 people share their most unpopular fashion opinion.

Fashion is subjective. There's no doubt about it.

So too are unpopular fashion opinions - and we all have plenty. 

On this week's episode of What Are You Wearing, hosts Deni Todorović and Tamara Davis shared their own thoughts when it comes to certain trends, styles and shoes...

Tamara's unpopular fashion opinion was that leggings are indeed pants - and they deserve more respect!

"Karl Lagerfeld said 'if a woman wears sweat pants then she has given up on her life'. Well, that's dated now. We wear sweat pants and we wear leggings and it's cool," she shared on the podcast

As for Deni, they said that crocs will forever be the bane of their existence. 

"I'm sorry I don't care how comfortable they are - stop wearing crocs. They're ugly. I don't want to see them. I don't want to see the silly little badges you put on them, I don't care how much joy they spark for you - you look like a chef."

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And one listener wholeheartedly agreed with Deni's hatred for crocs, saying - "you should never wear shoes you can put in a dishwasher."

So we decided to provide a space safe of judgement and ask our Mamamia audience for their unpopular fashion opinions. Here's what they had to say.

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"It's time for the beige era to move on."

One person said: "I'm sick of beige, sick of it. I think there are still ways to be monochrome and muted, but let's bring some joy and colour instead."

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Take for example this beautiful quote from Byron Baes: "When in Byron wear some f**king linen." And of course, nine times out of ten, linen clothes are in fact the colour beige. 

Now as to why beige clothing has been a trend for so long, there's a few potential reasons - it complements lots of other colours, it's accessible and available in nearly every clothing store, plus it is minimalist, which lots of people love. 

But what some are saying is that now is the time to say goodbye to beige and embrace another neutral colour, for example, a crisp white, terracotta or khaki. Basically anything but beige. 

"Cargo pants are actually comfy and practical."

Cargo pants were a hit in the '90s. A baggy fit with functional pockets and often low rise, this style of pants is coming back into fashion again and some are very happy about that.

Deni is one of those people who loves cargo pants, saying, "I'm obsessed with cargo pants and I will die on that hill."

Image: Mamamia/YouTube. "Skinny jeans are a no-go."

What Are You Wearing host Tamara said "I always say 'you do you' when it comes to denim, but personally, I am not a fan of skinny jeans anymore. I have moved on with my life and I think a lot of us need to. Controversial I know."

And Tamara isn't the only one with that opinion.

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Another woman said: "I don't think skinny jeans are flattering on pretty much anyone, plus they are super uncomfortable and tight on the vagina area. It's a no from me."

"Ugly sandals are in fact ugly. And too chunky."

One woman said: "I've got a bone to pick with ugly sandals. They look like my dad's hideous shoes but just in a funky colour. Plus, they are so chunky which I personally am not into. Also, why are so many ugly sandals also very expensive. An investigation is needed."

"I never liked Carrie Bradshaw's fashion."

One woman shared: "I don't think the clothes are realistic to what people in everyday life wear. I certainly couldn't wear some of her outfits to work. I'm in my 50s and you wouldn't catch me dead in a tutu. All power to people who do, but for me - it's a hard no."

Image: BINGE/Mamamia. 

"Jeans are not a vibe."

One woman shared with Mamamia: "Jeans are horrible when you're plus-size. They tear easily and they feel so constricting. 

"I've torn many a hole through expensive pairs that I've been told would last for 'years' if I looked after them properly. They never did, no matter how well I treated them. I just try to completely stay away from them now."

"Maternity wear is great, even if you're not pregnant."

This woman said: "I accidentally bought a top from a maternity label online, but once it arrived I realised it was the perfect fit for me. I am someone who has big boobs, so for those in a similar boat who may also hate having clothes dig into their tummy, can I recommend shopping in the maternity section!"

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"The clowncore aesthetic is fun and I love it."

Perhaps some of you have seen this explained on TikTok, but this fashion trend is inspired heavily by clowns. Think bright colours, balloon pants, bows, patterns like polka dots and stripes. Essentially, the more the merrier.

And one What Are You Wearing host was all about the aesthetic - which overall, a lot of people can't get around because anything to do with clowns is truly terrifying.

"I think it's fabulous," Deni said. "I don't think it's that far from the realms of some things we've seen Carrie Bradshaw wear or things on the Vivienne Westwood catwalk. I'm here for it."

What's your unpopular fashion opinion? Let us know in the comments below!

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