By NICKY CHAMP
The worst fashion faux pas of all time has been revealed and it’s not leggings as pants, double denim or scrunchies.
Drum roll please… it’s socks with sandals (SWS).
Just think about all the
criminals tourists repeat offending on a daily basis.
A survey from UK retail chain Debenhams found SWS to be the worst of all the fashion crimes as voted by 1,500 customers.
Even though the tastemakers at Burberry, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Chanel showed SWS on the recent Spring Summer ’13 catwalks, Ed Watson, a spokesman for Debenhams, says, “The fashion crowd might have classed it as en vogue but our customers have voted it the worst look of all time”.
He went on to ‘diss the look as “the epitome of British summer style gone wrong.” Ouch.
“It might look chic on a catwalk but this isn’t a look that many of us want to see on our local high streets,” Watson said.
Fair enough, but who will think of the innocent grandpa’s wandering the streets unaware of their fashion gaffe?
Don’t be dismayed if you’re a
hipster fan of the trend, you’re in good company: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Osbourne, Jake Gyllenhaal, Alexa Chung, Bruce Willis, Vanessa Hudgens and even David Beckham have all been spotted in socks and sandals sin: