Ah, fashion! It’s that wonderful thing that we used to care a lot about before the pandemic. Now that mass vaccination programs are continuing with great success in some countries, we can once again open up our wardrobes and take a peek at what we could potentially replace our overused sweatpants with. We’re going to have some people to impress pretty soon as lockdown regulations keep getting relaxed and summer is starting to hit its stride.

However, even if you feel lost in the stylish world of clothing and don’t know the difference between ‘Armani’ and ‘armadillo,’ you really shouldn’t worry all that much. Whatever you dress like, it really can’t be as bad as the photos of horrendously designed clothes that our dandy Bored Panda team collected to serve as a warning for everyone everywhere at all times. Socks with sandals? You wish things were that simple.

As you’re scrolling into this fashion disaster minefield, let your inner critic loose: let us know which items you think should go the way of the dodo, upvote the pics that you think are the worst of the worst, and share your personal tips for dressing well this summer in the comments. (PS—you’ll find more epic clothing disasters right here, here, and here.)

We got in touch with a fashion designer to tell us all about how to avoid making style mistakes (from over-accessorizing to wearing the wrong shoes), what colors are 'in' this summer, and why designing clothes is far harder than it might seem from the outside. You'll find our full interview with her below.

#1

Where Is Uranus? My 9-Month-Old's PJs Leave No Doubt

Where Is Uranus? My 9-Month-Old's PJs Leave No Doubt

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not your average weirdo
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5 months ago

Houston,we found the black hole...

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#2

Balenciaga’s $2,145 Bag That Looks Exactly Like IKEA’s 99-Cent Tote Bag

Balenciaga’s $2,145 Bag That Looks Exactly Like IKEA’s 99-Cent Tote Bag

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Tabby_Sohee
Community Member
5 months ago

Now I kind of want to sell my Walmart bag for $2,000 dollars and call it fashion 🤣

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#3

The Pockets On Women's Trousers

The Pockets On Women's Trousers

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Eva the Egg
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5 months ago

Is it so hard to just extend our pockets a little bit??

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Bored Panda reached out to Nigerian fashion designer Oyinda Akinfenwa, who's got her hand on the pulse of the fashion industry, to hear about some style dos and don'ts. Oyinda runs her own brand called Janore that specializes in multifunctional dresses and is always very stylish. So she knows what works and what's a fashion disaster.

According to Oyinda, fashion designers have it tough. Creative blocks and a lack of good materials can take a toll on the final quality of the product. What's more, she revealed that if all the nuances of production—from the way your clothes are made and how long it takes to who is making them—aren't taken into account, the end result suffers, too.

"It’s hard to notice your own mistakes on your outfits until someone points them out because to you, it seems amazing because it is your work and you want to be proud of it, without realizing it may not be exactly as good as you think," the Nigerian designer explained to Bored Panda why professionals can have a blindspot to some mistakes that seem obvious to someone else. "It’s really hard for creatives to give themselves criticism most times because of how hard we work to create the pieces we have, so most times we tend to not try to over-analyze the result."

#4

Red Nail Stockings

Red Nail Stockings

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Eva the Egg
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5 months ago

Oh my god it looks like your toes were brutally twisted

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#5

How Many Ways Can You Read It In?

How Many Ways Can You Read It In?

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あんぱんまん
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5 months ago

BAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

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#6

The Color And Positioning Of The Lace Used On These Women’s Underpants

The Color And Positioning Of The Lace Used On These Women’s Underpants

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troufaki13
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5 months ago

One of our worst fears is now being sold in stores! yayy

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Oyinda believes that one of the biggest fashion mistakes that people tend to make most often is over-accessorizing. "People tend to add too much on when the outfit they’re wearing already has a lot going on which makes it seem tacky. Also, it takes away from the outfit because no one will be looking at the outfit, just be confused about what is going on with the entire dressing," she said that less is more and that we should stay clear of looking like a chaotic jumble when we want to impress others.

Another major mistake is wearing the wrong shoes. Oyinda noted that a pair of shoes can make or break the entire outfit. "This is very common as people tend to wear the wrong shoes for certain outfits which really brings down the whole look, by the time you start admiring them and get to their feet and you’re disappointed by their shoes."

A quick way to up your fashion game is getting your nails done. Also, Oyinda said that wearing knuckle rings can make you look stylish because they "elevate your look no matter what you're wearing." As for this summer, the Nigerian fashion designer suggested that we fully embrace all shades of green and also go for clothes in yellow, orange, and black! 

#7

Why Those Pants Look Like That One Soccer Ball Everyone Has But Doesn't Know Where It's From

Why Those Pants Look Like That One Soccer Ball Everyone Has But Doesn't Know Where It's From

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slimslimslim
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5 months ago

She is Groot..

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#8

$490 To Look Like You Don't Know How To Wear Glasses

$490 To Look Like You Don't Know How To Wear Glasses

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Apachebathmat
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5 months ago

Twatspecs

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#9

Lock Up Your Daughters vs. Does My Butt Looks Fat In This Diaper?

Lock Up Your Daughters vs. Does My Butt Looks Fat In This Diaper?

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Scotland's-Favorite-Gay
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5 months ago

I hate this

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At its core, looking good—no matter what you wear—is all about confidence. If you think you’re the bomb, the very best, the most fashionable person in the room, then all eyes are going to be on you as you’re pulling it off and embracing the spotlight.

There is a ‘however’ coming, though. No matter how confident you might be, there are some clothing items that objectively look bad. Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder, but the Council of Style got together and agreed that there are some things that you just don’t do when designing clothes. And many of these mistakes you’ll find in this list.

#10

So My Sister Had A Clemson Mask Made For Her

So My Sister Had A Clemson Mask Made For Her

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あんぱんまん
Community Member
5 months ago

ahem...

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#11

Maison Margiela Pre-Destroyed Sneakers For $1425

Maison Margiela Pre-Destroyed Sneakers For $1425

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not your average weirdo
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5 months ago

I can have my dogs do that for free.

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#12

My GF Got This Jacket Because It Has Pockets

My GF Got This Jacket Because It Has Pockets

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troufaki13
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5 months ago

Ugh I hate fake pockets!! I feel so deceived!!

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According to ‘MasterClass,’ avoiding fashion faux pas is possible with a bit of friendly advice. The first thing that they recommend is having fun and experimenting with various clothes, colors, cuts, and fabrics!

Play around a bit with different combinations and find out what works for you. You might be surprised to discover something new about your tastes and what looks good on you. (And don’t forget, having a friend over to give you an honest opinion never hurts!)

#13

This Clothing Brand For Kids

This Clothing Brand For Kids

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Andy Acceber
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5 months ago

Yep, I'd say that tag would give children anxiety. Looks itchy.

Vernice Aure
Community Member
5 months ago

*shudder*. Me and all three sons have sensory issues and tags drive me bats! I've not purchased an item with a crappy tag if it didn't look easy to get out.

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Id row
Community Member
5 months ago

Comes with a coupon for a free bottle of Flintstones chewable xanax.

Lauren Caswell
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5 months ago

Oh damn they are commercialising our childhoods 😂

Janus Sanders
Community Member
5 months ago

ah yes my favorite clothing brand

Chloe *Leah* Pheonix
Community Member
5 months ago

Anxiety for kids? No thanks I bought one for cheaper. At school

Tabby_Sohee
Community Member
5 months ago

Yep sounds about right - can I have a second order for these for my childhood, one more can’t hurt

Huffleypuffley
Community Member
5 months ago

Me: that was a free trial right or someting right? *RETURNS PURCHASE BUT IT DECLINES* NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Poosh
Community Member
5 months ago

Note that the K in "Kids" is backwards.

Sarah
Community Member
5 months ago

Like they need more.

Princess Toadstool
Community Member
5 months ago

No thanks I got mine for free

Liz the Wanderer
Community Member
5 months ago

So if they don't have enough, you can buy them more!

Night Owl
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

What's next? Depression for Kids?

Karin Gibson
Community Member
5 months ago

I have enough anxiety I don't need any more.

Flabuless-Jaye
Community Member
5 months ago

Suck lack of fore thought.

~hUmMuS vIbEs~
Community Member
5 months ago

yay! the brand that sums up my life

TexasWoman
Community Member
5 months ago

Did they have an anxiety attack while deciding the name?

Sophia Tabarelli
Community Member
5 months ago

If you ask me, this inscription is a perverted mess....

Binx
Community Member
5 months ago

What an absolutely horrible idea!

PKMN Trainer Link
Community Member
5 months ago

You get that automatically once you hit middle school

Clarysse Bastiero
Community Member
5 months ago

Wth? Lol

Meike H
Community Member
5 months ago

I once bought 'Psychotic' training pants. Very good pants.

Kakofonyx
Community Member
5 months ago

Starting them early so they don't become late bloomers.

Katherine Ann
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5 months ago

What the actual f**k

Molly A. Block
Community Member
5 months ago

Ya gotta get them started when they are young...

Isa Trip
Community Member
5 months ago

I need this tag in all my shirts, minus the kids.

ABerCul
Community Member
5 months ago

Well yeah

HooowlAtTheMoon
Community Member
5 months ago

Hey, I got that for free! I got some to share as well! Anyone want some free anxiety?

Dark Pearl
Community Member
5 months ago

My kind of shirt

Jeff Diamond
Community Member
5 months ago

Probably Japan.

Seonie
Community Member
5 months ago

Well, I know for a fact my mum and dad would never have bought this for my sister or me. Because why pay for something that already came pre-loaded? 😆 🤔 😕

Mazer
Community Member
5 months ago

Marketing mental health issues, ugh

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
5 months ago

They already have, thanks '

kjorn
Community Member
5 months ago

who thought of this?

あんぱんまん
Community Member
5 months ago

im getting anxiety looking at tht

Clark Meldrum
Community Member
5 months ago

As if I need more! lol

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#14

Girls Is Can What?

Girls Is Can What?

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あんぱんまん
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5 months ago

i tried reading this in different ways and i lost more brain cells

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#15

My Wife Has Had This Sweater For Over A Decade And She Still Questions Why They Didn’t Use The Eagle As The V

My Wife Has Had This Sweater For Over A Decade And She Still Questions Why They Didn’t Use The Eagle As The V

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Debbie Lavender
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5 months ago

At least it has a part pocket.

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Another piece of advice that you should keep in mind at all times concerns clothing size. Always, always, always find the right fit. Tailored clothes look incredible on you, no matter your body size. It doesn’t matter if you’re at the peak of your athleticism or if you’re plus-sized: when the clothes you wear fit your current body size, shape, and form, they become that much more stylish. And that helps boost your confidence, too.

#16

Giving Up Is Simply An Option

Giving Up Is Simply An Option

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Eva the Egg
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5 months ago

Haha finally a quote i can finally live up to

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#17

Nordstrom Sells Jeans With Fake Mud On Them For $425

Nordstrom Sells Jeans With Fake Mud On Them For $425

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Tabby_Sohee
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5 months ago

Ya know what bring your $30 jeans over to my house and I’ll roll them around in my garden for free how’s that

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#18

I Just Realized That My "Los Angeles" T-Shirt Has New York Skyline In The Back

I Just Realized That My "Los Angeles" T-Shirt Has New York Skyline In The Back

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Tabby_Sohee
Community Member
5 months ago

“Quality goods Vintage label” Yes, it’s so vintage that it was back in that dimension where New York g-g-gl-glitched into Los Angeles

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What’s more, even as you’re experimenting with new pieces, you should have some timeless clothing items in your wardrobe that go with anything. For instance, I have a couple of trench coats that look fabulous with everything that I wear and I love them to bits.

Though, keep in mind that not every outfit will fit every occasion, no matter how confident and trendy you might look. Read the room, dress for the occasion, and find unique ways to bring a bit of personal flair to your outfit no matter the event.

#19

There Are Holes In The Bottom Of This Shoe The Perfect Size For Some Pebbles

There Are Holes In The Bottom Of This Shoe The Perfect Size For Some Pebbles

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Eva the Egg
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5 months ago

Automatic pebble collector!

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#20

Plant Dyed Underwear On Etsy

Plant Dyed Underwear On Etsy

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Karen Guy
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5 months ago

Oh god no! It looks like blood, s**t and piss mixed together.

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#21

Just Gonna Put It Right There On The Crotch Huh?

Just Gonna Put It Right There On The Crotch Huh?

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Vero
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5 months ago (edited)

this should be the back

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Even if you have to wear a uniform to work or you’re going to a black-tie gala, there are ways to make you stand out and make others say, “Wow, you’re amazing!” In my experience, something easy to try if you’re feeling a tad shy would be going for colorful and expressive socks. Just make sure that they’re not fashion disasters waiting to happen.

#22

Oh Great, A Shirt That Makes It Look Like You Got In A Fight With A Bottle Of Mustard And Lost

Oh Great, A Shirt That Makes It Look Like You Got In A Fight With A Bottle Of Mustard And Lost

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Eva the Egg
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5 months ago

Or you fell into a puddle of mud and you could'nt wash the stains out

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#23

Pants That Make You Look Really Pissed

Pants That Make You Look Really Pissed

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Vermillion Ace #443
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5 months ago

If you urine makes a stain like that, see a urologist! That, or maybe you found out you're part squid and done inked yourself.

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#24

These Gucci Shoes Are Intentionally Made To Look Dirty

These Gucci Shoes Are Intentionally Made To Look Dirty

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Cip IESAN
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5 months ago

It means the beggar in my neighborhood is the fanciest guy I've ever met...

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#25

Marge Simpson Has Two Mouths On The Official Simpsons Pajamas

Marge Simpson Has Two Mouths On The Official Simpsons Pajamas

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Tabby_Sohee
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh no now it just looks like she has a cartoonized beak but also has a severe underbite and has been redrawn by the author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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#26

So My Boss Found Out That I’m A Fan Of The House Of 1000 Corpses Movies And Bought Me A Captain Spaulding Mask. This Showed Up

So My Boss Found Out That I’m A Fan Of The House Of 1000 Corpses Movies And Bought Me A Captain Spaulding Mask. This Showed Up

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not your average weirdo
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5 months ago

burn it... Burn it now.

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#27

Don’t Ask Me How I Found This

Don’t Ask Me How I Found This

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Vermillion Ace #443
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5 months ago

😐 Too many crossed lines on this one.

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#28

Pants That Start With A Stain

Pants That Start With A Stain

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Mu B
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5 months ago

eeewwwwww

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#29

Pedo Power??

Pedo Power??

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Troux
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

If you cover the part with the silly text, the shirt looks like an angry Dogbert.

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#30

Socks For Squared Feet

Socks For Squared Feet

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Eva the Egg
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5 months ago

I didnt know they made socks for witches!

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#31

Gucci Sells Jeans With Fake Grass Stains

Gucci Sells Jeans With Fake Grass Stains

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Scotland's-Favorite-Gay
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5 months ago

but..but that's the fun part!

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#32

English-Words-In-A-Shirt Type Hoodie. Non-Ironic Taipei, Taiwan

English-Words-In-A-Shirt Type Hoodie. Non-Ironic Taipei, Taiwan

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Lanie
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm just numb. Not comfortably.

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#33

My Girlfriend Went Thrifting And Found This. Also The Jordans Are Fake If That Wasn't Obvious Enough

My Girlfriend Went Thrifting And Found This. Also The Jordans Are Fake If That Wasn't Obvious Enough

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JuJu
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5 months ago

I'd have killed for those in the 90's

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#34

This Dolce Gabbana Jute Dress Costs $2118

This Dolce Gabbana Jute Dress Costs $2118

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Truth Monster
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5 months ago

Why is there no model pictured? She didn't want to get sacked.

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#35

Where’s The Rest Of It?

Where’s The Rest Of It?

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Coco Wine
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5 months ago

I love this I have a few hoodies like this gives me the coverage I need where I need it without the bulk under a jacket

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#36

This Elsa Backpack Has A Mask On It So You Can Wear It. But If It's On The Backpack, Elsa Looks Dead On The Inside

This Elsa Backpack Has A Mask On It So You Can Wear It. But If It's On The Backpack, Elsa Looks Dead On The Inside

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Tabby_Sohee
Community Member
5 months ago

let it gOoOooO .... let it goOoOOoo... *manic laughter*

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#37

Cowboy Boots, Frozen Themed, And A Random Hole. Yup Shoes

Cowboy Boots, Frozen Themed, And A Random Hole. Yup Shoes

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Kayla J
Community Member
5 months ago

These could be more so kids costume shoes and not meant to be worn as outside shoes type of thing

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#38

$425 Artsy Jeans Look More Like A Crime Scene

$425 Artsy Jeans Look More Like A Crime Scene

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keepgoing
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like someone perioded all over the jeans, got mad and then attacked them.

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#39

This Message On A Child's Sweater

This Message On A Child's Sweater

"Take and go"

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Tabby_Sohee
Community Member
5 months ago

Yoink

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#40

Fat Mily Weekend 2018

Fat Mily Weekend 2018

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Troux
Community Member
5 months ago

I thought it was the family tweekend. Bring the relatives over and share the meth!

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#41

The Print On These Used Bikini Bottoms

The Print On These Used Bikini Bottoms

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Tabby_Sohee
Community Member
5 months ago

These are used? I wouldn’t trust them

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#42

These Shoes Let Me Take The Road With Me

These Shoes Let Me Take The Road With Me

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あんぱんまん
Community Member
5 months ago

omg i hate it when this stuff happens... but its kinda satisfying for me to get those out sometimes

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#43

Arrived From Amazon Today, Still Trying To Work Out What The Hell They Say

Arrived From Amazon Today, Still Trying To Work Out What The Hell They Say

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Whatever the fries are saying, it seems menacing for some reason

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#44

This Shirt Looks Like A Used Pad

This Shirt Looks Like A Used Pad

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Cecilia Herrera
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5 months ago

AAAAHHHHHHH

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#45

Underwear With Edward Cullen's Face On It For The Purest Twilight Fans

Underwear With Edward Cullen's Face On It For The Purest Twilight Fans

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
5 months ago

"Purest fans" Seems pretty dirty to me

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#46

Still Beats The Alternative

Still Beats The Alternative

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Truth Monster
Community Member
5 months ago

irony if an anti-vaxxer kid wears this

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#47

Never Up

Never Up

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Tabby_Sohee
Community Member
5 months ago

Never Up. Always Down. ALWAYS down. Never up.

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#48

The American Flag On My Dad’s New Hoodie

The American Flag On My Dad’s New Hoodie

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Everything_Fubar
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5 months ago

An attempt was made

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#49

Tybalt's Clothes From One Of The Romeo And Juliet Movies. Who Thought This Was A Good Idea?

Tybalt's Clothes From One Of The Romeo And Juliet Movies. Who Thought This Was A Good Idea?

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Gemma Saleh
Community Member
5 months ago

Maybe some irony here saying Jesus looked on and loved both Montague and Capulet family? But still their kids end up dead? I doubt it was just s**t costume design. The attention to detail in his films is phenomenal.

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#50

A**

A**

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Troux
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5 months ago

Sorry guys, this one was all my ault. 🤦‍♂️

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