Designer Fashion Misdemeanors by Ellen Byerrum

Designer Fashion Misdemeanors by Ellen Byerrum

Designers! What are they thinking? They create the clothes we wear, but why don’t they make the clothes we want? Instead, designers inflict their dressing disasters and fashion misdemeanors on women everywhere. From missing pockets to preposterous sleeves, button gaps to drab colors, tight shorts to baggy trousers, join me this Fashion Bite Friday for some of my pet fashion peeves — and I’d love to hear about yours.

I’m Ellen Byerrum, the author of the bestselling Crime of Fashion Mystery series. My murder mysteries combine comedy, mystery, romance and fashion, and they feature Lacey Smithsonian, a fashion reporter who solves serious crimes with fashion clues in Washington, DC — The City That Fashion Forgot. Welcome to my channel, Ellen Byerrum’s Fashion Bites, where I offer brief humorous bites of fashion and style advice for REAL women — because fashion can be MURDER! I also talk about my books, my adventures in fashion and style, and my life as a mystery writer.

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  1. janine gutierrez on September 23, 2019 at 3:09 am

    I hate tags too! I’ve made many a hole in my sweaters trying to cut them out!

  2. Julia Frank on September 23, 2019 at 3:16 am

    Sets of top/bottom where one part fits and the other doesn’t. People with skinny hips may have large breasts and vice versa. Someday someone will sell matching separates of different sizes, so that both pieces fit.

  3. Alex Wallison on September 23, 2019 at 3:28 am

    I can’t even begin to describe how much it annoys me when clothes don’t have any pockets, or really small pockets. Jeans are nearly impossible, a lot of clothing is shapeless and the lack of jewel tones is sad. And the struggle of finding anything green, in a good shade no less, is just horrible. Designer’s should know better. I strongly agree with you on this.

  4. Jessica S on September 23, 2019 at 3:40 am

    I agree with everything you said about pants and shorts. I always need to see the local tailor to get the legs shortened due to being slightly shorter than most of my coworkers.

  5. Laura Bullinger on September 23, 2019 at 3:47 am

    Tell ’em – Ellen!!!

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