08 June 2013

Fashion and Beauty Disasters - What's The Worst That's Happened To YOU?!

You know those really chic, elegant women? The ones who look like they don’t even have to try? All graceful limbs, coiffed hair and perfectly applied, minimal makeup? Yeah, I’m so not one of those women.

I like to think my style is, er, artfully dishevelled (I'm rabbiting on about my personal style here), but more often than not it’s just plain old messy. You’re more likely to find me tripping over my own handbag, wiping toothpaste off my face at the bus stop or with bright red lipstick on my teeth.

Fashion and Beauty Disasters

It’s been pointed out to me at work that my jacket – and on one memorable occasion, my dress –is back to front, and I’ve looked down in a meeting to spot one black and one red shoe. Yes, on my own feet.
So it was reassuring to say the least, to read the findings of a recent survey in Northern Ireland by Ladbrokes.  It showed that I’m far from being alone where grooming disasters are concerned.  One heartening statistic was that 55% of women have dropped their own drink over their outfit at least once. Yep, been there…
Around 29% of women said they had laddered their tights before, which actually struck me as bizarrely low – 70% of us haven’t?! Who are these women and where are they buying their hosiery?
26% of women in the survey had toilet paper stuck to their shoe, 12% had tucked their dress into their underwear, while 14% said that their shoes or heels had broken during a night out. Um, check, check, and check.  Just over 2% of women said that they had ripped their outfit, which again seems smaller than I expected.  This happened to me just last weekend. Maybe I need to start buying more expensive clothes?
Come on, spill – what’s your most embarrassing grooming disaster?!

22 comments:

Keit said...

Hahahah :D I think my most epic disaster was when I had a huge red spot on my teeth from my lipstick, and I was out and about whole day, and saw it later at night when I returned home :D

Anonymous said...

Hee hee, fun post :-) My worst beauty moment was when I tried to wax my own upper lip with hot wax. I ended up the emergency room... and looked like an idiot for a few weeks.

Emilyx0- Irish Beauty Blog said...

Love this post, one of my most embarrassing moments may have been the first time I tweezed my own eyebrows and ended up with 3! Or when I wore black eyeliner in the lashing rain and ended up looking like an extra from an Alice Cooper video :\

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Anonymous said...

Can't really think of any... maybe the worst was when a heel of a new pair of shoes broke off. I immediately headed (limped) to the shop to buy new ones.

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Amy Fashion Blog said...

I seem to alway get lipstick on my teeth. When I have a pink lip

Roxy said...

The old skirt in the knickers is probably the most embarrassing. In work that is. I still cringe...

Sam said...

This is such a cute post...I am always sadly spilling coffee n my clothes, I don't why but it keeps on happening.

Mirror of Fashion said...

Broke the heel of my favorite Marni sandals. Got them fixed but I'm too afraid to wear them. I keep thinking the heel will break again :-/

Anonymous said...

Ha I think my first ever fake tan trial was my most epic fail, streaks galore!

Petra said...

the first time i plucked my eyebrows i plucked them bald. going out with tags still attached to dresses (invariably seems to happen at important chic and classy functions for some sods-law based reason).

littlemissandrea said...

"artfully disheveled" I love it!

No major disasters for me - heel came off a boot one time, and mostly just buttons popping off and lipstick on my teeth!

ThePixie said...

High heels breaking - isn't it wonderful when that happens? -.- And seriously, only 29% on the tights? Who are they and where do they buy their hosiery indeed!

Lilli said...

You made me so smile! I had many moments like these, the one I remember, happened many years ago, it was when my leggings ripped, on the bottom! ^^' Happy Sunday! xo

MissGreenEyes said...

Ha, you got it in the last sentence - spill. I spill things. ALL THE TIME. I swear to god the day I get to 6pm with a clean top is the day I will throw a party to celebrate. I can not stay clean, I'm worse than a child, I'll always have some blob or smudge on whatever I wear. Biggest unintentional one was doing my eyebrows in a hurry with my then-trusty GOSH brown eyeliner, nipping into tesco, the bank, and the post office, and returning to the car to be greeted by a bemused husband going "Eh - why are your eyebrows purple?" - had picked up the wrong liner.....mortified! Also, I think the 70% who haven't laddered their tights just don't wear tights. Ever. Only explanation for it. :)

little t said...

That is bizarrely low... maybe they mean a full on ripped up to the crotch ladder.

The toilet paper on the shoe one is THE WORST.

Coco said...

This was exhilarating and comforting my dear!! Of course all of us desperately strive to be cool and chic at any time but that is impossible. Well, I ripped my clothes a zillion of times, while getting dressed in a hurry because I couldn't pick a match in my closet. I managed to reep a real leather jacket by stumbling into some hook. Broken heels? I recall at least three times. Tomato sauce on my outfit, the other night. And I can't even say it's due to my little daughter, because I am the messier one!! Lots if love darling, I so much enjoyed this post!
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Yvonne Magner said...

Umm lets see, attempting to dye my dyed red hair a darker shade of red in the hope that it wouldn't fade as fast and ending up with pink & purple hair. Breaking a heel on my favourite boots while walking to meet my then bf and having to hobble down O'Connell street in limerick like someone with a gimpy leg. Laddering tights all the time. The only and only time I got a spray tan, I looked like what my friend called a biafric and my husband and best friend have never laughed so much.

Anna K. said...

love this, makes me feel so much better ;) one of my worst is probably trousers that I torn at work - had to cancel all meetings...

Jessica said...

I have ripped my outfit on more than one occasion. Oh and once when I pulling into the parking lot at work almost a 90 minute drive from my office I spilled an entire large (very hot) cup of coffee down the front of my pants. Yep, not pretty.

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Hahaha...bless you. I have many disasters...goodness. I'm a wreck more often than not. Hair sticking up, makeup didn't blend in as I thought it had. Glasses a mess. Tights with a run in them. Hahah..it's ok. I don't mind. I try to just remedy it the next time and laugh at myself, all is good :))) x

Rachelle said...

i;ve too many to count at this stage; but one that sticks out is going to the loo in the pub and walking back with my zip undone. My jeans were too tight to wear pants so everyone saw my lady garden! Morto for my ma for having me!