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Shows like "What Not To Wear", "How Do I Look"?

13 comments · save · last comment by Selina M. 29 days ago

Randi  Butler

Randi B.

NEW YORK, NY,
United States

2402 posts

Do you think tv shows like this are really helping these people, or destroying their individuality.

I used to watch shows like this (i think i saw a UK and Japanese version of these shows?), until i remember seeing one episode where they just completely destroyed this poor girl and boyfriend. They wore street fashion, and although it wasn't popular it was interesting and unique. But the people in charge even got the history of the fashion wrong, and it seemed like they wouldn't give them any variety in incorporating what they like into their new (may i say overpriced) clothes.

over 3 years ago

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☽blair ☾

☽blair ☾.

SALEM,
United States

1931 posts

I HATE those shows and shows similar to them. The only time I think it is alright is if someone signs up for it themselves.
I've watched them numerous times where they completely replaced great clothes with ugly crap.

One that I can remember is where this girl wore costumes all the time. One of them was like Indiana Jones and she would wear the hat and carry a whip as an accessory. I thought that was so awesome.

I hate watching the victim's closest friends and family tell them how much they hate their style and are embarassed to be seen with them. Those are NOT your friends if they signed you up to be publicly embarassed on television.

0 · April 18, 2011

#2
Johanna Jensen

Johanna J.

Norway

241 posts

@☽blair ☾.

Agree so much with that. They are not your friends! The only show in that genre that I can tolerate is ten years younger if it's Lisa Eldrige doing the makeup. She's amazing. :)

0 · April 18, 2011

#3
Anna Lane

Anna L.

ENGLAND,
United Kingdom

343 posts

I am guilty of watching these shows and to be honest I've never really thought about this..um I suppose it's okay if the person put the name down themseleves. I love gok wan though, he's genius awh

0 · April 18, 2011

#4
Mika P

Mika P.

DOWNTOWN MANILA,
Philippines

2056 posts

i watch shows like these from time to time. i dont see anything wrong with what i've seen so far because most of the people featured either dress like they dont give a fuck at all, in a bad way / they're 15 when they're already 40 and it shows / generally dont know how to dress themselves.

the 'results' i've seen turn out okay, better groomed, not really stylish but at least better than before. i think shows like these are intended for the general populace, most of which dont care about fashion.

0 · April 18, 2011

#6
Emma W

Emma W.

United Kingdom

335 posts

I've watched those types of programs and I don't see anything wrong with it. They usually feature Mum's who couldn't be bothered/didn't have the time to dress well after they had kids, or older women faced with teenagers clothes so they don't know what they can buy. And to be honest, I think a lot of the people on these shows look a total mess. They look like they just can't be bothered so I think the shows do them some good because they look stunning in the end.
Shows like Hotter Than My Daughter are funny, though I think they only need to re-do the Mum's styles on that show. The kids can be left alone.

0 · April 18, 2011

#7
Tayler Worrell

Tayler W.

PORTLAND OR,
United States

303 posts

Kind of helping sort of, maybe... not really.
haha
these shows lack personal style. They are so generic and every person that comes out of the show wears the exact same thing. Granted, the look way better than they did before so thats good. But I just unrealistically wish more people cared about personal style i guess

0 · April 19, 2011

#8
Clara C

Clara C.

United Kingdom

620 posts

They don't really hold my interest, I find them boring.

Everyone looks the same after, jackets and fitted trousers and shift dresses, and have their hair cut into a bob...meh


0 · April 19, 2011

#9
Dana Lee

Dana L.

NO WHERE,
Philippines

2347 posts

I used to like to watch "How Do I Look," but then the show host changed and then I stopped watching. But thinking about it, to me, it seemed like the people who entered and were reluctant to change, just put on a fake smile and said "They loved it" when really, they probably didn't. I dunno, that's how it seemed to me.

0 · April 19, 2011

#11
Lars  M.

Lars M.

Belgium

97 posts

I only like the show with Trinny and Susannah, all the rest is garbage.

0 · April 19, 2011

#12
Sascha  Emily

Sascha E.

SOUTHERN ENGLAND,
United Kingdom

449 posts

Snog, Marry, Avoid is the WORST for it- everyone always ends up looking the same. Gok though; he's a beaut!

0 · April 19, 2011

#13
Selina M

Selina M.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

4982 posts

i watch a lot of these programmes. as of yet, i've not seen anyone so traumatised by them

0 · 29 days ago

  

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