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

13 comments · save · last comment by Selina M. almost 4 years ago

Randi Joan

Randi J.

United States

2397 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.

7 years ago

☽blair ☾

☽blair ☾.

United States

1924 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

Johanna Jensen

Johanna J.


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

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

Tayler Worrell

Tayler W.

United States

300 posts

Kind of helping sort of, maybe... not really.
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

Dana Lee

Dana L.


2346 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

Lars M.

Lars M.


97 posts

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

0 · April 19, 2011

Sascha Emily

Sascha E.

United Kingdom

448 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

Selina M

Selina M.

United Kingdom

5697 posts

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

0 · September 1, 2014


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