The Worst Fashion Advice Our Editors Have Ever Received

As fashion editors, we obviously do a lot of talking about fashion advice you should consider following, like the color combos worth trying and the benefits of reducing our closet to a streamlined capsule wardrobe. But sometimes it’s even more interesting to consider the advice we recommend not following—including some we’ve received ourselves.

In the name of straight-up curiosity, the Who What Wear editors had a chat among ourselves to share and learn the worst fashion advice we’ve ever been given. Whether it’s a tip from an unnamed personal source or just something we read during our studies of the fashion world at large, these nonstarters are just not worth heeding. (But we have some ideas regarding what is.) Ahead, read the worst fashion advice our editors have ever received.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Anna LaPlaca.