Why Do You Do This To Me, Kate Hudson?

For quite possibly the first time ever, the same person I included in Monday’s “We Need to Talk About…” I also include in a Thursday installment of “Ugly Fashion.” I mean really, Kate Hudson, I understand that you’re gorgeous and skinny and can pretty much wear anything, but I don’t understand the reason for the monstrosity.

in Alice and Olivia.

in Alice and Olivia.

Sure it may look like a knee-length taffeta skirt that’s grazing her legs due to wind, but DO NOT BE FOOLED. Upon further inspection, this isn’t a skirt, it’s….gulp…gauchos.


I could also do without the reflection sunglasses but that’s neither here nor there. The gauchos….I’m sorry, but as someone who thought it was COOL to wear gauchos in high school I am officially declaring this “do not pass go, do not collect $200” territory. What do they add to your frame? More hips and stumpier legs. As someone who already has hips and stumpy legs I can tell you that gauchos will never be your friend. Gauchos will give you photos that you want to burn in five years.

What’s worse – upon doing some research I found there are multiple stores actually SELLING gauchos. The pair that Mz Hudson is wearing is from the latest Alice and Olivia collection. So what does that mean for us? Well, I have a sinking feeling in my stomach that we’ll be coming across these on the racks soon…hopefully the clearance racks because no one has bought them.

I have to say, I’m a little tired of ugly trends coming back to bite us. Did we not learn our lesson the first time? What’s next? Baby blue eyeshadow? Tattoo necklaces? Silver lipstick? Maybe I’ll just start dressing like I’m in 8th grade again and finally be ahead of the fashion curve. One can hope, I guess.