What’s hot and what’s not?

28 September 2018

Each week, the Windhoek Observer’s Entertainment Reporter, Rinelda Mouton, takes an insightful, yet amusing look at the entertainment industry, lifestyle and fashion happenings in Windhoek, and judges whether they are hot or not.
This week we look at some of the outfits worn at the sixth annual Windhoek Spring Fiesta  ‘All White Edition’ and also fashions worn by at other recent events.
Melissa Poulton not hot in top
We have rarely seen an outfit so irredeemably horrid as this monstrosity.  If someone said this was a shot taken at your home on a lazy Sunday morning, OK – we’d get the joke.  But, it was taken at the All White Event, in public!  OMG - Poulton, we normally love your designs, but you shocked us.  We will only assume that you lost temporarily your fashion mind.  Aside from the t-shirt turned into a ‘dress’ (we shudder to use the word), those yellow fuzzy bedroom shoes give us nightmares.
Not hot in tulle disaster
Where you not ashamed of yourself for showing up in dress that reminds us all of a 10-year old, dingy lampshade? Or maybe you are having a flash-back to a birthday party you attended when you were eight or nine?   Being on stage or just showing up in public dressed like this is a big NO for a grown and leadership quality lady, like you.  At first, we wanted to laugh at your whimsical side, but after staring in horror at the photo, we just want to cry on your behalf.  We have no more words to describe our disappointment in this strapless, fluffy tulle mess you chose to put on.
Hot in sexy looking dress
We really like the throwback ‘wet look’ ala 1960-70’s fabrics that are on the runways these days.  With a great figure and the ‘presence’ that you have, wearing this body conscious sexy, slick pink number works.  This dress looks sizzling hot on you. The stunning looking see-through lace material at the hem and V-neckline of the dress was a great textural mix of fabrics.  It gave the dress more dimension.  Now to come to your shoes - We are a huge fan of bling-bling, ankle strapped high heels.  Girl…you are on a roll!
Not hot in granny-looking dress
Vintage clothing is very fashionable right now and we like the shoes (with another outfit), but our admiration stops there.  Aside from the fact that SUMMER is now here and your dress is a WINTER velour/velveteen dress, the style is just too ‘old’ for you.  If you were a 50 year-old woman from a religious order attending an evening event, OK…we’d forgive this overly conservative style.  But, that’s not you!  You have a wonderful figure and nice long legs and a decent bust line… SHOW IT!  You are only young once in this life.  It is unforgiving for you to wear this awful looking, high-necked dress.  Give it away to your mother or middle aged auntie.
Not hot in bizarre stripper wear
If you are swinging on a dance pole in a strip bar, this outfit (without the over jacket) would fit (if you have enough fabric tape to make sure your girls don’t make an appearance).  But, anywhere else, doesn’t work.  Your clothing choice is not sexy…you are over-exposed; you are trying too hard.  Looking sexy just happens; you cannot force it.  We hated that V-necked ‘thing’ you are wearing at the top along with the booty shorts/hot pants. When wearing an outfit in the fashion world it is a big no-no to show major skin both at the top and bottom at the same time. Walking around half-naked does not make you sexy.  On top of all of that, we hate your shoes!  Go back to the drawing board, take a long look at your wardrobe, and imagine the event you are attending.  Then BE YOU…don’t put together a costume; put together an outfit. 


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