Women Share Clothing Items They Hate So Much And Want To Toss Into A Dumpster

The right outfit can make a woman feel beautiful, confident, and ready to take on the world. On the other hand, the wrong outfit can make that same woman feel like a potato.

User Rachel_BA1 posed the question “What’s a piece of clothing for women that you hate?” to the Ask Women subreddit, and the answers are probably going to bring back repressed fashion memories. Get your dumpsters ready.

Teeny Tiny Crop Tops

A hand-sewn white, orange and yellow woman's crop top.
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Photo Credit: halfway-homemade / Reddit

One of the biggest trends in fashion right now is crop tops, and it’s a trend many women want to see die.

“Some of us are not built to or not comfortable wearing half of a shirt. I hate it when you spy a possible cute top and pull it off the rack and it’s a crop top. Like finding a good parking spot, go to pull in, only to see a super-compact car already parked there.” – Dull-Rip5494

(Don’t) Live, Laugh, Love

Handmade
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Photo Credit: custommadebyksa / Instagram

Now, we women love our inspirational or funny wooden signs, and whether it’s welcoming people into our home or telling guests it’s “wine o’clock”, it’s probably fair to say we’ve given Urban Outfitters too much money on decor. Unfortunately, that sentiment doesn’t extend to our clothing.

“I hate finding a cute top that has the perfect length and neckline, but it comes emblazoned with something like ‘Live. Laugh. Love.’ on the front.” – okyes319

G-Strings And Thongs

Metal sign on wooden post that says
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Photo Credit: Phil DuFrene / Unsplash

“You mean butt-floss?” – HalalKitty

What’s worse, sitting there uncomfortably with a titanic-sized wedgie or trying to fix it out in public? Honestly, though, is it a thong or a black hole? I’ll never know, but all I do know is that once it slips beyond the event horizon that is your butt, it’s gone forever and never to be seen again.

Denim Jeans

Women's jeans hanging from a wooden hanger.
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Photo Credit: Jason Leung / Unsplash

The right pair of pants can make any woman feel confident and stylish. The wrong pair, however, has the complete opposite effect. For many women, that crown belongs to denim jeans, particularly low-waisted pants.

“I despise wearing jeans! They are so uncomfortable and heat up so fast in the sun. No air gets through them so I feel like my legs are trapped in a plaster mold the whole day.” – catlady10000

The Battle Of The Bras

Woman holds a white bra up against a light blue background.
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Photo Credit: cottonbro / Pexels

While some women love wearing a bra because it makes them feel sexy or prevents the girls from going astray, others wish there was more societal acceptance in going braless.

“Even though I’ve found comfy ones, the first thing that happens when I walk in the door from being out is take that bloody thing off. Best use I’ve found for bras? Napping spots for cats.” – Alemya13

It’s Nearly UGG Season Again

Photo of a woman wearing fluffy UGG boots.
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Photo Credit: blank_and_terrified / Reddit

“Ugg boots… Short for uggly… I think they’re dreadful as they never hold their shape, never seem to fit anyone well and look so dingy and dirty. I just never got the love for them.” – summer-lovers

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of basic pumpkin-spice-drinking women everywhere crying.

Shift And Bodycon Dresses

Several pastel-colored shift dresses hang on a clothing rack.
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Photo Credit: scoopclothing_ / Instagram

From curve-hugging dresses to flowing sundresses, and strapless gowns, every woman has her favorite type of dress. But, not all dresses are considered “equal”, and for many women, shift and bodycon dresses were at the bottom of the list.

“Shift dresses make me look like I got poured into my clothes but forgot to say stop.” – Wankeritis

Pain In The A$$ Pantyhose

Woman sitting on bed wearing black pantyhose and high heels.
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Photo Credit: jpx82 / Reddit

“Tights! I think Americans call them pantyhose. They are so annoying, especially if they’re too small and they started to twist around the crotch area.” – heartshapedbruises18

If you’ve ever wanted to know what it feels like to be a sausage, just try and squeeze yourself into a dainty pair of pantyhose. Extra points if you get them on without tearing.

Tiny Pockets

A photo comparing the pocket size in a woman's pair of jeans and a man's pair of jeans.
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Photo Credit: Wonder0486 / Reddit

Check your shirt, shorts, jeans, and dresses, and I guarantee that somewhere, they contain a tiny pocket. The tiny pocket is an enigma because for years women have wondered what in the actual hell can you store in them. Forget phones, wallets, or car keys, the only thing you can stuff in them is a lip balm and a single hair elastic.

“[It’s] to pressure us to buy more handbags.” – wallispero

Even Worse, Tiny Fake Pockets

Woman shows how her new pair of orange shorts have four fake pockets.
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Photo Credit: Joe_Toes-Una / Reddit

Women pointed out that the only thing worse than a tiny and practically useless pocket on our clothing is faux pockets. From shorts to dresses and jeans, we’ve all been bamboozled before by a faux pocket that was just for show.

I’d love to know the name of the sadist who added a pocket onto women’s clothing and then thought to themselves, “You know what? I’m gonna sew this shut.”

Lovely, Lacy, Lingerie

Victoria's Secret black bra and panties with the company logo.
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Photo Credit: Uliana Kopanytsia / Unsplash

When she’s in the mood, every woman has that one piece of lingerie that she wears to drive her partner wild. But when many women think of lingerie, they also ask themselves “What’s the point?”.

“Lingerie! Its primary purpose is for sex and it gets ripped off a few minutes later.” – endless_googling

Ripped Denim Jeans

Close-up photo of a woman wearing jeans that have been ripped over the knees.
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Photo Credit: Tamara Bellis / Unsplash

When it comes to fashion, fewer items of clothing are as polarizing as ripped jeans. Paying extra money for “fashionable” jeans that have been intentionally damaged? That’s a nope from me, dawg.

“Back in my day, you had to wear your jeans out. We EARNED our rips! They were like badges of honor. My friend group figured out we could get worn jeans at the thrift store and they’d rip sooner. We were cheating the system and it was glorious!” – flamingmaiden

Boot-ilicious

Woman ties up her black knee-high boots.
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Photo Credit: prospekkt / Reddit

With fall and winter just around the corner, many women will be once again breaking out their stylish boots. But for women with thicker calves or ankles, it’s often a losing battle between our own chubby legs and a dreaded zipper.

“Seeing a cute pair of boots aaaand they only zip-up halfway. Now I’m insecure about them!” – bedofneuroses

Chaotic Cutouts

A woman looks off-camera while wearing a white, backless dress.
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Photo Credit: Karen Willis Holmes / Unsplash

“In (online) stores most of the clothing is too revealing and you couldn’t wear them to school or work. I see a lot of…annoying cutouts. For example, I see a cute top in a store but when I turn it around it has an open back….It is really hard to find modest clothes that are not old-fashioned.” – Pikab03

Even worse is when the cutout is strategically placed so you can’t get away with wearing a bra or else it’ll be too visible. Guess I’ll just go wear a paper bag then.

If Tiger King Designed Clothes

Woman looks off camera while wearing a leopard print coat.
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Photo Credit: Elaine Rystead / Unsplash

You look like the combination of an upscale crazy cat lady meets a ready-to-rumble New Jersey housewife. That’s right, I’m talking about leopard print clothes.

Many women said they’re not fans of any clothing with over-the-top prints or patterns, and animal prints particularly made the list.

The Shoe Does Not Fit

A pair of yellow high heels on a brown table
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Photo Credit: Scott Webb / Pexels

“Almost universally, they’re designed to look good rather than to support your body. And I think most people don’t get how damaging that is because it’s so normalized. Shoes are what go between you and the ground! That’s what absorbs the shock of your bodyweight slamming into the ground over and over again every day!” – T-Flexercise

High Heels. Why do they even exist? They’re basically death contraptions that are super uncomfortable that aren’t good for walking or standing for long periods of time.” – queenlesbian99

Rompers

A photo of a woman wearing a green romper that she sewed together herself.
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Photo Credit: kikiicat / Reddit

Sure they look cute, but, how cute do you look when you’re sitting practically naked on a toilet as your romper is bunched up on the ground by your feet? (Full disclaimer: I own one romper, and this is a struggle I choose to go through every summer.)

“Designed by people who never have to pee.” – loquacious_avenger

On Wednesday’s We Don’t Wear Pink

A pink/purple sports bra.
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Photo Credit: cottonbro / Pexels

The gender trope is that pink is for girls and blue is for boys, but for many women, they wish pink would stop being the go-to color for femininity.

“Sports apparel that turns pink in the women’s section. My alma mater’s colors are gold and black, why would I want a pink shirt? The assumption that I want anything to be pink simply because I’m female really gets to me.” – HeyItsJuls

Things Just Aren’t Built To Last Anymore

A woman wears her mother's wedding dress that she originally wore back in the 1960s.
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Photo Credit: esuslee / Reddit

From your parent’s old gas stove to your mom’s wedding dress from the 1960s that is still as beautiful as the day she wore it (as this woman here is demonstrating), things just aren’t quite as well made as they used to be, and that’s something many women have taken notice of.

“The sheerness and overall cheap quality of most clothing these days.” – lastseenhitchhiking

In Conclusion

A woman stands in front of a mirror with only her bare legs visible.
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Photo Credit: Ron Lach / Pexels

When it came to what piece of women’s clothing some gals wanted to toss into a dumpster, some women just said all of them. From being “tight and restricted” and clothing that’s ether “uncomfortable or aesthetically pleasing”, it just seems like there’s no winning for women’s fashion.

This is why I walk around my house in just my underwear. Hey, don’t knock it ’til you try it.