There's been evidence of this happening for a few seasons now, but for fall 2015, the capital of ultra-femme, romance, and glamour seemed to have flipped the script on us. Milan fashion has been ugly-pretty-ified, and we're not the only ones who noticed. Business of Fashion wrote about "Milan's Ugly Beauty
," and The Guardian
called the shoes at the season's biggest show, Prada, "outright ugly
," without any tempering of judgement. Swapping high slits and liquid fabrics for oversized silhouettes and funny embellishments, Italian fashion is changing in some very polarizing ways.
For us, the pursuit of ugly-pretty has always been as fun as the pursuit of power-dressing or the pursuit of chic. We've all got our favorite outfits that can't necessarily be described as "flattering" or "sophisticated," but which we love dearly, nonetheless. And, luckily for half of us, the trends from Milan toed that precarious line between "ugh!" and "oh!" Click through to see the 10 challenging trends that aren't made for everyone, and let us know which side you're on.For all things Fashion Week around the world — including street style snaps, designer news, and the trends you'd actually wear — head over to Refinery29's Fashion Month hub.
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