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Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda: We Correct 5 Regrettable Fashion Faux Pas

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    We all have regrets. Seriously, don’t even get us started on our silver eyeliner phase or the leftover Thai food we ate this morning. However, right next to silk blouses, celebrating Cinco de Mayo, and Cadbury Crème Eggs, fashion missteps have found a special place in our regretful hearts.

    So, we asked you to send us snaps of the outfits that make you wish Stephen Hawking would finally discover the secret to time travel (seriously, some of us have needs here). And the things you turned up...impressive. And since we've always got your back, we’ve decided to dream up some alternatives you can consider for the future (yes, that was a pun; no, we couldn't help it).

    As they say, hindsight is 20/20, but unfortunately, so are those traumatic Facebook photos that your friends won’t stop posting. So, read through, and consider this a primer on learning from other peoples' mistakes.

    Divya and Alison are the funny ladies and avid online designer discount shoppers behind Heavy Browsing. They take fashion (and cheese and whiskey) very seriously. For more ingenious style and shopping advice, visit these self-professed silk-blouse enthusiasts on their site, and stalk them in moderation on Twitter @heavybrowsing.

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