How do I cut my sleeves off? – 2016’s most-Googled fashion questions clarified

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These are the style queries most asked of the search engine this year. But what does an algorithmic rummage of billions of web pages know that the Guardians fashion desk doesn’t?

1. How to cut sleeves off a shirt?

This year was largely focused on vandalizing your clothes: razoring your jean hems, cropping your tops and, apparently, de-sleeving your shirts. To do this one, you need scissors and good arms. Were fairly confident this question was made up.

2. How do I start modelling?

A bleak perennial on the search engines annual fashion question roundup but, anyway … To start, you need remarkable genes. If the years catwalk was anything to go by, you also needed curly hair and a decent handle on Instagram.

3. What is haute couture?

Thought 2,000 for a dress was expensive? Think again! Haute couture is like catwalk fashion except way, way more expensive, made to order as opposed to ready to wear and as close as fashion gets to art.



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Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the Chanel SS16 haute couture show at Paris Fashion Week. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

4. How to wear booties with skinny jeans?

In fashion parlance, with a sliver of ankle flesh showing. In normal parlance, just shove them on, mate.

5. When can you start wearing white?

Before Labor Day, but also when you don’t have or want a baby, no longer take public transport, give up coffee and are the Flotus present or elect.

6. How to become a fitness model?

Sign up to Instagram. Get a handle like StrongIsSexxxxi41. Remember that the straw of your green juice is a conduit to an alternative reality where your Lycra sports bra is never three sizes too small and that all burgers are props not sustenance.

7. What is boho?

Essentially: dressing up like Florence Welch’s cat-lady aunt after a day spent foraging for oyster mushrooms.

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Boho chic. Photograph: Liz Devine/WWD/REX/Shutterstock

8. What did people wear in the 90s?

Lots of layers. So many layers that people questioned the eyesight, taste and sanity of a generation (see: the entire wardrobe of the Spice Girls).

9. How to dress like a hippy?

Repeat (7) but with less awkwardly perched hats and a more laissez-faire attitude to personal hygiene.

10. How to become a fashion designer?

The best thing a burgeoning designer can do is put down the mood board, appear on Im Dancing on Ice in the Big Brother Bake-Off and drop a sex tape. Celebrity is the new St Martins (see: the Olsen twins, Kanye West and Beyonc).

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Fashion-designer twins Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Read more: www.theguardian.com

 



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