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7 Mistakes That Make You Look Cheap

Even if you are wearing expensive clothes

BY Vongai Mbara

Jan 27, 2023, 06:23 PM

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We women put a lot of effort into how we look, and for good reason! However you won't always appear good or expensive just because you spent a lot of money on your wardrobe. 

There are many things, some outside of clothing that can make you appear very cheap. Here are some mistakes to avoid that make you look cheap.

Showing Too Much Skin

It's not always necessary to expose too much skin, as Fashion Nova models frequently do, to appear feminine. You should only "show off" one body part, according to the advice of renowned and experienced stylists. Your legs must be covered if your chest is exposed. Additionally, your top must be covered if you want to wear a little dress or skirt and flash your legs.

Chipped Nail Polish 

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People are led to believe that you don't care about your look and will skimp on the little things when you have untidy nails. Life occurs, and it can be difficult to get to the salon for refills and manicures but chipped nails can instantly make you look cheap no matter what you are wearing. If you don’t have time for a hygienic manicure, don’t bother painting them a colour because it will draw attention to your unkempt hands.

Dirty Shoes

You will always come off as untidy and expensive if you wear unclean or scratched-up shoes. You ought to take good care of your shoes as you wear them all day long. The appearance of your shoes can remain newer for longer if scratches are repaired using shoe polish or shoe shine. For the best potential appearance, have your shoes' heels and soles replaced as often as necessary.

Wearing Too Much Makeup

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You look cheap when you apply excessive amounts of makeup or have false lashes that are clearly not natural. Use little makeup and choose false eyelashes that resemble your own but are better. This does not preclude you from using a winged liner or a smokey eye at all. It implies that they should be used sparingly and only when necessary. 

Fashion Is Not All About Glam

Dramatic eye makeup is best reserved for exceptional occasions. The occasional winged eyeliner application is acceptable, but it shouldn't be overt. The intention is to create a fleeting moment of confusion among onlookers as to whether you are wearing cosmetics or if you naturally appear stunning and radiant all the time.

Wrinkled Clothing

Wearing wrinkled clothing is one of the quickest ways to make a fantastic outfit look immediately less fabulous. Run a steamer over your wrinkled or creased garments to swiftly smooth them out. Everybody will notice wrinkled clothing. Instead of appearing like you just rolled out of bed, you should project a sense of concern for your presentation.

Too Much Bright Colors


Playing with colour is enjoyable, especially in the spring and summer. However, one of the ways you may be making your clothing look cheap is by using too many vibrant colours that do not go well together.

Wearing Clothes That Are The Wrong Size 

It is possible to pull off the oversized look nicely with a little effort, but that trend isn't for everyone and shouldn't be worn with suits and more formal attire. Your coats, jackets, and blazers should fit through the shoulders, have the proper sleeve length, and not be too baggy throughout the torso.

Off the rack, it could be challenging to find clothing that fits perfectly, but a skilled tailor can make your garments appear custom-made. On the other hand, clothing that is too small for you is never adorable. You appear stuffed and larger than you are when you are wearing clothing that is too small. Decide to dress well rather than attempting to fit into an uncomfortable garment.