Tackiest outfit seen whilst in Europe?

Nov 19th, 2001, 06:37 AM
The Circumnavigator
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Paris 1990: A busload of Americans in white t-shirts with the names of various companies or brands on them and in white sneakers. Walking advertisements!
Nov 19th, 2001, 07:35 AM
mimi taylor
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We were at one of our favorite places in Provence. When we stepped on to the terrace for our breakfast, We noticed everyone at the other tables staring in one direction. There glaces were directed at a women wearing a long dress with a transparent jacket trimmed all over with maribou feathers. I bet my husband she was an American, but much to my surprise, we saw their van with Swiss plates.
Nov 19th, 2001, 07:44 AM
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My family once saw a man riding a Schwinn bicyle down the middle of a four lane road wearing only a gold lame thong! He was in his mid-60's, about 25 lbs. overweight, very tan. We were howling! A convertible filled with 20 year-old gals drove by and started screaming, "Dude, DUDE!!" Of course this was in South Beach, Miami, but the image will never be forgotten.
Nov 19th, 2001, 09:03 AM
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In Toronto, in the summer of 1999 my daughter and I went to visit the local fall fair known as the CNE or the Ex (like a big state fair). It was about 9 am on a lovely summer day in the middle of Kiddyland, when we saw coming toward us, wearing tidy blue jeans and a very determined look, a pretty, scrubbed, preppy and totally topless young woman. The most startling thing was, that as good Canadians, everybody was pretending not to notice. Very odd, no explanation, and trust me, this is not a place for toplessness.
Nov 19th, 2001, 09:45 AM
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Whilst walking the Cinque Terre a few summers ago we kept meeting a middle-aged Italian couple in city clothes--the man in slacks, shirt, jacket, and lace-ups; the woman in a shirtdress, light sweater, and two-inch heel sandals. As the day wore on, the temperature rose, and the walkers tired. Midway through the walk the woman had shed her sweater and the man his jacket. The last time we passed them she had her dress unbuttoned and hanging from her waist, but she did have a full slip on. We didn't see them at the end of the walk, but always wondered how they ended up.
Nov 19th, 2001, 11:00 AM
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Not tackie at all, but for a clash of cultures this one is my favotite..... sitting on a beach in Naxos (Greek Island)in July (hot) I watched this elderly man dressed entrely in black (hat, full shirt, jacket, long pants and shoes) riding his donkey that had woven baskets on either side full of grapes. He was offering them for sale to the few people that were skattered along. I looked up to see him stop by the people next to us - maybe 30 yards down the beach - this attractive young lady with jet black hair and well tanned skin dressed in only a straw hat stood negotiating the price of grapes with the fellow for a few minutes.... the photo I got is classic. The clash of culture so astonishing!
Nov 19th, 2001, 11:42 AM
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I think the European men in their little speedo suits with their guts hanging over are disgusting.
Nov 19th, 2001, 12:19 PM
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Not tacky but kind of silly. In Amsterdam I saw older men everywhere wearing ascots and elvis costello glasses. Kind of a funny look for older men.
Nov 20th, 2001, 12:30 AM
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Egypt euro pean women with really bad dry colored hair, lots of makeup, short shorts and halter tops with high heels. Not only TACKY but it is a muslim country and this women was obviously enjoying the attention!!! I told my friend look its JO JO the dog faced boy in drag, the whole group thought it was hilarious!! her poor companion looked totally embaressed by her dress. We were told before we left for Egypt that even wearing sweat shorts and a tshirt was really not a good idea. I live in this outfit and this is what I wore with no problems. There really is no accounting for bad taste...
Nov 20th, 2001, 05:10 AM
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XXX-you sound like a really sensitive,tactful person yourself, dressed with great thought and style.
Nov 20th, 2001, 09:25 AM
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On a Monday afternoon in Paris, somewhere in the 7th arrondisement--a rather elderly woman, in her 70s, I'd guess and not fat, but stout wearing an unlined pinkish-silver crocheted mini-dress.

The fact that it was unlined means that you could see her black brassiere and panties quite clearly.

Her hair was a solid, inky black. Makeup was almost Kabuki white, with dark brows, too much blush.

A man came out of a cafe and yelled after her, "Ou est le cirque?", which made me feel bad for her.

I have the sneaky feeling that when I'm her age I'll probably do something equally outrageous and have a bunch of people heckling me too.
Apr 7th, 2002, 03:21 PM
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Bring on dah big chunky legged women gals. LOL
May 5th, 2002, 07:01 AM
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..the horror of arriving at Piazza San Marco, Venice..full of international pimple-face teens wearing HUGE Dr. SUESS giant clown hats, Stars & Stripes..Oversized
JESTERs CAPS..( w/Jingle bells!)..smacking GUM and punching each other..LEGIONS OFF THEM..obnoxious beyond endurance....
May 5th, 2002, 07:18 AM
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Many of us choose our clothing to express our personalities and many choose clothing for comfort. And most of us are not fashion authorities. It would be rather boring if everyone dressed alike. And why spoil a trip by wearing uncomfortable clothing in order to please others? And as for European being able to identify us as Americans, I am proud to be an American. When traveling I try to unoffensive to other cultures, but I never try to hide the fact that I am an American.
May 5th, 2002, 07:36 AM
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This isn't a tacky outfit glimpse, nor is it from Europe. This is called "Most Inappropriate Attire worn with Style"

On the Bright Angel Trail in the Grand Canyon in spring, had the privilege of hiking beside a French woman in high heels and fur coat. We're talking major blue eye shadow, too. You would have thought she was strolling along the Champs Elysee instead of struggling up a dusty switchback.

I loved her attitude, especially because it irritated my husband that high heels or not, she should could hike out of that canyon faster than he could.
May 18th, 2002, 09:16 AM
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These comments are from the image oriented people who have what they look like as their TOP PRIORITY! In the big scheme of life this is not what really matters. What matters is that whatever we look like, wherever we are from, no matter who we are or where we are... Respect for others is really the only thing that counts. Get a life!!
May 18th, 2002, 09:53 AM
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Author: Notineurope ([email protected])
Date: 09/27/2001, 10:12 pm
Message: Tackiest outfit I ever saw was a pair of elastic-waist brown shorts on a very overweight woman, with black socks and white tennies, a neon-pink terry-cloth-shirt with lime green piping and bleach stains. At a nice French restaurant. Also a very LOUD person, to add insult to injury......

A person fitting this description has terrorized home exchange participants in Scotland, Germany and France in recent summers.
May 18th, 2002, 12:06 PM
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I saw a bride once just coming out of a church in Holland, parked right outside was a Renault Twingo(Small Car)the car was painted lilac with lilac and light green seats. The bride was wearing a lilac and light green wedding dress to match. We couldn't keep a straight face.
May 18th, 2002, 06:31 PM
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Last april in London while shopping at Harrods a Bristish woman was wearing a pair of Ralph LAuren Capri pants, They were his blue and white porcelain pattern. What made them so funny was it is the exact same fabric as my bedspread and drapes. In the US they only use this fabric in home goods in europe they walk around wearing bedclothes. And they say we dress funny
May 18th, 2002, 10:56 PM
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The Germans do not know how to dress!

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