Would you wear a plaid shirt backwards?

I saw this and wondered...is it a fresh look or just crazy?

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48 Comments

  • kellygirl replied 2 years ago

    Seems like it would be hard to get on and off. Pretty sure no one would let me leave the house like that. I suppose it could be fashion forward though. 

  • Ledonna N. replied 2 years ago

    A big no for me. I think some could possibly pull the look off.

  • Gigi replied 2 years ago

    This would not work for me or for most people, IMO. But I agree with Ledonna that some could pull the look off, someone who was a really unconventional dresser.

  • Brooklyn replied 2 years ago

    Looks a bit like a straight jacket to me, so I think I will pass.

  • Joyce B replied 2 years ago

    I agree with Brooklyn, it looks like a straightjacket. The print makes it a fashionable one though :)

  • Summer replied 2 years ago

    I won't be adopting this look, Joy!  The wearer probably just likes to get herself noticed - for whatever reason.

  • Karie replied 2 years ago

    I like the straightjacket comment - Brooklyn, you're right, it does look like one. A big "NO" from me. People would think I'd finally flipped my lid and gone crazy.

  • Sterling replied 2 years ago

    No.  No.  No.  It comes down to comfort.  How could that possibly be comfortable?  How would you move it it?  

    Yes, the model/blogger put it on backwards and posed for a shot.  Then she took it off and put on a tee shirt.  I'm not fooled.  

  • elpgal replied 2 years ago

    It doesn't look bad, but I don't think I could hack it with my boobs. :)

  • Jjsloane replied 2 years ago

    Sorry it's a no for me. 

  • harmonica replied 2 years ago

    I'm sure someone could pull it off, but not for me Too impractical and unconventional. 

  • Alexandra replied 2 years ago

    Crazy. Ridiculous, actually.

  • replied 2 years ago

    Nope. I vote crazy.

  • Astrid replied 2 years ago

    Definitely a no from me.

  • bj1111 replied 2 years ago

    I would wear a shirt backwards.--just not plaid. There was a trend a few years back wearing a mans shirt as a dress, a skirt, etc. there's a video where it's made into 5 different items. I was fascinated but my pretty pear shape did not work with complex draping.

  • Mirjana replied 2 years ago

    It doesn't look bad, but I would not wear that, maybe some young girls.

  • La Pedestrienne replied 2 years ago

    I think this was a big thing on Man Repeller a couple seasons ago, the backwards button-front. It just reminds me of wearing old shirts as painting smocks in kindergarten... 

  • Diana replied 2 years ago

    That looks really uncomfortable!

  • Beth Ann replied 2 years ago

    La P, I was going to same the same thing!   I think I"ll pass on this styling without the painting, though!  I do, however, like the shirt, and I love wrapping a shirt like this across the front and tucking into the waistband!

  • El Cee replied 2 years ago

    Reminds me of summer camp and "Backwards Day". Very fun when you are 12... not so much at 59. :-)

  • Tanya replied 2 years ago

    It is certainly attention grabbing and I can see the look working for bloggers, but it would be probably difficult for most regular people, including myself.  I will admit to wearing cardigans backward in the past, but they were soft and  stretchy and it (hopefully) looked like wearing sweaters with buttons at the back.

  • replied 2 years ago

    Too bizarre for me, I'm afraid. It looks like she might slowly be choking!

    Wonder what the view on the back looks like?

  • replied 2 years ago

    Not for me thanks!

  • bella replied 2 years ago

    I'll go with crazy.

  • rachylou replied 2 years ago

    Makes me slightly nauseous. Kinda horror film - spinning heads stuff. Although, it's funny, with a few sewing tweaks, I could see this as being fashionable. But this pic, I feel like I'm being choked.

    Also: I think this may be the one time when 'trying too hard' would not be a mean, but rather helpful, statement... lol. Listen, if I say no to something crazy... hehe ;)

  • Xtabay replied 2 years ago

    Maybe if the pants were worn backward, too, like Kris Kross?  Um, no.

  • BrieN replied 2 years ago

    it's funny the pant leg hems are mixed.  

  • shedev replied 2 years ago

    I'm not a super conventional dresser, and I like versatile clothing items, so might wear a plaid shirt backwards, but not a plaid button down. Thinking about it, I haven't worn anything that touches my neck in years. I really do want to see this from the back.

  • Zibbets replied 2 years ago

    Ha! I intentionally wore my shirt backward when I interviewed for the job I have. It was a patterned shell with a very low neck. I wanted the pattern but not the cleavage, so I flipped it around and wore a jacket over it.

    But, wearing a button-down shirt backwards is a non starter.

  • replied 2 years ago

    In all honesty, I would feel stupid doing that. People would make unfavorable comments or jokes, too.

  • cindysmith replied 2 years ago

    Straightjacket is a good way to describe it. I mean, maybe if I had a smaller chest I might think about trying it because I do like some pretty eccentric stuff. But definitely a "no" for me.

  • Style Fan replied 2 years ago

    I don't want to think about what people would say about me if I did that. 

  • UmmLila replied 2 years ago

    I've seen a lot of that look and the puffer off the shoulders look in blogger world. Both seem like the sort of thing one could sustain for a couple of minutes for a photo, and then return to the ordinary way of wearing clothes to be comfortable and cover the body for the current season.

  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    I have really enjoyed reading all the comments and see straight jacket and child's painting smock. Shedev, I also would really like to see this from the back. The little bit of white at the neckline makes me wonder if she is wearing a white blouse underneath.

  • shevia replied 2 years ago

    Well not that one, but I have definitely turned around shirts and sweaters when the back dips and I prefer how it looks in the front. If I were in a very fashion forward environment, I might try something like this too :) .

  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    At church today I was sitting behind a college aged young lady wearing a classic cardigan backwards so it was buttoned up the back. She owned the look and I want to try it.

  • tulle replied 2 years ago

    I like the way she looks, but it would drive me crazy to feel choked at the neck like that. Agree with UmmLila that it's reminiscent of the puffer-slipped-off-the-shoulders photo-shoot style:  appealing mostly to the very young and discomfort-impervious?  Something about that mock-turtleneck effect in a loose plaid woven shirt IS fresh, though.  I can see why it made you stop and look!

  • lyn67 replied 2 years ago

    I did it... when was 14:-)...and still remember quite well that it didn't feel  me, so  I say nope. BUT I have had a unique cowl  "V" neck and big buttons down on the back baby cord navy dress in college that I designed myself, wore it  proud and felt special and different in. But, you know,  that had been a very clever cut and only looking like was I was wearing it backwards front but  really I wasn't! It had some seams on the bust/waist and hips...so all good and comfy:-)...

  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    Lyn67, you dress sounds like fun. It would probably be a hit with college girls today worn with leggings.

  • Janet replied 2 years ago

    I've worn a cardigan buttoned up and backwards, but a button-front collared shirt worn backwards just looks too silly to me.

  • Sara L. replied 2 years ago

    I have so many questions!  How did she get into that outfit?  Did someone have to button up the back for her?  Or is the back mostly open?  Not being a fashion blogger, I would just look silly and all my coworkers would assume it was some sort of joke.

  • torontogirl replied 2 years ago

    Maybe for an it girl in some quirky cafe in NYC ... Not for me tho :)

  • AviaMariah replied 2 years ago

    I wouldn't. For one it just looks uncomfortable. But I'm sure there's someone who could pull it off and look great.

  • The Sequinist replied 2 years ago

    Nope.  I think it looks awkward, and having a large chest would make it even MORE awkward for me! 

  • minimalist replied 2 years ago

    Just when I'd decided to at least try on new proportions or styles even when I'm sure they won't work for me...!

    Frankly, I'm more bothered by her choice of handbag and footwear.

  • Marley replied 2 years ago

    Yes I would definitely try this.  If it was comfortable - I'd go for it.  Why not????  It might be fun!!!

  • Staysfit replied 2 years ago

    The sleeves of the shirt are nice. It's not a plain plaid shirt, it has a. Fresh cut, but I wouldn't wear it backwards.

  • Sisi replied 2 years ago

    Funny, why not? But probably uncomfortable.

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