#FauxNo: Introducing the Fashion Faux Pas-t Contest!

Fashion Faux Pas-t Contest

There’s nothing like the spring cleaning of our closets to remind us of those fun, mortifying specters of fashion past. Sparkly leg warmers, elasticized-waist jeans, and fanny packs are among our former style crimes, and we want to know which misguided fashions you’re guilty of.

Post a photo of yourself rocking your favorite fashion misstep with the hashtag #fauxno to Tumblr or Instagram, and we’ll select three random winners to receive $100 ModCloth gift certificates!

Ready to start snappin’? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Photos can be old photos of yourself from times past, or freshly taken photos of you sporting your faux pas
  • Entries must be submitted by 9 a.m. PT on 4/9/2012
  • You can submit your photo to either Tumblr or Instagram, but not both, please!
  • You must follow either ModCloth on Tumblr or @ModCloth on Instagram to enter
  • Your entry must include the hashtag #fauxno to be considered
  • Only one entry is allowed per person
  • You must own the rights to your photo entry
  • Winners will be selected randomly, and announced on the blog on 4/13/2012
  • Need more deets? Take a gander at our Official Contest Rules
  • Questions? Leave us a comment below, and we’ll answer!

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    GoodbyeNavi 04/02/2012 at 11:25 am #

    Not sure if I’m brave enough to do this!

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    kittenhood 04/02/2012 at 12:09 pm #

    I simply cannot find a submit button on your tumblr. Where is it (hidden)?

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      ModCloth 04/02/2012 at 12:16 pm #

      Hi, there! No need to look for a ‘submit’ button! All you have to do is publish your photo on your own Tumblr and tag it with the hashtag #fauxno. We’ll be following the hashtag on Tumblr and Instagram. Hope that helps!

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    Laura @ The Joyful Fox 04/02/2012 at 3:12 pm #

    Oh goodness…this sounds like fun! If I’m feeling brave this week, I’ll have to start digging and see what I can find 🙂

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    anibunny 04/02/2012 at 3:16 pm #

    i might, im not that brave though

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    Jess 04/03/2012 at 1:36 am #

    Oh, no! I temporarily moved to Holland, so any clothing older than 10 months is in a storage unit in the U.S. Boooo.

    I have some really um… interesting… things in there. (Think orange and brown plaid polyester pants, a lama wool-collared green suede jacket, and a few really tacky cashmere hats. ! I can’t wait to see the submissions, though. 🙂

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    Lauren 04/03/2012 at 11:13 am #

    I wish I kept that aweful dress from when I was 8 suddenly.

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    asheslaree 04/03/2012 at 1:53 pm #

    I closet clean every 6 months or so.. boo.

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    Suzy 04/03/2012 at 3:03 pm #

    I really thought velour jumpsuits were cool in 9th grade. Yikes.

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    lirpaalyssastar 04/03/2012 at 3:16 pm #

    This was really fun! Thanks for this contest!

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    Suzanne 04/04/2012 at 9:25 pm #

    I actually threw out my worst fashion faux pas photos because my ex was in them. I was attending a wedding and I wore a white shift sundress with little blue flowers (but it really looked like a nightgown) and A PURPLE FLEECE HOODIE. To a wedding. I didn’t know much about fashion. My boyfriend at the time wore a tux. All the other girls my age at the wedding wore floor-length prom style gowns. I must not have gotten the memo that it was black tie, lol. Will have to go through my albums later to see if I have anything else!

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    Suzanne 04/06/2012 at 2:56 pm #

    I hope I did this right. I * think* I submitted it, but I’m not sure (on Tumblr.) I’m seeing some pictures posted, but mine is not up there. If I submitted, should it be posted? Or are you only posting really funny ones you are seeing? Very Tumblr illiterate.

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