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Have you ever left a negative comment, should we? Would you like constructive criticism?

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Emily Sick

Emily S.

GALAXY M74,
United States

14 posts

Sometimes I see outfits that could be GREAT if a little change was made, have you ever recommended anything like this? Maybe we can start **good** constructive criticism rather than "love this s start a thread.
lookbook.nu/look/2666221-I-Once-Dated-the-Man-on-the-Moon
What could I have done better?

over 2 years ago

#1
Shaz Omg

Shaz O.

United Kingdom

1319 posts

Once there was a person who had amazing outfits but all of her titles said "HYPE AND FAN ME!" so i commented saying that i would actually fan if she changed her titles because her looks are great but the title is annoying.
But i've never said anything really mean

0 · November 24, 2011

#2
Emily Sick

Emily S.

GALAXY M74,
United States

14 posts

@Shaz O.

yeah like sometimes i just want to be like "maybe you should just wear the shorts no leggings!"

0 · November 25, 2011

#3
Max. G

Max. G.

France

196 posts

I have a hard time being mean or sounding offensive. You know, people will think you are mean even if you leave a constructive criticism, though I'm hypocritical, I wouldn't say to anybody "I love the whole" outfit if it wasn't true. To go back to the matter of the thread, I haven't left any negative comment, just because I hate when people don't get it and start to get rough for nothing. But sometimes I'm really itching to.

@Shaz O. I guess I would've acted similarly ;)

0 · November 26, 2011

#4
Zahira O

Zahira O.

JAKARTA,
Indonesia

471 posts

i don't knoow i just can't be mean to people :( if i don't like it i wouldn't hype it anyway

0 · November 26, 2011

#5
Emily Sick

Emily S.

GALAXY M74,
United States

14 posts

i don't know! i don't want to be mean either, but sometimes i think the outfit would be 800 times better if they hadn't worn like... really sparkly tights or something. sometimes i wish someone would be like "i'd like this more if you...." not like "this is ugly" or anything.

0 · November 27, 2011

#6
Becky Bedbug

Becky B.

2005,
United Kingdom

1082 posts

The problem is that fashion is subjective. You might think the look would be so much better if they got rid of the hat but that hat might be their favourite part of the outfit.

0 · November 27, 2011

#7
Fernanda Lucila G.

Fernanda Lucila G.

MTY,
Mexico

1106 posts

I once saw a look of a girl wearing a BEAUTIFUL dress that she had accesorized amazingly, but she was wearing red Converse high tops. I left a comment saying that maybe she should try wearing nude flats or a pair of platforms the next time she wore it, she then proceeded to "yell" at me via a reply saying how much of a fuck I shouldn't give about what she likes or not..... That was the only time I left a constructive criticism on anyone's outfits.

0 · November 27, 2011

#8
Becky Bedbug

Becky B.

2005,
United Kingdom

1082 posts

@Fernanda Lucila G.

See, I think that sounds pretty cool. Maybe nude flats or platforms just weren't her thing. It shows how people's perspectives of style differ.

Obviously she didn't deal with it in the best way as it's clear that you were just offering a different perspective. She should have been grateful for your input.

Personally, I'd always welcome constructive criticism so long as it was polite. Even if I didn't agree with the comment, I'd appreciate the time and effort that the person had put into it.

0 · November 27, 2011

#9
Tanya1 H

Tanya1 H.

BIRMINGHAM,
United Kingdom

313 posts

I just leave comments if I like the outfits

0 · November 27, 2011

#10
Fernanda Lucila G.

Fernanda Lucila G.

MTY,
Mexico

1106 posts

@Becky B.

I also thought she'd be glad for the input... I personally also love constructive criticism because that means I get style tips from some incredibly stylish people from all over the world... and because it saves me the time of having to think up a new way to wear that piece without it looking exactly the same as it always does haha
Some of us are just not so receptive for any kind of criticism, and that's alright, I just hope she had disagreed politely instead of answering in a manner that was not required, especially because my original comment was pretty nice.

0 · November 27, 2011

#11
Mika P

Mika P.

DOWNTOWN MANILA,
Philippines

2056 posts

@Fernanda Lucila G.

what a rude girl! even if she didn't appreciate your constructive comment (it's not like you were just slagging her) she has no reason to react that way.

0 · November 27, 2011

#12
Jim Dunlop

Jim D.

VICTORIA, BC,
Canada

508 posts

People take feedback differently. An ego can be a fragile thing... One option, if you (anyone) wants feedback, is to join a site like Fashism, whose entire premise is voting on whether a particular look is good or not.

Another option would be to have a note posted on your look that specifically SAYS whether you welcome feedback or constructive criticism... Or perhaps have a thread on the forum that is dedicated to people requesting such feedback on particular looks (or in general).

I must say that I would be a little afraid to ask for honest feedback just because I don't know what anyone's going to say -- it could be a real wildcard.

0 · November 28, 2011

#13
☽blair ☾

☽blair ☾.

SALEM,
United States

1932 posts

I won't give someone negative criticism unless they ask for it. A lot of people can't handle negative criticism and get defensive. There are people who ask for honest criticism and get upset when you tell them the truth.

But I think just giving someone negative criticism without them asking your opinion is just rude. Just because you don't like something someone else is wearing doesn't mean they shouldn't wear it.

0 · November 29, 2011

#14
Mo Mo

Mo M.

ONTARIO ,
Canada

278 posts

I would love for some criticism. But I noticed that no one does that on this site. I also have a lot of constructive criticism for other people, but since no one else does it, there is no way I would because I feel like it wouldn't be right. Any of you feel free to give me suggestions any time. I am not easily offended.

Referring to the outfit you posted, I wish I could see it better, and it would be cool if you had a close up of the accessories.

0 · January 4, 2012

#15
Julie Z.L.

Julie Z.

CHINA LIVING IN NEW YORK,
China

50 posts

This place is just too nice hahaha. I think some constructive criticisms will be great.
But I'm neither a popular blogger nor a professional stylist so I'm afraid if I say something negative I will be hated on!

0 · January 5, 2012

#16
Julie Z.L.

Julie Z.

CHINA LIVING IN NEW YORK,
China

50 posts

@☽blair ☾.

I agree with you. But I think sometimes a constructive criticism doesn't have to be offensive. It doesn't have to be saying someone shouldn't wear something. Maybe they can do better with something more...?
Okay but perhaps everyone has different taste too...

0 · January 5, 2012

#18
Victoria T

Victoria T.

THE MIDDLE EAST,
Israel

27 posts

Personally,I am not afraid of some constructive criticism as long it is about my outfit and not my appearance (weight,height...) and as long it`s` not something like "it`s ugly" or "it looks horrible".
If you explain it in a nice way I will be grateful.
I`m dying to give some constructive criticism to a lot of members, especially the Top ones but I`m afraid that it will show me as a rude person.

0 · January 6, 2012

#20
Cass E.

Cass E.

NERDFORD,
United Kingdom

851 posts

If crit's not asked for I think it's rude to give it.
If someone's specifically asking for it, like in the comment after the look, or in the crit threads in the forums, sure - dish it out. I think it's interesting and useful even if we don't always heed suggestions due to differences in style and preference.

0 · January 15, 2012

#21
Lara K

Lara K.

ATLANTIS,
Australia

232 posts

I would love constructive criticism. The only reason I do looks is to progressively get better and more inspired in the way I dress, and if someone is willing to suggest someone I overlooked I'm more than willing to consider it. But maybe Cass E's right, just because I would like criticism doesn't mean everyone else I come across would too. Maybe we should all start to specify in our comments if that's appropriate.

0 · July 4, 2012

  

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