When it comes to fashion, many turn to friends, mothers, maybe even our spouses for wardrobe advice. But are they really being honest? A new Web site promises to tell you how you really look for free.
In a scene from the TV series "Sex And The City," Carrie turns to her three best friends for wardrobe advice. Although Carrie's tutu was a signature of the series, in real life some trends don't translate.
“The whole thing with the tutu skirts, I definitely bought one of those and I've worn it only once,” said Megan Lackman, who loves to shop. She has one closet for clothes and another for shoes and coats.
“Some people say that I'm a little out there. I'll go shopping with friends and they'll say Megan, don't wear that, but I have to.”
What if hundreds of people were telling you "it's a don't?" Log on to gotryiton.com and post an outfit you're just not sure about. Members from around the country will then vote on whether you should wear it or hang it up.
Many looks are “dos” while others, like a tunic and leggings, are fashion disasters, definite “don’ts.”
K.L said, "You've got a great body and you're hiding it under a tarp." Amelia asked, "Is that a 'slanket?'"
Other opinions include “it's too tight” and "the only thing good is the shoes.” Some looks get mixed reviews. A dress with tights and booties got 116 votes to “wear it” and 260 to “hang it up.”
Ashley wrote, "Ooh, amazing print!" Holly said, "That dress has a futures as two throw pillows."
The site isn't just limited to clothes. Some viewers use it to ask which shoes to wear with a particular outfit. Julia S. asked that question before going on a date. The nude platform heels won out. Jen wrote, "The black ones are too clunky."
Keep in mind that no matter how bad the outfit, all comments are moderated. The site's owner doesn't allow users to be cruel. It's simply meant to offer advice to avid “fashionistas” like Megan who admit there are a few items that they should let go of. “Like this I bought my freshman year...in high school."
The site now has 3,000 members. If you'd like to try it out anonymously, the site does have a feature that allows you to blur your face.