Who wore it worst? 6 K-drama crimes against fashion
K-drama characters have been known to rock some of the craziest looks, from platinum blonde locks to floral print suits, but sometimes even the wildest outfits end up more fizzle than sizzle. We’ve seen the best, but now let’s fixate on some of the worst fashion moments in recent K-dramas.
Crime #1: Frizz
I’ve never wanted to condition someone’s hair more than while watching Yoon Eun Hye in Marry Him If You Dare. Seriously, if your future self comes back in time to help you get your life together, it should start with a trip to the salon to deal with that frizzy insanity on top of your head and then go from there. I thought this would be a one-time distraction, but then I watched Angel Eyes and felt the same desperate desire to have someone help Gu Hye Sun out with her hair. Why, why, why did her hair look so much worse after she regained her eyesight than when she was blind?
Crime #2: Bad Man Bangs
There was lots to cringe at with the styles in Pretty Man, but considering the title of the show, this bad haircut really hurt the plausibility. They fixed it pretty quickly, but still, did Jang Geun Suk learn nothing from Felicity? I don't even have him facing off against anyone in this category because they would just lose.
Crime #3: Ugly Sweaters
Let’s play a word association game. If I say ugly sweater, you say? Kim Tan from Heirs! Kim Tan versus Kim Tan versus Kim Tan. And the winner is...Kim Tan.
Crime #4: Barely There Facial Hair
Hands down, one of the greatest moments in Greatest Love is when Cha Seung Won shaves off his dusting of facial hair. The man gets 20 times more attractive instantaneously. I thought that was the worst K-drama facial hair until I saw Park Yoo Chun in Sungkyunkwan Scandal. I know they needed him to look older, but that's what bifocals are for (or the Josean era equivalent).
Crime #5: Bowl Cut
At least Choi Seol Ri (Sulli) is sporting the bowl cut in To the Beautiful You because she is pretending to be a boy. Hwang Jung Eum in Can You Hear My Heart? does not have the same excuse. The symmetry of her bowl cut is pretty impressive though.
Crime #6: Patterned Suits
K-dramas do not shy away from colorful clothes, but sometimes one could argue that the suits need to dampen down the dapper just a smidge. Fated to Love You’s Choi Jin Hyuk stole the design for his suit from my grandmother’s carpet. But can Choi Jin Hyuk go tux to tails with his brother from Heirs? Clearly pattern-blindness runs in this family.
Winner: No matter who wins, when it comes to patterned suits, we all lose.
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Bonus Crime: Long Scarves
I know, this article is a little Heirs heavy, but this show also committed the interesting fashion crime of introducing us all to the world's longest scarf. Apparently if you have a lot of money like Kim Woo Bin's character, you rub it in other people's faces by showing them that you also have a lot of yarn at your disposal. The only other character that I could think of that also can pull off such an accessory is Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince. But Kim Woo Bin isn't from another planet, unless super sexy is another planet, so I think he loses this fashion face-off.
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