term used to refer to anyone who has been inappropriately persuaded to wear the latest fashion
, the silly kind of clothes that only look good on models
who would look good in anything.
Fashion victims are often people who have fallen victim to the advertising in glossy magazines, or who are trying so hard to be cool that they have abandoned their intrinsic sense of what looks good on them.
Sometimes fashion victims are wearing inappropriate clothes too fat, too old or even too young (e.g. overdressed ten-year-old girls) for the clothes they are trying too wear, but better examples are people who are just trying too hard.
For some gloriously over-the-top examples of inappropriately worn fashions, watch Edina Monsoon's clothes in a few episodes of Absolutely Fabulous.