How to use Unflattering in a sentence
This is an authorized history, in which everything unflattering to the Burmese monarchs was rigidly suppressed.
When tabloids printed an unflattering photo of her in early 2007, Banks decided to address the critics.
Perez Hilton has even given her the unflattering moniker "raisin face."
Many of them are unflattering, and intentionally so.
The Arquette siblings - Patricia's choices are usually unflattering, Rosanna is often underdressed, the only thing that looks good on David's arm is Courtney Cox, and becoming transgender didn't help Alexis' look.Advertisement
The term "prairie dress" doesn't have to automatically conjure images of long, unflattering dresses and girls in bonnets.
Although fluorescent lighting is often jokingly blamed for unflattering dressing room mirror reflections, it is not necessarily a bad way to light a room.
Instead of wearing the unflattering yellow parkas or sticking your arms and head out of a garbage bag to protect your clothes, find these pleasant ways of keeping you and your clothes dry.
Busy, loud patterns can accentuate the wrong areas, making them unflattering options for some women.
In this cartoon, we see what is a very unflattering image of some African tribesman.Advertisement
Most offices are lit by unflattering overhead fluorescent light fixtures.
While some of the photos are purposely unflattering and in some cases downright mean and embarrassing to the subject at hand, the site really does prove a point - celebrities can be just as awkward, sloppy, and average as the rest of us.
Whether her look is natural and sexy with a shimmery nude lipstick or flat out bombshell with a bright red lipstick, Rhianna manages to pull off a gorgeous pout by keeping her lips glossy and avoiding dark, gloomy and unflattering shades.
Makeup can look harsh and unflattering when you don't know how to apply it properly.
Caked-on foundation looks unflattering in the harsh daylight, so stick with a lightweight foundation and translucent powder for a base.Advertisement
Clumpy mascara looks bad on any lashes, but it is especially unflattering on short lashes because it makes them look even shorter.
The reason for this is that the flash is too close to the lens and the light that is cast on your subject tends to be unflattering.
While all her surgery certainly helped her pull of that potentially unflattering red, one piece Baywatch swimsuit, David Hasselhof, for one, does not approve.
Forgo the temptation to break out anything overly colorful, baggy or simply unflattering (actually, forgo the unflattering stuff no matter what the occasion).
Some will say pleats make you look larger than you are or that flat-front pants are unflattering on most body types.Advertisement
Pants that hang off of your hips are generally unflattering.
Even one inch more or less can mean the difference between a great fit and an unflattering fit.
If your jeans fit tightly in the waist, they will cause your stomach to hang over the waist, which is unflattering no matter what your size.
Since a shirt that is even a touch too short or too long can be quite unflattering on a big and tall figure, it's imperative to choose something that truly fits well.
Stay away from fabrics with a lot of spandex because it tends to cling to curves in an unflattering way.Advertisement
Don't expect to find unflattering looks from Jessica London.
Your sweater should be in your correct size and not look like a tent on you, which is very unflattering.
Nothing spoils a gorgeous ensemble quicker than an unflattering shape beneath it, so wearing a longline will provide your curves with some control, giving you an enviable hourglass figure.
There are those who say that plus size women should stay away from low-rise jeans and trousers because they are unflattering, thus rendering low-rise plus size string bikini panties moot.
Gone are the days when ill-fitting and unflattering clothes were the norm for women who had curves.Advertisement
She either had one custom made by a seamstress, which was a very expensive option, or purchased one of the often unflattering styles sold at retail stores.
Animal prints are vivacious and fun, but they're best utilized in simple ways, especially as over-using the print can result in an overall unflattering look.
Red is typically not a shade that washes women out, nor is it known for being unflattering.
Skirts that are too long tend to have the same "drowning" effect as excess fabric, and contribute to a rather dowdy, unflattering appearance.
No matter what size you are, these tend to give the body a disproportionate, unflattering look.Advertisement
Black helps conceal and smooth a woman's figure so unflattering rolls or unwanted curves become less conspicuous, but the color black does more that flatter the figure.
Gone are the days when plus size pant suits were completely shapeless and unflattering.
Short jackets tend to cut plus size figures in half, and can look boxy and highly unflattering.
Too many women's plus size cardigan sweaters have been designed to hide the body and are thus unflattering.
It's time to put to rest those unflattering, bulky winter coats of old and embrace the new breed of elegant plus size couture coats instead.Advertisement
Additionally, remember that beads can be heavy, so this may add some undesired weight to the garment and cause it to fall in an unflattering manner.
For example, a pair of aviators may look hip on someone with a square jaw, but they might be unflattering on someone with a delicate, heart-shaped face.
While you may be able to sift through paper catalogs at the store if you find a frame style you like in the wrong size or an unflattering color, you can also look online first and go in armed with information.
For example, if you have a large nose or a round face, the bob cut may add unwanted attention to these features if the cut breaks at an unflattering point.
Thick hair works best with a medium to long style, so avoid trendy bobs and short haircuts, which may result in a poufy and unflattering shape.Advertisement
Unfortunately, the following hairstyles for full faces make the list of unflattering cuts.
Again, licensed hairdressers know the techniques to avoid brassy, unflattering tones, and it may be well worth your while to have your brown highlights done professionally.
These tiny slices of fabric are not for everyone and can often look, quite frankly, extremely unflattering.
Because the term "high-waisted" makes men nervous, thinking they are in for something unflattering, any men's trunks designed with a higher waistline are usually referred to as having a classic waist.
It was designed to hide extra flesh in the midsection and hips, but then and now, this is a suit that is actually more unflattering, thanks to both the additional seam and the extra fabric that adds bulk.Advertisement
As stressful as it can be to look at yourself in the unflattering lighting of the average dressing room, it's really the only way to assess how a suit will look and, more importantly, fit.
Going a size too large means unflattering gaps; not attractive.
The light is unflattering, the mirrors always make people look wider, and considering most suits are purchased at the beginning of the season, most people are still a bit pasty from winter.
This is especially true with bikinis which are hard enough to find anyway, but then trying them on in a small space with the world's most unflattering lighting just makes the entire process worse.
Until recently, if you were a stylish plus size woman, you had to have a suit made for you, as many of the options available to buy was most likely dowdy or unflattering or both.
Instead, rely on your ingenuity and embrace your best physical features, while playing down those that are a bit unflattering.
This is the worst thing you can do because not only will you look as if you've squeezed yourself into a dress, but you run the risk of attracting unflattering attention.
Make the most of this section by steering clear of heavy fabrics and/or unflattering colors.
Possibly one of the most unflattering styles ever to hit the fashion scene, stirrup pants were huge before leggings took over.
An early 1960s-style dress with a cape, in the nastiest shade of pink you can find, adorned with frills and an unflattering, fussy 1960s wig will be perfect.
Most people post photos that are unflattering.
If you want to apply gemstones to your ring, it's best to keep the shape as close to your black pearl as possible to avoid a jumbled, unflattering appearance.
They don't do this on purpose, it's just that having to face an unflattering reality about a love partner is simply too heartbreaking for them.
You'll need to conduct your own research to determine if an unflattering customer review indicates a pattern of poor customer service or one person's opinion.
Trying to cram the hem of your pant's leg into an ankle boot yields an unflattering balloon effect.
Minimizing bras aren't about concealing, but about reducing unflattering lumps and bumps, while slightly decreasing the cup size of the breasts.
Since the term has somewhat unflattering connotations, advertisers generally prefer to name this panty style as full briefs, deep briefs, high-leg briefs, French-cut briefs, or full-cut briefs.
You also want to be sure the leather is of a good enough quality that it will fit snugly but not pinch, creating unflattering bulges.
After all, nobody needs foundation wear that's uncomfortable, binding, or even unflattering.
While a chemise is easy to wear, it is possible to pick one that's somewhat shapeless or unflattering.
If your only images of robes made of terry cloth are unflattering and dowdy, think again.
If you notice that there's unflattering bulging around the cups, ask for a larger cup size.
While many men dislike this unflattering kind of lingerie, women like wearing it for warmth and comfort.
Several other high profile, out of control incidents followed, including unflattering photos of a bald Spears lunging at photogs wielding an umbrella.
Nothing is more embarrassing than looking at your pictures years later in a crazy-looking and unflattering ensemble.
After watching the show air, however, Tango saw unflattering remarks New York had made about his mother and he broke up with her on the reunion show.
The premise of the program is to take people who dress poorly, with either an all too casual wardrobe or clothing that is unflattering or far from stylish, and give them a complete style makeover.
Sabato, Jr.'s mother dislikes Tully and formed an alliance with another contestant, Christi Shake, to try and dig up unflattering information about Tully.
Jon gave interviews to Larry King and ABC News in which he said unflattering things about Kate.
The thick polyester fabric makes the uniform stiff and unflattering.
This can give your face an unflattering, ashy tone.