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05/21/2013 08:45 am ET | Updated May 21, 2013

Bad Embellishments: Bows, Skulls And Other Frippery That Can Ruin An Outfit (PHOTOS)

This is becoming a common tale: You see an item of clothing from across the store, and you're elated because it seems absolutely perfect. But once you get a closer look, you realize that that gorgeous garment has been ruined by an unnecessary embellishment.

It seems as though big box stores are falling prey to over-designing and extraneous embellishments more and more these days. All of a sudden, skulls are de rigueur, as are tiny pockets and big bows -- but we're fed up with it. In protest of our least favorite embellishments, we've rounded up eight adornments we want put to bed. Who's with us?

1. Skulls.

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2. Tiny pockets.

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3. Ruffles.

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4. Feathers.

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5. Bows.

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6. Studs.

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7. Extra buttons.

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8. Sparkles.

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More trends we hope to see die:

13 Trends We Hope Die This Year

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