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Wikipedia defines a 'faux pas' as "a socially awkward or tactless act, especially one that violates accepted social norms, standard customs, or the rules of etiquette."
Similarly, a 'fashion faux pas' is a tactless violation of fashion standard customs and/or rules of etiquette -- such as wearing a knockoff designer dress on national television.
Actress Elise Neal committed a fashion faux pas when she wore a knockoff of a very expensive Balmain dress worn by socialite Kim Kardashian and others on national TV this morning.
Blogger Tami of Talkingwitami.com explains:
Chile, I can’t believe my eyes this morning as I sat and watched The Real daytime talk show hosts interview actress Elise Neal. She was there along with the other ladies to promote their new reality show Hollywood Divas that airs tonight. I was in shock because Elise Neal was sitting on “national tv” with a VERY questionable and poorly made dress that resembled a very famous designer!
I know that lots of people wear clothes that are inspired by fashion houses all the time like Versace and others but for a women of Elise’s caliber and who is admired by many, I am a bit confused. Elise has been on my television screen and in movies for years and years and I’m just not understanding why she couldn’t call a stylist to pull the real designer dress or buy her own to wear. I’m not trying to call her out but I am just trying to understand the logic behind her wearing a knockoff on tv? That is NOT a good look and this is why designer clothing is so expensive right now because of all the people bootlegging their designs!
I am not rich by no means and I couldn’t afford the designer dress either but it clearly shows that Elise must not be able to put two coins together either to make a purchase lol. If you look close you can see that the dress is VERY poorly made and the neck has been altered, the beadwork looks VERY cheap and the center emblem is horrid and it puckers when she moves. I am so embarrassed for her and I hope if she sees this post, that she realizes that fashion designers work very hard and if you can’t “borrow” the real deal especially with your status, maybe you should keep it cute and simple. I say this with love but please do not wear knockoff items on national tv for the world to see! Jesus be a fashion stylist on speed dial for her! Smh! Source
Update: Elise Neal responds on social media.
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