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Fashion victim

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Meaning

Someone who slavishly follows fashion trends.

 

Origin

This term came into prominence in the 1970s and 80s. It is an older phrase than that though and was in common use in the 1930s; for example, this piece from the Utah newspaper The Ogden Standard-Examiner, July 1932:

It's a person who crosses the boundaries of fashion and style, like taking a fad too far, or wearing too many trends at once and therefore taking the look from the glamourous to the ridiculous. It is also a person who tries to draw admiration through the designer brands (or a shameless copy of them), wearing labels- regardless of fit or personal style- and becoming a "walking billboard"!


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