I’m an elegance coach – these are the summer clothes that instantly make you look cheap

ELEGANCE COACH and fashion expert, Anna Bey has revealed the summer clothes that instantly make you look cheap.

Anna Bey uploaded a video sharing the top clothing items that elegant ladies never wear in the summer as they look cheap.


Anna Bey, a fashion expert and elegance coach revealed the clothes to avoid this summerCredit: YouTube/ Anna Bey

In a clip that has racked up over one million views, anna revealed the clothes to avoid if you want to look expensive.

Mom jean shorts

Despite them coming around every few years, Anna recommends steering clear of them if you want to look elegant.

The high-waisted, denim blue shorts aren’t considered elegant as they look too casual.

She revealed that jeans often downgrade a look and because of the high waist they often look like ‘one big diaper.’

She said: “From the profile, women look pregnant and it all looks stuffy in this area, which is why it is seldom a very flattering look – and not very elegant to wear.”

Thong bikini bottoms

Wearing a thong-style bikini bottom that can be pulled very high up reminds Anna of Borat’s infamous mankini.

“Ladies like to pull it up, almost up to their ears,” adding “This one, in particular, makes me really disgusted.”

She said the style is for people who want to highlight their crotch area, and Anna doesn’t find it elegant at all.

If you want to look elegant, go for something that actually covers you up says Anna.

Rubber flipflops

Anna admits she used to wear these back in the day and has learnt the hard way that they are only acceptable to wear at the beach or by the pool.

The expert warned that wearing these around town will make you look average.

Instead, wear a leather sandal around town as they look more elegant than rubber.

She also said to avoid flip-flops that have a wedge heel and Birkenstocks as they aren’t seen as attractive to any heterosexual man out there.


Longer legs on playsuits are fine revealed the elegance coach, but ones with shorts can make you look cheap, explains Anna.

“They are not flattering and the material is often cheap cotton,” she adds.

Anna also said they were often too revealing and never pass as being elegant as they look cheap and are not feminine.

Small floral prints

Anna said no matter what the fabric is, a small floral print always looks cheap.

“The problem is, it’s incredibly common and I see so many women make this mistake,” she adds.

The fashion expert said the print cheapens your appearance instantly and that it was best to stick to larger floral prints for an elegant look.

Cycling shorts

Cycling shorts may be all the range at the moment but Anna said they just look cheap.

“They’re not sexy on men, and they’re not sexy on women either,” said the elegance coach – unless you’re into a camel toe.

She claimed cycling shorts were the summer version of leggings, which she also recommends not wearing if you want to look expensive.

Racer back vests

Anna revealed that these styles of vests are too casual to elevate your look.

“If you want to dress feminine you should emphasise your shape,” something a racer back vest top fails to do.

If you are going to wear one, Anna said to make sure you can’t see your bra straps showing.

Cheap tunics

She said that most women guilty of wearing this piece are either middle-aged or larger and it does nothing for them, especially if it’s in a cheap polyester material.

“It makes you look bigger than you are,” Anna adds.

If you are plus-sized don’t cover up, show off your curves to look slimmer suggests Anna.


Wearing a T-shirt doesn’t make you look Tacky says Anna, but it will make you look casual.

Instead, opt for a short-sleeved top which is more fitted than a T-shirt.

Mom jeans shorts often look like a diaper said Anna


Mom jeans shorts often look like a diaper said AnnaCredit: YouTube/ Anna Bey
Playsuits always look tacky and reveal too much skin


Playsuits always look tacky and reveal too much skinCredit: YouTube/ Anna Bey
Cycling shorts might be trendy but Anna revealed they are the summer version of leggings


Cycling shorts might be trendy but Anna revealed they are the summer version of leggingsCredit: YouTube/ Anna Bey