Are You A Trend-Slave Like Ugly Betty's Amanda?

03/16/2007 at 05:00 PM ET

Last night’s episode of Ugly Betty literally had us convulsing with laughter when snarky receptionist Amanda (Becki Newton) donned an outfit that looked more like a torture device than a dress. After being told she was avant-garde designer Oswald Lorenzo’s new “muse,” Amanda was presented with an original creation (named after her, no less) which she immediately slithered into. Once it was on, she couldn’t move her arms or walk without looking like a duck. As Lorenzo’s “assistant” explained, “fashion is a pain.”

We’re all slaves to fashion sometimes — blister-inducing stilettos, insanely skinny skirts, bags that weigh down our shoulders — but we want to know: How much of a trend-slave are you? If you were given a one-of-a-kind creation would you wear it, even if it was a pain? What’s the farthest you would go to suffer for fashion?

Photo: Courtesy ABC

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Elda on

maybe if the outfit looks good??

Carly on

That episode was hilarious, and the hat was faaabulous! However, in reality, I wear the clothes. They don’t wear me. If something is lovely but it feels terrible, I don’t buy it. Chances are I’ll wear it once and hate it so much that it’ll sit in my closet and never be worn again. If something hurts, it most likely doesn’t fit properly. If you’re in pain people will be able to tell from your face, and that makes the ensemble really unattractive. Take note that frequently wearing shoes that hurt and don’t fit properly can cause long-term damage to your feet. I think everyone probably suffers through nights here and there in heels that felt fine when you left the house but start to feel torturous as soon as you reach your destination. I won’t wear something ridiculous or painful in order to look good, though. Fashion has to be functional.

liz on

not that bad.. but i love fashion

Claire on

I don’t think I’m THAT gullible… :) Funny though… probably the style of the future. When will the madness end?

KT from Cda on

I don’t watch the show so I was wondering if someone can tell me why this poor girl is standing on a toilet?

Erin on

I am kind of a fashion slave, but I also like to wear unique things. When it comes to shoes I don’t care if they hurt as long as their cute.

Heather S. on

Hmmm… I’ve worn some spectacularly difficult shoes, to the annoyment of my husband. When he complains, I tell him that those are my “sitting shoes”–made for sitting and looking cute and never ever moving!

Lauren M on

I wear whatever I want, regardless of it being “in” or not. I didn’t wear the skinny jean trend because I am thick and knew it wouldn’t look good on me. I wear what looks good on me.

May on

Oh My gosh!! I tivo Ugly Betty and I finally got to watch this weekend. I would never ever do something that crazy. And in the end of the show she was actually going to wear a hat that matched the dress. EWW!! Even for fashion I would never do something that insane!!

Didi on

No normal person will go that far to wear something so tight and ill-fitting.But in general I usualy decide on how well I look in something versus the discomfort I have to endure.And in many cases it depends on the ocassion.Most of the times when the outfit looks great people are willing to sacrifice more from their comfort.But there is always a limit.

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