Orlando, FL, United States (AHN) – American and Canadian cities were in the 10 top worst dressed cities list compiled by MSN Travel. On top of the list is Orlando, Florida, where Disney World is located.
Orlando topped the list because of the prevalence of soccer moms with bad haircuts, jean shorts and Gap T-shirts, fathers with big bellies showing in overhanging shirts and wearing Teva sandals, and children in dirty clothes. Song opined that cartoon character Minnie Mouse is the best-dressed woman in Orlando with her red-and-white polka dot dress.
Author Vivian Song, who made the list, said she was inspired by a GQ magazine article that ranked the worst-dressed cities in the U.S. She insisted that the website does not consider itself the fashion police, but sloppiness and tastelessness needs to be cited.
Other American cities on the list were: Maui (3rd), Boston (5th), Seattle (6th), San Francisco and Silicon Valley (7th), Pittsburg (9th) and Jersey Shore (10th).
Two Canadian cities were on the roster – Vancouver in third place and Ottawa in eighth – and one Asian city, Harajuku, Japan, which ranked fourth.
In the case of the Canadian cities, Song placed Vancouver on the list because it was where yoga pants originated, while Ottawa was chided because its residents wear mostly suits and ties and do not attempt to be different.
Song admitted she owns a fair number of yoga pants because they are comfortable, but she pointed out the outfit is not the best option for women with full hips and thighs.
In the case of fourth placer Harajuku, Song acknowledged that many of the world’s hottest fashion designers were inspired by the street style worn by the majority of Japanese youth in the city, but with everyone trying to look so different, they all end up looking alike.