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Fashion ~ Most Embarrassing Day

Updated on September 3, 2012


It was Friday 31 August. I had to meet up with a friend for about an hour. I got to the train station on time, bought my ticket and as I walked towards the platform, the train arrived. I sat down feeling relaxed, looked at my feet and noticed even though I had two black slippers on, they were two different ones.

“Oh My God!! This can not be happening and the train is already moving.”…. I thought.


A while ago, I bought a lovely pair of black slippers and liked them so much, that I bought another similar pair but with a different design. I don’t wear outdoor shoes/slippers around the house because of the cream coloured carpets – so most of my shoes/slippers are by the door. I was in such a hurry and just thought I wore the same pair.


Similar Slippers - Different Designs

So, I hoped and prayed that people wouldn’t pay any attention to my feet. My friend just kept on laughing when he saw it. What helped me was that I had my sunglasses which I could hide behind, if anyone noticed. I bet those who did must have thought:

  • "Is this a new fashion trend?"
  • "Poor girl, must have forgotten her medication."
  • "What’s up with her?"
  • "Didn’t she notice her slippers are different?"
  • "Nutter!!"

Oh.... I cringed all the way back and was so relieved when I got home. That’s the first and hopefully last time, I’ll ever do that.

Have you ever had a fashion faux pas / embarrassing fashion moment?



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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @James-wolve - Oh my goodness.... still laughing. Well, I am glad you passed the exam. Thanks for stopping and sharing. :-)

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      Tijani Achamlal 5 years ago from Morocco

      So funny.You really brought a smile to my face.Thanks:)

      You know they look nice,if I see only that picture without reading your hub,I would think that it was a new fashion trend.The same thing happened to me when I was still at Univ ,I wore a Tshirt inside out ,I was angry and at the end of the year I went to pass the exam with pyjamas pants with no undies :)It was real scorching day.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @TheAveragePoet - I should have done that. :-) Thanks for stopping.

      @Midget38 - Thanks Michelle. Nice to know I am not the only one it's happened to. :-)

      @@Hyphenbird. Lol. Those slippers are so comfy, they feel part of you. Now wonder you forgot to change them. :-)

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      That is funny. I think we just get in a rush and forget to check ourselves before leaving the house. Once I was climbing the steps at daycare to drop off my son before work when I saw my feet. They were cozy and warm in my old dilapidated bedroom slippers. I laughed even then. I figure if people have nothing else to talk about, I am giving them something interesting. Thanks for giving me a funny start to my day.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      This happened to me as well. I went out with a different left and right flip flops, only realizing it too late! Oh well! Pays not to hurry!! Thanks for sharing, Lady_E!

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      TheAveragePoet 5 years ago from Here and there.

      Fantastically funny. I believe I would have played it as if I had meant to do it to see if my friend noticed. A fun read, thank you.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @MsDora I'm so glad I'm not alone. :-) We are all human.... but you do get so self conscious. Thanks for sharing. Best Wishes.

      @PaulGC - Oh my Dayz, your's is the best story, followed by Acaetnna's. It wasn't even plain, they were your tinted or dark sunglasses, with one glass missing. lol... and then Tonsillitis. Aaaawh, anyway I'm glad your friend saw you. Cheers.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @StayPos - Be careful with your socks. lol. Thanks for stopping. Best Wishes.

      @Acaetnna - Lol.... and still laughing. You must have been in such a hurry, that you didn't notice the imbalance. Thanks for sharing that.

      @AlwaysExploring - Oh Ruby :-) at least the colours were dark. Thanks for sharing your story. Take care.

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      paulgc 5 years ago

      Hello Lady E, wonderful hub. I once walked about town with one piece of glass missing from my sunglasses, i didn't notice until i bumped into my friend and he asked if i had something wrong with my eyes. In my defence i was suffering from tonsilitis that day. Great hub, voted up and awesome.

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      Dora Weithers 5 years ago from The Caribbean

      I've worn odd shoes before. Was self-conscious the entire time, but if it happens again, God forbid, I'll drawing attention to it, laugh and tell my audience that lots of people do it. I'll have them read this hub and comments as proof.

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      OMG I have done a similar thing! Dressed in the dark one morning and went to school wearing two different boots. The stupid thing was that one was an inch higher than the other so I was limping and hobbling all day! It is the fun things like this though that really make us laugh! Great hub as always and thanks for sharing.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Funny story, This has never happened to me, but once i was up town shopping and looked down at my feet, seeing a black stocking and one navy blue..LOL Cheers

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      StayPos 5 years ago from Florida, USA


      This was really cute! Nice slippers too! In my case it's easy to avoid since I only have one pair that I wear away from the house. Now if we count socks, well thats a whole different story :-) Up and Funny!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Teaches12345 - Hello Diane, thanks for sharing your husbands story, it's not so bad if it's dark colours. Ps. I went to your profile to check your first name again (I hope it's Diane.) I noticed you asked readers to check link to ~DEEs, but the link isn't there. Just to let you know. I do that sometimes too.

      @Mamakim - I'm assuming your mum or dad gave you a lift to school because if you walk out of the house straight into a car, you never notice you are still wearing fluffy slippers. lol. Aaawh... and then you had the painting smear too. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading it.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Flashmakeit - Hi, thanks. I'm glad you stoppped by to read my funny story.

      @Tonipet - Thanks for sharing your funny story. That's a day at the office to remember. It's nice when you see the funny side of it.

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      ^_^ I once went to high school wearing house slippers... big fluffy ones.. I was so embarrassed. I had work after school so during lunch I went and bought some shoes (home was too far of a drive to get back to school on time.) I'm also an oil painter... one time, senior year, I got a glob of paint on my chest (darn things get in the way!) and didn't realize... by the time I noticed the paint was smeared all over the front of my shirt and sleeves.

      Thanks for the laugh ^_^ voted a bunch!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      So funny. My husband wore two different colored sock to work one day. He hid behind the desk all day. Thanks for the smile of my day.

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      Tonette Fornillos 5 years ago from The City of Generals

      Hahaha I was laughing all the time reading Lady! Mine was arriving to the office and discovered my other shoe's embellishment (with size half of a saucer) was not there anymore. My colleagues started to laugh teasing they'll set a prize for that person who has kicked the ribbon off my shoe! hahaha. Of course, that was very noticeable. I'm sure I gave people a good laugh, as well :=)

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      That was funny and I bet that was embarrassing.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Deborrah - Aaah Debbie, that makes two of us. Thanks for stopping.

      @ImKarn23 - Thanks. They really do. You think people can't see you when you wear them. lol.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      LOL...ha-ha-halarious Lady! I adore sunglasses - they are so helpful in so many ways!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Oh My I LOVE IT... so funny... sounds like me!!!


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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Mhatter - Lol. That was funny to read. You might want to get some brown ones or it could happen again. Thanks for sharing your story.

      @J Dove-Miller - So, this really does happen to other people. Lol. I'm glad the styles you wore, were the same too. Thanks. :-)

      @Jim - Aaawh... thanks Jim for your kind words. Lovely of you to stop by. Best wishes.

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      matt6v33 5 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      MS E,


      JUST ME


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      JDove-Miller 5 years ago

      I went out of town once and did not take extra shoes only to discover I'd worn one navy shoe and one black one. The styles were the same so it wasn't highly noticeable, but I was self-conscious a little. Mostly I just laughed at myself.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      WILD! That happened to me once. All my shoes are black. I generally dressed funny anyway. I was at work and I noticed mt shoes were not the same.People, who might have noticed probably thought it was just another of my fashion statements.