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Best and Worst Dressed Bands of 2012

on September 14, 2012, 2:05pm
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 Best and Worst Dressed Bands of 2012

Whether in music videos, press photos, or live shows, there’s no hard and fast rule on music fashion, and it’s wonderful. No one’s going to stop you before you get on stage and say, “Hey, you can’t do that,” and if they do, you can just hire a new manager. Looking at the modern indie-sphere, we’ve gone everywhere from ripped jeans, retro resurgence, leather overdose, Aztec patterns, and a myriad collection of hats! Couple these music fashion “innovations” with asymmetrical hair and the occasional face-paint, and you’ve got a heap of bands trying to stick out in the fashion world.

Now, whether their image helps to sell albums, or scare people away from their live show, that’s for us to decide. (Well, okay, it’s not for us to decide really, but we’re going to have some fun with it anyhow.) Think about it: There are hundreds of groups that wear the perfect fitted jeans with the best fitting tanktop ever, and hundreds that don’t quite “get it” yet. As Fashion Week comes to a close, decided to list some of our favorites on both sides of the coin. After all, fashion tends to spark opinion.

-Michael Zonenashvili
Staff Writer

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September 16, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I’ll admit I definitely laughed when I saw DIIV on the worst dressed. I saw them live recently and the singer kinda looked like a bag lady and the guitarist was wearing sweat pants. But I love them! :) I think music ultimately trumps style anyway

September 14, 2012 at 6:46 pm

worst article ever on CoS

Rory Biller
September 15, 2012 at 9:05 pm

this is some serious music journalism right here

September 14, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Nice trolling there about Florence. No, she doesn’t always use the same dress, in fact she changes them quite often, and they are always part of her stage act. Goodness me, a performer making sure everything on stage, including their outfits, is part of the show: that is exactly what the staff at CoS can’t stand!

Phillip Karagas
September 14, 2012 at 3:44 pm

How could you guys have left out the regal majesty that is The Hives? If those guys aren’t in the running for “Best Dressed,” I don’t know who is.

Erik Vollmer
September 14, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Who the fuck’s Arctic Monkeys?


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