IT seems that in today's fashion world one girl's trash is another girl's hottest outfit.
Tight dresses, cheeky short shorts and revealing crop tops have left Rockhampton fashion expert and Sharmara Models owner Tamara Dooley gobsmacked.
The Morning Bulletin went to Tamara after Target was slammed earlier this week in a spate of social-media-driven consumer backlashes which labelled the seven to 14-year-old girls clothing range as "trampy".
But it isn't just Target that's selling these controversial trends.
Tamara said they were everywhere you looked.
While she admitted some girls rocked the in-looks, she said most left her thinking "oh my goodness".
"It seems that clothing is getting more skimpy and minute," she said.
"A lot of girls think 'this is in, let's wear it' regardless of their bodyshape, height or age."
Having seen her fair share of barely covered "bumcheeks" out and about in Rockhampton, Tamara named short shorts as one of the worst crazes.
"You should be able to go out feeling comfortable that if you drop your phone you can pick it up," she said.
Tamara said everyone loved new trends, but it was important to buy things that suited your body and were practical.
"Dress for the occasion," she said.
"Some of these trends would look great at the beach, but not at a dinner party.
"You can look cheap and tacky or nice and sophisticated depending on how you style these things.
"If you're second-guessing it, don't wear it".
- Think about your purchase, don't impulse-buy
- Try things on
- Go shopping with a friend you trust to give their honest opinion
- Think of your age and body type
- Work with your major asset, don't flaunt all of them at one time
- Feel comfortable