7 Fashion NO NOs in Jakarta

Forewarning: This entry is created for entertainment purposes only. If you are easily offended, feel free to close the window or browse along other topics.

After observing some of the fashion trends in Jakarta, I had an idea to put up a list of things you should not try to pull (with some exceptions of course!) in Jakarta.

  • SKINNY JEANS: Dudes, please do not try to pull the skinny jeans style if you don’t have the built for it. Unless you are a rock star with mile long legs, seeing an average Joe wearing one is just wrong and there is probably only 10% of the population that can wear skinny jeans.

  • CROCS: Yeah, they look cute on babies and toddlers but when you’re old nothing screams more like a red-neck than a pair of crocks! Also crocs turned to be dangerous because it could get easily got caught on the escalator!

  • HEAVY COATS & BOOTS: Uhm…unless you want to attempt a heat stroke (or a stinky feet if you’re just wearing the boots!), feel free to look completely out of this planet wearing one in Jakarta.

  • SHORTS/HOT PANTS: If you have chunky thighs  do not wander in the malls wearing a very short short, safe it for the comfort of your own place and save others from feeling nauseated.

  • MINI SKIRTS: Leave the mini for nicely sculpted legs!

  • VISIBLE PANTY LINES: Oh yuck, girls…have you ever heard of thongs or seamless panty ? Better investing in one (or two)! Showing the world your panty lines especially if you’re wearing super tight pants (not white! Eeek!) is just a big NO NO!

  • SCARFS: Unless you are riding a Harley or an ojek (or traveling on a jet plane), or working in a really cold office spaces, wearing one in the heat of Jakarta is simply ridiculous!



  1. May 3, 2010 / 10:43 am

    hey! thanks for reading picky and leaving it some love. that was awful nice of you. do NOT start watching either of those shows now. you will hate them. but i would recommend watching the first two seasons of grey’s, though, and the first one of private practice. in theory, they are wonderful. in past realities they were wonderful. but now, not so much.

    i don’t understand why anyone would want to wear shorts that short, and then pair them with a long-sleeved heavy-knit-looking top with nasty fringey-trim. stacey and clinton should arrest that chick.
    .-= c.c.´s last blog ..dear ms. rhimes =-.

  2. May 15, 2010 / 10:31 pm

    Hi C.c, thanks for your visit back. Oh yeah Stacey & Clinton will have such a fun field trip here hahahaa Dan, I miss their show! Oh by the way that girl was wearing that in a wedding. Can you believe that? A formal wedding reception. Sigh!

  3. May 15, 2010 / 10:45 pm

    Hey Maureen! Really enjoy this post. That hot pants pic really makes me feel a bit nauseaus lol. Also, I’ve seen chunky-legged people wearing leggings and boots. And I’m not talking chunky but real chunky, chicken-legged chunky. I don’t understand what makes these people think they can get away with it. It just doesn’t look good… ugh 😛

    • May 15, 2010 / 10:53 pm

      Hahahaha yeah I feel too self conscious to wear leggings unless it’s underneath a knee-length kinda dress. But in Jakarta leggings will be too hot too wait or maybe I just need to shed more weights LOL. Thanks for stopping by Ther, how are ya? Hope all is great!

  4. August 25, 2010 / 1:15 pm

    It is really important that you know first the dress code in some place where you would like to visit because not all places have the same culture and rules. You have to consider also the temperature of the place. Thanks for your tips. This article give so much information for me to what are not suitable cloths in Jakarta.

  5. John
    August 10, 2011 / 9:45 pm

    Hahaha.. great post!! I can recognise a lot of this from my Jakarta roaming. Here’s the one I find most bemusing around here though, but I’m not sure if it’s a fashion mistake or a religious mistake… what is it with the women I see around Jakarta malls wearing a jilbab to be suitably modest, but pairing that with supertight jeans and stiletto heels about 6 inches high to be super sexy?

    P.S. I love that the guy in your crocs pic is wearing socks too!!

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