When it comes to dress sense, what’s worse: layer upon bulky layer of long underwear and puffy coats? Flashy, barely-there outfits? Or downright sloppiness?
Travel + Leisure readers rated major destinations in categories including style for the annual America’s Favorite Cities survey — and the results confirm that city dwellers fall short of fashionable in myriad ways. But it’s Anchorage that earned the dubious honor of No. 1 worst-dressed city in America.
That’s no surprise to Dr. Miriam Jones, a paleoclimatologist who has traveled in and out of Anchorage “too many times to count” during a two-year research stint.
“It’s not uncommon to see oversized parkas with fur-lined hoods and bunny boots,” she says. “And people aren’t alarmed when a person wearing a ski mask enters a room.” In Alaska, she adds, men sport beards and flannel in the most unironic way possible: to keep frostbite at bay and their appendages attached.
Dressing well certainly has an element of personal taste, and this survey is based on visitors’ perceptions, not scientific fact. So, did T+L readers deem your city to be one of America’s worst dressed? Read on to find out, and feel free to defend local fashions in the comments.
The Top Ten of America’s Worst Dressed People
- Anchorage, AK
- Salt Lake City, UT
- Baltimore, MD
- Orlando, FL
- San Antonio, TX
- Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
- Atlanta, GA
- Portland, ME
- Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ
- Kansas City, MO
Article Courtesy of The Huffington Post