21 Things That Just Shouldn’t Be Ombré

Ombré has seeped into everything from baked goods to tights to cat tees. Be very afraid.

Look, I’m not saying ombré can’t be lovely — exceedingly lovely, even. Just look at this ombré aisle runner!

If this wonderful flower petal arrangement doesn’t say “dream wedding,” well, then, Kim Kardashian’s baby doesn’t have a really stupid name.

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Ombré manicures can also look really, really nice!

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And the ombré hair trend is still going strong, with some truly nice results.

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Ombré is even quite bewitching on cats.

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Go ombré!

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But there’s a dark side. Because sometimes — a lot of the time — ombré goes horribly, horribly wrong.

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1. Like when ombré befell this cableknit sweater.

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2. Or when ombré infected this hairy coat.

Which would make you look like a soot-covered overgrown sheep.

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3. Or when it seeped into this sleeveless denim “top” thing (whatever it is).

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4. In fact, ombré has spread from the eerily enthusiastic realm of Pinterest to the world all around us. Even this rock isn’t safe.

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5. Nor was this fringed vest.

Which had enough going on, TBH, before someone wrestled it into a bucket of blue dye.

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6. But one of the most common victims of bad ombré — the kind of ombré that makes things look diseased — are studded jean shorts.

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8. They’re hardly the only bottoms succumbing to the trend. So have these tights.

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9. And these gray and Gatorade-colored leggings.

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10. Baked goods are in even greater danger of suffering an ombré affliction.

No wedding cake is safe.

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11. No cake maker can resist dyeing their cakes in a gradient-like fashion these days.

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12. But dyeing cake is like dyeing chicken — just unnecessary!

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13. As was adding ombré to the long fringe on this bustier.

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14. Even adorable kittens on T-shirts can’t escape ombré.

Ombré transforms any ironic tee into a confusing, psychedelic affront to cotton.

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15. The cold, hard truth is: some things just weren’t meant for ombré. Like acid wash.

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16. Or fake toenails.

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17. And we haven’t even gotten into leopard ombré eyeshadow yet.

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18. Or ombré LIPS.

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20. Or this guy’s ombré face/chest.

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21. And this ombré suit? It’s probably not going to get you that job.

Unless your prospective employer isn’t turned off by people who look like they soaked in pee.

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People say glitter is the herpes of craft products.

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But that’s simply not true.

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Because ombré is the herpes of EVERYTHING.

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But hang in there, world. We’ll get through this horrible trend together.

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