First up, this sassy lil' (very lil') number sent in by Sophie:
Here we have a classic case of crossed-legs-to-save-dignity:
Says the lovely Pea Jai: This is Keri Hilson on the red carpet for the BET Hip-Hop Awards. Looks like she may reveal her own carpet later in the show.Poor Cindy wrote me an email saying, "Imagine my horror when an AOL link reads: "Latest Fashion Trend: No Pants". I cautiously click to reveal a headline which reads: "No Pants is the New Skinny Jean" and this picture:
Not quite a chocha, but we'll throw it in for good measure. Hopefully Cindy is receiving the therapy she needs.
Amanda discovered the elusive Holy Trinity of Chocha:
Next, we have a couple runway chochas:
From the ever-vigilant Stephanie: This Sophia Koksalaki dress says, Behold! Chocha! (And I say, "GOOD GOD.")
And from the fabulous Jennine:
I was browsing through the shows, and noticed something from alexander mcqueen that might fit on dont showcha your chocha...
Oooop, wait, hold up, I'm getting word that reader Cal has sent us a CELINE DION CHOCHA EXCLUSIVE!
She reports: A friend of mine took this at a recent concert and when I saw it I immediately thought of "Don't show-cha your chocha." I would try to think of a witty comment about Celine showing that much but I'm too stunned by how proud of her chocha she looks to say anything besides...wow.
Here's a costume that might interest Ms. Dion:
Says Beth: And what's even better is that this dress can be yours for only $15! That's like, a week's worth of lattes. You know it's a worthwhile sacrifice.
In what may be my favorite chocha caption ever, Lindsay says:
This gem is from Claire:
I was innocently browsing the Urban Outfitter's website the other day, when I came across this image, and I knew the cocha police had to be alerted. This girl is wearing a shirt, and clearly trying not to expose everything in front of the photographer, although I think it's too late.
Reader Cori says: I never expected Liz Phair to don an outfit worthy of Don't Show-cha Your Chocha. And then Liz Phair proved her wrong:It looks like Liz had two ways of dealing with her DSYC moment- starting with the sly leg cross, and if all else failed, side stepping behind that conveniently tall (or short) bar stool.
Here's an adorable vintage dress that is maybe supposed to be an adorable vintage shirt:
Says Joy: Her ankles are daintily crossed in an attempt to conceal the intense squeezing action; she is even gripping her waist to keep it all together!
And finally, Lana sent me an email titled, "This dress IS a chocha!" that contained the photo below*:
Her wise summation: Seriously, could any garment look more like a vulva than this? I DIDN'T THINK SO.
*Yes, I know the photo is blurry. I tried to fix it, but it's probably better this way.
Now, I want YOU to be vigilant in your online shopping journeys, and keep an eye out for any too-high-hemlines, shirts-worn-as-dresses, peekaboo-crotch-cut-outs, and maybe even garments that look like vulvas. Send them to me at email@example.com and your find could be featured in an upcoming installment of DSYC! Put THAT on your resume and try not to get a job in this economy.
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