Fox Tails: Chic or Tacky?

Updated on Apr 16, 2011
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plasticflowergarden
plasticflowergarden on April 18
I love my faux fox tail! I clip it on my bags along with a feathery dream catcher. Looks awesome together.
miki_girl
miki_girl on May 07
These are so popular in Japan during the winter. On some people, it just looks like they're trying too hard to follow a trend. On others, they actually make it work.
mare_santos
mare_santos on April 28
tacky, and disgusting if they;re real!!
GoodGhost
GoodGhost on April 27
depends how its worn. tackiest if worn as an actual tail.
ShaudiLynn
ShaudiLynn on April 27
The best fox tail keychains are found at www.dollskill.com I cant believe you didnt include their site on your post! The best colors and sizes. xoxoxo cool article.
shayla1
shayla1 on April 26
I guess this is a matter of what you believe in to be honest. My dad hunts so wearing fur doesn't necessarily bother me too much. I think the fox tails would be considered tacky in the fashion world but if you want to express yourself you have to bend the boundaries and bust out some tacky-chic! That is exactly what it is "tacky-chic!" I think they are so adorable as accessories in Japan street
shayla1
shayla1 on April 26
fashion
penelope204
penelope204 on April 26
what are fox tails?
carlyjcais
carlyjcais on April 26
Great article that promotes a very interesting discussion! Last Fall I noticed all the fox tails that girls were using as accessories, and I was really turned off by it. So I made my own out of faux fur! I sell my faux fur tails and puffballs as clip-on keychains in my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/carlyjcais Please check it out and let me know what you think! xoxo Carly
JessieMatthews
JessieMatthews on April 26
CHIC!!!
LaurenSchoon
LaurenSchoon on April 26
Chic on a purse, tacky on a belt loop.
Hotiie2684
Hotiie2684 on April 26
TACKY!
sarahdizzy
sarahdizzy on April 26
The definition of tacky!
lila_says
lila_says on April 26
tacky --- & I love fur --- VINTAGE fur though. ie. should be dead much longer than I've been alive.
Jenelectro
Jenelectro on April 26
Got a real fox tail which I clip on my bag or shorts - LOVE IT!
lizzified
lizzified on April 25
the colored ones do look tacky, but the natural-colored ones are chic :)
shayx0x0x0
shayx0x0x0 on April 26
I agree :)
reagansimone
reagansimone on April 22
if i do ever do this trend its staying on a purse or camera... the colored fox tails look 100x more tacky than the brown or white tails. i'm not crazy about them :p
A_Lady
A_Lady on April 22
Definitely Tacky to me.....
queenred166
queenred166 on April 21
Definetly Chic!!!!
everydayoutfits
everydayoutfits on April 21
I think it's really cute. Saw in it some Japanese mags a long time ago, tbh. As someone mentioned, a bit passe, but hey, if they are only hitting us now, by all means. I got one from H&M :)
alaskaiscool
alaskaiscool on April 21
I WANT ONE, but i dont know where to find one.
natalia_
natalia_ on April 21
depends how u wear it and the persons style
Bennie52491
Bennie52491 on April 20
I LIKE THEM! ITS ALL ABOUT HOW A PERSON WEARS THE ITEM. IF THEY DON'T HAVE THEIR OWN PERSONAL STYLE ITS EASY FOR THIS PIECE TO SWALLOW HE/SHE WHOLE
AlexanderJames
AlexanderJames on April 20
Tacky. Only faux fox tails would ever be marginally acceptable in my opinion, however I don't like the look in any regard.
mare_santos
mare_santos on April 28
agree!
katiecosette
katiecosette on April 20
Real fur is never, ever in fashion! That being said, I don't think the faux version works either. The place I've seen the most foxtails is the Bristol Renaissance Faire in Kenosha, WI. I feel like If you're not actually at a Renaissance Faire, you don't want to look like you should be.
mare_santos
mare_santos on April 28
totaly agree!!!
Shimakaze
Shimakaze on April 19
hnmmm ... its on the fence for me ..it can be done well, and it can be done tacky like ant animal themed item.
StyleWorthwhile
StyleWorthwhile on April 19
love them!! They're cute, I bought one from H&M.
l0veh8
l0veh8 on April 19
lol not for me.
Ruzu
Ruzu on April 19
I against that!! I like faux not the real animal tail
mare_santos
mare_santos on April 28
totally!
carlyjcais
carlyjcais on April 26
Hey Ruzu! If you prefer the faux you can't get it anywhere...except my shop where I make them! www.etsy.com/shop/carlyjcais I'd love to know what you think of them!
sweetchics
sweetchics on April 19
It looks really cute on my niece... of course, only a faux tail
sweetchics
sweetchics on April 19
faux *FUR* tail...
HelenZ
HelenZ (@helenzhu) on April 19
Using fox tail as an accessory for my camera, what a novel idea!
irisanddaniel
irisanddaniel on April 19
Thank you! :)
awesomevegan
awesomevegan on April 19
Very tacky. I don't ever wear fur. The tail belongs on the fox. I doubt I would ever wear a fake one either. I am not feeling it at all.
mare_santos
mare_santos on April 28
AGREE!
angrycloud
angrycloud on April 19
I also agree. I hate seeing animals parts, real or fake on people. Just seems tacky
maryiangge
maryiangge on April 19
i agree!!!
Ra_Ra_Rabbit
Ra_Ra_Rabbit on April 19
I have a big fluffy fox tail and I love it! I usually wear it clipped to a large leather bag, but now I have so many more ideas for what to do with it! I got mine in China, they have tons of fashionable accessories like that here, so cheap too. Oh, and obviously, I think they are chic, as long as they are FAUX fur!
LindseyR
LindseyR on April 18
I have mixed feelings about them. I've seen some people wear them really well that I didn't even second guess the presents of the tail. But most of the time when I see them I want to giggle a little. But then I get a image of crying foxes running around without their tails in my mind, even when they're psychedelic green faux-fur.
headbandit
headbandit on April 18
Ahh, gorgeous article! (As always)...love the graphics and color scheme. I used to dislike the fox tail look, but now I kind of want one... ;)
crystaldots
crystaldots on April 18
Not sure if I would wear one because I don't think it's my kind of style. But, I can see how some people can pull it off! It kind of looks like a tassel so I think it can be wearable. I've seen guys wear 'em too on their belts in WEHO (oh, gotta love West Hollywood!!!). I think the medium sized ones are good or like you said, use it as an accessory for the camera (or even cell phones!).
crystaldots
crystaldots on April 18
In reply to your comment towards my J.Crew ad controversy, thank you for pointing out how some critics took this ad too seriously. We know it would upset people but to say that the kid may need "psychotherapy" is a bit outlandish - esp. coming from the words of a professional (psychiatrist, too!). Thanks for ur guys' input!!
TwitchVintage
TwitchVintage on April 18
tacky.
HaileyMadison
HaileyMadison on April 18
as long as it's not neon, i love it.
fashion89
fashion89 on April 18
i think it's kind of tacky sometimes but i kind of like it too as long as it's not made of real fur im ok
crystaldots
crystaldots on April 18
agreed. i think the real fur makes it even more tacky!! lol at their "furgettable" comment.
LisiCakes
LisiCakes on April 17
When I see someone wearing them I secretly wonder if they're a furry... O.o
mare_santos
mare_santos on April 28
lol XD!
Phuonglet
Phuonglet on April 19
Lol! You're so funny!!
JUKILOVE
JUKILOVE on April 17
I think they're passe.
Phuonglet
Phuonglet on April 17
definitely tacky
pandaphilia
pandaphilia on April 17
i like them if they're natural coloured
F4SHI0N
F4SHI0N on April 17
i think its tacky
Ribbons
Ribbons on April 17
i don't think it looks right, considering some look so realistic(and some even are real!). I'm just not seeing it as fashionable or anything. I think it's fine when they're small, and they're fun unnatural colors like purple,orange, or whatever, then it's more like an accessory than a controversial conversation topic.
HallieDaily
HallieDaily on April 17
I had the article about Fox tail last year in my blog too, It was after the Grammy Nomination Show, seeing B.O.B dancing and singing with a fox tail at the Grammy Nomination Show was very entertaining. Not to mention model Elle Macpherson and Spice Girl Victoria Beckham carried the LV fox tail on the street. So did Bryan Boy and Fashiontoast. I think the fox tail is very funky yet edgy; you sure w
HallieDaily
HallieDaily on April 17
you sure will get more attention. I like to see people carry it, but not for me. :D
Embellishgirl
Embellishgirl on April 17
Too much, it won't last.
EveyHoneysuckle
EveyHoneysuckle on April 17
I think they look more chic when they're small and not so large. I rather not feel like I have a dead fox stuffed in my purse with a tail hanging out haha.
stylenomad
stylenomad on April 17
I think they're ok for the runway but not when they're translated in fast fashion. The H&M one looks like they stole the tail of the Cheetos leopard in really tacky polyester. But like most people, I love loved Prada's dancing video with the furs! They looked so fun and the fox tails definitely were a highlight!
everydayoutfits
everydayoutfits on April 21
Hmmm? Mine from H&M is actually a fluffy white one with a bit of black :)
irisanddaniel
irisanddaniel on April 17
Haha, the orange ones are actually from Louis Vuitton. The H&M ones are usually in natural colors like white or brown. Definitely a fun video, loved the fun dancing and moving fashion! :)
patriciaprieto
patriciaprieto on April 17
I'd love to own one, but the thing is I can't seem to find any here in Manila!! :(

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