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Nothing puts a damper on your cool credentials like a plastic mac. Actually, quite a few things do...

Spice Girls
GIRL SHOWER: The Spice Girls getting caught in a downpour in Bristol Credit:  ANTI/Backgrid

I don't know where you were when the heavens opened this week, but spare a thought for the Spice Girls who, as the above picture shows, were caught right in the middle of it and reduced to wearing pac-a-macs.

Of all the glamour killers, the soggy pac-a-mac may be top of the list, putting everyone - as they do - in mind of grannies at bus stops, and wet sandwiches. Here are some of the others:

  1. A surgical boot. Remember when Kate Moss had her skiing accident and suddenly we all saw Kate reduced to a Normal and not even her Celine sunglasses and a chubby fur could save her? That's the power of a glamour killer: it will cut through decades of unblemished cool and bring the edifice crashing down...
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