May 16 – showy

May 16, 2019 =========

☆  showy 人目を引く


Clothing that is showy is noticeable because it is large, colorful, or bright. It’s not really a way to describe someone in a positive way. For example, you might say something like, “It’s way too showy for me.” Or, “I’d prefer a simple design that is smart but not showy.”

Have you heard of Sylvia Weinstock? She is a wedding cake decorator (aged 89), and is famous for her cakes (of course) but also her glasses. They are huge, round and black. You can see a picture of her here:

On someone else, these glasses would probably be too showy. However, they suit her, and she is now instantly recognizable and all of her cakes have a pair of edible glasses on them, made from sugar, as her signature! So, in this case, being showy was definitely a good thing!