Ostentation has always been subject to disapproval by middle Britain (aka Daily Mail readers), but with attitudes such as intolerance and jealousy becoming more acceptably mainstream, even the appearance of ostentation is becoming subject to negative comment.
Are we really that miserable? Don’t we want to see people flounce and preen and have a good time? Apparently not, according to this article from the Evening Standard. Out goes the glamour as we turn into grumpy old farts.