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Monday, July 25, 2011

Who do you dress for?

  This is me. This is me on a not particularly great day. This is me in my natural habitat, wearing the sort of thing I pretty much wear all summer. I like the pants because they hide the worst of the flab. I like the blouse because it is a great color, and has some interesting lace. I haven't asked him what he thinks of the outfit. He wouldn't  say anything bad anyway so why bother.
We have looked at some totally strange and unbelievable outfits and I've asked him what he thinks. Now remember, this is a good ole boy from Tennessee who still, at 41, wears slim jeans, T shirts, and athletic shoes. But I will say I totally agree with him that sometimes women don't seem to dress for men. I surely don't. I'm having trouble figuring out about that dressing for men thing. The girl in the picture to the right isn't dressing for normal men. I think she would have fit right in at Comic Con. And I'm assuming that she is dressing for a paycheck. When I say dressing for men, I mean what men really like as opposed to what the designers say. Believe it or not, the picture to the left is a male person. I am not sure I could keep a straight face it I saw this in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. And I recognize regional differences. The girls in New Jersey, if they were to all dress like this wouldn't fit here either.

I must admit that the dressing for men is still bothering me. I really don't expect my honey to like or even understand the designers. I don't understand what they are trying to do. I thought clothing was supposed to be pretty, to enhance the wearer, to make the wearer look better. But I'm finding that the old saying "She's not wearing the dress, the dress is wearing her." has become more and more true. Dressing has become costume. Fashion has begun to look more and more like a trip to the circus. to                                                                                                                                       
J Wow? Wow to whom?
found a garment that he said was nice looking. Leslie Bibb is a pretty actress wearing a pretty dress. And I am pleased to show it. It seems that there are several schools of dress out there now. And they don't have anything to do with the normal woman. There is the Pear shape that I didn't know was a good thing until the Kardashians were shown on TV. There is the dress that is so tight that even the starlets that wear them look like hookers. And there is the old Hollywood glamor that sneaks in sometimes. I, on the other hand am a part of the generation that actually thought naked was a little less interesting than lightly clothed. You know, a little something for the imagination. I am happy to announce you will not see me in tight clothing. Or skimpy clothing. Aren't you glad?


Amber Blue Bird said...

i dont get dressing for men either. My husband definitely does not understand my love for frilly dresses and I doubt they tickle his fancy but I adore them. I dress for myself and I like it that way.

Kish said...

Hi, Judy!
I thought about you today...I was turning into a parking lot, and the vehicle in front of me had a decal with a pretty butterfly that read "One day at a time". Immediately, you crossed my mind! I hope that things are going well!

And, I think you look great today!

Ofelia said...

I really like this post because this is a questions that i had discussed many times with my males and females friends.
I dress for myself and for the event that I'm attending.

dressingup-everyday said...

You are so funny! I'm glad you wear what you really like, tight or not.That is what I always do.

LyddieGal said...

I guess I could say I dress for the blog; there are tons of days when I could hang around and not get dressed at all, but I think, nope, must clothe for the internet. haha.

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Serene said...

That's why I LOVE old Hollywood! They knew how to keep it glamorous and didn't display themselves to be received with lewd comments. I absolutely don't dress for men or even for my husband necessarily. I dress for me and how great that my husband likes my style (though not EVERYTHING that I put on...but that's just normal, right?)! I think this pink is such a pretty color for you! It seems to brighten your face! LOVE IT! Hugs Judy! ~Serene