It’s that age-old formula for women’s magazines: how to dress for your man. But do women really dress for the men in our life? Or do women choose what to wear simply for themselves? Or, even, as has been suggested, for other women?
On a personal level, I like nothing more than throwing on a pair of skinny jeans, an oversized knit and a pair of beat-up old ankle boots. Sexy? Probably not. But I’m not going to lie, I feel confident and comfortable in it.
Sure, I love the feeling of slipping into a figure-hugging dress and leg-lengthening heels. But, for me, nothing beats my weekend uniform.
I do recognise however that when dressing for a night out, I am far more likely to take into consideration my companions, who will likely be women. I’m not a competitive dresser by any means but I like that feeling when someone compliments you on your look, or on a specific piece that you chose.
Ultimately I have learned over the years that trying to please someone else over yourself when it comes to getting dressed is a doomed venture. You’ll likely spend the entire evening feeling uncomfortable, pulling at an unfortunate hemline or being unable to breathe. I’m planning to write a different post on the benefits of a uniform and knowing your style but essentially, know what works for you, fill your wardrobe with pieces that you love and that you love to wear and dress for yourself.
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Who do you dress for?