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Thread: Does anyone get embarrassed about appearance anymore?

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    Not many of us are in the heat without AC, at home, in the car, or shopping so dressing to show almost everything because of the heat is hard to believe.
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    I try to look at the bright side of things - which would you rather see when you go out shopping? I thank heavens I live in a country where the government is not involved in deciding how women SHOULD dress. Long live freedom!!
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    I have seen women here in MN totally covered up.

    Sort of catches my attention when I see one of them using a smart phone, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notmorecraft View Post
    As my dad always says, when people watching, the sights you see when you don't have a gun!
    Such a great statement by your dad! I know "casual" is the style in public now, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. I am horrified at the way young and some oldsters interpret casual dress for church. A ladies group that I belong to still dress in lovely dresses "fit to kill" at our lunches.

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    Several years ago, my daughter introduced me to the “People of Walmart” website. It was entertaining and disturbing at the same time… It is hard to believe that anyone would leave their house dressed like this. If you have never heard of People of Walmart--Google it. Dressing or behaving inappropriately is not exclusive to Walmart, but Walmart shoppers represent the general population in the US. As someone who has lived in another country, I can tell you that dressing outrageously is not exclusive to the US.

    Sociologically the times we live in are very different than the way things were when many of us were kids. Adults and children alike are very sexual now, and they dress accordingly. We seem to live in a world where anything goes. I would never, ever have been allowed to leave my bedroom dressed the way I see some girls dress. We were taught modesty. I cared so much about the way I looked in high school that I slept in brush rollers every night, and I wouldn’t leave the house without makeup on. I’ve changed a lot through the years, but I still try to look presentable when I am in public.

    Like many of you, I don’t understand letting your bra-straps show. I don’t like leggings. I don’t like thongs. I love patent leather shoes and crinoline ships, high heels and beautiful dresses, and I will never get tired of seeing a well-groomed man in a nice suit.

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    Barb, A picture really is worth a thousand words... I totally agree with you. Thanks for posting this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    I hate to admit it - but some bodies don't look good in anything (and much worse in nothing!)- and it's really getting hard to find attractive tents!
    LOL LOL Thanks for the laugh!! I agree. Who knows how to find Omar the tent Maker? My aunt use to say that.
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    LOl, I have to laugh sometimes. Even at the gym today. There was a male trainer and he had his client on the machine that you lay down on at a downward angle and pick up the back roller with you ankles to go over the behind. Well honey, her short were so short, it left absolutely nothing to the imagination. In my mind I was saying, you have got to be kidding me...and for heaven's sake, give it a rest....but I said nothing hahahhahhahah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    Seeing how many mature women dress these days I often wonder what do they see when looking in their mirror?

    I remember when hearing someone say to me " your slip is showing " was enough to make me want to hide. LOL
    I believe some of it is a matter of how you were raised and how you feel about yourself as a person - man or woman. Even overweight or obese people can dress to look presentable. That I know for myself. Feeling comfortable at home is different than going out in public. We don't like to think about it but we are judged first by our looks. How many times have we looked at an attractive person first before we notice the homeless person close by? My mother taught us (9) self-respect and I hold to that.

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    I am one that does not judge others-I think we each do the best we can with what we know or have lived. How someone looks is not as important to me as how they treat others. And as for the weight and not finding attractive tents, if you haven't lived their life how can you judge them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gramquilter2 View Post
    I am one that does not judge others-I think we each do the best we can with what we know or have lived. How someone looks is not as important to me as how they treat others. And as for the weight and not finding attractive tents, if you haven't lived their life how can you judge them?
    Wow, I had to read all the posts before I came to the only charitable quote in the bunch. Mind you, there were 60 posts.
    When I dress to go to the store, I really do not care what the other shoppers think. I do not know them. I only care about paying the account and getting out of there. As far as going to a store where the clerks...the CLERKS ignore me because I am not dressed to the nines to take my clothes off and try on theirs, they can forget my business. I better not catch them at it either. The lady with the complaint about the woman breastfeeding her child, too bad you were insulted. I guess it would have been okay for the kid to run down the aisles screaming because he was hungry. I personally think it is great that women are actually using their breasts for feeding children instead of for "snagging some man." Must she be relegated to some uncomfortable bathroom? Where do you suggest she go?

    I go back to the song that has the lyrics "what if god were one of us, just a stranger on a bus trying to find his way home." Some of those folks may not have "better" or may have lost their jobs and then gained the weight. You know the thrift store just might not have their perfect size. Not everyone buys their clothes off the rack at Macy's, or Nordstrom's.
    So maybe when you are out there looking, and I am sure some of you are staring, think good thoughts. Send good vibrations out into the world instead of critical ones. I know that most of you are kind, caring people, I have seen your work and read your posts about your charity work. So, put some of that charity to work here too. Don't be so critical. Work on yourself and cut those sloppy, unkempt people a break. That may be the only break they get all day.
    End of rant.

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    Yes - I often say to my DH, 'don't they have a mirror'!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ View Post
    this is not true at all. it's a stereotype.
    go to any high end shopping mall and you will still see hogs in spandex; heaving cleavage; butt cracks, etc.
    their rolls and folds of fat are just hangin' out of more expensive clothes.
    Wow ! I can't believe this thread is still continuing ! its very upsetting reading these posts !
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    I continue to be amused by the"gangsta" look. You know, the sagging pants, and oversize shirts? I wonder how many "gangstas" are aware that that fashion started in prisons as a way to let other prisoners know you are "available" for secual favors. Look it up, it is true. As far as PJ's, that is the most slovenly look I see, other than the mini tank tops on people of a certain size.....yech! (I am of a certain size myself, but worry about others perceptions of me so I wear only real clothes made for street wear, all cotton of course!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ View Post
    this is not true at all. it's a stereotype.
    go to any high end shopping mall and you will still see hogs in spandex; heaving cleavage; butt cracks, etc.
    their rolls and folds of fat are just hangin' out of more expensive clothes.
    This post is incredibly inappropriate - is anyone else shocked that this thread is continuing ???? This is from a Forum Board Member ? ?
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    this thread makes me really sad. I'm sorry I read it.

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    for the record: i am fat enough that a lot of stores don't carry my size.
    i am not a victim.
    people who tell the truth about those of us who eat too much and don't exercise enough - or at all - are not mean.
    and if - on top of that - we go out into public dressed as though we wear a size 3 and work a pole, those who criticize are also not mean or judgmental. they tell a truth we just don't like to hear.

    fine. i will close the thread.
    but i offer no apologies for my own post.
    people - including me - need to take responsibility for the results of their choices.
    if my feelings get hurt because of my size then i have only myself to blame.
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