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Does anyone get embarrassed about appearance anymore?

Old 07-07-2015, 11:08 AM
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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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Old 07-07-2015, 11:33 AM
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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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Old 07-07-2015, 11:51 AM
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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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Old 07-07-2015, 12:16 PM
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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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Old 07-07-2015, 12:34 PM
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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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Old 07-07-2015, 12:40 PM
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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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Old 07-07-2015, 12:51 PM
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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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Old 07-07-2015, 01:21 PM
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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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Old 07-07-2015, 01:39 PM
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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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Old 07-07-2015, 01:51 PM
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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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