Who do you dress for? Do you dress for yourself alone, for your husband or partner, is it dress for other ladies approval or situation dictated like work etc, or is it a bit of all of these things on different days?
I’ve been pondering this question of late as I had a funny experience with a couple of very different outfits.
This week i had a bit of time with Salvatore, one day i walked down the stairs in a pleated midi skirt and sweater only to see him burst in to laughter at my apparently funny outfit, he compared me to Olive from Popeye and declared that my outfit clashed and that i must be loosing the plot(all said in jest of course, he knows i wear what the hell i like and the man has seen some bizarre outfits from me over the years, you only have to look through my archives for that proof ?. )
The very next day i walked down the stairs in this outfit, short step hem dress, tie waist and Over The Knee boots. I had a much better reception from the husband with exclamation of “wow, you look great” and “Now that suits you”.It made me giggle.
That day i noticed i had observational looks from the opposite sex more than i normally have, which is uhh never, and again i giggled to myself.
It seems cliched really. Men still love the short dress, the “kinky boots” and the sexy feminine vibes.
Me? Well i prefer my midi velvet skirt and thick cosy jumper. Ladies who follow me on instagram will often love the outfits i do and the husband hates.. it seems we really are from different planets when it comes to getting dressed.
I don’t dress for male approval and love to express my personalty through my clothes. Don’t get me wrong i loved this outfit, i did indeed buy it all and put it together, but i sure as hell didn’t style it for a mans approval.
This is of course not to say that if you do dress to please your other half that that is a bad thing, i loved making my husband happy and seeing his delight in my outfit choice, but its just not something i aim for regularly.
We are all very very different.
But i have to say, it was really interesting to see two different reactions in the space of two days.
So ladies, who do you dress for?