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Old 11-02-2010, 11:30 AM
 
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Plain Janes usually don't have to put much effort into their appearance because they are naturally attractive, just not stunningly beautiful to most, though I might disagree with most.

I also do not think they are out of style, just not trend chasers, pretty mainstream as far as style is concerned.

Not wearing makeup everyday means their skin will look more healthy and young when they are older.

Vera Farmiga is the ultimate Plain Jane and she is hawt as hell.
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:13 PM
 
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someone who completely blends into a crowd - you would not give them a second look either for being on the striking end of the spectrum or the opposite end.... average in every sense of the word, and there is nothing wrong with that!
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:24 PM
 
Location: colorado
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hmm. I have always considered myself a plain jane. Brown hair, brown eyes. No make up. I do think I am intelligent but not a dork..




Is a plain jane such a terribly awful thing?

You are cute..stay that way

Your looks remind of me of my oldest daughter she is 19

Theres a difference between a plain jane and adorable
Your in the adorable category
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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Plain Janes:

1. Never gets a haircut/trim, never colors her hair, and never styles it (lives in a ponytail style always).

2. Wears only 1 type of clothes (i.e. jeans, t-shirts, and sneakers all the time. And never wears anything else).

3. Never wears makeup (no, I'm not saying wear makeup everyday, but on certain occasions it's good to put some on and put some pizzazz on ones looks).

4. Never goes out or does anything for fun.

5. Never or hardly ever goes shopping.

6. Is sometimes called the crazy lady of town (no, not all to them. But I know about 2 in my town).

Plain Joe's:

1. Wears only sneakers and jeans (you never see him in anything else).

2. Doesn't know how to talk to women (never around them much).

3. Drives the same beat up car or truck for years and never gets a new one.

4. He doesn't shave often and some have very long beards and mustaches (on some of them).

5. If he has long hair, he never gets it cut and just puts it in a ponytail. If he has short hair, he never styles it and it looks crazy, like he just got out of bed or something.

6. If he does go out, he drinks alone and sits at the end of the bar alone all the time (not social at all).

7. Goes to work and then go home (usually eats dinner and then to bed).
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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No particular attention paid to appearance, or effort put into appearance.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Saw the title of this thread, was instantly reminded of this song.......
(Sammy Hagar, Plain Jane)






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAJpu2zsVKA
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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What are some characteristics or qualities that define a "Plain Jane" (or "Average Joe")?
Hair - Dull, medium brown, straight, shoulder length or shorter with no style. Cannot be a redhead, blond, chestnut, or raven haired. No highlights.

Makeup - None though may wear Chapstick.

Clothing - Clothing is comfortable, frumpy, not tailored, oversized, and always in neutral colors (e.g. sweats, jeans, khakis, polo, t-shirts).

Accessories - Little jewelry except a wedding ring, small earrings, practical watch in silver or gold (no colored jewelry). Doesn't wear scarfs except to keep warm in the winter. Doesn't wear belts unless necessary for keeping pants up. Purses are practical (black or brown) and not name brand.

Shoes - Comfortable flats, tennis shoes, flip flops, Birkenstocks, or Crocs. No heels.

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Old 11-05-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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hmm. I have always considered myself a plain jane. Brown hair, brown eyes. No make up. I do think I am intelligent but not a dork..




Is a plain jane such a terribly awful thing?
Your features are too exotic to be a Plain Jane. You remind me of a younger, much prettier Yoko Ono (remember the pictures of her with John Lennon at the Montreal hotel?). Plus, your hair has nice shiny highlights which is unlike a Plain Jane. However, I do feel your clothing is very Plain Jane, especially that dark hoody.
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:37 PM
 
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I am a plain jane but I cant seem to break out of the cycle. I can't afford a personal trainer or designer so can anyone give me any tips on how to give myself a real makeover?
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:42 PM
 
Location: London
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I think of a Plain Jane as a girl who is very dull-looking and forgettable. Not pretty or beautiful, not ugly either. She's not trendy and she's not unfashionable. She's not thin or fat. Nothing exotic or different about her, just very mainstream and expected. Apparently there's nothing wrong with being a Plain Jane though...I see guys with them all the time.
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