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Old 12-04-2010, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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In all honesty, I would prefer to see younger girls who are lacking enough in self-consciousness that they're okay with being seen in a messy ponytail and pair of knit pants. As long as it's not wholly inappropriate for the occasion, like wearing lounging attire to a formal dinner or a funeral visitation, I don't really see the issue - I don't bat an eye at a teenager in the grocery store buying a gallon of milk for her mom, wearing flannel lounge pants and flip flops, say. While I understand why some bemoan the loss of formal attire in society, I'd rather see young women who aren't afraid to leave the house without an hour of primping, full application of makeup, and hair done. As long as nobody's obscene, I think that being comfortable in one's natural, casual state is fine for most casual settings.

On the topic of Uggs, I don't find them especially flattering, but for what they cost, if I DID have a pair, I'd damned sure be wearing them everywhere and every chance I got. They cost entirely too much to be relegated to something just to be worn as house slippers.
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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It always cracks me up when I see people wearing Ugg or Ugg type boots as 'fashion'. I wore them growing up because they kept my feet warm when I was mucking out livestock pens in the morning. Mine were covered in cow/pig/goat/chicken/rabbit etc. crap and looked like hell...but boy were they comfy and they lasted FOREVER.
That's fads for you, though.

My dad said the same thing when I was a teen and everyone was all about Doc Martens as fashion statements if they were grunge and Timberlands if they were hip hop. He was bemused that anybody would wear combat/work boots as fashion.
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:07 AM
 
Location: state of procrastination
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Sometimes young people don't do their laundry and all they have is pj's. And they don't care what others think because they know that they have the right to dress however they feel comfy.
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:01 AM
 
Location: in your dreams
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Sometimes young people don't do their laundry and all they have is pj's.
So what you're saying is the pajamas are dirty then too, lovely! lol
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Well, I can't see ever wearing pajamas out in public, but I'm old. It is just fads and there will likely always be fads that are new and edgy. Otherwise, they wouldn't be fads. I remember (again, I'm 55!) when the schools started letting the girls wear jeans to school and I was dressed in my jeans and thought I looked real cute. My mother came in and said empatically, "SURELY, you are NOT planning to wear that to school!!!!"
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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Why do you care what other people have on? I have a cousin who walks around with his pants low. I got in a physical altercation with a lady one time who actually had the nerve to tell him to pull his pants up. What does it matter? He is clothed and is not exposing any body parts.

I have worn flip-flops to weddings, graduations, and baptisms. What's the problem? It's not like I'm throwing my feet in people's faces. I just like to have my toes air out.
Relax, sis. Like I said earlier, this is the Fashion and Beauty forum--where people get to comment on beauty and fashion.

Again, I'm certainly older than you and am willing to chalk my opinions up to my age. But the way you dress tells other people how you feel, not only about yourself, but about them and the occasion as well. Otherwise, we'd all wear flour sacks all the time.

As for flip-flops at a funeral, to me, a funeral is a somber occasion and I think the clothes one wears should acknowledge that. Your clothes should say that you recognize that this is a very important, often heart-wrenching, event for the people involved. Flip-flops say that you consider this just another little thing you have to do today. Surely your toes can go without air for an hour or so while you pay your respects to someone's loved one?
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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The sloppy look was popular in the 90s, only we called it Grunge. I remember my mom being horrified at what some of my friends wore, lol. Jeans with holes, old flannel shirt, boots with the laces un-done, and messy ponytails.
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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Relax, sis. Like I said earlier, this is the Fashion and Beauty forum--where people get to comment on beauty and fashion.

Again, I'm certainly older than you and am willing to chalk my opinions up to my age. But the way you dress tells other people how you feel, not only about yourself, but about them and the occasion as well. Otherwise, we'd all wear flour sacks all the time.

As for flip-flops at a funeral, to me, a funeral is a somber occasion and I think the clothes one wears should acknowledge that. Your clothes should say that you recognize that this is a very important, often heart-wrenching, event for the people involved. Flip-flops say that you consider this just another little thing you have to do today. Surely your toes can go without air for an hour or so while you pay your respects to someone's loved one?
That's a toughie... I went to my friends Mom's funeral barefoot and wearing a bright blue summer dress. She believed funerals were to celebrate a person's life, not sit and cry about their passing. We all wore her favorite colors (blue and green) and drank, ate, played music and just talked about how wonderful she was.... I'd take that over a somber funeral any day
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:02 PM
 
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That's a toughie... I went to my friends Mom's funeral barefoot and wearing a bright blue summer dress. She believed funerals were to celebrate a person's life, not sit and cry about their passing. We all wore her favorite colors (blue and green) and drank, ate, played music and just talked about how wonderful she was.... I'd take that over a somber funeral any day
Guess it depends on the funeral. The one I came home from remarking about people wearing flipflops was for a 12-year-old girl who died unexpectedly. It was heartbreaking. I'm sure the family didn't even notice because they were so grief-stricken, but I thought some people were dressed like they were going to go to the movies right afterward.

Again, I'm willing to chalk my attitude up to my age.
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Default The New Style of....I Look Like Cr*p!

Hey, I like it! It makes for a cheap clothing budget. Suddenly the kids WANT to go shopping at goodwill. (the DI here in UT)
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