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Old 03-28-2017, 08:03 AM
Status: "Even better than okay" (set 9 days ago)
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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5 and dropping. I probably cared most about "fashion" in my 20s when it was "important" to look good going out. A wide range of clothing choices was never that available to me, however, because of my height, so I tried to make do with what was available and what could be worn by someone like me. I knew a woman almost as tall as me who dressed in cutesy things that petite girls wore, and she reminded me of Baby Huey. I never wanted to look like that!

Most of my interest in fashion came later in the business world. I learned that dressing in business clothes--a jacket, at least, or a suit with a skirt or slacks, got women taken more seriously, and the tailored look was something I COULD wear and I was able to find clothing like that in tall sizes through catalogs and later online. I learned to dress up the business clothing with scarves and other accessories, and it was nice to go to work knowing I looked put together.

Now I'm mostly retired, and it's usually leggings and long tops/sweaters. Comfort drives my fashion choices now. However, I will not go out to a store or anything in my plaid jammie bottoms, as some people do.
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Old 03-28-2017, 06:17 PM
 
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6 - I'm fortunate to have a good figure, so I love form-fitting shirts and jeans and classic shirts and slacks.

Just don't ask me to buy patterns. I'm afraid I'll pick one that looks old. So I wear a lot of solid colors. My husband says my fashion is completely boring. I don't blame him.

I also buy things that are cheap and am not willing to spend money on fashion. My MIL, on the other hand, has a great fashion sense, but she's willing to buy expensive clothes at Macy's, which I'm not.

I absolutely hate sweatshirts and hoodies when going out because they are wide and shapeless and I'm not college student. I hate flip flops because they look like slippers. I love ballet flats and riding boots.
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Old 03-28-2017, 09:28 PM
 
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Somewhere between a 4 and a 5. If you consider fashion to be trendy clothing and knowing and wearing the latest trends, I'm about a 1.5. If you're talking about wanting to dress in a way that flatters my body and looks good, I'm more like a 6 or 7 (and have no idea whether it's currently popular or not).
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Old 03-29-2017, 08:02 PM
 
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I'm not a fashionista. At all. I get all my clothes at the thrift store, except underwear. I have one purse, a smaller black purse that I got from Walmart (that I love, BTW) that holds everything I need it to. I'm pretty much a minimalist -- not burlap sack, but . . .
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Old 04-02-2017, 09:59 PM
 
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I would put myself in the middle at a 5. I care what the trends are a little bit but at the same time I'm going to wear what I like and looks decent on me.
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:50 AM
 
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7- I care about what I look like and how I appear, but I'm not obsessive, rather I'm conscious.
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:33 AM
 
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8/10

I care about how I look.

I care about high fashion, meaning the brands, runways shows, retailers, etc.
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:35 AM
 
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5 and dropping. I probably cared most about "fashion" in my 20s when it was "important" to look good going out. A wide range of clothing choices was never that available to me, however, because of my height, so I tried to make do with what was available and what could be worn by someone like me. I knew a woman almost as tall as me who dressed in cutesy things that petite girls wore, and she reminded me of Baby Huey. I never wanted to look like that!

Most of my interest in fashion came later in the business world. I learned that dressing in business clothes--a jacket, at least, or a suit with a skirt or slacks, got women taken more seriously, and the tailored look was something I COULD wear and I was able to find clothing like that in tall sizes through catalogs and later online. I learned to dress up the business clothing with scarves and other accessories, and it was nice to go to work knowing I looked put together.

Now I'm mostly retired, and it's usually leggings and long tops/sweaters. Comfort drives my fashion choices now. However, I will not go out to a store or anything in my plaid jammie bottoms, as some people do.

Depends on the industry and geographic location. If you came to Google (my former employer) like that, I'd think you lacked intelligence.
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Old 04-06-2017, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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About a three.

I like to look put together and have a "look" that suits me, but following popular trends is not an interest of mine. I care absolutely nothing about high fashion, labels, designers, etc.
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Old 04-06-2017, 05:54 AM
 
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Somewhere between 0 and 2
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