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Old 03-27-2017, 02:15 AM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I dress for myself. That's all.
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Old 03-27-2017, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Kuwait
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It's pretty obvious when women are dressing to get the attention of men...revealing and sexy. Otherwise, they dress for social convention expectation and to compete against other women.
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Old 03-27-2017, 06:32 AM
 
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I dress for what I find comfortable and flattering. What appeals to me. On the rare occasion I dress with anyone else in mind, it's for a date.
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Old 03-27-2017, 06:33 AM
 
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I think any man with two working eyeballs will notice anything flattering on a woman, but it probably comes down to if they compliment her on it, will it be taken as "flirting or making a pass", or if another woman compliments her on it will it be considered a "pure unadulterated compliment"?
It depends entirely on the tone.
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Old 03-27-2017, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I dress so I am pleased with the way I look in the mirror.
This.
I just have to like how I look.
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Old 03-27-2017, 07:57 AM
 
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As a general rule, I dress for myself.

I am, however, cognizant that I will get better service and be treated more respectfully by clerks/cashiers/servers/etc if I am dressed nice, e.g. biz casual with heels as opposed to t-shirt/yoga pants.
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Old 03-27-2017, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Sugarland
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While reading another post titled How Much Does Fashion Matter To You, I thought about a question that always was stuck in the back of my mind. Do women dress more to impress other women around them, or more for the opposite sex? Now I already know a vast majority of women (or people in general) will say "I don't dress to impress anyone", but I'm looking more for the insights of others.
Yup, I definitely don't dress to impress anyone. While I occasionally might try to look nice for a man, it never crosses my mind to dress to impress another woman.
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Old 03-27-2017, 09:21 AM
 
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I dress well because I like to look good for myself. I am very visual and love beauty in general, whether it's clothing, art, interior design, architecture, photography, etc.

It lifts my spirits and boosts my confidence when I feel attractive. If others (men and women) like how I look, that's a bonus. I love it when my husband thinks I look great.

As IndyDancer mentioned upthread, I too am aware of the impact of one's appearance on others. So I always keep that in mind when dressing for special situations like business meetings, going to court, meeting DH's colleagues, meeting children's teachers, etc.
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Old 03-27-2017, 09:29 AM
 
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I dress well because I like to look good for myself. I am very visual and love beauty in general, whether it's clothing, art, interior design, architecture, photography, etc.

It lifts my spirits and boosts my confidence when I feel attractive. If others (men and women) like how I look, that's a bonus. I love it when my husband thinks I look great.

As IndyDancer mentioned upthread, I too am aware of the impact of one's appearance on others. So I always keep that in mind when dressing for special situations like business meetings, going to court, meeting DH's colleagues, meeting children's teachers, etc.
This is so true and a lot of people fail to realize what an impact this makes, or some people just don't care what impression they make on others, but I digress...just my $.02.
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Old 03-27-2017, 10:53 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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Ultimately, I dress for my pleasure...however, if it makes certain men happy as well, then that's just the cherry on top.
This absolutely!
It's all about feeling confident.
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