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View Poll Results: As a woman, have you ever borrowed clothes (for yourself) from someone?
No, never 19 45.24%
Yes, a few times 12 28.57%
Yes, and more than a few times 8 19.05%
I'm not a woman and just wasted time voting 3 7.14%
Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-05-2019, 01:00 PM
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Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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My wife says when she was younger, teen and into her 20's that it happened a lot. My daughter is 13 and it happens with others borrowing her clothes or her borrowing her moms clothes.

Funny thing: When a man says he has nothing to wear, he has to do the laundry. When a woman says she has nothing to wear, she means nothing that she would wear a second time with something else she owns. My wife told me that in her 20's when she was going out she always bought something new for a club or borrowed from a cousin or friend. Her cousins said the same thing.
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Old 09-05-2019, 04:38 PM
 
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I've never borrowed or (voluntarily) loaned clothes. however, I do think when women are younger, they may borrow or loan clothing - more likely special occasional attire that is often worn or needed infrequently. With any luck, as you get older, you can better afford to purchase what you need and are less likely to need to borrow or to loan.
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Old 09-05-2019, 04:45 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I never borrowed or loan clothes because my mother was super religious and she would say other people are dirty never , ever borrow clothes from anyone . I remember one time , one of my friends mother bought us matching dresses and my mother hit the roof and I got grounded and she told that girl and her mother off . I did not have many friends because my mother thought most people were Godless if they did not belong to our church then they could not be friends .Very unhappy child hood and when I got attacked at my sisters house it was my fault we must have been doing something Godless .
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Old 09-05-2019, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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My sister borrowed some of my clothes when she was interviewing for jobs after college and needed dressy clothes. When she was done with my clothes, she donated them to Goodwill. I've never loaned her anything since then.
Your sister was a real jerk to do that.

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I never borrowed or loan clothes because my mother was super religious and she would say other people are dirty never , ever borrow clothes from anyone . I remember one time , one of my friends mother bought us matching dresses and my mother hit the roof and I got grounded and she told that girl and her mother off . I did not have many friends because my mother thought most people were Godless if they did not belong to our church then they could not be friends .Very unhappy child hood and when I got attacked at my sisters house it was my fault we must have been doing something Godless .
Your mother was a real jerk to do those things.
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Old 09-05-2019, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Very frequent, but with my mom and sister when we were all the same size and living in the same area.

Never, outside of family.
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:17 PM
 
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My mom, sister, and I shared certain items of clothing rather often when we were still living under the same roof. I'm taller than my sister and we're both considerably taller than our mother, but all three of us share the same general fine boned, small-breasted build so we were able to share tops, jackets and some dresses and skirts. We'd also frequently borrow each others purses and jewelry.

When I was in high school, a few of my friends used to borrow each other clothes on occasion (usually tops and blouses). Now that we're older and some of us are now different sizes, that doesn't happen as much, although I have loaned my high school best friend a jacket when she was at my home for a a visit.

My mother and I still tend to raid each other's closets for tops, scarves, and jackets when we visit one another and when we've traveled together over the years. Thank goodness for a mother with a great sense of style, right?

P.S. My mother, sister, and I are all intro/ambiverts, with me being the most introverted of the three of us. We all love beautiful, well-made clothing; my mother is a skilled seamstress. In my experience and in those of my peers, personality type had nothing to do with why we shared certain items of clothing. It's just what we did, although we always asked if we could borrow whatever we wanted before we took it--especially when it came to borrowing from my sister as she could be a bit territorial with her clothing.

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Old 09-07-2019, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Honolulu
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I raided my parents' closet when I was a girl. Now I raid my husband's closet. I'm wearing one of his shirts now. I often cross-dress at home, and sometimes when I go the gym.
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Old 09-07-2019, 06:21 AM
 
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My sister and I have always worn about the same size but we have a different body type. She has long legs and I have a long torso. We can wear a few things that are similar- like jeans or t-shirts, but with dresses and nicer tops, usually what looks horrible will look great on her and vice versa. We can also borrow jackets and whatnot. I had a few friends borrow clothes from me in college (one was a guy who borrowed a dress or two), but I recall only borrowing something once or twice after that.
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Old Today, 08:04 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Only with my sister when we were teenagers and my mother when I moved to NY from FL and didn't have any cold weather clothes. I'm too much of a germaphobe to borrow other people's clothes anymore.
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Old Today, 09:54 AM
 
Location: new to the BA & l o v e it
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I don’t think it’s a thing for friends.....but my sister used to “borrow”....(steal)...my clothes. Come to think of it...she probably still would if we lived closer......
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