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Old 05-19-2013, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Dressing down a culture for refusing to dress up - CBS News
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:07 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Our local paper did a piece on that earlier this week...
Does this make me look ... rude? Casual wear not always appropriate | TribLIVE
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:46 PM
 
Location: CasaMo
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I find it interesting that dressing up is considered by some to be too "conformist". How could it be "conformist" when the large majority dresses casual?
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Wherever life takes me.
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I get dressing up for certain events and work but for everyday stuff seems a little over kill.

If I'm not at work, I don't need to look "nice", when I'm outside of work I want to look "hot".
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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I'd rather look rude than look blindly conformistic; and when some idiot in the three-piece suit tells you how to dress, at your own non-tax-deductible expense -- I call it conformity of the lowest and most senseless form.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I have a WIF suit.

I wear it on three occasions: Weddings, Interviews, and Funerals.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:36 PM
 
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I do not really like to "dress up". To me "dressing up" is wearing a dress or suit, pantyhose, and heels. So I don't really like to dress up.

But, I also don't want to go out in public looking like I just fell out of bed either. Alot of people go out in their PJ's and a t-shirt to the park or market or Wal-Mart. That just is lazy in my opinion.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I dress up about 70% of the time (70% of the way). I regularly wear skirts/dresses/cardigans as my typical uniform. If I am going casual, I make those pieces softer (like tee shirt, ponte, or knits).

It is funny, I see people when I am out on the weekend, and they ask: why are you dressed up. But to me, wearing a knit cotton dress is equally as comfy as the hypothetical yoga pants and t-shirts. And requires a lot less energy to match.

All I have to say is I am really happy the ponte knits are back. Best fabric ever. Feels like sweats, looks like you are polished.

On the other hand, the odds of me wearing heels out and about are 5%. Those are just not practical if you plan on walking a few miles or standing all afternoon.

One thing I like about the hipster trend (well some of them anyway) is that the guys are getting dressed up!
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Pa
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I have a WIF suit.

I wear it on three occasions: Weddings, Interviews, and Funerals.
HahA this was good.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:24 PM
 
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Is Dressing Up a thing of the past?
Not in my home. I wear a dress to work most days in warm weather. Love them. My son, who is 20, prefers to wear a suit/tie to any event where it is an option.

We have always dressed nicely. We like to present ourselves to others in the best possible light, when we can.
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