Fashion "Rules"

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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 2:53pm

Talking about wedding guest attire has made me realize a lot of the fashion guidelines I was raised with are pretty much outdated these days.  Things like guys not wearing  ball caps indoors, women wearing white only between Memorial Day and Labor Day, no LBDs before 5 pm, and hose with every outfit are gone.  Do you adhere to any of these guidelines anymore?  Are there any fashion guidelines you DO adhere to?

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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 7:33pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p>Talking about wedding guest attire has made me realize a lot of the fashion guidelines I was raised with are pretty much outdated these days.  Things like guys not wearing  ball caps indoors, women wearing white only between Memorial Day and Labor Day, no LBDs before 5 pm, and hose with every outfit are gone.  Do you adhere to any of these guidelines anymore?  Are there any fashion guidelines you DO adhere to?</p>

Well, unless we're talking skirts (and very well lined ones, at that) I don't wear white at all. Not between Memorial Day/Labor Day nor any other time.  Oh, and my workout shoes are white, but those are indoors only for my workout space. 

I do still believe in wearing slips, especially given how sheer skirt fabrics have become in this day and age.  Far too many "fashion forward" women are out and about these days showing off all their goodies because they have never actually seen themselves in the skirts they think hide everything down to the knees.  Also, the idea that you don't wear dark panties (or even more atrociously, thongs) with light colored skirts that they never bothered to find an appropriate slip for.  So klassy.

I don't wear hose unless it's a wedding where my Mom will be going, because it just makes her crazy and I love her :)

I *did* wear the LBD to the Infamous Pink and Orange Feather wedding, even though it was a 4pm start, but the  rest of it was later than 5 so I took a risk :)

Back to the idea of slips; I'm thinking of beginning to make some of my own from muslin.  When I can find a slip anymore, they're always of that cheap fabric that becomes static-y if you even look at another fabric simultaneously and then they wad up around your waist; I actually put fishing line sinkers on the hem of one slip to keep it in place.   100% cotton is starting to sound better and better.

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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 7:33pm

Lol, I don't know.  But she thought my op was a joke so I think the ball is in her court to prove otherwise...   :) 

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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 7:31pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<blockquote><div style="font-weight:bold"><em>ducky1st89</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt; Actually you said, and I quote, "The catholic church is one of the most dress down churches there is..." &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Do you have proof?  A link?  Anything to back up your claim?&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote><p style="font-size:13px"></p><p style="font-size:13px">What kind of link are you looking for?  Experiences of many different RCCs, experiences and observations from others - even those on this board support my claim. </p><p style="font-size:13px"><strong>No, no, no that is not good enough Jams. You need to find some scientific research, don't you know. Not by ACTUAL experiences. <img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-undecided.gif" alt="Undecided" title="Undecided" border="0" /> I have been to the local Lutheran church and I can tell you that they dress very casual too for Sunday mass. Do I know what they did years ago, no, but I do know what they do now. </strong></p><p style="font-size:13px"></p>

Lol, I don't know.  But she thought my op was a joke so I think the ball is in her court to prove otherwise...   :) 

 


 


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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 7:30pm

Not just a geographic thing either spring. But hey, If there's a link to support otherwise I'm more than ready to read it..

I have been to a RCC in another state too, another pretty casual crowd but dare I use that experience. 

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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 7:28pm
ducky1st89 wrote:
<p> Actually you said, and I quote, "The catholic church is one of the most dress down churches there is..." </p><p>Do you have proof?  A link?  Anything to back up your claim?</p>

What kind of link are you looking for?  Experiences of many different RCCs, experiences and observations from others - even those on this board support my claim. 

No, no, no that is not good enough Jams. You need to find some scientific research, don't you know. Not by ACTUAL experiences. Undecided I have been to the local Lutheran church and I can tell you that they dress very casual too for Sunday mass. Do I know what they did years ago, no, but I do know what they do now. 

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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 7:27pm
Not just a geographic thing either spring. But hey, If there's a link to support otherwise I'm more than ready to read it..

 


 


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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 7:25pm

ducky1st89 wrote:
<p> Actually you said, and I quote, "The catholic church is one of the most dress down churches there is..." </p><p>Do you have proof?  A link?  Anything to back up your claim?</p>

What kind of link are you looking for?  Experiences of many different RCCs, experiences and observations from others - even those on this board support my claim. 

 


 


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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 7:24pm

"Is there a reason you have to be mean and can't just skip a post?"

Mean?

"Sounds like you find it ok to be mean as long as you pray and recite psalms everyday."

How did you come to that conclusion?

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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 7:19pm

I can attest to the RCC and the type of clothes that is being worn now compared to 20 + years ago. It has gotten a lot more lax as well as other places also that you would have found people dressing up to go to." Well, as usual, you might have a point, if anyone had said otherwise.

Is there a reason you have to be mean and can't just skip a post? Sounds like you find it ok to be mean as long as you pray and recite psalms everyday. Undecided

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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 7:16pm
"I can attest to the RCC and the type of clothes that is being worn now compared to 20 + years ago. It has gotten a lot more lax as well as other places also that you would have found people dressing up to go to." Well, as usual, you might have a point, if anyone had said otherwise.

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