Fashion "Rules"

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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about wedding guest attire has made me realize a lot of the fashion guidelines I was raised with are pretty much outdated these days.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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Sat, 06-22-2013 - 7:06pm

bordwithyou wrote:
Oh, and the other rule I bling to? The one about your underwear not showing. I cannot stand the look where young women are wearing pretty clothes and their bra straps or the back of their bra shows while they are wearing them.

Oh, I so agree. I will never accept that as acceptable. It's horrible. 


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Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 06-21-2013 - 7:44pm

DD1 would not wear panty hose as a teen and in her college years. Now she works for a bank and has not choice, if she wears a dress she must wear hose.  If she wears pants then she is supposed to wear knee high nylons but she says that sometimes they will wear regular socks and as long as it does not shoe it is not an issue.

I only wear hose if it too cold to wear sandals because I do not like wearing shoes without some kind of sock.  Being in Texas that does not come up too often.  Usually only at DH's work Christmas party.

I really don't wear white so that is never an issue.  But  I have two "dress-up" purses.  A black one for winter and a white one (actually an off-white) for summer. 

While when I am wearing a sleeveless top or tank I am very careful to make sure that my bra is covered at all times but my DD3 will often have a bra showing if she is wearing spaghetti straps and it does not bother me.  I can accept that it is now acceptable to do so but I would not do it. 

It has probably been over 30 years since I have worn a slip.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 06-21-2013 - 7:02pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">BeaArthurisMyReligion</em> wrote:</div>  Jeezus Ducks- I love you but let it go.. .who the F cares?   I can vouch that people go to catholic masses in everything from soccer uniforms to cut offs to dresses and hats but the dresses and hats are few and far between...   not everything has to be debated... it's too early in the day ;-) &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Finally, the voice of reason. Whether dresses have arms or sleeves is apparently going to impact the Dow Jones today. </p>

Well worth posting again for the laugh involved!  Great one hardy.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 06-21-2013 - 6:56pm

<<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. >>

...oh speaking of scientific research, I'm working on getting my potato chip findings documented and researched so that you will except them in future debate and won't just toss out my findings as personal experiences only.  ;)

I love these types of posts by you spring, they are great!


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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 06-21-2013 - 6:51pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p>My fashion guidelines are few:<br />Does it look good?<br />Do you like it?<br />Is it comfortable?<br />Is it weather appropriate?<br />Does it cover up the necessary bits?</p><p> </p><p>If yes ... wear it.</p>

...and this is why we are such good friends, my guidelines as well.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Fri, 06-21-2013 - 6:32pm

"What I wrote was more of a pet peeve than anything else, I was raised to wear your Sunday best for church."

Ok... But Sunday best is relative.  What about the boy who only has pants with holes? Or, in the middle of summer, the only shorts he has are the ones he cut off from the pants with holes?  What if he only owns t-shirts, flip flops....?

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Ducky

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Fri, 06-21-2013 - 6:04pm

I can't do that bord, sorry.  Before mass begins the greeter kindly requests all technology gadgets be turned off and I absolutely, positively oblige! 

Laughing

Well maybe you can not follow the rules but just pray. Doesn't god always forgive?

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 06-21-2013 - 5:21pm

not everything has to be debated...

What I wrote was more of a pet peeve than anything else, I was raised to wear your Sunday best for church.  :)

 

 

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Fri, 06-21-2013 - 5:19pm

bordwithyou wrote:
I know! Everybody go to church this Sunday and take and post pictures, and we'll all vote on which denomination had the most slovenly worshippers. What a dumb argument to be having.

I can't do that bord, sorry.  Before mass begins the greeter kindly requests all technology gadgets be turned off and I absolutely, positively oblige! 

 

 

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Fri, 06-21-2013 - 2:10pm

Probably.  :)

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Ducky

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