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about wedding guest attire has made me realize a lot of the fashion guidelines I was raised with are pretty much outdated these days.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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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 4:32pm
Yes spring, I will go as far as buying coordinating knee highs. Lol. Not that you can see them but they're my go to "sock" when I wear/wore nice pants.

 

 

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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 4:33pm
Ducky, the priests are all dressed up ;) The congregation isn't necessarily. It is similar in the Greek churches (in Greece, not the ones in the US).
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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 4:37pm

Yes spring, I will go as far as buying coordinating knee highs. Lol. Not that you can see them but they're my go to "sock" when I wear/wore nice pants.

Yes. You can see them with flats though and I like ones that have all different designs. They have such nice ones out now. 

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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 4:40pm

TY for your understanding mops. It's not uncommon at all to see kids attend mass in their soccer/football uniforms as many had games before or after, People in cut offs etc. I learned from a really early age that you attend church in something more reverent and I've tried passing that down to my own family too, I do have to say that allowed DD2 to wear a sparkly disco dress she wore for Halloween to mass one week, She was probably 8 or 9 at the time and insited it was "dressy" enough for church. Lol. 

 

 

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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 4:42pm

My fashion guidelines are few:
Does it look good?
Do you like it?
Is it comfortable?
Is it weather appropriate?
Does it cover up the necessary bits?

 

If yes ... wear it.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 4:42pm
Rollmops-"She asked for the ladies' room, removed the pants, and wore the tunic as a mini."-- You had one spunky grandma!
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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 4:43pm
I won't wear black to a wedding, and I wear dark colors or black to funerals. The boys don't wear hats indoors. If I am wearing a skirt or dress, I am not bare-legged. Either hose or rights, depending on the season. I don't own anything white, but when I did, I would wear the shoes as soon as school was out, which is mid-May, and usually stop wearing them as soon as school started up at the end of August. I've mixed black and brown before - one if my favorite jumpers I had for years was a black and brown African print.
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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 4:43pm

TY for your understanding mops. It's not uncommon at all to see kids attend mass in their soccer/football uniforms as many had games before or after, People in cut offs etc. I learned from a really early age that you attend church in something more reverent and I've tried passing that down to my own family too, I do have to say that allowed DD2 to wear a sparkly disco dress she wore for Halloween to mass one week, She was probably 8 or 9 at the time and insited it was "dressy" enough for church. Lol. 

I agree Jams. I was brought up in the age of "dressing" when you go to mass and dinner and on a plane and.....The way people dress for mass now is unbelievable. I swear sometimes they just roll out of bed and go. We were never allowed to wear jeans and sneakers. I know it is more lax now but when I go for the kids religious things (out of mass) and volunteering, I feel weird walking into the building dressed like that. 

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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 4:43pm

ducky1st89 wrote:
"The catholic church is one of the most dress down churches there is ..." You're kidding right?

No, she isn't.  'Round here, mass is a pretty casual affair.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Thu, 06-20-2013 - 4:44pm
When I went to church, I always wore a skirt-- it was my grandma's rule, and I stuck with it.

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