What do you prioritize in clothes and shoes? Style or comfort?

@ethanmama (1746)
Philippines
June 30, 2007 3:38pm CST
I am more into comfort than style. I believe that I look better if I am comfortable with what I wear, be it clothes or shoes. If I find something that fits into both comfort and style category, I usually buy it. But sometimes the two do not go hand in hand. Some stylish clothes feel uncomfortable and some comfortable clothes look dowdy. If I can only pick one, I would choose comfort over style. What would be your take on this?
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@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
30 Jun 07
Comfort, definitely. I can't stand to wear uncomfortable clothing. If something doesn't fit me just right, or isn't comfortable, it will drive me insane the whole time I have to wear it. There are so many things that are fashionable that I just wouldn't ever wear because of it. I do like having my own personal style, but even items I really like the look of I wind up getting rid of if they stop being comfortable. My one major holdout for years was a pair of purple striped jeans that was a little too tight but were my favorites, and I finally one day just decided I was going to stop kidding myself and get rid of them. When it comes to shoes, it's even more of an issue for me, because I am clumsy and have a disease that causes vertigo and balance problems. Therefore I have to essentially wear the safest shoes I can get, to avoid excess falls.
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@Cassy1976 (796)
• Australia
30 Jun 07
First I go for comfort when buying clothes but when I say that I also dont buy clothes that dont make me look nice aswell! So I guess I go for a bit of both! I wont wear something that looks nice on me but is really uncomfortable as I just think it is silly to be uncomfortable all day. If I am just being around the house then I will wear my old cumfy stuff that doesnt look so good anymore but I wont wear it out of the house
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@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
30 Jun 07
first of all gotta be comfortable...and after try it in the fitting room you can see if you look corny or not..LOL...specially shoes...gotta be comfortable...don't wanna hurt those pretty feet.
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@youless (87465)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Oct 07
I always choose to wear comfortable and casual clothes and shoes. I will especially dress well in a special occasion.
@bowtieguy (5931)
• United States
16 Jul 07
Style, comfort mainly lines in casual clothing and I like to look dressy so style is the only option for me.
• Malaysia
5 Jul 07
First of all I will look for style and then match it with comfort. I like looking good and that's why I must search for style and then see whether it is comfortable or not. I would not buy if it is style only, it must be both style and comfort.
@bowtieguy (5931)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I try to look for both but i do find that it is important to look your best and when doing so you have to make sacrafices, comfort being one of them.
• Hong Kong
2 Jul 07
Well, I think comfort and style can go together, especially if you have your own style. I love being in comfort with my clothes and I do look stylish, not top of the trend of course. I just pick clothes that can bring in a taste and style to me and that's it. Oh, and sometimes accessories can help too. It makes a lot of difference. I usually rely on accessories to make my outfit look better. Then I could get "that look" in me. I think if you investigate a little, style and comfort can really go together.
@youless (87465)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Jul 07
I am not a fashion follower. I prefer to the comfort than the style for clothes and shoes. As usually I have to wear it for a whole day, so comfort is the most important.
@mymytri (2032)
• India
2 Jul 07
hi ethanmama!!i like both.I am not crazy about fashions but it should suits me and should bring comfort for me.For example yellow colour cloths doesnt suits me much so i dont wear that colour dress and never buy it even if it is comfortable and i love block shoes and sandles much but dont buy them if they are uncomfortable.So i see both of them before i buy and wear .
@venshida (4839)
• United States
1 Jul 07
I would prefer both, but if I have to choose definately comfort.
• Singapore
1 Jul 07
I think I would want to go for both. There are so many different kinds of clothes nowadays. I think it is possible to find clothes that offer both comfort and style - and at good price even. You just need to look hard for them.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
1 Jul 07
Hello,ethanmama,i do not really care about the styles of clothes and shoes,as long as they are comfortable for me,it will be happy to wear them,also style clothes are always more expensive because of their branded names,i prefer to have some cheap but comfortable ones,i do not follow the trends or pursuit particular styles.I have my own styles:P
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
1 Jul 07
I'm also for comfort, because I consider my feet as the most important part of my body whenever I travel. Most of the times, if it's allowed, I'd rather wear slippers or sandals for comfort. For clothes, I prefer to wear shirts that are made of cotton because my body temperature is very high. When on home, I get half-naked with shorts or trousers on my lower body.
@camar_lyn (1028)
• Singapore
1 Jul 07
I personally prioritise comfort. Growing up with my mum, who prioritises style, i end up having tailored clothes that i pay more than $100 just to wear it once. Those dresses are what i would call 'special occasions' dresses. Yuck! Such a waste of money and a waste of time for the tailor. The cloth itself is not comfortable on the skin. Imagine wearing it! It was torture for me. I wonder if that is the reason why i stay away from tailor made clothes. But once in a while i find material the helps my skin breathe, lightweight, airy and surprise surprise, it doesn't have to be tailor made. - Lyn
@dopey22girl (3327)
• United States
30 Jun 07
I go with both. If I really like a shirt or something and it's really stylish, the only way I won't buy it is if it too expensive or extremely uncomfortable. I don't really find any clothes to be uncomfortable unless they are too tight.
• United States
30 Jun 07
Comfort is paramount for me! If I'm going to spend one dollar or one dime on clothing, it has to be comfortable. I wouldn't mind paying much more money as long as the clothing doesn't bind or pinch me. I'm very much a creature of comfort.