Do you dress to be comfortable or dress with fashion in mind?

India
January 6, 2009 12:32am CST
hi all, I was just curious. I sometimes see women in such tight clothes that it looked like they left the process of breathing altogether to just wear those clothes. I agree that the clothes are the tip-top of the fashion clan but wearing something so tight is something I just do not get. I always dress up to be confortable. It is very very important to me. I am not saying that fashion has no importance at all. I think people should be fashionable but not at the cost of your confort.. Its winter here and yet i see some girls wearing sleeveless clothes and revealing clothes and then they sit and shiver throughout saying it is too cold and there are stupid men to feel sorry for them and offer their jackets.. if they wanted to feel warm, they shouldnt be wearing such skimpy clothes in the first place.. am i right?? Would u prefer fashion or your comfort?
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@Jaj_sahi (154)
• India
8 Jan 09
I agree with you. I have seen a lot of people wearing ill fitting clothes to merely spread their intention, that they are "fashionable". I like wearing fashionable clothes, but not at the cost of my comfort. It is essential that people should be made aware of the fact that they are being lured by the fashion world. Well, I'm not against fashion, but I want to emphasize that there are a lot of media that only intent to portray fashion, even if it is uncomfortable. I vote for "comfort".
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• India
8 Jan 09
yes same here.. thanks for replying
• United States
7 Jan 09
Well I dress to comfortable and look decent. I don't focus too much on fashion. Plus with all this cold weather, I would rather be warm than to lose any fingers or toes. Not having any fingers or toes would be bad fashion indeed.
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• India
7 Jan 09
yes.. we should always think about how comfortable we can be and then go for fashion
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
6 Jan 09
I dress for comfort too. I can't stand tight fitting close or close that expose certain parts of the body. Fashion is fine, if it's comfortable to me. Most people wear clothes that doesn't fit the body. I hate to see big size people showing off their bodies. Just my opinion.
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• India
7 Jan 09
yes i know.. and most ofhe times they end up looking vulgar than sexy as they intended..
@aakay4u (799)
• India
6 Jan 09
well i dress with being comfortable and in my opinion every dress doesnt look good on a person.i agree with your observation that few people dress up and then look awful in that.skimpy clothes neither i like nor i like on someone in real,maybe at times in movies it looks good.
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• India
6 Jan 09
yeah i agree... thanks for replying
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
6 Jan 09
Well it's possible to be fashionable and still comfortable. The problem I think is finding clothes for your size. I'm a size 8 American and sometimes, the more fashionable clothes don't come in my size or just don't look good on me. But I tend to pick out clothes that aren't dowdy at all. :) And when it comes to footwear, comfort is my first priority.
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• India
6 Jan 09
well,thanks for mentioning footwear.. i had totally forgotten about that... yeah some people but footwear regardless of how uncomfortable it would be
@diillu (5130)
6 Jan 09
I also prefer to be comfortable rather than fashionable cause if you are uncomfortable with the dress you are wearing then it shows in your face or either by the activites. But I also keep in mind that being comfortable wouldn't make me out of fashion. I wear the clothes that are in fashion but the comfortable ones. And yes I do see people wearing uncomfortable clothes just for the sake f being fashionable and I totally inapprove that.
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@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
6 Jan 09
I would prefer dressing or wearing the clothes I want where am comfortable with and not because it's on fashion. I do not go much for fashion because it is what you always see everywhere. Almost everyone is wearing the same clothes and style and I do not like that. I would always love wearing something that's not in a fashion but it will hit to someone who would look at me. I am always adored not because what am wearing is in fashion rather it is I look good at it.
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@regal_aeros (2606)
• Singapore
6 Jan 09
well for me comfortability is my first priority. If i'm not comfortable in what i wear, i won't be able to bring out the attitude of the outfit and people would still view me as something odd because i'd be acting differently due to discomfort. But like the one above me, size is the answer to all. You can still be fashionable and comfortable as long as you get the right size that fits you.
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• Romania
7 Jan 09
I always dress depending on my mood ^^ I've never in my life tried to dress fashionable, I just think it's a waste of time. Why do you have to follow other people's opinions on how to dress? It's insane. I choose clothes in which I feel comfortable, and only those that I like.
• India
7 Jan 09
Very true. One should always give priority to ones own comfort and OWN choice especially in the field of eating and dressing-up. But advice and genuine suggestions should also be taken into account if it comes from a person we trust and regard.
• Romania
7 Jan 09
Yes, you should listen to other's advices, if you trust them, but even then, only in a certain limit. But still up to when you feel comfortable. General advices are ok, as long as you don't overdo it.
@applefreak (3133)
• Singapore
8 Jan 09
i'm definitely a comfort before style person. i'll never be seen wearing anything that i don't feel comfortable in. to me, feeling comfortable is part of looking good. how does one look good when one keeps adjusting their clothing or keep tugging at the seams? i don't mind sacrificing a little comfort on special occasions though. it's really not easy to find beautiful clothes that are comfortable to wear as well. if i had to choose only one, that'll be comfort for all occasions. cheers
• Canada
8 Jan 09
There is a huge difference between being comfortably fashionable and dressing provocatively. You can look chic in a pair of great fitting pants or jeans and a cute top with a nice blazer for work or going out. You don't need to be frumpy to be comfortable. Choose modern fashions that fit without pulling, clinging or showing things you shouldn't. You will be sexier if you do not look like you painted yourself into your clothes no matter what your size.
@AKMEDIA2 (328)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I definitely dress for comfort for the most part. However, when going out or to a special event I dress primarily for appearance's sake. I'm sure most people are this way. Since I live in Hawaii though, it's very acceptable for us to walk around in t-shirts or spaghetti strap tops and shorts or jeans. We can even walk into some pretty expensive restaurants like this. We are a lot more laid back than other states it seems when it comes to clothing.
@vutum6887 (119)
• India
7 Jan 09
It is true that while fashion is important, more so for younger people, one must take care of the comfort factor. Moreover, wearing tight clothes, is harmful irrespective of gender. Not only it causes a problem in proper blood circulation and hence breathing, it also can cause severe health problems. A study has proved that wearing too tight jeans causes back-pain which can be a very serious problem, if not taken care of timely. Now wearing revealing clothes even in cold weather (despite shivering) only indicates that such women are suffering from sense of insecurity (or lack of attention) so much that they wear such outfits to attract men. This habit often turn fatal for the woman before she realizes it and unfortunately it is too late...... I seriously doubt that men offering jackets to their shivering girl-friends in so-called skimpy clothes, are really feeling sorry for them. It just boosts their ego by doing so (because we are still being brainwashed that men are superior to women!!?? and hence the male chauvinistic attitude...) and also on this pretext they hope to get closer to their girl-friends. NOW, If I had a girl-friend and if I really loved her than I would strongly and sincerely urge her to wear warm clothes in harsh weather for her own good, lest she falls ill.But then, today the word LOVE, more often than not, tends to indicate emotion that is more disturbing than assuring... I might be wrong in my assessment, but being a man and the experience gathered from the talks of my male friends, acquaintances and colleagues has helped me to form this opinion. Please do help me to modify my assessment, if required. ALL THE BEST TO ALL MY-LOT-ERS AND A HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL NEW YEAR.
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
7 Jan 09
I am not that into making sure I am dressed in the latest fashion trend. Being comfortable is the most important to me. I think you can also look nice and still be comfortable. I do not like to buy clothes just because it is the latest rage, I buy things I like and fit well.
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
Hello Nisha, When I dress up first of all i see to it that I am comfortable with my dress that I will not be looking awkward when using them. I always go for a style not for fashion, because for me simplicity with a style, makes one look elegant. Of course I will dress up depending upon the place, and the right time. I will be wearing A simple dress in a party but i'll see to it, it's simple yet elegant. I will be wearing too, sleeveless in summer with a matching fitted pants and ofcourse a shoe that fits the color of my bag. I will be very happy to wear too, my nice coats in winter with matching gloves that will fit me, or here in our place I will be very happy to wear nice jacket and I prepare white one most. I will not be wearing anything just because it's the trend or its the fashion when I know that it will not look nice to me.
• United States
7 Jan 09
I'm gonna tell the truth. Last Monday I wanted to fit in. But I found out that my friends bearly didn't even talk to me. I am a tomboy so most of my friends are guys anyway. But I promise to dress comfortable for the rest of my life.
@Pleiades (847)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Haha...put it this way: when my 13 year old daughter and I go out in public, I almost embarass her with what I'm wearing. When I go to see my mother, I all out embarass her. My daughter and I dress for comfort, but we do have taste. My mother on the other had is an avid shopper for the Ann Taylor, GAP and other such brand name clothing that she nearly faints everytime she sees me wearing something from my yester years. I'm sorry, I'm not ready to dress like her. *lol* *Pleiades
• United States
7 Jan 09
Many people confuse sexy with clothing that is too tight or too revealing. They have yet to learn leaving more to the imagination is much sexier than hanging everything out for folks to see. Too tight looks as though the person has no concept of fashion at all. Watch models of any size - they wear clothing to accentuate, not look like it's painted on, the body. Sometimes I see young (and even worse older) women wearing the push-up bras and blouses cut down to the ridiculous and wonder why they think they look good. Most of the time it's because they've seen movie stars who have promoters choosing their clothing for shows. The regular Jane should remember she isn't on a stage. If ladies only get attention from tight, revealing clothing, they're getting the wrong kind of attention. No matter how much times change, class trumps trashy any day of the week.
• India
7 Jan 09
actually i always dress with fashion in mind...if i am outside my house ....... but in home comfortable factor comes..
@zackyo7 (301)
• United States
7 Jan 09
I dress to be comfortable. I'm not going to walk around in pain just to look good at all. Besides it just so happens that whatever is comfortable for me looks good so I'm cool with it. It's the ladies that I worry about. They walk in heels and have sore feet and I hear that some of their clothes are a little uncomfortable but they would prefer to take the pain in order to look good. Not me I'm never gonna do that although they look really good.