Have you ever been criticized the way you dress?

United States
June 18, 2009 8:20pm CST
On several occasions, my cousin and one of my friends criticized the way I dress. Not trendy, I didn't iron my clothing. The shirt I wear never match the jeans. I heard that quite often. But I don't really concern about this stuff. I have to admit, I am a style idiot. I don't have good taste on clothes, and I don't have sense of matching those clothes. It was like "Rocket Science" to me. Have you ever been criticized that wat you dress?
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@Akila016 (70)
• China
19 Jun 09
yes,I have.I once critized by my roomates.Coz I don't care much about the clothes' colour.So sometimes there are too many colours which I am wearing.They often joke that I am like a Chrismas tree!
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@tinam13 (840)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Yea, my mom is always on me about dressing up. I buy all these nice clothes and I barely ever wear them. I like to "scrub"...and that means wearing a lot of sweat pants, t-shirts, jeans, flip flops, pj pants and boxers. I do want to dress better, but most of the time I don't really care unless I'm going somewhere.
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@sameroad (3180)
• United States
19 Jun 09
yeah, i used to get criticized all the time by some people. about the same thing as you. not matching or my clothes being wrinkly but i didn't care.. then i started to care some but i only care when i'm going out. other wise i still wear whatever. don't care how it looks. but when i go out now i always look nice. my cousin and friends are always telling me how good i look or how cute this or that is.. it's nice too. and i usually feel better because i know no one is looking at me and thinking something bad about how i might be dressed. they are thinking something good now.
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@clutterbug (1051)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Hi clorissa123, My sister was the provocative dresser with the bleached spiked hair, pancake makeup an inch thick, earrings out the wahzoo, bathed in cologne, and a big mouth that had to tell me what a prude I was, because I didn't want to wear sleazy clothes, or a two piece bikini (I preferred a one piece like Annette Funicello, Sandra Dee). I like to dress like a lady; tea length dresses and skirts, as opposed to someone who has a mattress strapped to her back. And may I add that the dresses I wear don't look like the matronly kind you saw women wearing from pioneer days. Thank you for this discussion, I feel much better.
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• Australia
23 Jun 09
No i never have. But as a popular person in my school i know thjat it's better to be critisized for what you are, than to be critisized for what you're not! happy mylotting!
@cbjones (1157)
• United States
19 Jun 09
I've never received criticism for my choice in clothing. I'm sure people have said things under their breathe more than a few times though. I can't be concerned with teh feelings of fashion police. Nor can I ever become one and chastise others for their individuality.
• United States
19 Jun 09
People use to say I tried to dress like I'm black. But I was dressing how I felt comfortable. And it was plain shirts and pants. People who make fun of others probably get made fun of others. It's all pointless...
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
19 Jun 09
When in high school, I had a friend who didn't appreciate my sense of style. She would say "Uh, no, go back and change." Let's just say she did have an influence on me.
• Philippines
19 Jun 09
How you dress up yourself, not only increases your self-esteem but also shapes how others see you and perceives who you are. We may hate to face that fact, but that is so true today. Growing up, I have always been conscious on what to wear, with what matches what...I guess its just how my mother sort of brought me up. But no matter how we dress up perfectly for each occassion, there are still others whom we cannot please, no matter what. So, yeah, I have been criticized but on my face...I can tell how they look at you...eyeing you from head to toe and back and had that evil smirk on their faces...The important thing for me is that I feel confident and comfortable on how I dress up.
@alexyz (5)
• China
19 Jun 09
I think women and girls are more likely to be critized for the way they are dressing. I am a man. So far I have not heard any criticizm on what I wear. But sometimes I would make a comment on other's clothes, especially girls'.
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
19 Jun 09
As embarrassed as I am, I was criticized a lot of times. I have always dressed my age because I feel that it is the right thing to do, dress accordingly. I never thought that someone like me could still use clothes that are best suited to younger women. They say that I have to do a little tweaking in my dressing so as not to make it obvious that I am way above their age. Well, I guess they are right.
• India
19 Jun 09
Yes, our near and dear ones can be quite over the top in criticizing us. I too have been criticized for my dress sense or rather the lack of it. I am just not too bothered with my clothes...I have always been like this. While my mom loved dressing up (she still does) I have never been a dressing up person. However, I do take care that when I am going to office or to some place which is in some way important to me, I am in the correct dress. Our dress conveys a lot about us so you should take care too. I am not saying always (you can be casual at the right time) but if you are in the professional field or need to interact with people who might be important for your future, you should take more note of your dress.
@flagella08 (5069)
• Philippines
19 Jun 09
nope. i make it sure that im no different from others. i don't like to be paid with attention just because of clothes. i wear what's in for the time being so that i wouldn't be getting problems with criticisms.