Comfortable Clothes, or Fashionable Clothes? Which are Best?

Comfortable '06 - Taking it easy, 2006
United Kingdom
February 3, 2007 7:58pm CST
When I was younger I didn't mind discomfort. Cool came first. I'd suffer for it and make myself ill. These days, I love comfort, but that does not mean I have sacrificed looking good; far from it; I have reached a compromise. How about you...do you suffer for fashion? Or do you love to feel good as well as look good?
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• United States
6 Mar 07
Give me comfort everytime! I have been known on a couple of instances to go for the fashion, but I was so miserable that I couldn't imagine that I looked good with the faces I was making. I do think you can look nice and be comfortable at the same time. Now, once, I went to a military ball, had my beautiful gown on, looked very nice I might add, but unlike many of the women there, my feet were not killing me because of my shoes...while they looked pained in their high heels, hidden under my gown was a pair of combat boots, very comfortable...nobody could see my shoes anyways, so why not go for comfort?
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
8 May 07
haha..funny!
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@cheerldr (594)
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
Id go for comfortable clothes. Clothes, whether comfortable or fashionable are as long as you know how to carry it.
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• United Kingdom
6 Feb 07
That is very true; thanks.
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• Australia
5 Feb 07
I have always made all my own clothes, so comfort has never been a problem. I can follow the fashions if I think they suit me, or if I please to, but I can still make them to fit comfortably. I believe that when you are dressed well and look as best as you can, you will naturally feel a whole lot better, walk taller and smile more. Conversely, if you are sloppily dressed, you will walk and act sloppily. There is a middle road, where you can dress casually, but still look smart. The criteria is always to dress to suit the occasion.
• United Kingdom
6 Feb 07
I admire people who can make their own clothes. My mother used to do this; and she also used to make some of mine when I was a kid. I ordered a red James Dean "Rebel" windcheater from her in the mid 70s which I wore constantly; it was perfect.
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
4 Feb 07
A mix of both is best for me. I like to be comfortable, but not to the point of going outside in ragged sweatpants or torn shirts or anything. A lot of younger people dress in a really sloppy look and it comes off as kind of cool, but an older person who dresses like that just looks like a bum!
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• United Kingdom
6 Feb 07
The sloppy look (like the natty look) comes and goes in terms of fashion. Before I was born, my dad liked to travel around Europe by motorbike in baggy shirt, jeans and sandals or variants of the same, and my mother enjoyed a bohemian look too; and yet as a very young woman, she was the picture of glamour!
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@XxAngelxX (2831)
• Canada
4 Feb 07
No I don't suffer for fashion. I probably did as a child growing up, but there's no way I'd do that now. I can buy relatively inexpensive clothes that look just as good as designer clothes and they are quite comfy. I'd pick comfort and quality any day over brand name clothing.
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• United Kingdom
6 Feb 07
I think you are right.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
4 Feb 07
i don't go much for fashion. i love wearing clothes that i feel comfortable with. but ofcourse, i still try to look good when in them. it's best to combine comfort and looking good at the same time.
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• United Kingdom
6 Feb 07
I agree!
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@bowtieguy (5924)
• United States
8 Jul 07
Fashionable, I just like to look my best and not to look too comfortable, one of my favorite things is to be the best dressed in the room.
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
8 May 07
I like to dress nice but not the point where i will find it very uncomfortable, like being too concious with what i wear, i like nice comfortable clothes that fits me and that looks good on me. I don't wear clothes that will make me wonder why people are looking at me funny.
• United States
8 May 07
I have always wanted to be comfortable. Thanl G-d I am tall enough so I didn't learn how to wear high heels. I always wear comfortable clothes, even my fancy clothes are comfortable.
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@arvee17 (730)
• Philippines
3 Mar 07
i love to feel good and look good at the same time. for most guys fashion is just a thing. but for most girls it is like an important factor... if i don't look good, i don't feel good. if i don't feel good, i don't look good. so i was always try to please myself. but the thing is that i am not doing it for other people but i am doing it for myself. if i see myself good looking with the way i dress, then i feel much more comfortable when i go outside.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
9 Sep 07
I like to feel comfortable but look neat. I prefer a nice pair of sneaks to heels anyday. It amazes me when I see people sactificing their comfort, health and safety for looks. Vanity!
• United Kingdom
14 Sep 07
I agree with you; I love comfort. I am rarely out of trainers; and I love smart track bottoms cos they are so comfy. When I think of the agonies I used to put myself through...flimsy clothes in winter; toe-cripplingly pointed shoes; and the endless attention from passers-by...sometimes I love being older!
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
15 Sep 07
My son played hockey, and the mother of one of the players would only wear clothes that were flattering to her. Sub-zero temps and 40 mile an hour winds and she would be wearing heels and a light-weight raincoat. No gloves or hat. DId not want to ruin the look. Someone told me she was treated for exposure after several of her son's hockey games, she became hypothermic and one time was even admitted. DUh to her!
• United States
4 Mar 07
I'm fat, but that doesn't mean I don't care about looking good. Some women like to use the term BBW (I have my mother staring over my shoulder saying "use the term 'bbw'" so as not to degrade myself, but I digress). My mother, btw, is elusivebutterfly. Anyway, heck no, I don't suffer for fashion. I used to never fit into clothing because of my size, because I couldn't find anything that fit right, now, I wear clothes that fit or I don't wear them at all. That means, if I am having a bad day, you may see a 400 pound fat chick running down the street naked, hahaha! Seriously though, I am a fashionable fat chick, but I don't suffer for fashion. It has been said that lesbians are women who wear sensible shoes - I guess the same goes for me!
• United Kingdom
4 Mar 07
Hi, nice to see you at mylot! Yes, I know your mom is Elusive Butterfly...:o)
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• United States
4 Feb 07
I don't really care about fashion, persay, but I do care about looking my best. I like to be comfortable, but I also like my clothes to fit properly and for the outfit to look good on me.
• United Kingdom
4 Feb 07
I agree with you 100%; a compromise is good. I wear comfortable clothes, but don't like them to look baggy and unkempt.
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@LittleMel (14036)
• Canada
4 Feb 07
If both is available, I'll pick both. Tommy Lee is comfortable and fashionable, I'd say. Or maybe more casual is Gap. I don't wear many branded clothes sometimes they are just too expensive and too classic.
• United Kingdom
4 Feb 07
I agree. Both is best.
• Canada
16 Sep 07
I learned after years in the fashion and entertainment industry that it can be very unhealthy to become a slave to the fashion police. Now I try to dress in a fashionable, comfortable way that is my own style...so yes I love to feel good and look good. With a little forethought and planning it is definitely possible to achieve both. Hats are my signature 'fashion statement.' I have something for every occasion...including color coordinated baseball caps to match my leisure wear. Whatever we choose to do it should be fun...fashion is not rocket science!!LOL
• Brazil
14 Sep 07
Well women in Brazil most of the times prefer fashionable shoes actually lol No matter if we work all day, if we have to walk all day, we always wear high heels. It's difficult to see a woman working with tennis or something else. And about the clothes, there are many clothes here which are confortable and also fashion :)
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
14 Sep 07
well i try to as comfortable as i can,but at the same time try to look good for myself and no one else.with my 3 babies its so hard to sit there and get all dolled up,so i just put on a nice outfit,and fix my hair real quick,and as long as my hair looks decent then no matter what i wear it will look ok.when i was younger i use to take hours getting ready but now that aint happening lol,and we change when we get older,and i rather be comfortable.but dont get me wrong,i still want to look the best i can without putting alot of effort into it hehe.