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Frequently Asked Questions

    Biblically, should women wear dresses in our country?
    The Bible says that women are not to wear that which "pertaineth to a man", or looks like men's clothing.The accepted dress on bathroom doors even for women is a dress. How far should this scripture be taken?
    I know Roamns wore togas, and all the Jewish people wore robes--I am saying, does it mean the accepted dress of the day for women in the country you are in?

    • ANSWER:
      A woman should dress modestly according to scripture.

      Which should be worn Dresses or Slacks/pants?

      Scriptural reasons in favor of dressing in dresses come in the following categories:
      1) Submission, 2) Gender correctness, 3) Modesty, 4) Authority, 5) Stance

      I. Submission:

      Jesus submitted to authority:

      Mat. 26:39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
      42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.

      Heb 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

      If you are married and your husband asked you to wear a dress for modesty sake, then you have the following to consider.

      Eph. 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
      23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
      24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

      As a man, I wear an undershirt underneath my other shirts. Why? For modesty's sake.

      Eph. 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

      Eph. 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

      II. Gender correctness

      Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

      God made a difference in how he approached a woman and a man. The man was made the head of a family, but even in ceremonial law, there was a difference.

      Lev. 12:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
      2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean.
      3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
      4 And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.
      5 But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation: and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying threescore and six days.
      6 And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a sin offering, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest:

      There was to be a difference in hair (covering/length):
      I Cor. 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
      4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.
      5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
      6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
      7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
      8 For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.
      9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
      10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.
      11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.
      12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
      13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?
      14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
      15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.

      There was to be a difference in dress

      Deut 22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

      As you may know, abomination is something that God hates.

      III. Modesty

      Webster defines modest as:
      1. Properly, restrained by a sense of propriety; hence, not forward or bold; not presumptuous or arrogant; not boastful; as a modest youth; a modest man.
      2. Not bold or forward; as a modest maid. The word may be thus used without reference to chastity.
      3. Not loose; not lewd.
      4. Moderate; not excessive or extreme; not extravagant; as a modest request; modest joy; a modest computation.

      I Tim 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
      9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
      10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.

      Which meaning of modest applies in the above scripture? It seems pretty obvious that the third meaning Not loose, not lewd is the meaning of the term as used. Lewd is a seldom used word anymore, but it means wicked or lustful. (Acts 17:5 refers to lewd or wicked men brought in to raise uproar against Paul). Lustful means, 2. Provoking to sensuality; inciting to lust or carnal desire.

      Therefore to be modest, a garment should not emphasize or draw attention to a woman s form.

      What garment is more modest? A dress or slacks? In my opinion, there can be no question that a conservative skirt or dress is and always will be more modest than a conservative set of pants or slacks. Non-conservative garments of either type are not worth consideration for modesty purposes.

      IV. Authority

      We are all under authority (whether we recognize it or not). I have several points (or areas) that I am under authority. 1) In my job I must obey the requirements of my boss or I won t retain my job for long. He has authority over me to dispense pay increases, reprimands, and job duties. 2) My church I am under the authority of a pastor, the church itself, and God. I follow my pastor as he follows God (I Cor. 16:15-16). The church has the authority to place discipline on me (for the purpose of bringing me into the place of fellowship with God and the church). They also have authority to recognize that God has granted gifts to me (or others) and that those gifts should be used for God s glory. 3) In my home I m under the authority of God and am to follow his direction in leading our home. Most failures in our home are directly related to my many shortcomings in this area.

      In your case, you are similarly under authority. In a school/home/work situation You are under some authority, officially, but it is really God s authority that leads here.
      Some related scriptures are:
      Heb. 13:17, I Peter 5:5, Mat. 8:9, I Cor. 11:1, Phil 3:17

      V. Stance

      We, as Christians, have been changed. We aren t the same as we were.
      Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
      2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
      3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

      I Cor. 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
      20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

      Men have an issue with eyes. Jesus warned men of this saying,
      Mat. 5:27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
      28But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

      We should be careful not to encourage this problem in others or cause a brother to stumble because of the choices we make. Paul said,
      Romans 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
      13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
      14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
      15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
      16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
      17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
      18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
      19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
      20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.
      21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

      In wearing clothing that is not correct, we can influence others in a manner that might be a stumbling-block for them. Our children, those that we see every day, all have that potential.

    Why do women dress this way?
    Why do women tend to show more skin when they dress then men? I see them wearing short shorts all the time during the summer and even during the beginning of fall.

    Also, even in the winter why do they wear boots even if it's not raining or snowing?

    As for pants and shirts, why do they always tend to wear tight ones?
    I even see them wearing boots with short shorts.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't BLAME women for how they are dressed showing more skin.

      BLAME the designers, the women only buys what's OUT THERE!

      In 1905, ALL THE WOMEN wore clothes down to their feet, umbrellas to protect their skin, and scarves to protect their hair or hats to keep them warm! Today? The styles have changed, as population grows, they now dressed like streetwalkers. . . . . Designers are to blame!

      In the 60's, we have skirts just above the knees, my teachers have to put a ruler to make sure it doesn't go OVER the knees! In the 70's, we have mini skirts, and long hair. Now, those styles are coming back, and they called it VINTAGE, Bohemian, rock & roll, etc. This is 2012. What do you think the styles will be in 2013? Probably more of the same!

      So don't be shock by it!

    Medieval clothing? A womans dress? Ten points and five stars. (:?
    How would you describe a womans dress in medieval times?

    Best description gets ten points and five stars!

    (: :D (: :)

    • ANSWER:
      Styles changed quite a bit during the medieval era. For instance, in 'Life in a Medieval City' Frances and Joseph Gies described the clothes of a 13th century burgher's wife:

      'A burgher and his wife wear linen and wool in bright reds, greens, blues and yellows, trimmed and lined with fur. A woman may wear a tunic with sleeves laced from wrist to elbow, topped by a surcoat caught in at the waist by a belt, with full sleeves that reveal those of the tunic underneath. Both sexes wear underclothes - women long linen chemises.

      Hair is invariably parted in the middle, a woman's in two long plaits, which she covers with a white linen wimple.'

      In 'Life in a Medieval Village, Frances and Joseph Gies write, of peasant women:

      'The Women wore long loose gowns belted at the waist, sometimes sleeveless tunics with a sleeved undergarment, their heads and necks covered by wimples. Underclothing, when it was worn, was usually of linen, outer garments were woollen.'

      Fashions for upper class people changed quite abit over the course o fth emedieval era. in 'Pleasures and Pastimes in medieval England' Compton Reeves writes:

      'In the first quarter of the fourteenth century, utility seems to have been the major determining factor in clothing, with distinctions being primarily in the quality of the fabric. women wore as an outer garment a surcout, and beanth it an outer gown over a close-fitting kirtle. The sleeveless outer gown was split at the sides, and thus showed the sleeves and sides of the kirtle. At the waist or slightly lower a girdle or belt would be worn with a pouch for carrying items. A common hairstyle for women was the part it in the centre, and weave it into plaits doubled over the ears or enclosed in a net, which might be decorated.

      In the second quarter of the fourteenth cnetury the clothing of stylish men and women assumed a more figure-fitting cut and shape than had been the rule earlier. The tight-fitting tunic, or cote-hardie, was worn by both sexes of the upper classes. A wimple of some sort, which covered the chin, throat, and breast, was worn by many women throughout the fourteenth century. The nebule head dress appeared around 1350, and consisted of a cylindrical case of woven wire which framed the face across the forehead and down the cheeks. The nebule head-dress alowed women to show their hair, which could be decoratively styled. Soon women were exposing their necks with low-necked dresses. Sleeve tippets that sometimes reached the ground were being attached to dresses, but this fashion disappeared after about 1380, as did the nebule head-dress.

      Peasant women are usually portrayed wearing loose-fitting gowns with tight sleeves, aprons, and hoods.

      In the last quarter of the fourteenth century the houppelande, a gown that was shaped rather like a bell with a hole in the centre was worn by men and women. For women, the houppelande was given a wide opening and was often worn with a wide belt, often embroidered, reaching from the waist up to just beneath the breasts. This was also the beginning of the use of gigantic head-dresses for women, which increased in style and embellishment, and which continued to be stylish throughout the fifteenth century. Women also wore purses suspended from their belts, with small daggers attached to the outside.

      The steeple head-dresses of gigantic height and adorned with an elongated veil, was stylish in the 1420s and 1430s.'

    Muslims: Question about women head dress?
    Okay. I am completely ignorant on this subject. Why do Muslim women wear a scarf on their heads? And are there different forms of this scarf? I've seen some women COMPLETELY covered in a shawl type thing, with only a small opening to see out of.

    Could you also explain why Muslim women are required to dress this way. And maybe even site a scripture in the Qur'an where it talks about this subject.

    Thank you so much :)

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Rono:


      As we are answering Y/A in Religion & Spirituality section, may I answer your question for your CLEAR understanding by giving VERSES on the subject BOTH in the Quran and in the Bible below?

      O you Children of Adam! We have bestowed on you raiment to cover your shame as well as to be an adornment to you. But the raiment of righteousness, that is the best. Such are among the Signs of Allah, that they may receive admonition. (Quran 7:26)

      And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what must ordinarily appear therof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands fathers, their sons, their husbands sons, their brothers, or their brothers sons or their sisters sons, or their women or the servants whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex, and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O you Believers, turn you all together towards Allah, that you may attain Bliss. (Quran 24:31).

      O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks close round them (when they go abroad). That will be better, so that they may be recognised and not annoyed. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful. (Quran 33:59)

      And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts) and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent (like both eyes for necessity to see the way, or outer palms of hands or one eye or dress like veil, gloves, headcover, apron), and to draw their veils all over Juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms) [Quran 24:31]

      King James Bible CORINTHIANS 11:2-18
      11:2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.
      11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
      11:4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.
      11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
      11:6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
      11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
      11:8 For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.
      11:9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
      11:10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.
      11:11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.
      11:12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
      11:13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?
      11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
      11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
      11:16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.
      11:17 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse
      11:18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.

      Hope now you can make your own judgment. Muslim women wear it because Allah wants them to abide by His commands - so they (muslim women - NOT FORCED BY MEN, but those believe in the Judgment Day) wear it;


      Believers (Christian women) in Biblical God and the Holy Book (Bible) loves Jesus but are NOT willing to adhere to his commandments?????

    why do women dress sexy?
    then get mad when men stare and gawk at them with there tongues out. if they didnt want that then why do they dress like that. you know hardly any cloths. not that i am complaining, personaly i enjoy it

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes women dress sexy to attract men, sometimes it's to attract women, and sometimes it's because they like feeling sexy for themselves. I do the latter when I go out to eat with friends without my husband. I'm not trying to pick anyone up, I just like looking good. Now, it's perfectly alright to look at a woman who is dressed sexy, but at least have the courtesy to do so in a grown up way. An appreciative glance or smile is just fine. Staring as though you're undressing her with your eyes makes us feel very uncomfortable, like you're a predator eying his prey. Just imagine if another man look ad at you like that. Awkward, right?

      Looking at a sexy woman isn't wrong, just be smart and mature about it and don't make her feel embarrassed.

    What do Armenian women dress like?
    My daughter is doing an Ellis Island project. She is supposed to dress up like an Amenian woman. She is in 6th grade and she doesn't wanna look too old... in fact she is supposed to be a nine year old child. Could you help me with this.. ? If you could maybe can you put up pictures of examples of what she should wear? Thank You.

    • ANSWER:
      Women's traditional clothes of both eastern and western Armenians were homogeneous. The outerwear included a long dress of arkhaluk type with a cut on chest and cuts below hips. The waist was wrapped in long folded silk or woolen scarf. The embroidered apron and decorations were indispensable elements for western Armenian women. n the west. Women's headdresses, especially in the east, looked like a "turret" made from cotton fabric with ornaments tied with several scarves covering a part of face. Western Armenian women used to wear
      ornate head bands with capes.

      Now in my own words - to make it simple, she should have 2 braids (if you can find fake long ones to clip on that would work too), with a white scarf that has beads around it, a colorful long dress that comes below the knees and colorful stockings underneath or knee length socks, with a decorated apron around the waist is very traditional and what Armenian girls dress in when performing traditional Armenian dances.









      If there is an Armenian church or organization in your city they will for sure have a tons of the outfits they could possibly let you borrow or you can make it up on your own. Good luck.

    Are reform/conservative Jews against having their women dressed modestly ?
    Shouldn't they be covering their skin as that's what Judaism requires for women ?

    But I see arguments about Muslims being criticized for covering themselves or dressing modestly ? It's usually a Jewish tv host arguing with a Muslim over sharia law and it gets to the conversation about modest dress code for women

    • ANSWER:
      Women are expected to dress modestly, and, generally, married women cover their heads in services.
      in days gone by where a woman wearing pants was virtually unheard of, it would indeed have been prohibited for a woman to wear such clothing. In our day and age, in the Western world at least, pants are not reserved merely for men. It is quite normal for a woman to wear pants. As such, a woman who does so would not violate this prohibition.

      We must be careful however to distinguish between the Biblical prohibition of cross dressing and other issues of modesty and propriety. Even when a garment does not violate the prohibition of cross dressing, it does not mean that it is encouraged or even permissible due to other peripheral considerations.

      Although most rabbis would agree that a woman who wears pants does not violate a Biblical prohibition, nevertheless doing so would be strongly discouraged as it would be considered improper from the orthodox Jewish perspective of modesty.


      Degree in History (focus Jewish studies) and Spanish, New Mexico State U. 1990

    How do Portuguese women dress?
    I know they dress like any Westerner would, jeans, etc... but I'm interested in more of their subtle style, how they would differ/be the same from the way a French or Spanish woman would dress for instance. What distinguishes a Portuguese woman?
    Good answer Raquel... like if I were writing a play, then having it performed, how would I distinguish a Portuguese woman from any other European?

    • ANSWER:
      Like you said, Portuguese women dress like other Europeans.
      Example: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://a764.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/36/l_23642a316720b42beb893d2bf4f511e3.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.model6420.net/3-dimensional-model.html&usg=__4pJegtgOOV8xyn0Fq4YHmsghbOg=&h=600&w=399&sz=33&hl=pt-PT&start=0&sig2=9JAT5mNLw9ZZeqx8rBZDhA&zoom=1&tbnid=eYP6dm6uBwvrUM:&tbnh=179&tbnw=126&ei=QSB2TN3SD8aH4gaGsYHlBQ&prev=/images%3Fq%3Deuropean%2Bfashion%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dpt-PT%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D649%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=279&vpy=228&dur=213&hovh=275&hovw=183&tx=85&ty=116&oei=QSB2TN3SD8aH4gaGsYHlBQ&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=17&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:0

      I can't think of anything that distinguishes us (I'm Portuguese) from other women... The only thing I can think of is these dresses, those that Luiz posted but they are only used to dance "rancho" (a type of song): http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://jofre.com.sapo.pt/Rancho%2520folclorico%2520campones%2520de%2520bico.jpg&imgrefurl=http://padornelo.blogs.sapo.pt/161362.html&usg=__G75fL5afugZnXeSadnk5trLMBW8=&h=1200&w=1600&sz=368&hl=pt-PT&start=0&sig2=5OEA-M-0LCUHcli8tRiTeg&zoom=1&tbnid=v8AJAg3BhAc-BM:&tbnh=156&tbnw=208&ei=eCB2TKuZJ8KJ4gbUr4jhBQ&prev=/images%3Fq%3Drancho%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dpt-PT%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D649%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=344&oei=eCB2TKuZJ8KJ4gbUr4jhBQ&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=16&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0&tx=91&ty=50

      (by the way, there's a troll named Neto that sometimes likes to thumbs down my answers and he has many account, just fyi ;))

      @ Luiz: Oh, don't worry! When I said we use the dresses just for that dance, my intention was to clarify, nothing more. I said your name because you had already posted the same images I was talking about.

      EDIT: As you can see, "Gator Bytches" is another troll account from that Neto. How else would he have all those thumbs up with such a bad answer? And you can see I have 11...
      Anyways... I'm sorry but it is like I said, there's no way to distinguish... I wish I could tell you, but it's just not possible. =/

    Why do young women dress sleazy?
    If women want respect in society, why do many dress like hookers?

    • ANSWER:
      Why do women have to earn respect by their garments? Men are actually the ones who have dictated over the centuries what was or wasn't appropriate for women's clothing. Women wear high heels to make their legs tighter and their buttocks stand up when they walk---for men.
      Women brought out their corsettes to make their waists smaller, their breasts stand up----for men. Women wore bustles in the day when large butts were what men wanted to look at.

      Now, Sir, can you tell me what is sleezy dress for women? Boustiers that a man invented, padded bras that a man invented, stilleto heels that a man invented (the Marquis De Sade), or makeup--that men invented, more, and would not leave the house without in the 1600s and 1700s.

      The next time you see a "sleezily" dressed woman, ask yourself a question: Why is there so much money spent on pornograph these days? Why do men just love the new Victoria Secret Catalogue? Why do men race to the post for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue? Why is plastic surgery all the rage to enlarge breasts, suck out fat, change facial appearances?

      The basic answer to your question, in my opinion: Because men dictate women dress alluringly to appear more like those women represented in all of the publications, shows, and pictures men look at on a daily basis for their jollies.

      But, as Dennis Miller puts it...That's just my opinion....I could be wrong.

    Why do some women dress skimply?
    Why do some women dress up as little as possible but get mad when a guy looks.I don't get it, Some women say they dress like that because they feel confident or need a confidence boost but I don't think its the correct way to get attention.
    I know the bible says not to judge(Whether you believe the bible or not) but IN MY OPINION,REPEAT,MY OPINION it kinda says that they subconsciously like people looking at them at are sorta slutty,THAT'S MY OPINION, not saying its true.
    What's your thoughts.

    • ANSWER:
      Some women dress skimpy for exactly the reasons you mention - because they like the confidence boosts and like men (and even women... they like to make other women jealous) to look at them. They know that walking around with their boobs all hanging out and a belt for a skirt will get them exactly the attention they want. They are insecure and thrive on the knowledge that they turn heads. Yeah, they might sound like they're mad when people look at them, but they actually really love it. But I don't think that they want people to see them as sort of slutty. Maybe when it comes to guys they want to portray that they know what they're doing between the sheets, but I doubt that most girls want to be seen as slutty (though that is definitely the way most people see them when they dress like that).

      I agree with you - it is the wrong way to get attention. You'll get a lot more attention and respect (which is the most important IMO) from people by being confident in who and the way you are than what you're wearing. Throw the tube-top/dress away! Put on some jeans and a nice top (or a NICE dress), your favorite heels and a little make-up... that's all you really need! =o)

    Why do gay women dress like men?
    Why do (some) lesbian women feel as though they have to dress like men, no offence but I think they look 1000x times better dressing like women i think they look totally ridiculous walking around looking like teenage boys when they're in they're mid twenties and so on that's why a lot of people in general (excluding me) don't take lesbianism seriously. I know I'm coming off fairly judgmental on this post but I'm not like this at all, I've just always thought why? I know it's a dominance aspect but you can still be dominant dressing like a woman. I just think it's being so fake or "wanna-be" when women dress and act like men (I'm excluding Trans people from this I know that's entirely different.) Why do they do that?

    • ANSWER:
      I think most of these answers are somewhat attacking the person who asked this question. She[he?] is just trying to understand something that they have never experienced - she isn't segregating or insulting anyone, just asking a question.

      I am a gay male and I've always wondered the same thing too - having seen lesbian couples where one is the extreme feminine woman and the other you would do a double take to check if it was a guy or girl. I guess I can't really understand it, but to me it seems like the reason "masculinity/femininity are subjective and not everyone needs to live up to your bigoted standards" doesn't properly resolve this behavior in my mind.

      I agree, that people don't need to and shouldn't have to live up to society's norms and that everything, in it's way, has it's own place - but I want to better understand what these individuals seek to achieve with their behavior. Are women who dress very masculine looking to show themselves as dominant females - are these same women attracted to 'typical' women, or are they attracted to 'butch' women like themselves?

      An analogy would be feminine men. I can sometimes find certain physical features in feminine men attractive, and have had limited experience with feminine men in general because I do not personally find them attractive versus 'masculine' men. I personally project my appearance and behavior to be overtly masculine with minor, controlled femininity. This serves to attract gay men who are like-minded (men who like generally masculine men, but are "just gay enough" to be recognized as gay). My point is, I modulate behavior and appearance based on the goals I am trying to achieve - do 'stud/butch (whatever the term is)' females do the same thing, and if so, who are they targeting?

    Why do men and women dress so differently?
    More often than not, women tend to desire to expose their body more than men. Usually, like at the mall, or even at work it's super tight pants showing off the form of the body, cleavage, wide open neck shirts, expose toes with well planned nail polish, etc. Guys almost always cover up, and usually only expose arms wearing t-shirts and thats it.

    Why the difference in how men and women dress? Here's a comment from an article I read as well:

    "Think about it for second: both sexes have two arms and legs, we both need ready access to our nether regions for sex, waste elimination and cup-caking, yet if an alien were to visit a women's clothing store, they'd think it was vital a woman have her arms, shoulders, breasts, stomach, legs and crotch exposed to the elements or sheathed in skin-tight garish coloured material."
    JosephV - When you say, "The views expressed by the Asker is biased. ", what you're actually saying is that you disagree, and that men and women dress exactly the same. Thats kind of crazy man. Clearly they dress differently. The question is, why?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe that men and women have different expectations placed on them for how to dress depending on the society in which they live and, to a varying extent, the time period in which they live. One reason for this may be that it is a way for a society to emphasize a person's gender role in that society as either a male or a female.

      Another reason why men and women dress so differently is probably due to the influence of media such as magazines, television, the music industry, etc., and the expectations those things place on men and women to dress in distinct ways from one another. The media contribute to perpetuating and evolving these expectations for both sexes (i.e. by encouraging certain fashions). We should not forget that women dressed in sexy outfits help businesses to sell goods and services as men respond to them. Marketers and advertisers realize this and use it to their advantage to make more money selling their goods and services. From a business perspective it is good business. Conversely, I doubt men dressing up in skimpy outfits would have the same effect on women as women dressing up in skimpy outfits has on men. This might be one reason why you mostly see only women dressed in "super tight pants showing off the form of the body" and not men. It sells when women do it but not when men do the same so women are encouraged (perhaps they model themselves after women they see in advertisements, TV, and/or the music industry, etc.) to dress themselves up this way and not men.

      Another reason might be that men are more visually attracted to a woman's appearance and therefore women might be encouraged by men, among themselves (through peer influence or peer pressure), or by society (i.e. through the media) to wear skimpy outfits, show skin, wear makeup, and so on in order to make themselves stand out more to men in order to improve their chances of getting/keeping one.

      Another reason why men and women dress so differently might be historical. Historically, I would say in many instances men's clothing has been tailored for work or business and has been, as a result, more practical in design than decorative. Historically, women have not always had to or chosen to work and so their clothing, as a result, may have had the luxury of developing to be more decorative in design than practical. Another historical reason why men and women dress so differently might be that women may not have always been allowed to dress in men's fashions in the past (for example, girls were not always allowed to wear pants to school) and that they therefore were forced to come up with their own gender-specific fashions that were distinct from those of men.

      Another reason might be that in the past women's fashions were considerably more conservative than they are now. With time women may have gradually moved away from conservative clothing in an effort (whether conscious or unconscious to them) to move away from such societal expectations for conservative dress. An example of this is women's bathing suits which used to be only very modest one-piece bathing suits in the past to the sometimes very tiny bikinis we see today. This move may have been influenced by women's movements over time.

      Up until now I have been neglecting to mention possible reasons for why men dress the way they do. One good reason why most men dress according to male gender expectations is because they fear being ridiculed by their peers or by males in general or even by women if they do not. The equivalent is probably true for women. Many people want to fit in with the members of their group/gender/society and fear being shunned if they do not so they conform to the expectations they perceive are placed on them.

      Finally, another reason why men and women dress so differently might be because they are more or less ignorant of the gender expectations imposed on them by their society when it comes to dress. Therefore they might never even consciously consider not conforming to these gender expectations and instead just conform to them unconsciously.

    Why do some muslim countries force women to dress a certain way?
    Are some (not all) muslim countries living in the dark ages?
    I mean seriously forcing women to dress in all black dresses only showing their eyes or be beating in public? (btw if you choose to wear that then w/e but forcing someone to wear that?!) They look like clones or something from the matrix.

    • ANSWER:
      Ok beating is not allowed in Islam. Women are not sex objects and are not cattle. Islam uplifted women and gave them their rights 1450 years ago while Europe was still in the Dark Ages. Women in America didn't get their rights until the 1960s and they had to fight for them. Just 40 years ago it was legal for a man in his 20s+ to marry a girl as young as 11 in the USA. Women didn't get the right to vote in the USA nationwide until 1920! The pagan Arabs used to bury infant girls alive because a girl was seen as a shame upon the father and she was considered a burden. Men in pagan Arabia used to marry their daughters off against their will. In the USA and Europe women could not have property or rights to children. They were treated like vermin and were to be seen, not heard. God does not want women and men to be sex objects. The hijab is not a choice. It is an obligation upon every female Muslim. See Sura 24 and Sura 33 in the Qur'an for more information. Muslim women cover to protect their modesty and chastity. Women in the USA think it is freedom to dress in revealing clothing and be sexualized in TV and on billboards and in fashion magazines which in turn go to young girls in homes throughout the USA causing girls to think of themselves as "not pretty" or ugly or fat. From the time a girl is born in the USA she is taught that looks matter and every day is bombarded with sexual images in movies, on TV, on billboards, in music, from models who are super skinny, and even in books! How is this freedom? By allowing men and women to intermingle with each other outside of marriage and blood they are putting themselves in harm's way and men will take adavantage of them and rape or kill them. It is a well known fact that the object of a man's desire is a woman's hair and face. I agree forcing is not allowed in Islam. It's against God. But think about this. Would you rather your sister, your daughters, your nieces, your mother, your wife, or another female blood realative to dress in revealing clothing and get teased and harassed by strange men or would you rather her be all covered in modest clothing and known as a righteous woman? By covering up her beauty a woman is showing a man that she is a human being and a person with feelings not a sex object for men to lust after because men and women in the USA listen to the devil and can't take the time to lower their gaze when around the opposite sex. Women are the jewels of men in Islam. The men in Islam are only trying to protect their women from being raped or harmed.

    What are some reasons why a woman would dress with thier,,,,,?
    Butt hanging out, breast nipples exposed, thong showing and, other revealing clothes that only attract sexual attention?

    And why do so many men react to it even when that woman doesn't want that attention?
    Julie M: You never seen a woman wear one of those see through shirts with no braw on underneath?

    • ANSWER:
      Women dress like that because...
      1) They want the attention. (Negative attention is still "attention".)
      2) They're flaunting what they've got, while they've got it.
      3) They don't realize they're dressing trashy (ie - accidental or bad fashion sense)
      4) They're following a trend, even if the trend doesn't suit their body, good taste, public exposure laws, or their personality.

      (I'm assuming) Men look because...
      1) They have no choice but to look, when all a woman's, um, assets are put out there for the rest of humankind to see.
      2) They've fallen pray to the "train wreck" scenario (they just can't look away, no matter how much they want to).
      3) They're male - it's genetic (they'd probably look even if a woman was 100% covered up).
      4) They're reacting to the persona the woman is exuding - not necessarily the woman's real persona ("first impressions", and all that).

    The way some women dress...?
    Recently, I read an article in a newspaper about the way some young clubbers were dressed. Do you agree with those who say the way some women dress is appalling and embarrassing? Do you agree with people who say walking around half-naked is not "freedom"? (And by "half-naked", I mean really short skirts etc.) If you are a woman, how does it make you feel when people talk about the "meat market"?

    • ANSWER:
      I hate when girls dress all trashy. It give girls like me a bad name because I'm just your average girl. I don't go out dressed like a s*** ever. You could see me walking down the street in sweatpants ans a T-shirt just to be comfy. Or maybe some jeans. But never a short skimpy skirt.

      I don't understand why girls think they look good dressing like that. Nowadays people mix up the definitions of sleezy and beautiful. People think looking like a s*** is cute when it actually makes them look easy. People's minds have changed a lot. And for the worst. Its terrible.

      But what can you do? Girls aren't gonna change. All they want is attention and they think dressing like that is the best way to get it. Society makes it look ok when its not. I prefer the jeans and cute shirt look myself but obviously other girls don't :P

    How specific is the Qur'an about women's dress ?
    My impression until recently was that the Qur'an merely requires women to dress in a seemly and becoming manner, however one might understand that injunction : and that the hijab and burkha are matters of custom and tradition rather than requirements of faith. But on reading 'Light' (Al-Nur) : 31 and 'The Joint Forces' (Al-Ahzab : 59) in the Abdel Haleem Oxford translation (2004) I now think that the Qur'an is more specific about what a seemly and becoming form of dress is. Al-Nur : 31 looks fairly definite about the need to wear a headscarf (hijab).

    I am not a Muslim and would be glad to hear from anyone who can address the question authoritatively.
    Answerers : I cited verses in which the Qur'an is specific e.g. about the covering of hair; and it definitely says more than vaguely that women should cover their beauty. Read the verses, do.

    • ANSWER:
      The status of women in Islam is often the target of attacks in the secular media. The hijaab or the Islamic dress is cited by many as an example of the subjugation of women under Islamic law. Before we analyze the reasoning behind the religiously mandated hijaab , let us first study the status of women in societies before the advent of Islam

      1. In the past women were degraded and used as objects of lust

      The following examples from history amply illustrate the fact that the status of women in earlier civilizations was very low to the extent that they were denied basic human dignity:

      Babylonian Civilization:
      The women were degraded and were denied all rights under the Babylonian law. If a man murdered a woman, instead of him being punished, his wife was put to death.

      Greek Civilization:
      Greek Civilization is considered the most glorious of all ancient civilizations. Under this very glorious system, women were deprived of all rights and were looked down upon. In Greek mythology, an imaginary woman called Pandora is the root cause of misfortune of human beings. The Greeks considered women to be subhuman and inferior to men. Though chastity of women was precious, and women were held in high esteem, the Greeks were later overwhelmed by ego and sexual perversions. Prostitution became a regular practice amongst all classes of Greek society.

      Roman Civilization:
      When Roman Civilization was at the zenith of its glory , a man even had the right to take the life of his wife. Prostitution and nudity were common amongst the Romans.

      Egyptian Civilization:
      The Egyptian considered women evil and as a sign of a devil.

      Pre-Islamic Arabia:
      Before Islam spread in Arabia, the Arabs looked down upon women and very often when a female child was born, she was buried alive.

      2. Islam uplifted women and gave them equality and expects them to maintain their status.

      Islam uplifted the status of women and granted them their just rights 1400 years ago. Islam expects women to maintain their status.

      Hijaab for men

      People usually only discuss hijaab in the context of women. However, in the Glorious Qur an, Allah (swt) first mentions hijaab for men before hijaab for the women. The Qur an mentions in Surah Noor:

      "Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: and Allah is well acquainted with all that they do."
      [Al-Qur an 24:30]

      The moment a man looks at a woman and if any brazen or unashamed thought comes to his mind, he should lower his gaze.

      Hijaab for women.

      The next verse of Surah Noor, says:

      " And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands fathers, their sons..."
      [Al-Qur an 24:31]

      3. Six criteria for Hijaab.

      According to Qur an and Sunnah there are basically six criteria for observing hijaab:


      The first criterion is the extent of the body that should be covered. This is different for men and women. The extent of covering obligatory on the male is to cover the body at least from the navel to the knees. For women, the extent of covering obligatory is to cover the complete body except the face and the hands upto the wrist. If they wish to, they can cover even these parts of the body. Some scholars of Islam insist that the face and the hands are part of the obligatory extent of hijaab .

      All the remaining five criteria are the same for men and women.

      The clothes worn should be loose and should not reveal the figure.

      The clothes worn should not be transparent such that one can see through them.

      The clothes worn should not be so glamorous as to attract the opposite sex.

      The clothes worn should not resemble that of the opposite sex.

      The clothes worn should not resemble that of the unbelievers i.e. they should not wear clothes that are specifically identities or symbols of the unbelievers religions.

      4. Hijaab includes conduct and behaviour among other things

      Complete hijaab , besides the six criteria of clothing, also includes the moral conduct, behaviour, attitude and intention of the individual. A person only fulfilling the criteria of hijaab of the clothes is observing hijaab in a limited sense. Hijaab of the clothes should be accompanied by hijaab of the eyes, hijaab of the heart, hijaab of thought and hijaab of intention. It also includes the way a person walks, the way a person talks, the way he behaves, etc.

      5. Hijaab prevents molestation

      The reason why Hijaab is prescribed for women is mentioned in the Qur an in the following verses of Surah Al-Ahzab:

      "O Prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing women that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad); that is most convenient, that they should be known (as such) and not molested. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
      [Al-Qur an 33:59]

      The Qur an says that Hijaab has been prescribed for the women so that they are recognized as modest women and this will also prevent them from being molested.

    how did women dress before flappers?
    im doing a report on fashion in the 1920's and i need to know how women dressed before they started to dress like flappers. did they dress like angelina jolie in changeling, was it real conservative, or were there restriction to what they could and could not wear?

    • ANSWER:



      Women in the 1920's were beginning to dress more comfortable instead of having constricting fashions such as the corset, they loosened the fabric. Women before flappers came along dressed more conservatively. However, the way that flappers are dressed and always seen as in pictures and movies was not how they dressed all the time.

      http://www.murrayontravel.com/carolnolan/fashionhistory_1920ladies.html <- This site should be of great help to you.

      http://doe.sd.gov/octa/ddn4learning/themeunits/1920s/style.htm <- This one too. This is a .gov site so it will be better for you to use than the wiki site. use the wiki site to just help you, but don't use it as a reference.

    why do women dress provocatively....?
    why do women dress provocatively??.....
    i need help for my debate.. de title for my debate is 'Women who dress provocatively are NOT asking for more than they bragain for.
    i want answers based on women rights...thanks..
    any suggestions?????

    • ANSWER:
      to say that a woman is dressing provocatively is to say that she intends some kind of provocation simply by getting dressed in the morning. This is a whole lot of tommy-rot. This means that you are transferring your standards, opinions, and ideas onto another human being whether they wish to adopt them or not.

      To say that women dress provocatively is a generalised statement which places all women and their intentions in one single category. It is disicriminating to make such a generalised statement at all.

      Exactly what is it that you feel all women is provoking? Are they
      provoking all men into touching them? Are they provoking all men into talking down to them? Are they provoking all men to rape them?

      Your title is also discriminating towards all men. This statement presumes that men are no more than beasts of the field with no control over their own bodily functions, ideas, thoughts, desires, or actions.

      A woman dresses for her own benefit. She wears what she feels comfortable in, what she feels beautiful in, what she likes to wear. Just as men wear what is comfortable, what they feel handsome in and what they like to wear.

      Women have an innate right to be safe and to not be accosted, abused, assaulted, berated, derided or generalised about whatever they do or do not wear.

      Women should be able to walk down the main street of Sydney, Paris or New York butt naked without fear of being harmed or abused.

      A woman who chooses to wear clothes that are appealing or even sexy or daring is not choosing to be harmed. She is simply choosing to wear clothes that are to her liking, or that are similar to her friends clothes, or that she feels makes her more appealing to potential partners.

      To say that one human being can make another break the law, break laws of reason, laws of morals, laws of ethics simply by how they dress is to lower humanity to being no more than just another animal.

    What percentage of women cross-dress?
    I'm a cross-dresser myself and I would like to know how many women cross-dress.

    When I say cross-dress, I don't mean, sometimes wearing a t-shirt and jeans and sometimes wearing skirts and dresses; I mean dressing like a man, all the time.

    Wearing a tuxedo to prom, never wearing make-up, always wearing boys' shorts, wearing boxers, etc.

    • ANSWER:
      The numbers of serious women crossdressers are probably comparable to men crossdressers. (last estimates that I saw were about 10% of men). However women may not be as "into it" as men are because society allows much more leeway for women to dress however they want as compared to men. Women are expected to be "feminine", however many women can dress more "masculine" and not catch any feedback other than assumptions of being "butch" or lesbian. In fact, if not for the body shape, many outfits worn by women would be unisex (could be worn by either sex).

      Many crossdressers would dress more completely except for the fact that society in general has a phobia when it comes to gender confusing dress codes. This is why school uniform lists still include skirts for women, but not for men, although either can wear slacks. I find some schools outlaw shorts during the first part of the school year (when it is hot in un-airconditioned schools), but allow skirts for girls. Guys just have to suffer in long pants.

    Why do women dress in such revealing outfits? 2 part?
    I'm not complaining...but it is completely accepted for girls to wear skirts so short you can see their privates if they bend over to pick something up or what ever.

    It's the norm

    It's like society is putting Bulls eyes on womens asses and degrading them to a pice of meat.

    women have to use makeup and shave everything to be considered sexy and also show off as much skin as possible...so it's like they are just sex objects...

    why do we do this?

    Also I think girls like halloween the most b/c everygirls wants to dress as slutty as possible and costumes are an excuse to do that...


    • ANSWER:
      Society sends females mixed messages....

      (usually its the younger ones that fall into this category, as they're so worried about their image, popularity, and getting a man).
      Just watch MTV for a minute and see the women who are role modeling for our youth... girls have always wanted to be beautiful for men. (except hard core feminists).

      message #1....don't dress like a slut, men won't respect you.
      (but the reality is, women get more attention when they dress sexy).

      message#2....Sex sells...if you don't wear those high heels, booty shorts and low cut top, the other girl will and she gets all the attention.
      (but then, she gets called a slut for catering to the male fantasy).

      Its a double edged sword.

      Personally...I reveal just enough to catch the eye, and peak the interest, but I only wear "slutty attire" behind closed doors.
      Some things are meant to be kept private and personal.

      As for the Halloween thing...yes, agreed...some people use halloween to dress in ways they normally would'nt.
      Men too though.
      Look at how many men dress in drag for halloween.
      Kinda makes you wonder, eh?

    Do Jewish women dress a certain way?
    My mom said jewish women have their own distinctive style of dress. What is it? She was not insulting it as many of her friends are Jewish she just said it is usually very 'glam' with glitter and sparkles, diamond/sparkly jewelry, hair highlights, sometimes bright makeup,etc. Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      Religious Jewish women are noted for their modesty. Necklines cover the collarbone, sleeves cover the elbows. Women and girls wear dresses (although some Modern Orthodox wear pants). The dresses cover the knees. Socks or stockings are worn at all times. Married women cover their hair.

      Your mother's description is the opposite of tznuis, which means her friends are not dressing in a Jewish style, but rather a style that suits them personally.

      All the best.

    why women dress up for women ..? lesibi.............or...
    I know many women,who dont want romantic relationships before marriage. But they spent to much time to dress up , make up , facials , mani cure ,pedi cure etc. ........ but they want to prove or they are lesbians.

    • ANSWER:
      ALL women ARE lesbians, here's the proof.
      Straight women prefer women
      Wednesday, 18 June 2008
      Rachel Cook
      New research has revealed heterosexual women are more likely to be aroused by looking at naked women than naked men.
      Dr Meredith Chivers, a research fellow at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health at the University of Toronto, has completed several studies on the arousal responses of men and women while they watched video clips depicting naked men and women in various sexual and non-sexual scenarios.
      According to the New York Times, by using a photoplethysmograph (a device that measures blood flow to the genitals) Chivers found that when heterosexual women viewed naked women, their blood flow increased significantly, as opposed to when they viewed naked men.
      Chivers also found that straight women, straight men and lesbians all verbally reported increased arousal when watching women, whereas gay men 'were more predictably aroused by images of their preferred sex'.
      Sociologist Kirsten Mclean, from Monash University, told MCV that Chivers' study offers nothing new to what we already know about women's sexuality.
      "There is a lot of research that says women are a lot more flexible in their sexual attractions and desires, and are more likely to move along the continuum, than men are," Mclean said.
      "In terms of identification, men aren't as fluid; heterosexual men may have sex with men but still believe they are heterosexual; and gay men may have sex with women but still identify as gay.
      "However, there has also been a study that showed lots of flexibility amongst a fairly young male sample, so maybe there's been a generational shift," she concluded.

    How do Egyptian women dress today? Pictures please !?
    I know some women dress in the traditional garments but I've heard some dress a little bit Americanized .. true or false?
    Like I said in the question .. how do they dress today? Its for a school project and she wants to know the clothing modern day Egyptians wear.

    • ANSWER:
      Egyptian women dress in either

      Abaya: its usually black and roomy.. women who dress like this also wear the head scarf and possibly the burkah.. its the most religious who dress this way..

      Modern Veil: Its usually younger girls who dress like this.. they cover their hair but show their faces and hands.. they wear jeans and a top and then the head scarf (hijab).. the clothes they wear are not only amricanized but are usually even bought from American or European shops that we have here in Egypt.. and they also follow all the trends like the skinny jean or whatever.. even if they buy a tshirt that doesnt fully cover the arms they wear another long sleeved top underneath it so they basically make anything work..

      Non veiled: those wear whatever you would wear..

      We dont really have traditional garments.. the abaya is originally Saudi.. so..

      I dont really have pictures but this is the Abaya: http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4SKPB_enEG204EG221&q=abaya

      Head scarf (I dont think the girls in this picture are Egyptian but you get the idea.. Egyptian girls dress the same exact way)

      Hope that helps! Oh and the majority of the girls here wear the modern veil.. My friends and I arent veiled though..

    Why is it in society women can dress unprofessional?
    In certain settings it is polite to dress nicely. Interviews, offices, get together, etc.

    If a woman walks into an interview or office environment in a skirt, her legs exposed, and her blouse unbuttoned to her chest with her boobs hanging out it is 100% professional and proper etiquette.

    If a man went to an interview or office environment in a pair of well fitting khaki shorts, his legs exposed, nice shoes, and a nice shirt unbuttoned exposing part of his upper chest he is told he didn't dress appropriately.

    Why is this?

    Equality in the workplace right?
    So if a man wears shorts made of the same fabric as a woman's skirt it still isn't acceptable. I'm sorry woman feel they need to spend 1,000 dollars on something a man can get for made of the same fabric.
    I'm also not talking about the streets. How you walk in the streets doesnt keep you from a job
    I want to clear up one more time I am talking about standards in the work place right now. And I never said skirt suit. I simply said skirt. It can of course be a skirt and random top, or a skirt suit bought all together. Regardless, a man could still wear shorts made from the same exact fabric, and color.
    Jane. haha... Calm down. I'm not arguing simply curious is all. My 00 remark was a response to a comment. I don't care how women dress. But how in the world can I be prejudiced for inquiring about equal rights for men and women? Haha.. Don't be silly. And go back to my own country? Lol.. this is my country, i went over seas twice. I think i can ask a simple question out of curiosity.

    As far as nice shoes and shorts. Well a man can wear any color shorts made from the same fabric as a woman's skirt first off. Then he can wear dress shoes with it, or even boat shoes. I gurantee a nice pair of Sperrys would go nicely with khaki shorts.

    Calm down, Jane, no one is trying to take aay your rights to clevage.. Hahaha
    SUQ, sweatpants are s specific type of pants, they don't come in a wide variety of fabircs. So that seems very unlikely. But if a woman comes to the office dressed like a man, wearing the same types of clothes a man would to the office then great. More power to her. Equality is equality right? Cradigans and sweaters can be very classy and office oriented as well.
    SUQ, I'll say it once again. I was simply asking a question.
    If you don't like it you didn't have too answer it. No need to get worked up. If someone asks a question you don't like you can't simply label it bitching. A question is an inquiry, not a complaint.
    Aw22 are you going to actually touch on the question at all?How isa woman exposing her legs, thighs, or chest taking pride in her appearance? And what is the deal with women being able to get away with open toes shoes while we're at that..

    Copperhead, so if a man cuts his slacks off at the knee, sows the ends to look like the pants bottom that would be acceptable? Right? Seems like the equivalent. Mens body temperature is higher than womens' that's science. Why do men have less of a right to keep cool that a woman?
    Too me shorts are simply logical. They have more fabric than skirts do, they can be slacks that have been hemmed to the knee. Shorts can be the same fabrics, and color as any skirt. And there is more fabric to shorts than skirts. Im not simply talking in the mans perspective.. Some women are scrutinized for dresing like men when they simply want to be comfortable.

    • ANSWER:
      How do you compare khaki shorts to a skirt?

      Skirt suits can cost thousands, are tailor made and look very professional.

      A man can wear a shirt unbuttoned, but it is not considered common etiquette in the workplace, just like a man can walk topless in the streets however that would not be considered appropriate etiquette for a woman.

      Regarding your additional details:

      Ok, using your fabric analogy, a woman could wear a knitted cardigan and sweatpants to an interview, she's fully covered, same fabric as a man's trouser pants and shirt, and she would not fit into the workplace. She is far better off in a skirt and blouse with cleavage than she is in the aforementioned outfit. It comes down to style and convention.

      I don't understand how you don't get this?

      Dude, it's just convention, it has nothing to do with misandry or inequality. Women can wear mens clothing because it is not considered unfeminine to wear trousers or shirts, however, out of convention, men cannot wear skirts. Women cannot have armpit hair but men can shave or trim theirs. There are plenty of things that men can do that are traditionally female and vice versa, and there are plenty of things men cannot do that are traditionally female and vice versa.

      Choosing one of those things, corporate dress, and bitching about inequality does not make it true.

      Well, I don't entirely accept that you don't have an agenda, your final statement in your original post was a sarcastic 'Equality in the workplace right?'.

    Why don't women dress and act classy anymore?
    how I see women dressing and acting today is a total disgrace. Every woman today is the same.

    • ANSWER:
      Every woman today definitely isn't the same. There may be a few decent ones left. I love to dress like women did in the 1950s, that's a really beautiful style. I don't drink alcohol, cause it's too unhealthy, and drunkenness is vulgar. I'd definitely never smoke. I have good manners and I always be friendly and try to be as kind as I can. I know I'm not like a complete old fashioned perfect woman, but I must say, I'm not like most whoreish, foul mouthed women. :)

    Why do women dress up like this?
    most women most of the time wear short dresses and show their bare child like hairless body in public.
    Why do they do it? Do they want to attract male attention or maybe tease men that look we women are blessed with such hairless skin?

    • ANSWER:
      Attention i guess. I would never leave the house looking like that, i don't want or need the attention. Just like to get on with doing what i want to do without people bothering me, or me bothering other people.

      If a woman has everything on show, of course she want's men to look. Why else? That's not to say that people that dress like this occasionally are like that, say, for a special night out with their boyfriend? People can dress however they want, but i still think it says a lot about that person.

      Some women need the attention. Others, like me, definitely don't, so i don't dress in a way that would encourage it

    Why don't women dress modestly anymore?
    What does it take for a woman to be modest today? It seems like there is no such thing anymore. Kinda gets annoying. And they do all that on purpose. And don't give me that "It's 2011!" response. It's one thing to be pretty and have class, it's another to dress like a whore. Why can't women wear shirts where their boobs stay inside and pants where their thong or butt crack stay inside? Do any women care about their image anymore?

    • ANSWER:
      Some women do dress more modestly than most of the female population, and those women who dress modestly are Mormon.

    Why do woman like to wear real short mini dresses, tight tank tops.

    My wife likes to wear this getup at home and in public.

    Does this mean she is looking for what?

    She wear thongs all the time?

    She used to work in strip club, cocktail waitress, not dancer.

    What is going to happen when she gets old 30yrs old now?

    • ANSWER:
      I hope you know there is a difference between dressing sexy and looking cheap, classless and slutty. A woman can be completely sexy and still be fully clothed and tastefully dressed.

    Why do women dress so hot?
    I work in a predominately black and spanish women associated business. The way a majority of them dress is just "wow". the tightest jeans or slacks - the most low cut tops - real attention getters. What throws me though is when you comment to them or look too long why half of them get upset cause you notice them. don't get me wrong i think a woman of colour is beautiful but why do they get mad when they show up wearing such hot lookin clothes they bout showing you everything and you start to drool over them ha ha

    • ANSWER:
      most women want to be noticed, but not drooled over.

      but then a lot don't know the difference between sexy and slutty.

      i am a sexy woman, but i don't act or dress leaving little to the imagination, and on those very rare occasion that i 'flaunt it' --a little--, i still don't want to be treated like some hooker standing on a street corner.

      i find the majority of men put about every woman, especially if she has nice boobs, a nice body/face, regardless of how she dresses, into that category.

    women are dressing to look good for other women T or F?
    Seems to me, more women dress up to look good for other women. Like men have no say in how they look. Most women go out looking like a side show and their girlfriends totally approve. Just wait 10 years and you'll see how goofy you were with your adidas 5 inch heels.

    • ANSWER:
      So true! In reply to the lady who said that American women dress to please other women whereas European women dress to please their men, I am European and no, we don't dress to please our men! It's the same all over the world. I think fashion has gone to our heads and we don't care about what men think! Do you think your man would approve of the platform shoes that are so "in" this winter? I don't think so! He would prefer a pair of nice high-heeled shoes or boots. But we still wear the platforms (myself included), don't we? Lol.

    Difference in women's dress sizes?
    Shopping on Amazon for a dress for my wife. My guess for her measurements are 34DD-28-36. She is 5'10" (178 cm) and 150 pounds (68 kg).

    Dress size options are "one size", "one size fits most", "one size queen", and "plus". I'm pretty sure I know the last two are too large, but...
    What's the difference between "one size" and "one size fits most"??

    Not part of my question, but I wanna rant about this:
    Why can't women's sizes be as easy as men's sizes? Men's sizes are an actual measurement in inches OR small, medium, large, etc. Women's sizes are abstract (0, 2, 4, 6, etc OR one size, queen size, plus size, etc), and none of it fits the same. The only women's clothing measurement that actually makes sense is bras!

    Back to the point... What's the difference and what size should I order for her?

    • ANSWER:
      A dress that is one size will be very loose fitting to accommodate an average figure. One size fits most is a more realistic size, as it probably won't fit very large women. Your wife may be a medium or a large and will probably fit either of the first two categories. Women carry extra weight all over their bodies, or in an apple or pear shape.
      Have you seen men that wear their pants below a big belly, and tell anyone who will listen that they wear a size 34. If they wore those pants with suspenders at their waist they would wear a size 44.

    how should a christian woman dress?
    i know many girls and woman that attend church and say they are christians but the way they dress does not show that. i beleive that christian girls should not wear short shorts, mini skirts, really tight jeans, fish nets, shirts that show cleavage and bikinis. am i wrong? how do you think a christian girl should be dressed?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a strong concern that we look after each other as Christians. We are to live our lives so that we put God first, and (within reasonable bounds) others ahead of ourselves.

      Women have a reasonable sense as to whether or not how they dress attracts attention, and what sort of attention it attracts (unless they are naive.) Men are extremely visual in the wiring of their brains; if Christian women were really concerned with living a life of helping look after each other, they would remember to be modest. Modesty is not about dressing plainly because it's a virtue to not look really attractive; modesty is about helping keep things decent-- not just in public action, but private thought. This is not to say that they need to absolutely hide the feminine form, but on the other hand, they sure could help their brothers in the faith out a good deal more, in their walk with God, by making some more modest choices in clothing, and saving being sexually attractive for the one person you're married to.

    Why do Hispanic women dress so Skanky?
    I was at CVS to buy some Chips when I saw this Hispanic women who had to be in her 40's or late 30's wearing this tight Hollister belly shirt, ripped jeans and converses. From the back I thought she was a teenager then when she turned around I was like whoa, a big wrinkly brown face was staring me in the eye.

    • ANSWER:
      If you ever watch hispanic television, you'll notice the women are dressed very provocatively and too young for their age. That's just their culture. Women are expected to be dressed in tight clothing, and have their breasts out on display for the world to see.
      So then you get those same hispanics, with the same ideas of what's culturally correct, that decide to live in America. They do not understand that our standards of dressing is different. They can't seem to find the tight dresses, over exposed shirts, and bleached down the thigh jeans in their appropriate section inside retail stores so they resort to buying clothes from the Junior section and thus! Wrinkly woman with Hollister clothing and belly shirt.

      (PS: the whole "brown face" thing sounded racist. Might want to refrain yourself from using such phrases.)

    Do women dress up for men?
    Or themselves?
    Or other women?

    • ANSWER:
      I can't answer for all women, but I can give you insight regarding how I have dressed at different times in my life, and why.

      Usually, I have dressed for myself. By that, I mean the image that I have harbored of myself at the time. At times I have seen myself as an independent woman, primarily. At those times, I have dressed alternately very business-like, and very sexy. At other times in my life, I have seen myself as primarily a traditional religious seeker. At those times I have dressed in very, very conservative, even 'dowdy' clothing. (I don't credit the 'religious' community for this; it was my own interpretation entirely--I was never pressured at all.)

      In an affluent society such as the USA, clothing is a relatively safe method of experimenting with personal identity, and all that personal identity encompasses.

      I remember one year, my family and I set out to 'dress up' for the Christmas season. We decided that we would go out on an evening before Christmas day and see a movie and go to dinner all dressed up in any fantastic, imaginary way we chose. One of us made a striped fur tail and ears, and went as a tiger! My character was sort of a 'grand dame', with an evening gown and jewelry. Another went as a 'punk' character w/green hair; and another was a princess with furs and glitter. It was almost like getting dressed for Halloween---only at Christmas. It was great!

      But my point is, I think we always dress as we see ourselves or want to see ourselves. And sometimes, we dress as we want others to see us. It's a combination.

      Hoping the best for you...

    What way do men prefer women to dress?
    I am a tad confused on this issue, I hear that guys dont wanna be in a relationship with a slapper but how come a lot of the women men find sexy dress in very little. I get this idea on what they must find sexy from the magazines they read and the celebrities the tend to find attractive, can any guys give me a proper insight, as I am puzzled

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of men just follow their penis. They don't know what sexy is. They get turned on and immediately whatever it is that turned them on is "sexy". Most of these men are just plain dumb todgers that would, given the chance, jump on anything.

      Women can be very attactive and sexy even fully dressed. It depends on how they compliment their figure and how well they bring out their femininity.

      If you dress "little" be prepared to get involved with guys that will just want to use you. They see these women as easy targets and 99% of them are. A decent guy knows whats really sexy and will not waste his time with those types of women.

      Of course when you're with a guy in the bedroom, wearing little is sexy, but thats more of a bedroom dress code and usually within 5 mins you take it off and get busy.

    When lesbian women dress in butch style, does this mean they take on the role as the guy in love making?
    When lesbian women dress in butch style, does this mean they take on the role as the guy in love making? They are on top of the woman with a penis in her body.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh Lordie.

      1) Lesbian sex is incredibly diverse; women have sex in all sorts of different ways. Some lesbian women do not care for penetration and don't do it, while others may love and enjoy it, and choose to use fingers/fists, toys, or strap-ons. Not all lesbians enjoy using strap-ons, though. Also, just as an aside . . . even if they do use strap-ons, why do you assume it's only ever missionary?

      2) What the heck is the "role of the guy"? Men are not always the ones who do the penetrating, my dear. Plenty of straight couples enjoy switching it up with women doing the topping, so the whole idea that there is a "male role" and a "female role" is just silly. If you want, you can refer to someone as a "top" or a "bottom", these are gender-neutral terms that work no matter what sexual orientation you're describing.

      3) Plenty of queer folks are versatile (much like straight folks as mentioned in #2); they both top and bottom. Basically, the idea that someone only ever does the penetrating or only ever gets penetrated is a little outdated.

      4) How you dress or present yourself has no bearing on what you like to do in bed. Simple as that.

      5) Plenty of butch women enjoy receiving penetration. Heck, Tribe 8 had an entire song about it, with the line "Butch in the streets, femme in the sheets": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWxFym7h8LQ

      This is also a nice little post about the stereotype that butches are only ever tops:


      Hope that helps!

    Business attire for women? Dresses in particular?
    I know women in business usually wear business suits, a skirt or slacks, but I was wondering how to translate a dress into business wear. All of the business dresses I've seen seem too plain. It's a strait shot down with a blazer and that's it. Can a business dress have an accentuated waist, umpire waist, or lower waist; a wrap dress, or any other types of dresses. What is appropriate? Pics would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You're right; most dress/jacket combos feature a simple sheath dress and a blazer only. This is not without reason, however. A sheath dress functions great on its own, when properly tailored for the figure in question. It is also simple, so the jacket will drape nicely over the dress without any strange bumps or wrinkles. If you want to wear a business dress of a different style, this is possible, but you will still need to have a coordinating blazer to put over it. J.Crew has some nice, appropriate, yet non-traditional dresses with their suiting separates.

    Muslims, can a woman who dresses non-modestly be a Muslim?
    If a woman prays five times, abstains from premarital sex, follows the five pillars and other Islamic rules,

    but she dresses in tight jeans, tight shirts or sometimes short skirts [I'm not saying she dresses half-naked in bikinis and hotpants], can she be a Muslim?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, she can still be a Muslim. Being a Muslim is a journey, for some women wearing hijab is a necessity of everyday life, and without it they feel naked. For other women hijab is a bit more of a challenge.

      I know a few Muslim women that do not wear hijab, although they pray five times a day, give zakat, fast every ramadhan etc, and do everything that a Muslim woman should. And on the other hand I also knew a girl that wore hijab when she was at university and work, but when she went out with her friends on the weekend she used took it off, which showed her lack of sincerity and/or understanding to why she was wearing hijab.

      Personally I believe that the decision to wear hijab can not be taken light - heartedly, and should not be impulsively rushed into, because like the last example I gave, if many Muslim girls were to wear hijab, and then ditch it when they felt like it, this would show non - muslims that our religion is something that we do not take seriously.

      Personally I believe that even if a Muslim girl isn't ready to wear hijab immediately, she should make a conscious effort to stay away from tight - fitting and revealing clothing, because she should still be conscious about modestly in her behaviour, and also in the way that she dresses.

    How do women wear sun dresses?
    I know tthis sounds like a stupid question but I can't figure out how women who NEEEEEED to wear a bra (G - cup here) can wear sun dresses. Is there a trick or something? Is there something else you wear besides a bra?

    • ANSWER:
      You have a few options:

      -Wear sundresses with straps that will cover normal bra straps. Better-made sundresses of this type often have a thread held by two snaps at the top of the shoulder strap that goes under the bra shoulder strap to hold it in place.

      -If it's a strapless dress, then you would need a very good strapless bra. OR, have straps added by a dressmaker (you can often find enough material in the hem).

      -Or, look for styles that have boning and fit snugly around the ribcage.

      -I'm not a fan of this option, but some women do actually wear a shirt underneath the sundress so that no undergarments are showing. Kind of defeats the purpose of a sundress and looks childish, but can work on a young girl/woman.

      -You can wear it with a scarf, cardigan, jacket or shrug, which looks much less childish.

      There are many styles of sundress that simply can't be worn easily by busty women. But if you know what to look for and where to find the right undergarments, you'll be able to find some styles you can wear with the support garments or boning that you need. Same issue here ;)

    If women dress like this, then why..?
    OK it's summer again, time for some women to dress in super revealing clothes, including (but not limited to) very low cut tops, Daisy Duke shorts, and super skimpy summer dresses. At the pool, you see them in tiny two piece swimsuits that hardly cover anything. So if women dress themselves in outfits that obviously leave very little to the imagination, why do they pretend to get upset when someone looks at them? I'm not talking whistling or making crude comments, just simply turning your head and looking for a few seconds. They know they have more than the usual amount of skin out on display for all to see, and that instinctively grabs guy's attention; they chose to dress in a revealing manner, so what right do they have to act offended when someone looks?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a woman and a more modest dresser but as a woman I know that it depends on the men that are looking that determines what the reaction will be. The women that dress that way of course want attention but they seem to think that only the guys they want to look have a right to look and the others don't.

      Think about it like this: If a woman is walking by and a hot guy is checking her out she'll be happy. If a hairy, gross looking fat guy is checking her out she'll think gross that pervert is staring at me.

      They just have to realize that if they put the goods on display EVERYONE has a right to look.

    How do Italian women dress?
    I am performing in an arts festival at my school and have to dress like and portray a woman from Italy, but I have no clue what Italian women dress like! Can someone describe in detail an italian womans outfit? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Modern Italian women dress just like American women, but better. The most famous Italian woman in the world is the French President Sarkozy's wife, Carla Bruni (she's from Turin, Italy). Here's how she dresses:

    Why do women dress provocatively?.....?
    Why dress in such self depriving fashion?.....Even if your dressing for your own benefit/comfort.....what kind of self comfort can be derived from showing as mush skin as possible?....

    What I find really amusing...is when women dress provocatively then complain when they receive cat calls and such.....

    (I admit it is a valid point asking men to control themselves....but would it not have been more prudent to start the self control at home...dressing more conservatively?)

    Besides...if a man dressed up as a doctor...he cannot blame people to running up to him if there is a medical emergency.....

    like wise...can women complain they are treated as sexual objects...when they frankly dress like prostitutes?......

    I am sorry i do not mean to overstep any lines....just looking to make some sense here.....

    Men are welcome to give their opinions on this to drive the answers/debate.....and women are welcome to give their ideas....and opinions.....

    please state your gender and age for further clarification.....

    Thank you....

    • ANSWER:
      Many reasons. Insecurity can be a cause. Pride in a physique that they worked hard to attain can be another. Maybe it's because it's fashionable. Maybe it's because she's a bit of a ho. It could be a means of getting something - manipulating a man into buying her a drink or meal, or a way to try and get ahead with her job. Generally, no matter what the other reasons for dressing that way, it's for attention... nobody wears a miniskirt and a halter top and spike heels because it's sooooo comfortable. Clothes that are a little more conservative are generally more comfortable and practical than stuff that's revealing and tight. Yes, even in hot weather! A loose, floaty skirt that shades your legs from the sun and doesn't cling, and keeps your legs from sticking to whatever you sit on, is way more comfy than short, tight shorts.

      >What I find really amusing...is when women dress provocatively then complain when they receive cat calls and such.....

      I agree. I find that attitude to be very childish. Apparently these women think they get to do whatever they want and then also dictate how others behave as well. It doesn't work that way. You can only control yourself. Once you step out your door, you are in a place where you can't control everything; and dressing trampy gives other people permission to regard you as a tramp and to respond to you in that manner. If you don't want cat calls and flirtation, then don't wear stuff that puts your sexuality on display for all the world to see.

      >Besides...if a man dressed up as a doctor...he cannot blame people to running up to him if there is a medical emergency.....

      Exactly. If you put on the uniform of a ho, then don't be surprised if people treat you like one. I guess it's easier for women like that to just blame everyone else for "judging" and being "perverts" (because of course it's perverted for a man to find a sexy woman attractive!) than it is for her to take a long, hard look at her wardrobe choices.

      >like wise...can women complain they are treated as sexual objects...when they frankly dress like prostitutes?......

      They can, but we don't have to take them seriously when they do.

    The Old Testament and how women should dress?
    Are women supposed to wear skirts and dresses? It only says that women shouldn't dress like men and vice versa in the old testament. But didn't Jesus eradicate the old testament? If not what exactly did Jesus do?

    • ANSWER:
      If you've ever seen any of the movies depicting the early days of Christianity, when the people are fully dressed, it is kind of hard to tell the difference. If that is a true depiction, then I would have to assume that your statement about a woman not dressing as a man would be correct in the sense that a woman is not to bare her chest like men often did when they were working etc. Also women were not to attempt to look like men by cutting their hair etc. Keep in mind the social conditions of that time. It is nothing like today. Woman were property and had no value. They were not even allowed to speak in the church etc. Christ however changed that also as several of his most fervent followers were women.

      As to Jesus eradicating the old testament, the words used are "fulfilled the law". His statement was that his presence and eventual death and resurrection would fulfill all the laws of the Jews which numbered something over 800 I believe. The laws for the Jews at that time were intended to make them free of sin by doing certain things. Through Jesus, the grace of God was given freely to anyone who believed. All sins no matter how bad or how old were forgiven when a person repented of them. In otherwords, Jesus paid the sin debt that he did not owe because we had a sin debt that we could not pay.

    Is it sexist to tell women to dress "modestly"?
    There are a lot of people (usually more conservative people, often religious) who always keep talking about how women should "dress modestly", and people often measure a woman's worth on how much clothes she wears. They say a woman who chooses to reveal skin is not worthy of respect, etc. That is essentially the essence of their message.

    Do you find this to be sexist?

    I just want to hear feminists views on this issue of women dressing modestly, and what they think of people who keep stressing the importance of women to cover their bodies. Do you agree with the belief that women who show off their bodies do not respect their bodies and do not respect themselves?

    • ANSWER:
      I was brought up in a very religious household, where we were not allowed to show any skin. Whatsoever. Well, it was okay to have our lower arms and legs out. But that was it.
      My friend, who is Jewish, is not allowed to show her elbows. They are even more strict.
      Personally, I don't want to see too much flesh, but I think that people can and do get worked up over this. It's what is in the head that is important.
      I've seen women in burkas who wear so much eye make up - and that's certainly not modest. They're doing what they can to get attention while sticking to the rules.
      Basically, I'd prefer it if women used their own common sense, dressed fashionably but without the need for screaming for attention. I also wouldn't want them to be dowdy, dressed as I had to dress as a young teenager.
      As I said to my daughters; don't wear the uniform of a prostitute and no one will think you are one.

    france - about muslim woman dress?
    in france muslim woman can cover there full body and go out? or still they now allowed? i am not a muslim. just for research.

    • ANSWER:
      Muslim women can dress however they feel is necessary, some wear hijabs and some don't.

    for women - dressing?
    in your opinion, how important is it for a woman to dress hot for a date?
    OK well what do you consider hot and still comfortable?

    • ANSWER:
      first impressions are everything. everyone on this earth can say that looks dont matter but the reality of it all is.....they do somewhat. everyone likes an attractive woman and every woman likes to feel attractive. dressing up nice for a date says without words that they care about looking good for you and it also says they want your attention. as soon as you two get closer, one way to bond and to get your girl to wear what you like (you may not like this) is to go shopping with her. just pick out that nice tight dress or that sexy skirt and tell her "this will look great on you." just a suggestion though. :-D

    Men, do you care how women dress?
    women please dont answer this as its not for u this time sorry, will put a girly question up next time =)so bak to the men, do you care how women dress, do you pay much attention to what shes wearing and do you prefer them to dress sexy every day or casual .... wats your opionons =)

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, but not in a controlling way!

      I like a woman who takes care of herself and minds her appearance in public.

      It is quite a thrill for a guy to walk in to a place with a well dressed attractive woman on his arm.

    why do american women dress like this?
    as an immigrant to this country from spain i have noticed many American women dress like total slobs.... its not uncommon to see not just pajamas but pajamas 2 times too big, disgusting flip flops, messy hair, even but cracks.... i never encountered this in Spain..... women really dressed to the nines wearing beautiful clothing..what are your thoughts and experiences?

    • ANSWER:
      I am with you to a degree, however, I am American and I don't dress like a slob. I know how you feel and what you mean though. I wonder this myself. I see many people wearing clothes to college and out on the street as if they just got out of bed. One time I saw a women who came out of the college wearing pajama bottoms. I see some girls wearing slippers coming out of a store. Where I live, I see many people wearing just jeans and t-shirts and seen some people looking like they just got out of bed.

      But I am not guilty of this. I am a very feminine and fashionable type of dresser. I wear pretty clothes and jewelry. I often feel like I look too dressed up because many women don't dress like me. However, I have had people tell me that I am the best dresser they ever saw.

    Why don't more women wear dresses?
    I've heard from women that do wear dresses that they are more comfortable, and in warmer climates can be cooler. Why don't women where skirts and dresses, if makes them look more feminine?

    • ANSWER:
      I truly believe women don't wear dresses because it is a show of feminine characteristics. In today's world, worldly women want to show off their bodies...as very well shown in today's fashions... Why? To attract that "hot" guy, or show off piercings or tatoos. Or to show off that 5 pounds she lost. Or..most of all....because she doesn't want to show submission or the fact that she's feminine in a society that wants equality for both genders.

      In my experience, there was a long time when I didn't own a skirt...and had no desire to. I wore the tight clothing, showed off a good body, and was proud of my workouts and the results they produced.

      But at the suggestion of a then new friend and a new church I started in (Independent Fundamental Baptist), I started wearing skirts and dresses more. It felt very weird at first...but I got used to it. As time passed on, I started wearing them more and more, and am now to the conviction of wearing them all the time... To me, wearing pants feels odd. Even loose ones. My skirts are no shorter than calf length, most of them are to the ankles. And not tight by any means.

      Why do I do it now? In Deuteronomy (22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God. )we are instructed not to dress like the opposite gender. In today's society pants are associated with the male gender, and zippers were put into the front fly for a reason..and women can't use that particular reason. Pants draw attention to private areas, the curve of the bottom, and the apex at the legs. This can bring lustful thoughts into men, which causes them to sin. In I Timothy women are given more instruction on dress...(2:9 : that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array. ).

      Showing belly buttons and body parts in tight clothing isn't modest. It is against scripture, and therefore a sin.

    How did women dress in the 1920's?
    I need to know how women dressed in the 1920's and what their fashion was, what rules were there

    • ANSWER:
      Actually corsets were on their way out.....
      Women wore long baggy shirt/skirt combos or short baggy dresses. Anything to hide the figure really and "hang loose" those were the revolutionary ideas- Jersey fabric made it's debut in the 20's as 'sportswear for women'.
      Cloche hats that hugged the face AND big floppy hats were popular. Big flowers, scarves and necklaces were trendy accessories. Everything was exaggerated.
      Hair was often chopped short and there was a big surge in India and Egypt influences in accessories and design due to excavations at the time being all the rage.
      Stockings and mary jane type heels were in style. So was dramatic makeup and kohl liner - as influenced by Hollywoods silent film stars.

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