Okay, so I'm watching TLC's What Not To Wear and they just pounced on a goth witch and I'm so offended it's not even funny! I don't dress goth and I'm an atheist, so it's not like I'm overly identifying or anything, but still!
Now, I get losing the pointed hat in “delicate situations,” (though it speaks to a certain prejudice... it's not like they'd ask a Xian to give up their cross) but a lot of what they're getting at seems to be: hide your weight, blend in, and never, ever make anyone feel uncomfortable. :-/
So, yeah, I'm nearly 6 feet tall so I never really “blend,” though I dress pretty generically “comfortable” most of the time. My general rule is 1st: is it comfortable? 2Nd: is it cute? (I'm not going to wear an underwire bra unless I'm meeting the Queen.)
As far as fashion goes, I never understood wearing uncomfortable clothing. (This gave me fits running with a goth crowd in high school.) Stockings, corsets, and make-up are uncomfortable! Stop telling me otherwise!
On the other hand, in summer I live in short shorts and tank tops (it reaches the hundreds here and it's illegal to go naked.) Which isn't exactly normal, especially now that I'm in my 30's. Also, I have waist length blonde hair, no bangs, no curls, just one long pony tail down my back. And I almost never wear make-up... So yeah, this show would throw me down a flight of stairs if they got the chance.
Also, just have to mention the clothes they put these gals in? $90 tops? $300 jeans? It's not that these women didn't know these things might look good, most people can't afford that! Ugh.
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