A reader named Sunny left the following comment about letting yourself go:
“The culture has become obsessed with comfort to the point of being sloppy. I’m sick of seeing pajamas at Walmart and sweat skirts worn out to dinner. Dressing up used to be the norm for women. My mother was part of the White Glove generation. She is disgusted by how everyone dresses now.”
Excellent points there, but the one that sticks out the most to me is the sweat skirt. Ladies, if you own one of these, throw it away immediately! It is so ridiculously frumpy, just like a long denim skirt. Even on the pin-thin model above, it doesn’t look good, especially paired with sneakers.
I’m not against sweats for sleeping or working out, provided it’s limited to those activities. Wearing sweats on a daily basis, as part of your normal wardrobe, is not stylish and will only make you feel unattractive. Clothing with an elastic waist and a drawstring is never stylish.
It’s true that structured clothes are not the most comfortable option. Guess what, they’re not meant to be! Loungewear and Daywear are not the same thing, for obvious reasons. You wouldn’t wear a bathrobe outside, right? It’s same the principal.
While the white gloves of the 50’s and 60’s are long gone, fashionable clothes still exist. (Yes, we’re much more casual today, and that’s fine, but we’re ladies and we should look like it.) Wearing a nice skirt that actually fits, secured by a real zipper or buttons, should not be seen as a burden.