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0651: About As Dressy in A Cup of Kindness Yet 3rd Jun, 2021
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Mel Cormac
I haven’t ever had this happen, but I did once have someone come to my flat and say “I’ll let you get dressed” when I was already wearing what I was planning to wear, so y’know. Formality isn't my specialty.
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Microraptor
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Microraptor
Ty: "What the heck happened to your shirt?"
Jon: "Ironing burn holes are the newest fashion, didn't you know?"
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
They're the new ripped jeans!
Jeremy7
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Jeremy7
Not caring about how I dress for most occasions has saved me so much anxiety.
idonotproduceillicitmater (Guest)
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same
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Wouldn't that be nice? When ladies or apparent minorities dress poorly or weird, the results can be hostile or outright dangerous. For those who need it because they've got the wrong skin colour, gender identity, sexual orientation, or religious accessories, wearing the correct social armour can be a matter of life or death.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
I just text someone I know who's also going to ask what they're wearing and go from there, that's saved me so much stress
Echo (Guest)
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I have a 50/50 chance of avoiding this entirely by accident. Choosing to stick out like a sore thumb by dressing up however much I want whenever I want regardless of the situation sometimes works in the opposite direction.

Of course, other times I'm in a ratty sweatshirt and half-*ssed bun mood, so that doesn't work out for me then.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
I'm very occasionally worried about being overdressed and everyone else is just wearing jeans, why are clothes so hard?
Echo (Guest)
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Society. Society is why.
Squirreltastic-Blue
Bust out the anime shirt!
Echo (Guest)
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No thanks. I'd have to raid my sister's room for that. Not really worth the repeated blunt force trauma.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
I am thinking of a very specific, very inappropriate anime shirt so this is very funny to me
AmbiguousMouse (Guest)
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This probably isn't the same very inappropriate anime shirt, but one of my friends got me a Fakku shirt as a joke gift for my birthday and it fits the "nope definitely don't do this" nature of these suggestions
anonymous coward (Guest)
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If it was just the site's name in a splash logo, it could be worse. Years ago, a t-shirt printer I am acquainted with showed me one of the results of a commissioned run: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt in a fairly standard pose on the front, and the two female characters engaged in explicit relations with another character on the back.
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Didn't he just get his wardrobe altered by Tilly the girlfriendzilla? Did she fail, did he fail, or did the student clothing budget fail?

Eh, there's no trick to dressing appropriately as a woman. First, use your time machine to go back twelve years and start a bitcoin competitor scam to give yourself an eight-figure budget for clothing and accessories. Next....
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
He's not been trained on what to wear when! Or, he wasn't expecting his friends to just up and decide to be fancy boys for a night

My trick is to only wear makeup for special occasions, so people see lipstick on me if what I'm wearing is remotely nice they'll read that as "made an effort".
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Never mind his friends: Dressing up right -- as long as you don't overdo it -- does a better job of inspiring free drinks and/or greater affection on a dating occasion... like, say, New Year's Eve. If he's so daft/oblivious he hasn't figured that out yet perhaps SETH should demonstrate that he's actually the smarter brother, and clue him in.
Or, if not him, just about anyone else instead possibly? I'd figured it out before I made it to the grammar school years, and I didn't want to touch anyone else's naughty bits yet at that point. (Children are stupid and gross, but the joke was on me because most people still are no matter how many years later you go on from there.)

That's not a trick so much as simple sanity. Yeah, it can work as a sunblock, but actual sunblock and appropriate lotion will do a far better job of making someone look good than makeup after twenty years of daily use. Traditionally makeup poisoned people, and I'm not convinced it's too much better now.
LinkyBoy
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(so did you dress upper?)

Once I've been in a New Year's Eve costume party with the following dressing theme: "What you are not." Then you're free to dress as neglect as you want, conveying at the same time the subtle message (to those who don't know you and with whom you feel less secure) that in every day life you're a well-fashioned person. Win-win!
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Nice! That's a neat little loophole!