I’ve noticed that a lot of women look like and act like men nowadays. It seems like they’ve forgotten they’re female, or at least different from men, and the way we tend to copy men isn’t usually even them at their best.
When women dress like men, they adopt the lazy style: jeans and t-shirt with athletic shoes. Jeans and t-shirts were originally designed in 1973 for cowboys and miners, and women have since discovered how comfortable they are.
Now, there are a lot of are comfortable and feminine. When combined with a pretty top, it’s a look that can really empower and compliment a woman. An outfit like this can accentuate the differences between men and women.
But too many have lost touch with the magic of being a woman. I see so many girls going out in fleece or flannel pajama bottoms and slippers. My daughters call them “pizza clothes”—the kind of clothes you put on when you just ‘give up and just order pizza.’ And a lot of women forego makeup, deodorant, and basic hair styling. Don’t do yourself a disfavor and emulate men, or fall in to a sloppy routine where you present yourself as less attractive than you truly are. You’re better than that!
This reminds me of one of our first posts at FW:
Why do women want to dress like men when they’re fortunate enough to be women? Why lose femininity, which is one of our greatest charms? We get more accomplished by being charming than we would be flaunting around in pants and smoking. I’m very fond of men. I think they are wonderful creatures. I love them dearly. But I don’t want to look like one. When women gave up their long skirts, they made a grave error…”
― Tasha Tudor
I think Tasha is not saying we have to always wear skirts, though they can be very fun and flattering. Pants can be very feminine and complementary to our womanly shapes. Dressing in a feminine way reminds you of who you are. It helps you to feel like a woman and it awakens your native feminine power. Even if your life consists of mostly being around other women, you’re still a woman! Be proud, be grateful, and enjoy it!
And as for straight men: they grow tired of other men, and they certainly won’t notice you if you look like another one of the guys. Accentuate the differences you have with men. It’s not hard, and it can actually be a lot of fun!
You’ll find that when you make it obvious that you are a woman, you will not only feel more confidence throughout the day, but you’ll feel more beautiful. And what woman doesn’t want to feel pretty? You will also find that men treat you better. They will be anxious to help, and they’ll be more respectful, attentive, and protective of you!
If you’ve been avoiding it, been guilty of being lazy too long, and you’ve lost a bit of your feminine touch, give it a try today! You might be pleasantly surprised!