Somewhere a long the lines women lost sight of dress code etiquette when trying to entice the male species. Sadly, today it starts at a much younger age. I haven't decided if that's because the divorce rate is so high and so many of us middle agers are out there dressed to kill...your reputation that is.
There is an inappropriateness to our dating dress code and we've seemed to have made it a trend. Not always by dressing that way ourselves. Sometimes it's simply by allowing our daughters to dress that way. Are they imitating us? Or are we imitating them? Either way it's the wrong message!
What ever happened to "leave a little to the imagination," or "why buy the cow, if you get the milk for free?" Yes they are old fashioned, but sometimes old fashioned is a good thing! For instance grandmas chicken soup for that common cold. We need to get back to the basics again both in our own wardrobe and those we are passing our feminine torches to...our daughters.
There is nothing more unappealing than a forty-something (keep in mind I'm a forty-something) sitting at a bar with her boobs on display. It wreaks of desperation ladies. Now before someone goes postal on me for my views, know that I always speak from experience. In other words, there was a time or two when it was my boobs at the bar...before I thought better of it.
There is equally nothing more unappealing than the 15 year old dressed for homecoming in a skirt short enough to display her...eh em...daisy. For God sake...if she bends over the whole world will know her business.
We are collectively sending a message and not so subtly I might add. I wonder if it is really our intentions to sink that low and why we feel like we have to? I'm not suggesting that we put a penny between our knees when we sit down with our dates or during school. Nor am I talking turtlenecks in July. However, keeping the parts protected for a little while...you'll find...will give you more power than you know. And should you snag the bachelor you've been eyeballing...what a prize he will have waiting for him when you are ready!
Dare to be different! Start the back to basics trend!