That skirt looks terrible on you...  

carebearluv2 43F
1267 posts
5/7/2006 12:08 am

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5/23/2006 7:55 pm

That skirt looks terrible on you...

I went shopping at Wally World today. It seems the minute I walk into this store I must instantly develop A.D.D. because I can't stay in the intended department. I am all over the place!

Case in point: I went there for video games for my son. He had earned quite a bit of money and wanted some new games. Since the Electronics department is in the back, I just had to go through Women's clothing to get there. I mean after all, we all know there is only one aisle in Wally World!

I stumbled upon a jean skirt that looked really cute and about 4 tops. Since I am someone that has to try everything on, I started to make my way to the dressing room. Suddenly, this girl screams "oh a short skirt, I have to have one!" as she passes me, dragging along her boyfriend to find her size. She truly caught me off guard but I still managed to stifle my laughter!

10 minutes after I finished trying on the skirt(which made me look like a hoochie, no thank you!), I see miss screamer come out and show her boyfriend the skirt for his opinion. The skirt looked terrible! It accentuated her middle section (which wasn't her best feature) and did nothing for her hips. Of course, her boyfriend told her he loved it and she hopped happily back inside the dressing room.

Now I don't claim to be Stacy and Clinton but I can tell when something is worth purchasing and looks good on me. I have a very simple sense of style and don't wear many dressy clothes.

This got me thinking about all the times I have seen people try something on that looked hideous on them and I have never said anything, even when they asked me. I may be thinking in my head that they shouldn't buy it, yet the only people I give an honest opinion to is my family.

Maybe I do this because I don't want to be rude or because I secretly want other single girls to look worse then myself. Maybe I do it because I know I am not all that. It's hard to say. I think I do it because I want to spare their feelings.

So what do you do when someone asks you? Would you be truthful and tell them it looked terrible? Does it matter to you if they are a stranger?


purplefroggie69 48F
30 posts
5/7/2006 7:26 am

I tell everyone the truth. Even if it hurts. I guess it is because I don't want someone to tell me it likes nice when it does not.

My dd gets mad at me when I tell my mom something looks horrible on her. But I can't help it. I can't let her go out of the house like that...well, without at least stating my opinion.

I used to hate it when we woudl go out and she woudl be dressed in a why that was unattactived for her. Now however if that is hwo she wants to dress that is fine, but I still tell her how I feel.

Then with people I don't kow if they ask me I would tell them teh truth...it just only seems fair, you know...it is like a humanity thing to me.


norprin5 56M

5/7/2006 11:01 am

i keep my opinions to myself, mostly, but i'll tell the queen the truth about her clothes if she asks...

King Nor XVIII


rm_kelli4u2dew 42F
5220 posts
5/7/2006 7:19 pm

I'll try to tactfully tell someone I think that it doesn't look right on them. My closest friends, I'll be as honest as I hope they'll be with me. I really prefer going shopping with my best friend (who hates to shop) because she'll say things like, "JLo ain't got nothin on you!", or "Yeah, that top's ok ... cheaper than reduction surgury," or "And what dog fight do you plan on wearing that to?"

But when it looks good, she says, "Maybe I should get something too. No one is going to look at me twice if you wear that."

Aren't friends great?


curious082385 32F
4925 posts
5/8/2006 3:15 am

I hate questions like that....because I always try to be honest with people, but hate hurting people's feelings too.
Usually try to tactfully steer them towards an item that might be a better choice for them. You know..."that one is cute, but I like this one better, the color/fit/style seems like it is more you"


honestandreal30 42F

5/8/2006 10:13 am

if a stranger try to find an easy way to say it really doesn't really look good. if its a friend or family i just flat out tell them. try to be as courtesy as possible when i am asked...doesn't always work but i try

honest
real


curious082385 32F
4925 posts
5/9/2006 12:05 am

Ok, wtf is up with the site posting half of my comment and then all of my comment??


dasher121 37M

5/9/2006 4:42 am

it depends on the friend really. most of my peeps I have a very honest repor with. So Id tell them straight up, "that looks like shit". but I have been in that spot with some people, where they are so damn excited about something they think looks great, you just cant burts their bubble.

TheDude.


carebearluv2 43F

5/23/2006 7:48 pm

    Quoting purplefroggie69:
    I tell everyone the truth. Even if it hurts. I guess it is because I don't want someone to tell me it likes nice when it does not.

    My dd gets mad at me when I tell my mom something looks horrible on her. But I can't help it. I can't let her go out of the house like that...well, without at least stating my opinion.

    I used to hate it when we woudl go out and she woudl be dressed in a why that was unattactived for her. Now however if that is hwo she wants to dress that is fine, but I still tell her how I feel.

    Then with people I don't kow if they ask me I would tell them teh truth...it just only seems fair, you know...it is like a humanity thing to me.
The truth hurts sometimes...thanks for stopping by and for your efforts at making the world better dressed!


carebearluv2 43F

5/23/2006 7:50 pm

    Quoting norprin5:
    i keep my opinions to myself, mostly, but i'll tell the queen the truth about her clothes if she asks...
That's good of you Norprin..just remember to say "no honey, you could never look fat!"


carebearluv2 43F

5/23/2006 7:51 pm

    Quoting rm_kelli4u2dew:
    I'll try to tactfully tell someone I think that it doesn't look right on them. My closest friends, I'll be as honest as I hope they'll be with me. I really prefer going shopping with my best friend (who hates to shop) because she'll say things like, "JLo ain't got nothin on you!", or "Yeah, that top's ok ... cheaper than reduction surgury," or "And what dog fight do you plan on wearing that to?"

    But when it looks good, she says, "Maybe I should get something too. No one is going to look at me twice if you wear that."

    Aren't friends great?
I agree Kel..there's nothing like a great set of girlfriends!


carebearluv2 43F

5/23/2006 7:52 pm

    Quoting curious082385:
    I hate questions like that....because I always try to be honest with people, but hate hurting people's feelings too.
    Usually try to tactfully steer them towards an item that might be a better choice for them. You know..."that one is cute, but I like this one better, the color/fit/style seems like it is more you"
You are so tactful Z and so sweet!


carebearluv2 43F

5/23/2006 7:54 pm

    Quoting honestandreal30:
    if a stranger try to find an easy way to say it really doesn't really look good. if its a friend or family i just flat out tell them. try to be as courtesy as possible when i am asked...doesn't always work but i try

    honest
    real
I think it's always easier to be honest when it is someone you know. I personally am more apt to keep my mouth shut around a stranger. I admire your courage!


carebearluv2 43F

5/23/2006 7:55 pm

    Quoting dasher121:
    it depends on the friend really. most of my peeps I have a very honest repor with. So Id tell them straight up, "that looks like shit". but I have been in that spot with some people, where they are so damn excited about something they think looks great, you just cant burts their bubble.

    TheDude.
Yeah, me too. That's why I have spent all night with a friend that is a fashion disaster..oh well, what can ya do?


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