05 June 2008

it never seems to change

Okay, I know I've addressed this issue before (I went looking for the post but couldn't find it, probably best anyway) but for the love of all things holy...when is the clothing industry going to realize that not all of us want to look like we work the 'special' night shift?

I have been tortured in the worst way because I needed a new outfit for a wedding coming up. And I wasn't looking for anything incredibly fancy, just a step nicer then the casual clothes I wear to work.

Hmph. Good luck.

I could easily have found something if I wanted it to be way too clingy, with a neckline down to my belly button, decorated with tons of sequins and beads and made of the most sheer fabric on the planet that is barely there. I've got nothing with looking appealing/sexy but come on, there have to be limits, right? And shouldn't there be options for those of us who don't want to dress that way? It looks like Britney Spear's closet exploded all over the place. And let's face it, how many average, normal working class schmoes really dress like that? Anyone? Raise your hands...

I am fairly modest (twelve years of Catholic school and a shy personality will do that to you) and had to resist the urge to flee the stores. (Yes, stores - plural. I checked more then one.) I guess I need to find my inner vixen and be comfortable with my hooties all on display but I'm just not there yet.

I did manage to find something but sheesh. It took way more effort then I really wanted to put into it.

And don't get me started on pants that are labeled 'petite' or 'short' lengths. Yeah, I'm 5'2" and I would have to chop at least five inches off any of those. Ironically, another brand labeled as 'average' length works just hunky dory.

I think its a conspiracy to drive us all mad. And its working. I've been beaten into submission. ack.

4 comments:

Kim Hambric said...

I understand your pain. Do I know your age or not? It seems as if you're over 40, you have to go that melon-colored poly pantsuit way. I've given up. I haven't bought a dress or bathing suit in 7 years. Ooops. I guess I was supposed to be uplifting. I do have some luck with Ann Taylor and Chico's on the rare occasion. Or you can just go the junior slut route. Let your cups(s) runneth over and put a faux tattoo on your fave tata. Show that belly. Put on a thong and pull your pants down. Be the brave one. I can't do it.

Fibra Artysta said...

Kim,

I'm 32 and a lot of the manufactueres still think I want to dress like I'm 18. Um, no. I wish I had the figure I did at 18 (LOL!) but I don't feel as frisky as I did back then. Even then, I wouldn't be caught dead wearing what is in the junior department now. Yikes. Yikes. Yikes.

Lynn

Leann said...

You do have nice hooties...

Yarnhog said...

Oh, I HATE clothes shopping! I'm 5'11" and a "size 6". My best friend is 5'2" and a "size 6". Someone please explain to me how we can possibly fit in the same size pants--or dresses, or shirts--when I am eight inches taller than she is! Stupid, stupid clothing manufacturers.