A few weeks ago I saw an interview with Colombian designer, Silvia Tcherassi, and she said that there are three types of women:
1) Women who dress for themselves.
2) Women who dress for other women.
3) Women who dress for men.
Now, I’m sure she’s not the first person to point that out, but it did get me thinking, and I totally agree.
As much as I’d like to believe that when I get ready to go out I dress up solely for myself, for self-satisfaction, for the creative challenge of styling an outfit, it’s not true. I mean, yes, all those are true, I do love clothes and getting the best outfit together is always fun. But as I’m choosing my clothes and then getting ready I usually think well… who’s going? What friends? What guys? When I get ready, I want to look my best for those people, not just for me.
But why? Why do I care? Because when people say they don’t care about how they look, they’re lying, even looking like a slob takes work and it’s a message you’re trying to convey.
I think I care because people will judge you on your appearance (always), because I want to stand out amongst a million other girls, because I want some guy to say or think, “Oh, she looks nice.” So yes, I choose my clothes, so I dress for myself, but truly there are other factors involved that make me realize that I also dress for other girls and for guys as well.
Zara dress, Stewart Weitzman heels (will do another post with a better pic and their story), La Perla tights, Turquoise earrings bought in Turkey.
What do you think? Do you dress only for yourself or for others? I would love to read your opinions!
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