Saturday, May 14, 2016

Dressing Up For Them

“Dress like you are going to meet your worst enemy today.”
-Coco Chanel

Can you imagine the barely concealed jealousy on the face, the forced but priceless (for you) smile on the lips and the hopeless misery in the eyes of an enemy as they look at you looking fabulous?

I have met many men who think women dress up exclusively for them. Perhaps they need to take a tour to an all women's college. I have seen women dressing up in all their finery only to meet an old relative or to take a stroll to the nearest mall.

In my family, the dressing up game starts on the weirdest of occasions. My sisters, for example, will make a point to wear their best clothes for meeting...each other!

I see an old woman on metro station everyday and she is always dressed so nicely. I have never seen her talking to anyone. She would get a seat in the women's coach and read a prayer book, every single day. I once had a chat with her and she complained how very few women these days actually take care of themselves in India and strive to look good.

She also told me that during her college days, she and her friends used to dress up for an English lecturer. Before you jump to any conclusions, let me tell you that the lecturer was a woman who always looked so good with her embroidered salwar kameezes and impeccable make-up. It felt like, she said, it was a sin to not look good around her.

And I am not sure how many of you are or know such people, but I have seen some women who would sit in front of a mirror for roughly about 15-20 minutes every night before they go to bed, totally photo ready. I am not denying that women at times dress up to impress men. But that number is much lower than most men would like to believe.  

I will talk more about this some other time. These are the picture of my sister. Hope you like the post. You have a great weekend. Please follow me on GFC and Facebook and Instagram.




37 comments:

  1. You guys have the same sweet smile!!! <3

    And I never dress up for a man....I always dress up for myself!

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  2. Your sister is so beautiful and has such a lovely smile! :)
    I dress for myself. Period. I love clothes, I love playing around with them, I like experimenting. Clothing for me is a way of expressing myself. Though, I won't deny the fact that other powerful/classy/stylish women and man inspire me and, therefore, influence my style.

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  4. She smiles like you . I love dressing up . And I dress up to make me happy . You have a point .
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  5. Och, perfect outfit!
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  6. Your dress is very pretty and you look beautiful!

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  10. I loved this post. It is so true. I dress up, coz it makes me feel good abt myself. And also coz i have to match up to my ever stylish and classy frens.

    I love the denim dress.

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  11. I have a similar dress! I have been loving denim dresses recently. Loving this one!

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  12. Nice dress!Love that color on you

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  13. Men always think they are the center of the universe, hahaha. Your sister have the same incredible sweet smile.....love that pretty chambray dress on her. Happy hump day, Rupa.
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  14. I have always said to others that women actually dress to impress their friends. Your sister looks great in this denim dress. Very simple comfy look. I would definitely wear this.x

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  15. You look so stunning!

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  16. Your sister is so beautiful. She has a lovely smile. Kisses!

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  17. No matter how you dress, you still look pretty to me girl!

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  18. Love your sister's simple Outfit, perfect for the summer.

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  26. Amazing post, dear, I totally agree with you. There is no reason to dress up for men - if they are straight, they aren't good at fashion))) Your sister's style's great! <3

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  30. Waaaaoowwww Abhilasha... It's amazing to see you this way... ☺☺☺☺...
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  31. I believe that I dress smartly.... Now good or bad is something which has to come from others in the form of compliments or criticism.
    Moreover it gives a feel good factor when you dress well.

    Loved this post Rupa and the pictures too.

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