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Actually, Ladies, Wear Whatever You Want, Whenever You Want

My clothing choice shouldn't determine my treatment from others.

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Actually, Ladies, Wear Whatever You Want, Whenever You Want
Kassidy Abernathy

I recently read an article that held the viewpoint that in order to be taken seriously as a grown woman we (women) needed to dress professionally every day and leave the gym clothes at home. While I understand being professional and dressing appropriately for situations in your daily life I think it’s ridiculous that another woman had the audacity to tell me and women everywhere that, “If you want to be treated like a grown woman you have to act and dress like one.”

My clothing doesn't determine my treatment and if I am in leggings and a T-shirt that doesn’t give another human the right to treat me any differently than women in a dress and heels.

I go to school full-time, I work a part-time job, I am actively involved in several clubs and honor societies, and I do enjoy sleeping occasionally. Honestly, I know some days I look rough. Long nights of studying or working force me to choose 30 extra minutes of sleep over getting dressing up for the day ahead. But I don’t find anything wrong with my style. I know what I look like when I leave my house and if I wasn’t okay with it I would change my routine.

I and women everywhere don’t need another person telling us we aren’t good enough because of the way we look. Sure, I feel good on days when I dress up. I enjoy dressing nice and do so when I can, but dressing up every day to go sweat walking to and from classes on campus is not a priority of mine. I feel just as beautiful in my Nike shorts and a huge t-shirt. I feel comfortable in leggings and a T-shirt with my hair in a ponytail and glasses on. I don’t need to dress up to be confident in my everyday life.

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So thank you to the author of that article, for making me realize that yes dressing up is awesome but that dressing down and being comfortable isn’t a bad thing. I’m not any less of a “grown woman” in my Nike shorts and t-shirt than you are in your dress and heels.

Everyone should strive to feel beautiful in their own skin and encourage others to do the same.

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