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Opinion: Dress up / Dress down

Personally, I don't want clothes that can be worn "anywhere."   That can be "dress up / dress down."

 

I keep separate closets for "home clothes" and "out" clothes and "out" clothes have several sub-categories. 

 

And "never the twain shall meet."

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Re: Opinion: Dress up / Dress down

Personally.....

 

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Okay, but most women want more versatility in their wardrobes, not needing many "dressy" clothes.  Informal, casual lifestyles.

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Re: Opinion: Dress up / Dress down


@ALRATIBA wrote:

Personally, I don't want clothes that can be worn "anywhere."   That can be "dress up / dress down."

 

I keep separate closets for "home clothes" and "out" clothes and "out" clothes have several sub-categories. 

 

And "never the twain shall meet."


Yes, just put a pair of heels with your sweats and you are dressed up , LOL 😏

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Re: Opinion: Dress up / Dress down

@ALRATIBA

 

I’d find that to be very limiting. 

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Re: Opinion: Dress up / Dress down

Went through my closet again this morning -- minimalizing and trying to go 3 and 4 seasons with my wardrobe, which includes skillfully using layers. I read where we consistently wear 20% of our wardrobe - our favorites. I've been paying attention. I believe it.   

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Re: Opinion: Dress up / Dress down

On a cost per wearing basis, the most expensive clothes I've ever paid for have been those I bought for a special occasion -  most of which I wore once!  By the time another occasion rolled around, the season was different, my shape was different, etc.  For whatever reason, I persuaded myself to buy new again.

 

Now, although I have my limits in both directions, almost everything I buy I want to be versatile. Frequently I find that when I'm disagreeing with a host or vendor who is saying dress it up or dress it down, I probably don't want the item for either purpose, but when that process does work - it's a great use of my wardrobe dollars.

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Re: Opinion: Dress up / Dress down

Your money, your wardrobe.  You get to do it your way.

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@ALRATIBA

I remember well when you had separate wardrobes but times have changed and I can't think of a single place that has a dress code! Remember when restaurants used to keep sport jackets in case you didn't wear one?!

 

I guess my point is that it's a lot less practical than it used to be to have two wardrobes. Sure I still have occasional pieces but I don't have many occasions to wear them!

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Re: Opinion: Dress up / Dress down

Dressing something up or down does not really entail loungewear or wear around the house clothing.  It is about versatility, especially for a more expensively item.  I love a dressy, silk cami that I can wear with jeans under a cardigan, under a suit jacket for work or with a tuxedo for after 5.