Sunday, June 28, 2009

Less Skin Please

There was a time when a well-dressed lady was just that - a lady.

Whatever happened to being well covered? By this I mean showing less skin, legs, breasts and booty. Why do women think it's sexy to show everything? One does not look more attractive by showing more skin.

The timeless styles of vintage had class and sophistication. Almost all the styles exposed minimum skin yet made the wearer look fantastic! The latest fads and trends tend to encourage exposing more of our bodies, and we wonder why women still have a hard time being taken seriously in the work force. (Please, don't get me started!) They are simply attracting the wrong kind of attention and encouraging inappropriate behaviours from both men and women.

I'm not sure sometimes which generation is doing the most harm. The young girls and teenagers who wish to look older by exposing themselves, or the mature woman who wishes to look younger and tries too hard.

I apologize. This is somewhat of a rant. Part of my fascination and adoration of vintage clothing is not just the construction, fabrics, beautiful design or attention to detail. It is how it makes the wearer look classic, and feel confident focusing on the person within, not the flash of skin without.

This is what I mean, thanks to young hollywood.

Not good. Where's the dress Taraji P. Henson?

Thank you Jessica Biel.


Jovita Goldschmidt said...

Amen! Couldn't have said it more directly or clearly - I'm on your side!

LandGirlontheHomeFront said...

completely agree!!!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

My daughter and I were just having this conversation the other day with my 87 year old mother. Out of my 25 year old daughter's mouth came the words "it is so much more provocative and elegant to show less skin" to which we all said "AMEN!" I can only hope that more and more younger women begin to feel that way!

Keith said...

I totally agree with you.