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Would You Be Honest?

Here's the situation. Your best friend just got a date with this guy she's had a crush on for months. You're out shopping together for the perfect outfit and she calls you into the dressing room yelling "I found it!" You walk in and she looks at you all excited and says "Well, what do you think? Does it make me look fat?" In your mind you answer yes, but to her face...


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melda melda 9 years
yes i always tell the truth when my roommate or sister ask i want them to be beautiful
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 9 years
i wld be honest rather than she feels uncomfy on the date later if someone else commets
vmruby vmruby 9 years
Yes i would and i am always honest when i'm asked,but without being downright insulting.......
mabess mabess 9 years
you don't have to be rude but freakin be honest. otherwise you're a terrible friend.
onesong onesong 9 years
hell yes partysugar, and just fy-everyone's-i, i came out of the dressing room to show my best friend a dress and she looked straight at me and said, "that makes you look like a cow. go put something else on, pronto," and we both just about DIED laughing. when you're close with your best friend, you should know that obviously they don't think you're actually fat, they're just honest with the illusion the outfit is creating!
partysugar partysugar 9 years
Yes, hello in the best friend job description it says you must say the truth on all poor outfit choices, if your bff can't who can?
demeter demeter 9 years
I would never call a FRIEND fat! Even if she asked, no girl wants to hear that. Just suggest something different for her to wear.
steph_b_247 steph_b_247 9 years
I would explain to her that it may not be the most flattering outfit on her and that we can keep looking until we find the perfect one.
red4ev red4ev 9 years
i would be honest...if the outfit makes her look fat then it probably has another flaw in the fitting...i would point that out and say that it wasn't made right
andaman andaman 9 years
It's tricky but best friend should be honest to one another.
andaman andaman 9 years
I would definately tell her the outfit doesn't suit her body's shape. What is fat? What size is fat? I am size 10 UK and I'm quite short so I could be fat also. If someone is truly fat (for example Rosie the loud mouth one) then I should say you are overweight but if you're happy and you're healthy then it's cool.
Trixie6 Trixie6 9 years
I guess I'm too honest because I would definately say, "Yep. Makes you look fat." It's brutal, but it leaves no room for her to think that maybe it doesn't look that bad.
rubialala rubialala 9 years
It depends on who the person is...there are some people who I would tell and others I wouldn't.
Midnightkiss4u09 Midnightkiss4u09 9 years
I never ran into this problem.
nicachica nicachica 9 years
lol...we always know what our friends mean when they say "ummm, i don't think the dress flatters you very well!" nice to know i'm not the only one that says that stuff...
guineapiggin9 guineapiggin9 9 years
I probably wouldn't say fat, I would say somethign like "The other ones looked a lot better" or "I'm not too sure on this one" or maybe "No, but this isn't your color". Ya, I think the last one's the best option.
Ashlyn-Rose Ashlyn-Rose 9 years
I would never tell her "Yes, it makes you look fat", but I wouldn't hesitate to say a dress isn't flattering.
brookrene brookrene 9 years
I'd probably tell her no, even if i thought so...I'd be more helpful. Like telling her there is another one that looked better, or maybe we should keep looking for something else, or the color isn't flattering. I'd hate to hurt someone's feelings, so I'd try to keep it nice.
Marci Marci 9 years
I don't think I'd say the word 'fat', but I would definitely let her know it's not the most flattering outfit for her. She really likes the guy and wants to look the best she can, so why lie?
penguins268 penguins268 9 years
I would say something like, "I don't think it fits you right..." or "Red is a better color on you..." if the dress is blue or something. I wouldn't say it bluntly, but just enough so she would get the picture.
summer-roberts summer-roberts 9 years
I too, would find a more tactful way to tell her the dress was a bad choice.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I like the saying: Never ask a question you don't want an honest answer to. I am always honest, but like the others, I'd prefer to be tactful. Instead of "you look fat" I'd opt for something like, "it doesn't flatter you as much as xxx outfit did".
katie225 katie225 9 years
you know, something like this happened to me and i answered honestly, and she got mad at me. i was like, "i'm trying to be a good friend. you look like crap."
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Agree with those above. I wouldn't say, oh yah OMG you look like a cow. :rotfl: But, I would tell her it was nice but not flattering.
swwonder swwonder 9 years
I wouldn't say she looked fat. Maybe something like 'this one's ok. But I think this one or this one would look amazing'
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