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Have You Ever Adhered to Fashion Restrictions?

Whether it be wearing a uniform, abiding by a dress code, respecting your religious or cultural tradition, or anything else...


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diorbaby diorbaby 10 years
My parents were very strict, and now I wear whatever I want. AHHH, freedom!!!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
School uniforms for 14 years :(
peachiepink peachiepink 10 years
catholic school for 5 years
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 10 years
various school uniforms and work uniforms...but I would always accessorize with bright nail polish and different kinds of jewelry!
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 10 years
Yes. I went to a Catholic high school, and the uniforms were mandatory.
lagirl06 lagirl06 10 years
i admit it! i would never wear white after labor day and usually am mortified if i am wearing black shoes with a brown bag!
swwonder swwonder 10 years
If I have to I will, but always with a hint of my own style. Like at school I'd wear a cute pair of non-uniform shoes or a cute skirt. Or when I worked at Topshop, Skinny jeans were in and we had to wear those or slim leg jeans, but I still wore my comfortable slouch jeans.
cocca cocca 10 years
of course i do, for work :(
crazygirl93 crazygirl93 10 years
Every once and a while...
rubialala rubialala 10 years
Nope, never.
sarabel sarabel 10 years
in school there were restrictions on how short things could be. i have super long legs so everything was short on me. i got in trouble quite often for my short shorts and skirts. oh well.
SarahwithanH SarahwithanH 10 years
My grandparents are very formal. So, when I am around them I tend to dress more conservatively and usually not as casual as I normally would.
haute-kitty haute-kitty 10 years
Maybe it isn't considered a "restriction" actually, but I cannot wear white after Labor Day, black with navy blue, black with brown, etc. I can't force myself to do it! I guess I don't because I choose not to, but I think in our culture those are considered "dont's" of fashion. Also, when I was younger my parents were quite strict about what I wore. I always dressed very abercrombie and fitch-like preppy but always wanted to wear the clothes in the Victoria's Secret catalog, lol. I always told my mom that when I grew up, I was going to dress sexy!
Feesje Feesje 10 years
12 years of catholic school and I never had to wear a uniform. The only restrictions I make for myself are wearing dark clothes to a funeral and not wearing white to a wedding. And covering my shoulders and legs when I'm visiting a church. That's about it.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
Not so much. We had a dress code in school - no short shorts or miniskirts, no bare midriffs, no spaghetti straps - but outside of that we could wear mostly what we wanted. And I've been lucky enough to mostly work in offices with no dress code. I wear jeans and flip flops to my office most days. Today, though, I'm going to see a client so I'm wearing dress pants and a blouse. :oy:
urbngirl urbngirl 10 years
I would imagine that everyone will have to adhere to fashion restrictions some day in their life. For those who already spoke, it was mostly school uniforms. For me, it's the workplace. There are rules. I still wear what I want but I have to make sure they are within guidelines. For example, no jeans. Luckily, there is casual Friday!
sashak sashak 10 years
yup, Catholic School for 13 years! (k-12th) I will forever loathe box pleats! By Sr. year we had all hemmed our skirts really short & I did love knee sock. It was worse for the boys, they had to wear green pants!
Kkkkkkkkkkk Kkkkkkkkkkk 10 years
School uniform from 4 to 18! I have had an aversion to wine colours ever since. Other than that just covering up where necessary for visiting temples and things around Asia... I can't believe sororities have dress codes!!! Smart casual and matching outfits??? For real? Why does anyone join them?
SugarIsSweeter01 SugarIsSweeter01 10 years
Law School/ Law Job, College Sorority, Strict Public School dress code (obnoxiously so), and Middle Eastern Background. Which isn't to say that I don't throw on skimpy clothing whenever I possibly can (though it's not often!) =)
erinflower erinflower 10 years
Yes I grew up and am now LDS so nothing sleeveless and nothing above the knee.
Seraphim Seraphim 10 years
12 years of catholic school, now an office job ARRRHGHHGHGHHGHGGHHGHHHGHGHGHHHHH i hate it!
msmoney23 msmoney23 10 years
Well, either in the workplace or in most American schools, there are some restrictions people have to follow.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
Yes, growing up my mother wouldn't let me wear shorts or spaghetti strap tank tops to church. I still don't, when I do actually go!
mk-dot-xoxo mk-dot-xoxo 10 years
ive been in a private school all of my school life and we had to wear a uniform. it wasnt bad though and i never really understood all the complaints from my friends - i never really cared. im a muslim so i try to not show skin but would probably be arrested in iran!!
JustMe21 JustMe21 10 years
Military doesn't give you a choice ;-)
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