I hope I post this in the right place, because this might also fit in the Back Fence.
The question is about my style or how I like to dress. I went to a catholic school before college and get used to wear a traditional school uniform (unlike most, I actually liked wearing the uniform) with plated skirt, white blouse and a school tie for my whole childhood and teen years. At home my mother was also very strict about the clothes I was allowed to wear.
Anyway, maybe because of these things I still dress very conservatively or formal, some could say. I wear mostly blouses with shirt collars, skirts, cardigans, v-neck sweaters and etc. I wear almost always my blouses fully buttoned to the top, which is a very rare style I guess, combined with a skirt. I prefer wearing a little shorter skirts, always above knees, sometimes even quite much, but not any miniskirts anyway. A tight or form fitting blouse (I don’t like baggy or loose clothes) with few buttons unbuttoned and showing a deep cleavage with shorter skirts is not a style or image I want to project and I think that kind of clothing is not a good choice for a good catholic. It’s not anything that I don’t like my body, not at all, I’m pretty slim and I like myself and my body a lot, but I just don’t feel I want to show a deep cleavage and lots of skin to everyone, I just feel more comfortable with my collar snuggly buttoned around my neck, especially when wearing shorter skirts.
So what’s the problem then. My boyfriend often complains about my looks and says I should dress more “casual”, relaxed and more like everyone else. It bothers me because I like my style and the way I dress. I would understand if I dressed slutty and he complained about that. My friends often complimets my style, but they also often tells me to relax and not to be so formal. Is it so strange these days if one wants to wear her collar buttoned?
So, am I dressing wrong and should I change my style or what should I do? Do you consider this or my style so strange for a girl in her early twenties? I’m tired of listening my boyfriends negative comments.
Thanks for advance and God bless!