As much as you men out there would like to think that women dress up to impress you, our choice of outfits and ensembles is much more than that. We compete among each other for influence and essentially a sense of domination or accomplishment as a part of our instinctive nature to be the alpha figure.
Imagine that you are preparing for an interview at a prestigious company. You wouldn’t show up makeup-less and in sweats, but in a outfit that makes you look tailored, professional and fit for the position. Now think about that guy you were talking to or your boyfriend who seemed completely oblivious to your well thought-out outfit or hairstyle because as much as we would like to think that chivalry still exists, simply put, men like skin. If women were to truly dress for men, they could just walk around naked!
Women like to be fashionable, always looking out for the newest trends but why?
As the saying goes, women dress for other women. Women buy clothes and accessories to look a certain way and to fundamentally receive some kid of recognition or attention. I’m not saying that everyone should spend thousands and be a dominating fashionista, but women should look somewhat presentable and put together. It is an almost innate competitive drive when it comes to fashion, like that pang of dislike women sense when another woman is wearing the same dress as them at an occasion.
Carolyn Owlett decided to do a social experiment as she tried to see how many free things she could score when looking like she just rolled out of bed versus a made-up version of herself. She was unable to receive anything for free makeup-less but while gussied, she was able to snag a free taxi ride, food, free drinks and more. [via The Frisky]
The sad truth is that including influence, pretty girls simply tend to get more things.
Why do you dress up?