Included


1. if you were planning on attending a party filled exclusively with men,
how would it affect how you dressed?

2. if you were planning on attending a party filled exclusively with women,
how would it affect how you dressed?

14 comments:

-h of candid cool said...

1. vewy tall, vewy thin, and vewwwy glamourous. Dark glamour, black and violent accessories. Givenchy-esque.

2. Tall, thin, and effortlessly elegant. Lighter colors, creams, whites, lt grays, Classic glamourous jewelry. Ralph lauren- ferre- esque like this editorial.

indigo16 said...

Although It should make no difference. I would in theory dress more carefully/creatively for an audience of women. women will look and judge you on what you wear, whereas men are just thinking how they can remove what you are wearing!

Imelda Matt said...

The variables on a room full of men is too much to comprehend. So I'' take the party full of women - I'd dress sharp!

materfamilias said...

I think my dress would depend more on the composition of those males/females and the occasion of the party than on their gender (not to mention that it's hard for me to imagine why I'd be the only woman at a party . . . I'm a bit old to be the entertainment). A party of my male academic colleagues? or a birthday party for my brother thrown by his fishing buddies? or a retirement party for my husband's colleague? On the female side, a fund-raising party attended by "ladies who lunch" requires a different outfit than the afternoon tea birthday party I'd throw for a close girlfriend.

fashionaddict said...

It wouldn't really affect how I dress, but I would care more about the opinion of the women. As a credit card here in Singapore goes, "The men don't get it".

Anairam said...

1. dress down
2. dress up
or in other words:
1. dress conventionally
2. dress creatively

Sal said...

I love Anairam's succinct response. Mine will be ridiculously wordy in comparison!

A party full of men would affect how I was dressed by making me more aware of my body than I normally am. Whether I would dress to DRAW attention to my body would depend on if they are men already known to me or strange men.

A party full of women would affect how I was dressed by making me more aware of my companions. And again, I would dress differently for friends (casual/lazy) than strangers (pulled-together).

greying pixie said...

I find the responses so far to be very interesting as there seems to be a general assumption regarding sexuality, which you did not specifiy and which I have long given up taking for granted.

In both cases it would be the reason for the party that would alter how I dressed and not the gender of the other people attending.

greying pixie said...

... another thought - I think age might have something to do with the male party too. To be absolutely honest if I were going to a party of heterosexual men of my generation I would probably make an effort to look extra demure and interestingly avant garde, all without baring flesh of course.

But a party of heterosexual men young enough to be my sons would require less consideration.

-h of candid cool said...

grey pixie: "extra demure and interestingly avant garde, all without baring flesh of course"

YES exactly!!

enc said...

In a party with all men, I'd stay covered up. In a party with all women, I'd be more willing to show skin.

-h of candid cool said...

ps, u find the most amazing pictures!!!

editor said...

-h, i love when you say that, and then i totally feel pressure when looking for the next pic. :)

landis smithers said...

1. tighter. darker. simpler. heavier shoes.

2. more avant garde. more color. a blazer.

for obvious reasons.