Daily Post, Daily Prompts

How important are clothes to you?

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Clothes (May) Make the (Wo)man.”

Clothes are very important! I wear them everyday. I wear them all the time, almost constantly in fact… I can’t imagine going without them. Clothes are so important that I have layers of them on at any given time. Is that an addiction? I have different clothes for different times of the day and activities, they rule my life. I plan my day around my clothes. The last thing I do at night is shed my inner layer of clothes and change into the proper clothes for sleeping in; the first thing I do in the morning I strip off my night clothes because they are not enough clothes to face the day. No; I must add layers… underclothes are worn beneath a shirt and pants… socks and then shoes are added. And that’s a normal day; if it’s cold outside things really get complicated.

I have clothes for swimming in, clothes for church, clothes for work, lounging clothes, fancy clothes, Easter clothes, casual clothes, painting clothes, comfy clothes, even clothes for sex and for worship. There’s play clothes, school clothes, formal clothes, designer clothes. wedding clothes. Clothes for every occasion and culture and religion.

From the moment we’re born we are immediately wrapped in clothes and we almost never stop wearing them even when we die.. we are buried in clothes. . We’re required by law to wear them almost every day… I cannot imagine how different life would be without them. Can you? Even with clothes on women face challenges, girls are being suspended because their bared shoulders in a sundress, are too distracting to the boyfolk… Maybe without clothes things would be simpler? Maybe breasts and thighs would become so commonplace that no one blinks an eye when they are seen?

All that being said… my preferred style of clothes is comfortable. I like jeans and t shirts when I’m relaxed, jeans and a dress shirt for semi casual, a dress when I’m feeling feminine and pretty and sweatpants and oversized t shirt when I’m feeling blah. I’ve never been a fashionista; I’m always a little late to the fashion trends. I try to look nice and dress for the occasion but then most of the time if I don’t then oh well.  I am me… and I will always be me.

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