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Remember When: 7 Things People Used to Dress Up For

salesclerkThe recent dust-up over my post regarding dressing up for church generated more comments than anything else I’ve ever written on this site. Here’s an interesting article from the Huffington Post, along with some great photos, describing seven other things people used to dress up for. Church didn’t even make the list.

When the topic of public dress standards comes up, I’ve heard women say things along the lines of, “That’s ridiculous. I’m not going to wear a ball gown just to go to the grocery store!” As if there’s no middle ground between black-tie and yoga pants. In these photos I notice that “nice clothes” include sensible heels, comfortable sweaters, and skirts that look neither short nor tight, but easy to move around in. Is it really so impossible to raise our standards a little?

Enjoy!

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